Friday, July 31, 2009

Over the edge

Willie just keeps on screaming in 2 Much Caffeine's recreation of Over the Edge from the first part of Temple of Doom.



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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vittorio Milanes tells a familiar tale. He came out of his dark age a while ago and suddenly realized he had an adult's freedom to buy sets. And the madness began. Now he's trying to cut back on his purchases and plan them out, so he can get a few of the larger sets he really wants rather than spending a little here and a little there fairly often. So when he passes the LEGO aisle in the store, he has to remind himself Oh no, you won't!.



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Monday, July 27, 2009

BBVC

The Brickarms Battle Vignette Contest challenges you to pit two different factions against eachother using Brickarms custom weapons. Hound Knight has several entries, including Commando Attack and Yakuza vs Mafia.




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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Running of the ABS

Steve Bishop illustrates Pamplona. Follow the link to the Flickr gallery and keep hitting 'next' to read the comic story.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Go ask Alice

Marcos Bessa made this Alice scene for a spot-the-difference game in his LUG.



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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Maybe this time

I'm not really sure what's going on in Michael Jasper's Maybe this time. Given his skills, I'm guessing he's waiting for a prize from some building contest to arrive in the mail. The thought bubble is just an amazing idea and build.



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Monday, July 20, 2009

One small vig for man ...

Okay, this is actually depicting Alan Shepard from Apollo 14, but it's close enough to be a fitting MOC to post on the 40th anniversary of man first setting foot on the moon.



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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Mmmmm Chrooooome!

I've noticed several vigs featuring chrome on Brickshelf. It turns out Eurobricks is running a raffle to win a chrome Darth Vader. Eurobricks members can make an 8x8 vig featuring chrome in some way as entries. Some examples include these from Daniel, Okay and Alchemyst.





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Monday, July 06, 2009

Who Dares Wins

This has been about since April, but I thought it was worth featuring.

Cuahchic recreates the storming of the Iranian Embassy in London by the SAS in 1980. I can distinctly remember the news coverage of the event at the time and this really evokes the moment.

The vig's 51cm height really gives this some theatrical "verticality", and some of the architectural and interior details (viewed more easily in the Flickr folder) are excellent.




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Sunday, July 05, 2009

I can't see them sir...

2 Much Caffeine uses different shades of blue to create a beautiful water rippling effect in this great pirate themed vignette.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

More fun than a barrel of barrels

The Forbidden Cove is starting monthly seed part challenges - basically build a vig based around a specified part. This month it is the small barrel. How can you use it creatively? I've seen, for instance, stacks of barrels as tree trunks or ships' masts. Or just build a great little pub vignette full of barrels of ale. Be sure to read the rules. The prize each month will be the seed part - maybe in a rare color, maybe multiples, depending on what Blue can find. (Btw, who knew the barrel was available in so many colors? I did remember the light blue ones in a Racers set and the use of gray ones as engines or something in the UCS X-wing, but they've added several other variants more recently) I'm looking forward to featuring some great MOCs.



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