According to Blue Builder this is what’s been on her mind the last couple years, and I think we can all relate to some level. Inside my head is a constant battle and noise of wanting to create, needing to provide, compulsion to make those around me happy and entertained and the need to shut the world out. We all have our demons, our light side and dark side, and finding the balance makes us human. And learning to understand and express those feeling, for instance building something this thought provoking and beautiful, is a wonderful way of exploring them.
I love when a MOC absolutely stops me in my tracks. Not that I’m really scrolling Flickr when I’m walking, but the whole world just stops, and I stare. That’s precisely the reaction to this sculpture of Sylvanas Windrunner by builder timofey_tkachev. The good news is you can build your own world stopping version of this because he has released building instructions, how cool is that?
Science has not been able to adequately describe or justify the popularity of Boba Fett. When The Empire Strikes Back came out in 1980 he was already a legend, having been the subject of much anticipation as an mail-in action figure. Then he was in the movie for a grand total of less than seven minutes and spoke 27 words…And we didn’t care at all, he was AWESOME. Speaking of awesome, check out this bust by bruceywan, he did the bounty hunter justice.
I’m not going to make this post about how this isn’t Frankenstein, that’s the doctor, it’s his monster. I’m also not going to insist his name is actually Adam, that’s not technically correct either. In the book he says (yeah, the monster speaks) “I ought to be thy Adam”, but that’s a suggestion the good Doctor ignores. The fact is he has no name, as if being a reanimated collection of corpse parts wasn’t bad enough, the poor guy doesn’t even have a name. What he does have is a loyal fan following, including DOGOD Brick Design, who crafted this wonderful likeness.
I don't know about you, but as soon as I look at this awesome bust by builder modestolus I hear the theme song from Inspector Gadget. Or maybe it's Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, I suppose it could be that. Now I want to pop & lock while beatboxing and watching cartoons, is that weird?
I've been spending a lot more time on Twitch lately, not so much under the BrickNerd persona, but as our sister site (and my latest harebrained scheme) Nerds&Makers. But of course I still love the bricks, so I've spent quite a bit of time hanging out in the brick builder's channels, including BrickinNick. So I had the opportunity to actually watch this MOC come into being over the course of a few days. It's been interesting to watch other builders, makes me want to build more. Then I remember I have a whole new website and community to build (what have I done?)