Surprisingly, there are other things happening in the world at the moment that don’t revolve around SDCC. Chris McVeigh has been busy with these great brick marker sketches that were inspired by his friends actual marker sketches. I’m sure there will be a lot of sketching going on this weekend and hopefully Chris will keep these brick versions coming. You can also check out his first sketch on Facebook.
Posts Tagged ‘r2-d2’
After the great coverage of both the London and New York Toy Fair’s by our intrepid reporters Pete, Don and Ace it was easy to forget about the one held in Germany. Francesco “Frankie” Fondi (awesomely alliterated alias award) sent a heads up about LEGO’s occupation of the Nuremberg airport baggage area, which was overwhelmed with LEGO Star Wars statues. You can check out the rest of the shots at his site. I’d guess these are statues that may pop up in LEGO stores quite often, but I’ve never seen one in person and the thought of them invading an airport just seems like an odd publicity stunt. Neat nontheless.
It’s sad because they used to be so close…
This creation by SPARKART! is a fantastic monument to the original Ralph McQuarrie conceptual artwork for R2-D2. Sparky certainly likes his astromechs and makes great use of the new Death Star planet part to cap off this one, I hope he’s still got a few tricks up his sleeve because there’s nothing like a saucy rolling trashcan to put a smile on my face (It’s just an expression, I don’t actually smile).
What do you get when you combine a bit of Power functions, a great deal of white brick, some mad LEGO building skills and a healthy dose of Star Wars geekdom? The stunning remote controlled R2-D2 from Ickelpete. Peter Salter brought everyone’s favorite astro droid to life for the LEGO Space event at the National Space Centre in the United Kingdom. Check out the video to see all the functionality is this awesome MOC.
Rob over at Brickmodder Labs is a master at lighting up minifigs. He was the one responsible for my light-up chrome C-3PO fig. I always knew he was able to do an R2-D2 minifig, but he decided to take it one step further. By taking the sound and light components from a Hasbro action figure, he modded the circuit board and cut it down to size to fit inside an R2 minifig body to create the world’s first minifig with sound. For more information and a video, check out the Brickmodder Labs Blogology post: R2-D2 minifig with lights and sound . And just to answer everyone’s questions up front: no, he is not selling his fig; and he has no plans on mass producing it either.