Keeping up with the memes of the internet is exhausting, every time I turn around there’s a new one, and half the time I don’t get it (get off my lawn!). But builder Ochre Jelly not only keeps up, he expands on them and has pretty much woven himself into the memesphere (is that a thing? I just made it up). Take for instance the meme of the year “distracted boyfriend”, now we have a LEGO version thanks to Iain (which, by the way, is brilliant), now go forth and meme away, or go meme yourself, or memeify (I’m terrible at this).
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moon landing. Yes, it’s been five decades since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Micheal Collins ventured to the Sea of Tranquility. The Museum Of Science Fiction in Washington DC is kicking off the celebration of this landmark of humankind by giving away a LEGO Saturn V, and winning could not be simpler. Just visit this site, enter your name and email address and start wishing upon the morning star.
It’s just a logical extrapolation, the coelacanth has been around for millions of years, it seems inevitable that it will be around in the distant future, and prowling the sea bottom in mecha form. And honestly, I don’t know what’s more terrifying, the present (and ancient) version, or the mechanical version depicted here by builder ToyForce 120.
Perhaps it’s my old age, or maybe my schedule, or perhaps there’s an anomaly in the space/time continuum, but this month is FLYING By. Nerdvember is half over and it really seems like it just started. I remember being a kid and about now was when time itself passed so slow it was functionally immeasurable, what with Christmas so close. There’s no time to waste, get building!
Micro builds allow your imagination to fly free. They’re small in size but large in creativity, like this futuristic complex by builder Dan_Sto. With it’s stacked, irregularly rotated blocks it looks like something from a sci-fi movie. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it’s actually based on a real structure. The future is now! (where’s my flying car?)
If video games are any indication the weapons of the future are going to be pretty crazy, if not downright wacky. Check out this number from Destiny 2 by BrickinNick, which is as colorful as it is futuristic. Nick even successfully developed a four shot semiautomatic mechanism, check out this video to see it in action.