Feast your eyes upon this. When I came upon this stunning MOC by Xenomurphy in my Flickr feed it sort of hit me in waves. First I was looking at the thumbnail and thinking "wow, that's cool" then I viewed the image and went "wait a second, that's not..." then I zoomed in, my eyes bulged, I slowly leaned in and went "whaaaaaaaaaaaa". Seriously, stop reading this and click through and zoom.
October is here. That means pumpkin spice everything, BrickCon (which I'm not at, boo) and heaps of fun halloween MOCs. This piece by vitreolum is as much art as it is seasonal, and who doesn't enjoy a sexy witch? This style of building, which I'm going to dub "silhousaic" (sill-o-say-ic) has become more and more popular with builders, but vitreolum is setting a new bar recently.
I still know nearly nothing about Discworld, but as more and more of these fantastic MOCs from Pate-Keetongu get posted, I get more and more curious. There's lots of cool techniques and details on this guy, but that chainmail on the shoulders is the defining feature of this excellent figure.
This is one of those MOCs that makes you go "whaaaaaaaa?" This gorgeous and unconventional space ship by d2hiriyuu is as much art as it is fantastical science fiction. The geodesic construction alone is enough to boggle the mind and delight the eyes. But add to that the surrounding structure and internal illumination and you have one absolutely jaw-dropping piece of art.
Thanks for the head's up Jader!
Nothing like surviving a traumatic deep space event involving a murderous xenomorph then hypersleep for 57 years to mess up your sleep cycles huh? When Ripley finally made her way back to earth, she had a few issues to work through, not the least of which was the nightmares. This one in particular, expertly recreated by Grantmasters, would be enough to rattle anyone.
And so the SHIPtember series of awesome builds continues...
Pico van Grootveld has engineered this studio-quality model from the EVE online game. Built on a double beam technic frame, Pico admits gravity was an issue for this 130X120X70, 22lb beast. "Wouldn't want to be an ABS beam in there!" No, I certainly would not... Check out his photostream for close up shots and WIP pics.
I asked him, as I often do, if it's swooshable. He says a swoosh video is in the works, so stay tuned!
If Lando Calrissian was a wealthy aristocrat in fantasy medieval times, I like to think he lives in this lovely castle in the clouds by Lego_fan. He tried to keep the evil Lord Vader at bay, but that rogue Han Solo (to whom he lost his beloved flying horseless carriage fair and square) had to bring trouble to his doorstep.
It's weird how a lifetime of filmmaking has altered the way I look at the world. When I see a scene like this I'm not thinking "wow, cool use of (insert part here)" or "cool, a space MOC". I'm hearing the thrum of the space station, slowly trucking in as the crew enters the scene, listening to the french horns as they play a subtle scene intro sting and watching the visual effects of the energy coursing through the reactor core. Thanks for the spacy, cinematic moment Bricking It.