Deep Sea Submarine

My issue of the new magazine Bricks Culture just arrived, all the way from the UK!  In it, there's a great piece by David Alexander Smith about the connection between LEGO building and photography.  Starting back in the 70s with the iconic box art, all the way to today's high resolution online digital images, the two art forms are inexorably linked.  The selection process for Bricknerd and other blogs is clear proof of that.  No matter how awesome the build, if it's just sitting on your coffee table, it doesn't make the cut.  So when I saw this shot of Vesa Lehtimaki's Deep Sea Sub, I thought, "This is exactly what David was talking about!" 

Lego Deep Sea Submarine

Time Machine

No, this one doesn't do 88 mph, nor is it disguised as a police call box. This is the 1960 George Pal and HG Wells classic time machine by BMW_Indy, and it's a beauty. The sled itself is meticulously recreated and is a wonder to behold, but the fun doesn't stop there, check out that perfectly detailed interior space. And if all that isn't enough to blow your mind, the whole vignette is lit with LEDs and the dish spins thanks to a 9-volt mini motor. This is small scale building taken to the max.

Classic Time Machine - Lights
Classic Time Machine - Closeup

Apartment Life

I've lived in my fair share of apartments in my life. Thankfully I own a house now and don't have to deal with the downside of apartment living (but deal with a whole list of other headaches believe me). Cesbrick knows the struggle, and has crafted this excellent MOC representing the inevitable broad spectrum that stacking people leads to. Click through to see them all (totally worth it).

Apartment life
Home office
TV room

Lunar Dome

Hey, where are all the domes? I recall as a kid in the 70's that these were the future. We'd all be living in them by the year 2000. Then again, we're still waiting for hover boards and people still watch Gilligan's Island much for progress. But we can still imagine a future where domes like this one from Miro78 dot the lunar surface, and we all rock colorful space suits.

Lunar Oasis


Chunky. Yes, Chunky is the best word to describe this spaceship by builder Rancorbait. Chunky has been a trend lately it seems in spaceship design within the FOL community. And who can blame them? These types of chunky creations offer up some very cool angles with NPU all over the place. Also, in a practical sense, the extra girth offers benefits to the ship in the dangers of space. Like keeping it protected when accidentally running into asteroids, abandoned satellites, other ships, meteor showers, etc. Holy cow is space is dangerous place or what?! Or at least that is what they teach us in the movies right? I looking at you, Gravity!