With every passing week I get just a little more excited for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It's frankly a bit concerning because if I extrapolate forward on the current trend it's quite likely I'll be running in small circles wearing nothing but a stormtrooper helmet and belt screaming at the top of my lungs with a lightsaber in my hands and the soundtrack blaring in the background. Now that I've painted that picture, enjoy this lovely MOC of BB-8 and a pretty nifty Skywalker lightsaber by LEGO Will.
Nothing says Summer like a classic American sports car or a camper in tow. Our old pal Firas Abu-Jaber is kicking off the season with both, and a surfboard to boot. Brilliantly detailed, the camper's got everything a smores-cooking, flip-flop wearing adventurer could want. Except a V-8 engine. So that's why you've got to have the Vette. Based on the second generation of the iconic muscle car, Firas' version has it all, including the retracting headlight covers. Time to crank up the Beach Boys. Or Jimmy Buffet .
Feast your eyes on this extravaganza of rich detail by builder Cesbrick, but be prepared to spend some time with it. This classic kid's room interior is absolutely packed with nostalgia, clever building and irresistible charm. The use of color is also impressive here, helping distinguish all the visual layers and keeping it from turning into total chaos. It's simultaneously visually complicated and simple to look at, and that's not easy to do.
Batman is sort of "ever present" in my life recently, with the success of my short film Batman vs Superman, the sequel in the works and other projects in active production, he's sort of on my mind all the time. So this MOC by Grantmasters speaks to me in a way that would probably concern my therapist, if I had one.
Let's face it, Vader has style. Sure he's a bit asthmatic, and perhaps a poor judge on where you should take on your rival in a lightsaber duel, but he's got style. Check out his ride for instance, expertly crafted by Lino M. This isn't a simple passenger van with a huge sticker on the side (yeah, that's what we called Star Wars vehicles back when I was a kid, it was disappointing then too) no, it's a sleek car with body styling reminiscent of his famous helmet, and an aggressive stance that says he means business.
The excellent Tim Courtney from LEGO Ideas has just unveiled the next set. There were many to choose from, but only one could be chosen (at least for now). Check out the video for the news!
I don't know why it is, but in my experience the most important, the most popular and the most frequented part of the home is the kitchen. It's where we prepare meals, have a snack and spend time with friends and family. It's also where we do crafts, spend late nights on last minute science projects, and maybe enjoy some tea and biscuits while you blog about amazing LEGO creations like this stunning little kitchen from jsnyder002 (which as far as I know, was built in a kitchen)