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Thursday, June 28, 2012

No, they're really fun guys

The moment I saw these excellently crafted Myconids by Steve Vargo (aka colon-Jovian-colon), I was immediately propelled into a Vietnam-style flashback of my geeky youth. Or as I like to refer to it the "Dungeons and Dragons and Atari and No Sign of Girls years".

For me they invoked the classic illustrations of artist Erol Otus, who's distinctive work positively saturated all of the D&D material of the day. Here's his rendition of myconids from the adventure in which they first appeared ("In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords")...

Wow. Well, if you ever wondered if it was actually possible to trip on 'shrooms just by looking at pictures of them... THEORY CONFIRMED!

Monday, June 25, 2012

That chicken is so toast

If KFC were open 24 hours a day, then tragedies like this might never happen.

So let's all be thankful that they shut at ten.

"The Curious Incident of the Chicken in the Night-Time" by Barney Main

(...the sharper-eyed among you may notice that many of the other objects in this scene are also crafted from Lego, including the plug, socket and cruets!)

EDIT: Due to my overwhelming illiteracy, I only just found out (through some comments over on Brothers Brick) that this is actually a parody of a book title/cover, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon. So now we know!

"Mi-Fi" contest ends tonight!

If you came here from another site and are looking for the actual contest page, showing all of the excellent entries, it's HERE!

Or if you are a builder and still plan to submit an entry to the contest, GET CRACKING! You know the drill people, "asses and elbows, asses and elbows".


Friday, June 22, 2012

Minor squeee

As you know by now, I'm partial to microscale. So imagine my excitement to find that a talented builder such as Thomas Oechsner is starting a micropolis project!

And his first module is already one of the more awesome ones I've seen to date, positively dripping with impossibly realistic details achieved with an almost fractional number of bricks.

I will definitely post more of these as they emerge.


Saturday, June 16, 2012


A little meme-tastic LEGO tribute to Russian singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012), who passed away last week...

Unless you have been living on Mars the past few years, you'll have seen the now famous YouTube video that earned Mr Khil the Internet title of "Trololo Guy", due to his non-vocalized performance of "Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой" ("I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home") by Arkady Ostrovsky.

The original version can be found here. Although I heartily recommend you also take a look at this hilarious version, which is one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos. It just cracks me up every time I watch it!

На здоровье, Господин Хиль!

Monday, June 11, 2012

I can see right through you

At first, I was admiring this creation by Magma guy (MAGMA Y U NO HAV NAME?) simply for what it was, a nice rendition of a Bone Dragon...

But when I started studying his other dragonly MOCs, it occurred to me that it might make the perfect X-ray version of this fellow!

Now that I think about it, "X-ray vision" would actually be a cool idea for a set of MOCs, or a MOC theme. Oh dear, I think I smell another contest idea brewing!

Which reminds me, we're now about HALF WAY through the window for submitting entries to the "Mi-Fi" microscsale Sci-Fi diorama contest. And some great ones have already shown up. So get your's in soon! Of course, I suspect some "big guns" may be holding out for the final day to reveal their creations. (...proving that you don't need to be a mythical creature standing in front of a medical scanner to be painfully transparent, hehe!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Tim Goddard must be a scientist. Because he likes to experiment with mice.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"I am the law!" (...oh wait, wrong comic)

While not quite as ancient as The Avengers franchise, Marvel's understatedly-dressed vigilante The Punisher has nevertheless had his fair share of on-screen adaptations. None of which I've seen. But I'm sure they're all about as subtle as an epileptic elephant at a teapot convention.

This version of him, by rising talent Joe Perez (aka MortalSwordsman), is suitably macho.

More testosterone-filled angles here.

EDIT: Is it just me, or does this guy have a gun for balls?! Yeah, I know... EXACTLY like Chuck Norris.