The New Shogunate

Eero Okkonen has a long history of building what are effectively elaborate action figures, like these two wonderfully expressive warriors - but everybody knows that action figures are the most fun when they're being played with. His newest scene pits a Samurai against a Shogunate on a serene bridge. The whole model is stunning, from the color scheme to the poses to the small details, like the snakes used as detailing on a sheath.

The New Shogunate
The New Shogunate

Golden Gate

I'm not sure if there's a name for the style with which ZiO Chao built this lovely Golden Gate Bridge, but I love it. It's the closest thing I can imagine to building a painting - like a mosaic, but with more detail, and more notably, true depth. The result is a unique piece of brick art that I imagine would look great in a frame.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge spans the Trinity river in Dallas, Texas.  And that's what I thought I was looking at until I figured out Lia Chan had built a replica out of LEGO.  I suppose it was due to the tricky ground-level angles of the photos, in addition to the dizzying array of white flex tubes.  Impressive!

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Neo Classic Space Bridge

Isn't this awesome?!?  The lighting, the work stations, the chair; it's such a great combination of all the sci-fi sets we know and love.  Somehow you get a sense of the mass of the rest of the ship in this shot, and the crew's anticipation of what's about to happen.  Is it an alien ship, or a dangerous spacial anomaly?  Hopefully Peter Reid is working on a story line of NCS adventures.

NCS Bridge