That’s a whole lot of comic for just 10 cents! This monolithic magazine mosaic was created for the Denver Comic Con by four committed (or at least they should be, Hiyo!) members of CoWLUG. At 10 feet tall and over 200 pounds it took four people and a forklift to set up the wall of nearly 60 thousand bricks to greet its adoring public. Congratulations to Mark, Mia, Joel & Duane! Well played folks. Just 900 more issues to go!
Archive for the ‘MOC Spotlight’ Category
This Fell Beast from captainsmog isn’t just an obvious upgrade from the retrospectively inferior horses the Nazgul stole from Rohan, but a great MOC in any case. I personally far prefer the LotR sets over the Hobbit ones (with the exception of An Unexpected Gathering which is also featured in those films), so with the eagles now appearing in two sets from the line I think we really need another set featuring the black riders. Let me be more specific. How about a Battle of the Witch-King set complete with “I am no Man!” Éowyn and the King of Angmar’s trusty flying, smelly… thing.
With all the Iron Man suits floating around now, I’ve been calling for MOCs of Tony Stark’s Hall of Armour and have found the first one to tickle my fancy. Jared Chan has put together a nice rendition of the hall as seen in the upcoming film and has taken pictures of it as presented in many promotional shots. Tony may be a rich, egotistical engineering genius, but he’s still a guy and what self respecting man cave comes without tunes?
Seriously, I don’t know. I’m more of a rumpus room kind of guy.
Though I do love the term LEGOratory
Welcome to Iain Heath’s solution to the problem of the big, bley, boring SSD. The Rebel Alliance’s mind controlled Space Kraken is a fun and whimsical concept, but if you think this destroyer destroyer is too over the top for Star Wars…. no seriously have you seen the Clone Wars? Based on that, my experiences with the old Marvel comics and other EU stuff, yeah this could totally happen and should. Head over to the Jelly Flickr page and read the full story. I wonder if Disney is taking script submissions.
Many Ewoks were harmed in the making of this super weapon.
Ace reported on this excellent endeavour a month ago and jmfbtb has completed his months long task of recreating docking bay 327 to house his UCS Millennium Falcon and it’s quite a sight. He’s been kind enough to share his LDD files and part lists for those interested in building their own, so head back into the thread and check it out. All that’s missing now is a picture of his final casing set up and I definitely wish him luck on finding a perfect (and affordable) solution that works for him in that respect.
I’ll be honest, after all the work put into this project I’d choose a table with sturdier looking legs.
I simultaneously applaud and curse Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) for the above MOC. Anyone watching the cartoon will instantly recognize the above recreation of one of the opening shots from the cartoon’s intro, and for that I applaud him. But I also curse him for reminding that we’ll never get official versions of the turtles like this. This is how the turtles should have been made. Or at least have a set or two with their eyes like this. An exclusive maybe? Is that asking for too much? This is also one step closer to how I prefer my turtles. Sigh.
Project Azazel draws inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy for this neat little vignette. It features ol’ Batsy and Commissioner Gordan. While Gordon’s coat and the LifeLites may not be official LEGO elements, he uses them in a way to they enhance the scene rather than become the focus like so many custom parts tend to do in a MOC. My favorite part is the micro-scale buildings in the background giving a sense of perspective. And they way they’re lit really gives a sense of realism; I had to look twice to make sure they were really built out of LEGO.
Another Monday, another metric tonne of neat stuff to post. It’s hard to resist the urge to spam everyone into oblivion, but some things are just to good to resist. This replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber by the always busy (where do you people find all this time to build??) Bruce Lowell comes complete with a full blade comprised of 300+ 3×3 dishes. Well played Bruce! When I was building 1:1 scale lightsabers a couple years ago, I tested out the 2×4 half cylanders topped with a 4×4 dome and it worked pretty well. Well enough that I purchased enough in trans-blue (the pic I have of the expperiment was a fugly rainbow) and played around with the idea of running a rope light through it, but the purist in me won out again. This dish technique gives the edge a fuzzy look that really adds something in pictures. Bet it wasn’t cheap though.
LEGO isn’t waiting until the highly anticipated Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3rd to release it’s sets based on the property and the fans aren’t waiting to build either. Legohaulic built this version of what many are calling the “Hulkbuster” armour as a commission and the overall shape of the body is great. Seeing it in the trailer bust through the shipping containers in a full tilt dash reminded me much more of Marvel’s unstoppable Juggernaut. The only info attached to the original concept art where it appeared in the standard red and gold described it as “Brute” armour and that certainly fits. Its chunky design, hunched back and forearm hazard stripes (not included on the model, but that would have been impressive to pull off in purist form) indicate this guy was built less for busting monsters and more for Tony’s heavy lifting. I expect to see a great many suits pop up when the movie comes out and everyone has had a good look, but the early bird gets the worm.
With suits of armour in the trailer resembling the Stealth, Deep Space, Silver Centurion and other classic looks, which would you most like to see in LEGO form? Brick-built or minifig? I’m still down for Iron Patriot, but I’d take a Silver Centurion any way you build it as well…
Turtles are where it’s at right now and I hope our Teenage Mutant Ninja Vignettes: Heroes in a Half Scene Building Contest has those creative juices oozing. This mini tribute to the full-size original toys by LegoJalex has been in my “to blog” for over a week, but I’d say now would be an appropriate time. It’s a fun build that makes me once again nostalgic for the old cartoon, even if the Shreddermobile was a ridiculous toy. I’m still waiting on the latest episode of the Nicktoon… and I was all caught up too.
Time to get building.