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Monday, September 27, 2010

To boldly go, boldly

Where on Earth do I get the time to blog with all the preparations for BrickCon 2010 going on this week? Answer: I don't! So don't expect any wise cracking from me on this occasion, I'm too beat.

Instead, all I can manage to do tonight is to check out Dave & John Xandegar's photostream and say...

...OH...



...MY...



...GOD...



...squee!

...want!

...good night!

:-)
 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Countdown to awesomeness-ness...

For those that have not been paying attention to my side-bar...

BrickCon 2010 starts in one week!

If you're planning to attend the public exhibition, purchase your tickets online to avoid waiting in line! Tickets are $7 (kids under 4 free). The public exhibition is on Saturday 2nd and Sundary 3rd of October, between 11am and 3pm, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

If you're planning to attend the private convention, you should have already registered, entered your MOC card data, finished building your MOCs, and booked your travel and accomodation like weeks ago already! And remember if you stay at The Maxwell hotel, you get a discounted BrickCon rate!

It's gonna be a great event this year!
 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wackawackawackawackwackawackawacka

Didi didi didi doo,
Didi didi didi doo,
Didi didi didi doo,
Diddlydiddlydiddly doo!

Wacka wacka wacka Alex Eylar wacka wacka wacka The Annoying Orange wacka wacka wacka bidildoop wacka "wacka" total cluster wacka. Wacka wacka wacka wacka deoooooowip wakwakwak the Halo generation wak-wak-wak-wak (...pause...) woowa-woowa-woowa-woo!


GAME OVER

INSERT COIN

 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You know, for Popes...

Because in the distant future, they're gonna need something with a bit more "oompf" than an ice cream van with a glass top...

AG 25 - Jesus Christ Super Star Destroyer by Yuri Fassio


I hear someone also made a Mohammed-ian Falcon, but apparently it has a cloaking device. So you can't see it. ;-)
 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wot a lot of bot we got

I completely adore these little bots by Chris Giddens (aka Fazoom). Although you might assume this kind of thing has been done before (and there was even that one Lego Creator set with 3 little bots), I think Chris has managed to apply a very particular and cohesive style to his mini-bots, while endowing each one with its own distinct looks and personality that prevents this collection from simply being classed as "just another bunch of mecha".

Lovebots...


Geekbots...


Singbots...


The whole gang (including Jockbot and petbots)...


Once again, proving my theory that a great MOC doesn't require a lot of bricks!
 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Antastic

Pascal (aka pasukaru76) built this fiesty fire ant for the monthly challenge in the Lego Battle Beasts group. He really looks like he want's to sting me. A lot.


 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Getting a jump-start on Halloween

Even though probably little more than a table scrap to someone of his caliber, this totally in-your-face zombie cubedude by Captain Spaulding is nevertheless very enteraining, and positively dripping with little details...



But because Halloween is still like a gazillion weeks away, I am forced to neutralize this creation with it's photographic negative, a cubedude Hello Kitty and Pucca by LegoManiac...



There. The balance of the cubedude universe has been restored. :-)
 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Horseplay

Mike Nieves (aka retinence because no-one uses initial caps any more) continues his current building streak, which included this and a set of highly educational (for me any at any rate) Bionicle Pokemons. Or should that be Pokemonicles?!

This time it's more horses, but of the aquatic variety...



Which leads nicely into this creation by Dave Kaleta, who takes a more somewhat more fantastical look at these creatures...



"Chaaaaarge!! Very carefully! These guys are quite brittle!"
 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mmmmmm, slicey!

Jarek continues to build out the figures and vehicles in his Lego tribute to Warhammer 40K, but I also stumbled across an older work of his, this excellent four-armed gladiator...



More pictures here.
 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pokemania

Some time ago I covered an extensive series of blocky yet colorful recreations of creatures from the Pikmin video game, by Filip Johannes Felberg.

Well now Filip has set his sights on new completely material: Creatures from the television show / collectible card game / unstoppable merchandising empire known as Pokemon. Well, it sounds very similar to Pikmin, but at least this time I've heard of it! (Heard of, yes. Understand, erm... no)

He's also put together a very colorful video montage with completely irrelevant dramatic theme music...



Apparently this represents just the first four batches of Lego Pokemon. Don't ask me what each one is called, otherwise I will just start having to take the piss and give them new names like Gangrenor or Wankechu or Bedsaur. Here they are in glorious freeze-frame...




As luck would have it, my kids, who have never really followed the show, just started watching some of it recently. And because they're a bit old for it, the cuteness of the creatures tends to make way for endless MST3K style 'alternate commentary'. Which just about makes it bearable. But no more understandable. Watching it is rather like having a piano fall on your head, a piano made entirely out of marshmallows.

All I want to know is (a) why don't they suffocate inside those tiny spheres, and (b) why doesn't that guy in the green flak jacket ever open his bloody eyes?!