Scout troopers, and their mode of transportation, have always been a favorite of mine, and this custom Technic figure from builder Fifth line caught my attention immediately. The comically oversized headgear of minifigures isn't nearly as apparent until you see them on a Technic figure looking pretty much in proportion huh?
I've never heard of Vitali, but then again I've never been to Taiwan. But I certainly appreciate a bit of clever marketing, and the company has or at least had a whole fleet of these charming drinkmobiles cruising the streets. This version by DOGOD Brick Design has custom stickers and clever design, making it just as appealing as the real deal. How does the drink taste? I have no idea.
Attention LEGO nerds, sports buffs, Michael Jordan fans and shoe hounds, we've got a special event just for you.
Join me and Mrs BrickNerd as we build a custom Nike Air Jordan shoe LEGO model from bricksnkicks.com live!
I love movies, always have, and I love going to the movies. There's something so special about the shared experience in a darkened space that you just don't get at home. Of course you also don't usually have to walk on a floor covered with "cinemuck" and have to listen to some jerk on his phone when you watch at home (if you do, you have my sympathy). So this excellent theater by RVA LUG resonates with me. And with the custom lighting, cool posters by none other than Paul Lee and clean, retro look, it's an absolutely awesome creation. Check out the video to see the lighting in action.
Feast your eyes on this gorgeous beast. Builder bricksonwheels brings us another jaw dropping HOG that is a total showstopper. Purists might take issue with the over the top use of metallic plating, painted parts and a few non-LEGO elements but I for one do not care in the least, it's so beautiful the ends justify the means.
Custom parts (modified, chromed, printed, painted) tend to divide a lot of builders. Purists consider them "cheating" or somehow offensive. I'm actually pretty OK with them (at least the chromed and printed ones) mostly because I use them in animation a lot. It's hard to deny the results of a nicely assembled bit of quality chromed parts. You can't tell me the impact of this outrageous custom Harley by builder brickthebrick would be just the same with gray parts and limited official chrome, just look at that engine!