You always knew it was going to be a pretty chill day when you got to the classroom and one of these was sitting in the middle of the room. Well, this type pre-dates my school days, but you get the picture. That's right, when we wanted to see projected moving pictures back in the day we used one of these, and threaded film through it, and it was noisy, and pretty bad, and we loved it. A wonderful does of nostalgia from builder Carlmerriam.
I will admit I've never really gotten into Ninjago. I have a few sets, and there's been some pretty cool stuff, but overall it doesn't do much for me. I think if there was more awesome models like this one from bricks.life.idea I might be more into it. I mean, a walking (and rolling) battle-ready mechanical temple? Bring it on.
I love a good midi scale model, there's something just so imminently swishable about them. This Y-Wing from Rogue Bantha looks ready to take on the evil galactic empire itself (with gold leader piloting of course). The cockpit of this ship has always been tricky when brick-built, and I've never seen it better done at this scale.
Fans of World of Warcraft might recognize this iconic weapon by builder Bangooh, the Doomhammer. I think if I was heading into battle I'd want something sharp and stabby, but some warriors prefer a more blunt instrument, something in the smashy smashy category.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave us a brilliant look into the world of magical creatures from the Harry Potter universe. One of which we saw was this cute little bowtruckle, one of Newt's tiny companions. Designed by Jonas Kramm, this excellent model of the magical beast is executed perfectly. I can't help but think that bowtruckles and Groot could be distant relatives somehow.
When I say "adventure", VW probably isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But for builder Pixel Fox, the terms seem to be synonymous. Here in the states they called the classic VW type 2 camper a Westfalia, and it was primarily used for weekend getaways. But in South Africa, it's known as the Syncro, and it was a go anywhere, do anything adventure mobile.
My old pal Thorsten Bonsch continues his series from Elder Scrolls Online with this impressive rendition of a Wayshrine. As Thor describes in his post, they're basically jump gates, enabling players to travel between them, from region to region. They vary in design based on the area in which they are built, this one exhibiting Nord architecture. I particularly like what resemble Viking ship's bows at the gable ends of the roof. Nice work there, Thor!
Ah, Iron Builder. No event draws out such a selection of high quality builds so quickly as a round of Iron Builder - and a new one has just begun! This month's challenger Grant Davis has just posted his first build with the "balloon" pieces; a lovely, serene scene of a lily-pad on a pond. This is only the first of what I'm sure will be plenty of great builds posted over the next month, and I can't wait to see what else Grant and his opponent come up with as the competition heats up!