Your friendly neighborhood LEGO builder Vitreolum, a reputable character builder, recently created something rather strange. . .Steven Strange. "It's Doctor, actually." Right, sorry -- Doctor Steven Strange. Please don't zap me to another dimension. The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Doctor Strange film was a very intriguing film that added some of the craziness the movies needed. This model here depicts the iconic character's classic look in contrast to Benedict Cumberbatch's updated movie version. The builder utilizes an interesting detailed piece to act as the Eye of Agamotto, Mr. Strange's (I meant doctor) iconic necklace that may or may not contain an Infinity Stone. Does this inspire you to try building him yourself? Stranger Things have happened!
Who knew collecting a simple data tape would involve climbing? Well, it is the tape containing the plans to the Death Star, after all. It appears that builder Vaionaut has been thinking of stealing some data tapes himself. This vignette features some very nice techniques, especially in the detailing of the data tower. (It's always intriguing to see LEGO rubber bands and flexible tubing used in a creation.) Our heroes Jyn and Cassian are attempting to escape through a hatch near the top, but Director Krennic has something to say about that! A wonderful representation, Vaionaut!
This Star Wars diorama by KW_Vauban features a wonderful Sentinel-class Imperial landing shuttle, which made its first on-screen appearance in Star Wars Rebels. Cousin to the standard Lambda-class T-4 shuttle (the one seen in the Original Trilogy), the Sentinel shuttle is modified to act primarily as a troop transporter, hence the extra body space and different placement of the wings, seen accurately on this LEGO model. To further complement this amazing LEGO shuttle, the builder decided to depict the Imperial forces arriving at the Lars' home, in search of our two favorite droids. These may not be the droids you are looking for, but this is indeed the shuttle you're looking for.
Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and saddened by the loss of Carrie Fisher, but seeing all the outpouring of love in the form of MOCs has made it easier. She was my first movie star crush when I was 9, but my 15 year old brain nearly short circuited when Jedi came out and she showed up in this little number. Builder and international sock model Iain Heath has crafted a fitting tribute to everyone's favorite kickass princess, and least favorite slug crimelord.
Love it or hate it snow sure does get in the way of life. We Northerns have all this fancy equipment for removing snow from all sorts of places, including railroads. For those living in the southern regions of this planet you might think it silly to have a train dedicated to snow removal. But, snow is a fickle thing and it is better to be over prepared for those few days of year when you get multiple feet of the "cold white stuff". Builder Maciej Drwięga seems to think the people of LEGOland are in need of snow removal as well, and as such has presented us with a cool (haha, snow pun!) PKP 411S-121 snow plow.
This fun little interior by builder nexcidia looks like a good time. Ambiance is incredibly important in an eating establishment. And while there's a recent trend away from "wall clutter", I always appreciate a good themed room. Besides, I'm way past due for a good steak and lobster dinner (but presently sick so I won't be doing that for a while). Speaking of lobster, I don't see any. Then again, I don't see Batman either, coincidence?
Our old pal Eero Okkonen has come up with an impressive bust of the Mon Calamari Admiral we all know and love. Everything with this creation is spot on, and he looks like he's about to bark an order to the Rebel Fleet. The Admiral has appeared in several Star Wars movies, but is probably most famous when his keen strategic instincts kicked in during the Battle of Endor. When those shields didn't drop, he realized the Empire was up to... something fishy... Sorry, just had to.
I'm a maker at heart. I don't just build with bricks, I'm just as comfortable with an X-Acto in my hand as I am with a brick separator and I've been building something out of nothing as long as I can remember. So naturally I'm a fan of Tested.com, where the overlap of that venn diagram is squarely in my wheelhouse. They love LEGO too, and this week they're kicking off another "LEGO with friends" with creative powerhouse and all around swell guy Angus MacLane. He shows off his work in progress Blade Runner gun with Adam and Simone. I should point out this is premium content, you have to be a subscriber to see it, but in my opinion it's money well spent to virtually hang with like-minded individuals and see some amazing stuff get made and reviewed.