I'm a sucker for a good MOC backstory. It adds that extra touch of flair to really understand the world in which a build exists. Builder Markus Rollbühler has not only knocked it out of the park with two awesome space builds, but has generated a wonderful context - they're selectable racers from a video game! He's even gone the extra mile to craft his own select menu, which looks fantastic. I hope we get to "unlock" the rest of the racers soon.
For the past week builder 6kyubi6 has been uploading an entire fleet of vehicles from The Simpsons as part of his "Springfield Project". All manner of conveyance is here, and there seems to be no end in sight, but after 26 seasons on the air there's plenty of material to draw from. My personal favorite is the U-Break-It van. Click through for many more as well as a whole slew of cool buildings as well.
I know it's less than a year old, but somehow I missed this in January and discovered (or maybe rediscovered, I was working crazy hours then and don't remember much) it this morning. Regardless my jaw hit the desk when I laid eyes on this beauty. And for all you SHIPtember builders, I'd like to point out this thing is about as wide as your SHIPs are long, and studless end to end, stunning. Check out this and many more sweet MOCs at Zmasterbrick's website (totally worth it).
I have serious mixed feelings on Little Shop of Horrors. On one hand I love Rick Moranis, Bill Murrey and Steve Martin. And Audrey II is a crowning achievement in the possibilities of animatic creatures. But I have a hard time watching that movie. I think it's because my roommate tortured me with the soundtrack (that and Howard the Duck if you can believe it) for months, he loved it. But I certainly dig this MOC by Umm, Who?
My first reaction to seeing this MOC and presentation by zi zy was a flood of nostalgia. My buddy and I used to love to go to a Japanese toy store in LA called Pony Toy. We would gawk for ages at all the cool stuff from across the Pacific. This is so well done it looks exactly like a classic Japanese model kit, the kind we would lust after but couldn't afford (jeez, I've always been poor).
Here's a fun and quirky MOC by builder redfern1950s. It's almost chibi in styling, with chunky and squat proportions. I love the use of the curved slopes and various other shapes to create the water. It all ads up to something almost like an illustration from a children's book, and I like it.
SHIPtember is here, Nerdvember is right around the corner, and BrickCon is before that, LiveBuilds are planned and we've got a ton of animation to finish for Art of the Brick: DC Comics. The coffers are their usual state of empty but once again we have all this cool stuff laying around the studio. It worked pretty well last year so lets do it again, it's time for a pledge drive!
Let's be quite clear, like last year this isn't a raffle or a purchase, this is you supporting all the things we do here at BrickNerd, and us surprising several of you with tokens of our appreciation like we've done in the past. It will be fairly random, but I can say there is a system and the greater the support, the better the odds and the perk.
Among the things in our big box of love is badge bricks, stickers, BrickNerd glasses, BrickNerd Studios shirts, books, poly bags, Nerdlettes, frames from the original BrickNerd set and various small LEGO sets. I'm also giving away the Batmobile from Batman vs Superman! As well as other props and models from various BrickNerd Studios animation projects. And as if that wasn't enough, we're giving away screen-used models and props from Art of the Brick: DC Comics! We can't show you those yet, it's all top secret, but holy cow it's all SO COOL!
And if this all goes really well, maybe just maybe I'll get to go to BrickCon after all (fingers crossed).
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