Hoot! This steam powered mechanical owl by vitreolum looks ready for flight, or at least ready to dispense lollipop consumption tips (brownie points to whoever gets that). He kinda reminds me of Bubo, from the eighties classic (albeit, pretty terrible) Clash of the Titans.
Ok, now that you've glanced at the picture and you're reading this pause a moment and look again, it's smaller than you think. Take a look at the figures out front, those are microfigs. This brilliant interpretation by Orion Pax of the classic firehouse from Ghostbusters is only 16 STUDS WIDE! perfect size to fit on any bookshelf. Click through for more pics.
Those crafty and snarky artisans at RIPT are featuring an excellent LEGO and Batman inspired mashup today. Let's face it, it's cooler than what you're wearing right now. Go get one!
Summer might be pretty much over, but it's not stopping the party on this island. Having spent some time in Hawaii in June, I can totally understand. Builder Disco86 brings this party to life with skill and panache, and I totally want to be there (that is unless I'd be on the menu). Somebody pass the tanning butter.
Here's a micro scale glimpse into the future by builder Irwan Prabowo. Of course the first thing that grabs your eye is the marvelous twisted building and hovering helicopter, but my favorite detail is the suspended monorail.
I was truly honored to be featured in the first series of STUDS collector cards, and now I'm super excited to share the news that you'll be able to order them finally! Starting September 10th log on to brickstuds.com to order yours. And be sure to Like them on Facebook for updates and news on Series 2!
Following the epic box-office success of Star Wars, there was what can only be described as a glut of science fiction shows and movies, trying to capitalize on the momentum. Most of the shows were crap, but we did enjoy Battlestar Galactica. It helped that the visual effects were done by Star Wars alumni John Dykstra and his company Apogee. It would appear Lego Admiral was a fan too, judging by his faithful and excellent Cylon Raider and Colonial Viper.
Time is running out to enter the Exo RAWR contest on Flickr, sponsored by LifeLites, FBTB and BrickNerd. You are challenged to build a Exo RAWR (Reinforced Animal Wearable Robo-Suits). These entries by Yatkuu and Pixel Fox are both amazing. I just about spit tea this morning when I saw the Beast of Unburdon. You can enter until 11:59 8/31 GST, get building!