Are You Threatening Me?

One of my guilty pleasures is Beavis and Butthead. Yes, there’s a load of sophomoric humor (ok, it’s mostly sophomoric humor) but there’s also so exceptionally clever writing and subtle humor going on. And I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard at any episode as I did “The Great Cornholio” where we see what happens when Beavis gets just a bit too much caffeine. A simple but very effective build by Pascal.

Animal Kingdom

Builder city son is back after a six month hiatus and it was worth the wait. Lay your eyes on this magnificent creation featuring a tiger, mandrill (and her baby) two parrots and the reason I’m up so early this morning, a skunk! Yes, we slept with the back door open last night and right about 5am we were jarred awake by the unmistakeable odor of a skunk, my bedroom is still off limits (whew!). Click through for individual pics of all the wonderful animals of this build.

A Tribute To Queen

The timing of this wonderful pair of builds from Nick Brick is absolutely perfect for me, since I finally got a chance to watch Bohemian Rhapsody just last week. It’s Brian May’s legendary Red Special and Freddie Mercury’s iconic “Bottomless Microphone”. The guitar was built by Brian and his dad, and was subsequently used on every Queen album. The legend of the mic is in the band’s early days during a performance Freddie’s mic stand came apart, and he just went with it. He discovered he liked it that way and the rest is history.

Back In Black

You know him, you love him. He’s darkest of knights, the moodiest of brutes, the richest of bit… alright, maybe I shouldn’t finish that sentence. Anyways it’s the one and only Batman! With just some black and a bit of very very dark grey, timofey_tkachev was able to bust out a great rendition of this iconic super hero to celebrate his 80th anniversary! Now all that’s left to do is to pull out some old comic books or perhaps some episodes of the 1960’s Batman tv series to reminisce on just how far the Dark Knight has come.

Hades

I love a good moody piece, and they don’t get much moodier than this excellent scene from the Underworld by builder Simon NH. Depicted is Hades, Brother of Zeus and Poseidon, who in my opinion really got the raw end of the deal when the three defeated the Titans. I mean, I don’t know the details, but did it go like this?

“Hey, congrats guys, we totally kicked butt. I’ll take the oceans”

“ok, cool, I’ll be the king of all the gods and move up to Olympus”

“Um, ok, I guess I’ll go hang out in the basement”

Who Are You Calling Dummy?

Builder Adam Dodge has entered the uncanny valley. I don’t know if it was a need for companionship, a yearning to entertain or to court the ladies, but he’s made a ventriloquist's dummy of himself. And as you can see, it’s excellent (Adam is the one on the right). All kidding aside this is actually a very cool MOC with a surprising amount of articulation. Check out the video to see this little guy in action.