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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Uhoh, movie sign!

'Reasonably Clever' Chris Doyle has finally completed his eons long labor of love: Full sized, fully articulated replicas of Tom Servo ("Check me out") and Crow T. Robot ("I'm different!"), two of the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Also referred to as "MST3K" (which I always assumed is pronounced 'mistake') this show is scientifically proven to be the longest running, most cancelled, awesomest robot-based TV show about shitty movies ever.




Its been a fun watching these models evolve, and super to see the finished product. Catch them at CONVergence 2009 and BrickWorld 2009, if you dare!

Although no word on Joel or Mike figures (aww!) apparently there will be a Ship of Love model and a mural of Doctor Forrester.

(You know, I am sorely tempted to try miniature versions of these characters some time!)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cabbage crates, coming over the briny!

Ed Diment (aka LegoMonster) of merry old Portsmouth has produced this perfect replica of a Spitfire, in celebration of 100 years of British flight (...a number I think could be adjusted downwards to account for the current sorry state of British Airways!!).

During my childhood, UK culture and media was saturated with post-war nostalgia, and I must have assembled endless Airfix kits of this iconic aircraft. Every aspect of its design is now burned into my brain. So seeing the image below, rendered in Lego no less, was a real treat!



Check out the many detailed shots showing the distinctive profile, and attention to details such as the exact style of the covers on the retracting wheels.

"...an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age..."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eye-popping J-Pop MOC is top

So Pero appears to have one-upped himself since my recent post featuring his colorful big-haired STARING Japanese doll thingys. I am completely mesmerized by these beings. It must be the hypnotic stares!

Today we have this super rockin' girl band...



Who use some very cool lookin' kit...



And even come with their own Lolita-esque fans...



I am totally digging these. Its like a whole new MOC genre!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Glorious

We're finally getting a decent stretch of halfway decent weather here in Seattle. Although only in the Sound could you expect you experience the wettest single day since 1948 and the longest sunniest Memorial Day weekend since 1969 in the same flipping week! And guess which of those occurred while half my family were out camping (haha).

Either way, its good news for the fauna, so here is a suitably cheerful creation courtesy of jdavis...



Shorts to work, yay!

Serenity now!

This Japanese Garden by Mister oo7 (aka Nathan, aka The Brick Bazaar) is full of life...


There's a lot going on in a very compressed space. The detailing on the bridge and the pebbled pathway are great, but the whole waterfall area is just fantastic! I can feel the stress melting away...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time waits for no man...

...but the "ObedientBot" by Alex Eylar (aka Profound Whatever) does. He waits patiently, for your soul.



I think he could use a hug, don't you? Perhaps we should send Marvin over to lighten the mood!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Woop-woop-woop-woop-woop-woop-woop

...says AdmiralStupid.

Peek-a-boo

<jovian> has perfectly captured how I feel after watching 2 minutes of cable television...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Going dark

I have been immersing myself in the refreshing and deliciously twisted dark Lego creations of <jovian>. Here is the first of several explorations of his work: a collection of various demonic entities, ending with a full-on gigantic battle of undead armies (of course!)...

Abyssal


Hell Hounds (...good dog, down boy, woof woof!)


Infernal Rider


Aquatic Drone


And the final battle...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spawned

Nepotism alert! 'Son of Ochre Jelly' now has his own MOCPage, under the suitably themed alias of Mind Flayer. Lucky for him he's related to someone with basic photo editing skills and a modest Lego collection!

Anyway, I think he has a pretty interesting style (hmmm, seem familiar?) and often chooses very unexpected subject matter: How many 10 year olds do you know that would build a model of the Phantom of the Opera! His passion for both past and future military comes out in his work too. There's usually a gun in there somewhere...



"You had me at hair-lo"

Japanese builder Pero has created many of examples of whatever the hec these doll things are that I see all over the place (...perhaps someone can explain them to me please?!)




I find these kinda simultaneously intruiging and creepy. But there's lots of BIG HAIR involved so I'm hooked. Adorable! Staring! Braids! Colors! More staring!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sssssmokin'

Hahaha, best microscale evaaaaaaa!



..courtesy of Moose Greebles, who shall now forever be known as The Dude (or Dudarino to his friends).

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"I Already Told You, I'm NOT An Elephant!"

So there I was, admiring a new Star Wars monster creation by the strangely familiar-sounding Max Rebo, and thinking...

SEPARATED AT BIRTH:
RancorDomo Kun

And I 'pan out' to find the Rancor in its classic attack pose (very nice)...



And then I pan out for a bit more context, and...



...f**k me! Now if that isn't a labor of love, I don't know what is. Its like the set for the entire first act of ROtJ in Lego.

Aaaaand then, of course, I remember who Max Rebo was...



...yes, he's even in it too! So would the real slim shady please step forward, to take the credit for this opus?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What's the plural of "moose"?

Is it meese? Or moosi? Anyway, it applies here...


by 'Moose' Greebles


by Mark Anderson

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To bold-LEGO where no fan has gone before?

Unless you've been encarserated on Rura Penthe for the past month, you have probably seen the new J J Abrams Star Trek movie. If you haven't, then beam yourself directly to the cinema, you green-blooded pointy-eared non-Trekkie! Or failing that, you could do worse than download the 1080p Hi-Def trailer. Check it out - it will blow your tiny Vulcan mind!




SPOILER ALERT: These two make out on the transporter pad!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Snot



Its SNOT. No its not. Its not snot. The studs are on top, not not-on-top. Not snot, is it not? Or is it? Not. Snot.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

All that glitters is often plastic

Under her rewarestyle banner, San Francisco artist and jewelry designer Emiko Oye has created an entire series of jewelry pieces made from repurposed Lego bricks. Its at times like this that I am usually heard to say "No fair, why do girls get to wear all the cool gear?!".



She has also created some larger pieces called "Royal Jewels" that are surprisingly Neo Classic Space...

      

Her other works include such marvels as circuit board underpants, but I'll spare you those for now!

PS: If you were hoping to pick up some of these as Mother Day's gifts for that special AFOLady in your life, well, er, they're not for sale so I guess you'll have to craft your own. Start now!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy STAR WARS DAY, rebel scum!

Perfect imagery for the occasion, courtesy of Mike Stimpson.





"Use the force you must, since obviously no concept of a 'prime directive' do you have!"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Too cool for school

Although these high school kids by Moko probably used their 'cool' cigarette smoking, leather jackets, gigantic quaffs, and mini skirts to shock their parents...



It looks like they eventually turned into them...



Which is basically what happens to us all in the end, right?