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Thursday, October 27, 2005


Inspired by a picture in the CS Concept Collection (maintained by me!), Brickshelf user Legohaulic has made a nifty combat craft.

Excellent use of purple, arches, and darkgray accents. Nifty cockpit too!

Inspired by a botframe by Brickshelf user Nobnob, Lenny Hoffman has made an action-figure scale Link from the Zelda series. Looks like his is based on the Nintendo 64 version of Link, featured in Ocarina of Time.

The question always comes up when talking about Link: where does he keep all his bombs, magic powder, boomerang and huge-ass hammer? I always thought it was in that silly hat, but it appears Lenny thinks it's in the boots!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ménage à Trois

First we have this mech / tank mix by Mark Neumann. If you've been following Golden Shpleem, this is the third mech / tank mentioned here. And it's just as cool as the other two!

Take some time to check out the details in the treads and the cockpit and on the turret.

Next is this breathtaking sculpture dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen. A brilliant example of when a toy transcends its toy-ness, to become art.

The framing, the mosiac on the backside, the flowers, the frog, everything! Wow.

Finally, Jojo has been making a series of desks, each one a very nice work in detail and capturing the essence of a piece of furniture in as few pieces as possible. Nifty work there.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Look at this tractor. It is so beautiful. And it seems so complete, in a way that very few other models are. Nothing more can be taken away, nothing more can be added.

Check out the use of the old-style wrench on the smokepipe!

To replace Harry and Ron

Following up on his Hermione BrickFa, Mike Crowley has made Optimus Prime and Megatron brickfas.

Such an interesting scale, with so many possibilities.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Cutest Mechs Ever <3

Brickshelf user "Squieu" wins the award for most difficult to pronounce username ever.

Also he made some cute little mechs.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Lion, The Witch, and the...

Mijasper is a Brickshelf user who has been features here before, but I can't remember his real name. Look at these pieces of furniture he made, they are nifty. Each one is worth a look.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Crowley wins more.

Mike Crowley, aka Count Blockula, has come up with this super-articulate stick-fig design he calls BrickFA. Who knew you could do that with lever handles? This makes my chocobos look like shit!

I'll have to play around with this. You ought to try it as well.

Better late than never

Check out this laudably accurate DeLorean by Brickshelfer "Flicker404". It's so cool. Only some of the building looks a bit sketchy. And the greebs could be better. But it looks spot-on, so I forgive it.

Let me tell you about how many times I tried to build one of these when I was 10 years old...

Moko wins.

Okay, it's official: Moko is better than you. Ph33r the letter tile ASCII kitties.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I Choo Choo Choose You!

Jason Allemann has transformed the technic cannon piece into a boiler of a steam train, micro scale. Hooray for Steam! Hooray for Micro! Meh at trains :)

He even included highly understandable instructions. Next time I am in contact with my LEGO collection, I may try to make one of my own.

My cat's breath smells like catfood.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Yay for penguins!

Look at this cute pengiun and it has ice and blue water and it's just so cute so yay.

Moko is good at making cool things. Hooray!

Monday, October 03, 2005

I wish I knew more 70's lingo.

Nelson Yrizarry has made a neat doublewide vignette of a swinging 70's pad, with groovy shag carpet and lighting.

My only experience with this decore is from movies such as "Catch Me If You Can" and the "Austion Powers" films, and I suppose the garish paintjob on my old middle school, but I think it is pretty accurate. Even if its not, it is still neato-keen.

The use of that Madame Hooch head on the lady is great, I <3 that head.