Me and a friend of mine were talking about this guy at lunch a couple days ago. He’s reading The Making of Alien book (still need to get my copy) and the story of how Ridley Scott came to direct and how HR Giger landed the job of designer is interesting. It’s just one of those series of events in life that seem pretty uneventful in time, but when looking back, it was fate. And the result is one of the most iconic creatures ever to grace the screen, and make us scream. The version by Build Better Bricks will get your heart pumping too, and what’s even better is you can buy instructions for him and build your own!
Builder dvdliu has an interesting thought experiment. What if xenomorphs (the aliens in the Alien movies) developed developed a civilized and "normal" lifestyle? Well, here's a peek at what that might look like, and it's sort of dreary. Yes, I wouldn't wish a desk job, especially wearing a tie, on anyone...or anything.
And when I say "vs" it's not in the context of these two fighting, it's more of a "cute-off". Yes, two of the most feared adversaries seem to be in a battle to out ugly each other, but failing miserably because they're so darned adorable. I think if the crew of the Nostromo or Arnold had been up against these two the results might have been far more "squee". Nice build Mr. Brickman.
The internets are full of tantilizing clues about not one, but two Alien movies in the works. One from the original director Ridley Scott himself, and one from Neill Blomkamp. This MOC from Grantmasters was inspired by the teaser poster of the later, and makes my chest hurt just looking at it.
I've always been a fan of HR Giger's imaginative nightmare the xenomorph. From the first time it scared the begeezus out of me in Alien to that time I previs'd hundreds of them ascending a mayan pyramid (true story). This version by LEGO Will captures it's biomechanical essence perfectly, but what's even more impressive is the photography. Shooting an all black MOC is very difficult, this shot is awesome. White background to clearly define the silhouette, just enough highlights to define the form, but not so much that it's overdone. And according to the EXIF, this was shot with an iPhone 6, making it even more impressive.
The Arvo brothers are back with another stunning book. This time around it's everyone favorite xenomorph from Alien. The 220 page hardbound book is divided into four chapters, and looks like it will be a fantastic study in their approach and building methods. You can order it by emailing them.