Geek Chic - Fabulous Furniture

LeTranger Absurde brings us this delightful set of office furniture! The scale is quite deceptive, I'm not normally one to get excited about furniture (my wife loves cushions and mirrors) but this really tickled my fancy.  I love those micro star wars vehicles on the desk ahd the inclusion of minifigs as dolls is a delight. I also really admire the details of the wood panels that fabulous lampshade. Why not swing by and take a look LeTranger's photostream it's abound with delights!

Geeky Office Furniture



Spacesuit, Spacesuit, SPACESUIT!

I've seen a lot of Minifigure costumes through the years. While they all make me happy, most of the time the proportions or construction is just not quite right. Not the case with this latest cosplay from Henrik Pilerud. It's clear from the beginning of the project that Henrik was determined to get it right, and with outstanding skill and talent, he did.

I'm guessing if you saw any of these images as thumbnails, you'd never suspect there's actually someone inside it. The proportions, attention to detail and material selection is perfect, making this absolutely one of the best Minifigure costumes ever constructed. The construction is primarily high density foam, with a fabric cover. But it's exceedingly clever, even incorporating venting through the top of the head and out of the face, which is mesh.

I had the opportunity to chat with Henrick about this amazing costume.

BN: How long did it take to make this?
HP: 200 hours from research, some 3D modelling, pattern making, cutting, gluing, sewing to finished.

BN: What's been the reaction?
HP:Lots, and lots of smiles! I have only had it at one event so far, but winning the cosplay contest and qualifying for both the Swedish Cosplay Championships and the European contest EuroCosplay Championships together with all the joy the costume spread among the convention goers, I would say was a great success.

BN: What lessons did you learn?
HP: I used a lot of lessons I've learned from previous costumes, both in choices of raw materials, mainly foam, and making it comfortable (as much as possible) to wear the costume. I also learned that I can walk (but not very fast or easily) with short legs with no knees or feet joints.

BN: Do you have any plans for other figures?
HP: Probably no more figures any time soon, but perhaps some more LEGO props and stage dressing for my performances in the coming contests. Having a space ship to scale, would be awesome, but not very realistic. The scale is 46:1 compared to an actual minifig. However, me sharing my work, might inspire others so make costumes of the same, or even higher, quality around the world.

You can learn more about Henrik and how he created this and many more stunning costumes at his Facebook page Pilerud's Cosplay.

Win A Complete Set Of LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures And Two Free Tickets To See The Film!

We're super excited for the LEGO Batman Movie, and we want to get you excited too. The new collectible Minifigures based on the movie are awesome, so we're going to give away a complete set, all 20 figures! Not only that, but we're going to give away two free tickets to see the movie! Just use the form below to enter, and we'll see you at the movies! Contest ends February 5th at midnight PST. 

Void where prohibited.

Winner will receive by mail one (1) complete set of 20 LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures and an electronic voucher for movie tickets via Fandango. If Fandango is not available in your area alternate arrangements will be made. This is a world-wide contest, but entries from USPS forbidden destinations are not eligible and will be disqualified, sorry.

LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures have been provided by The LEGO Group for review purposes. Providing them as a prize is solely the responsibility of BrickNerd Enterprises. LEGO Does not endorse this contest.

BrickNerd is not associated with The LEGO Group. Opinions shared on this site are our own and not the opinions of LEGO or The LEGO Group. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

The LEGO Batman Movie ©2017 WBEI and DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2017 The LEGO Group. BATMAN characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. ©2017 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

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Mascot Bricks!

AFOL and all around swell Guy (see what I did there?) Guy Himber and Crazy Bricks are back on Kickstarter with another fantastic round of custom LEGO minifigure accessories. This time it's mascots, and as you can see from the picture they're pretty awesome. The campaign kicked off yesterday so there's still plenty of time to get in on the ground floor of this and score some extremely nifty accessories.

This Is How You Feature Minifigures

Builders Jme Wheeler and Daniel Konstanski did a series of vignettes to show off the Disney Collectible Minifigure series for issue 22 of Blocks. I never saw this issue (it's a UK based mag) but  I love how these turned out. Each is wonderfully detailed and totally unique, and highlights the characters perfectly. I couldn't find any of Daniel's online, but click through to see a couple more by Jme.

Poor Unfortunate Souls (Little Mermaid)
Poor, Simple Fools (Maleficent)
We're All Mad Here (Alice)