Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mary did you know

your baby boy would one day be depicted in LEGO? Too late for my little run up to Christmas, but we're still in the season--on Christmas day Mariann Asanuma posted this great Madonna and child (more on Flickr). She says that maybe next year she'll do a whole nativity scene, so that's something to look forward to. I really think she did the baby Jesus best of all of the ones I featured, and I love that sheep as well.



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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Joy to the world, the lord is born!

Steve Bishop wishes us all a Merry Christmas with his Nativity scene.



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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What child is this?

Last year Chad Smith brought a nativity scene to a Michiana Lug meeting.



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We three kings, of Orient are, bearing gifts

Leo Dorst drew a great series of nativity figures, including the three wise men shown here.



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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Glories stream from Heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah

A few years ago MisaQa made this series of angels.



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The first Noel, the angels did say

Here's another angel ornament from smhltec.



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Rudolf, the red nosed ...

Nathan Proudlove must share some sort of mind meld with Lino. He brings us Santa's Slay.



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Oh you better watch out!

Lino Martins is comin' to town with his All But Four LUGnuts challenge entry, Santa's Little Bobber.



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Monday, December 22, 2008

Angels we have heard on high

Here's an angel ornament from Marc Nelson.



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Jolly old Saint Nicholas

Nicholas Foo, or Blackbulb, built several Santa Claus and angel MOCs a few years ago.





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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Frosty the Snowman was a fairy tale they say

Mariann Asanuma built this snowman.



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Up on the rooftop

DarrenTx shares this picture from Legoland a couple of years ago of a visit to the White House.



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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dynomite!

Lino Martins' Downtown Action Brown and Afro-Dite are the stars of a poster advertising a gig at a Seattle club. If you're in the area tomorrow, go down and support the Satellite 4, a band with obvious good taste in MOCing.



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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Classic-Castle's Colossal Castle Contest submissions open

Colossal Castle Contest submissions now open! Technical difficulties have been fixed and you can now submit your entries. If you are interested in learning more about Classic-Castle's signature annual contest, please see the contest rules page. Any further questions can be addressed in the CC forums.

We would like to apologize for any confusion caused by the delay in opening the submissions page and would like to thank our anonymous programmer for help with coding issues. We're looking forward to seeing your Castle MOCs in this contest.

The CC Team

Friday, December 12, 2008

'Tis the season

As noted here previously, every year MisaQa presents an advent calendar project, revealing a new MOC each day. This year her theme is fantasy creatures. As she notes, scale is a bit subjective, but several of these seem to be roughly miniland scale, as with the minotaur and the satyr.




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Monday, December 1, 2008

Edsels, meet the edsels, they're your modern 50's family

Okay, a bit of an older MOC, but Ralph Savelsberg (Mad Physicist) made this Edsel and accompanying family (and pooch).



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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Betcha didn't know the word "coulrophobia"

The latest challenge on Lugnuts is to build a car that reflects a phobia. Lino Martins has risen to his own challenge with the amazing coulrophobia, or the fear of clowns.



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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jag

Ralph Savelsberg (Mad Physicist) continues his run of great miniland-scale vehicles with the Jaguar Mk2.



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Monday, November 17, 2008

Anything but fig scale

I wasn't sure whether to post this here or at MicroBricks. Epicbmxertothecore mixes miniland figs with micro vehicles in Off Road Buggy.



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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spooky stuff a little late

There's still some great Halloween stuff out there I haven't noted here. Mariann Asanuma built this Halloween Hearse back when she worked at Legoland.



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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election day

It's election day here in the US. Who will be the next occupant of the White House? Thanks to Lonnon Foster for this pic from Legoland California.



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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Nicholas Wright has a number of pictures from Legoland (I think California). The park has been decorated for Halloween, including these trick or treaters.




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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Absolutely ooky

Kristi of Brick Star notes how much she loves Halloween and shows off some great spooky creations from Legoland California.




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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good to know that our politicians aren't the only embarrassing ones

Since some (at least me) may not know the backstory behind Hippotam's chair race, here is the explanation in his own words:

Recently, Poland (and Europe) witnessed on of the most grotesque conflict between Prime Minister and President, nicknamed “plane war” or “chair race”. Both gentelmen fought over who will represent Poland at Brussels EU summit. Until the very begining of the meeting we were not sure who will sit on the chair…
I felt so embarrased that I had to let it out.




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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Killt him a bear when he was only three

Mad Physicist presents Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice for the LUGNuts build challenge.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

To Yo Ta

Someone (who?) presented this great Toyota truck at BrickCon.



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Monday, October 20, 2008

What's the fastest way to the hospital?

Jump in front of an ambulance, of course. Check out Steven Marshall's great Bedford Ambulance, that was included in the hospital display shown over the past couple of days.





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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Doll Hospital, take 2

Okay, now let's check out the interior of Yvonne's great hospital.





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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Doll Hospital

In a similar vein to the dollhouses featured recently, Yvonne Doyle, along with Steven Marshall and Pete Reid, presented this great hospital at the Great Western LEGO Show held by the Brickish Association on October 4 and 5. Via the Brothers Brick.




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Non-nude ascending a staircase

LegOscar made this man on a staircase.



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Friday, October 17, 2008

Okay, a little more dollhouse

In looking at Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, I remembered that Janey Cook has an awesome dolls house. Unfortunately there are not a ton of pics online, with only the kitchen and a little of the furniture shown in detail. One little bit I love is the tangle of cords behind the computer desk.





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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Okay, let's man up for a bit

After having this blog dominated by hairdos and dollhouses for a while, it's time for a shot of testosterone. Mad Physicist made this great Impala for the Color me Strange build challenge on Lugnuts.




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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LegOscar the Grouch

Perhaps not the most exciting MOC, but just the sort of realistic detail to put in a Miniland scene: LegOscar made this garbage can.



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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dollhouse, take 6

Last installment from Heather LEGO Girl's dollhouse, the dining room. In particular look at the texture to the paneling on the walls and the pattern on the floor, also the light fixture. I've always thought I would make a dollhouse for my daughter when she got big enough. I used to think I'd do it at fig scale, but now I'm thinking this scale has so many greater opportunities. Hmm, maybe I should start now so it'll be ready in 3 or 4 years.



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Monday, October 13, 2008

Batter up!

A cool new trend is the production of limited run exclusive sets as giveaways at the openings of LEGO Stores. Starwars4J was one of the lucky first customers at the new store in Braintree, MA, and got this baseball player. His review (follow the link) includes instructions, so you could make one of these for yourself if you want.




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