Saturday, April 23, 2011

Luuucccyy...I'm hoooome

Well I'll be a biscuit-munching son of a monkey's uncle. This blog still exists. Does it still get readers? I doubt it. YSAB is running fairly smoothly, so why bother with this?
Cause it's my baby that's why. Three years is a long time, and I can't say I'm dedicated to Lego in blog or brick form anymore. But I still enjoy browsing, so let's see what's out there shall we?

This "Flying brick" is pretty cool, using traditional shapes and build methods, but flipping the orientation into something new.

And this Bad Boy is all about traditional shapes and forms, arranged in a slightly off-kilter arrangement that just flows nicely.

That's all I have for now, but stay tuned. I may open this piece back for business.

Monday, June 02, 2008

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Step for Mankind....


Alien fauna and flora have always been of fascination to artists of one scope or another. There's just something alluring about the concept of a world that's different enough from Earth that you don't expect it, but similar enough that it's recognizable. That's the key to this sort of genre.
For example, if I showed you this picture, would you believe that it's an alien plant? Doubtful. It's got to retain some element of plant life.
That is what is so fun about Tim and Soren's work. We know it's supposed to be flora of some kind, but we realize it's not normal.
The second aspect of this theme is fact that we all know what the expectations of the 21st century were. Flying cars, laser guns, aliens walking amongst us, rocket ships to Venus, Mars and Pluto. The fact that we're still stuck here using fossil fuel powered automobiles and using primitive explosive weapons is a letdown to the imagination. Obviously the whole Space genre is a way to show what could have been, or could be, but this has a ring of nostalgia to it. What better way to make a theme popular?

On a side note, this could have been posted on YSAB, but I got nostalgic and decided to update this blog.
There's just nothing quite like Snoikle.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Don't Kill me Lukas >_<

BShelf,Flickr, and CSF user Stenz built an awesomefighter. As Jonesy mentioned, it looks like the White Stripes do space. The BFG is obviously one of the best parts, however it's the asymmetry that really gets me. It's just quirky enough to be eye-catching, while standard enough to appeal as a fighter to the masses.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Calling You

Roses are white
And so are doves,
She's pretty much amazing,
Dude......I'm in love.

And here's some Laygoes for you.

On a side note, I gots the flu, and despise whoever gave it too me....

MI-Blue October

Monday, October 15, 2007

Check this out . Izzo not only wins at mecha, space and lego in general, he now wins at life.
The moving sidewalk is so uber cool. My ceramics teacher would love this. He took a common piece of (AFOL) culture, and modified it. Uber sweet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's Been A While

Like I told Lukas, school is being a bitch. That and there's this girl...... But still, I found time to waste, (I should be doing Comp II homework) by writing up a post for y'all.
Certainly not the most impressive bot I've ever seen, but hey, it has ornj on it mkay?
Speaking of orange.....not bad
So while I dig up the two or three other things I wanted to show you, I will now amaze you with a fact we have been anxiously awaiting. My best friend in the almost whole wide world (with two exceptions) returns from California tomorrow. This makes me all kinds of excited. All worked into a frenzy being happy for me? good. On to the laygoes.
Here's one of the things I noticed a while ago. Decent build, nice color and excllent photography.

And last but not least, this little gem. Spawned by FBTB. Who would have guessed?
Holy crap, she's coming back tomorrow. I may just hyperventilate from exceitment. :-D

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blame it on the Boogie

CSF user Nannan Z bring's us an excellent MOC called the Guilty Light. Wonderful form, color and detail. I really like the engine. Extra points there.
The whole ships is supposed to be based on a BFG type photon cannon. And apparently, it shoots those annoying Barnacle spheres out at you. Playability +1.

Musical Influence: Jackson 5

Monday, August 13, 2007


Can you say clever parts usage? Excellent use of those cannon bolts. I've been messing with the cannons themselves, but I never tried anything with the bolts.

Peter Morris gives us this nifty MOC. I always enjoy his use of color, it breaks every rule in the book, but works so well. His work reminds me a bit of Dan Sibley's. Although Dan ususally controls his colors a bit more. More and more lately, I've been enjoying MOCs that break "The Rules" and still exceed at being awesome.

Musical Influence: Will "Big Willie" Smith