It’s been well established just how old I am, so it should come as no surprise that we watched The Flintstones as kids. Not that it’s that big of a deal, but I mean we managed to watch it back in the days when there was no home video, no internet and only three friggin’ channels. With that kind of narrow distribution it’s amazing any cartoons were available at all, and that’s what made Saturday morning so great, it was ALL about cartoons and kids programming. And The Flintstones was great because it was written for an adult audience, modeled after The Honeymooners, and kids aren’t dumb, so we ate it up. So it’s with great fondness I present to you builder SuckMyBrick’s latest creation, the star of the Flintstones, Fred.
Well this is pretty perfect timing. While I write this we are making final preparation to leave for a Disney cruise, and there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see these two on the boat. It’s that classic duck couple Donald and Daisy, by builder Swan Dutchman.
I’ve only seen a few episodes of Father Brown, but enough that I instantly recognized this excellent brick version of the catholic crime solver by builder Eero Okkonen. The face is especially good, the use of the Technic part for the mouth is especially inspired, gives him his trademark scrutinizing stare.
Character builder extraordinaire Eero Okkonen is back with a rare diorama. This time it’s a tranquil scene in feudal Japan, a tea ceremony. I could go into some details about this, but they would pale in comparison with the extensive blog post Eero has done, head over there and read up on and see more pictures of this wondrous and beautiful build.
You don’t see many lavender MOCs. I’m assuming because it’s a fringe color and has a limited number of elements. But that didn’t stop builder retinence from tackling little Espeon here, and the results are pretty stunning. A lack of elements didn’t seem to be a problem here, because the contours turned out perfect.
I was stunned to learn that builder Eero Okkonen constructed this gorgeous behemoth in two days, TWO DAYS! I know I’m a slow builder, glacially slow any more (seriously, my current MOC has been on the table in the studio for well over a year) but this just blows my mind. Sometimes it’s the pressure of a contest deadline that can kick a build into overdrive, in this case the Eurobricks Ninjago Contest. But to beat the deadline with such an awesome figure, color me impressed.