I realize some of our younger readers might not understand this, and to that I say "someday you will, when you're old enough to watch Pulp Fiction". This was built by Mark van der Maarel for the Kill Brick Contest at Rogue Bricks, which is challenging fans to built MOCs inspired by Quentin Tarantino. I can't wait to see what the builders come up with.
One of the best things about the LEGO community is that we can learn from one another. Here at BrickNerd, we like to share techniques that we see from builders all around the world. . .
Roughly a month ago, we featured Dzambito42's neat "Grilling" vignette scene. I found his grill design to be incredibly good, and so I wanted to feature his design here for Technique Tuesday. A special thanks to David, who after I reached out to him, provided me with the breakdown and photos for us to share here for you all.
I have provided a couple of David's breakdown photos below. If you'd like his complete (and detailed) process, check out the album I compiled of the photos provided to me.
Now that I've gotten that out of my system I can make this post about something different than the incredibly lame decision to make Han shoot first...I digress. I was fortunate enough to get to see this latest big fig duo by Miro78 at BricksLA, and they're a perfect addition to his growing collection. And to discourage my impulse to rail on that decision I referred to earlier I'll offer this fun fact: When the production wrapped in London, they did not bring the live firing hero prop of Han's blaster back to America with them . So when it came time to shoot this scene a new prop needed to be cobbled together. This prop blaster, unique to this scene, is fondly referred to by the prop reproduction community as the "Greedo Killer". And Han used it first.
Is there any animal of the forest more majestic than the stag? Sure there are bigger animals, and the stag is certainly no apex predator, but larger and hungrier don't equal majesty. Builder JoePerez_Lego_Artist captures this regal beast perfectly in this captivating sculpture. And the use of smooth vs studded surfaces is perfectly done here.
There have been some nifty LEGO pinball games over the years, but this has got to be one of the best. Vladimir van Hoek has covered just about everything I can think of in both pinball and LotR; all of those bumpers and flipper things, plus the major scenes and characters from the trilogy. And oh yeah, it works!
Brick Ninja forged his weapon not from hard steel, but from plastic building bricks! I think life size, brick-built swords are some of the coolest replicas built in LEGO form, and this blade is no exception. With a long blade, a "leathery" grip, and excellent shaping for the pommel, this awesome sword looks ready to battle any medieval invader.