Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Snoikle is now on BB

Well. We did it. I guess *I* really did it. Snoikle is on Blogger Beta.
I'll probably change several things over the next few days. One thing I must figure out is the label system. Should I just steal Lukas'? make my own? abandon labels completly?what do you suggest?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween!

It's the first major holiday Snoikle has been around for (except July 4th, but I wasn't into Snoikle as much then) so here's are little Brothers Brick Halloween greetings! I was gonna shoot a little scene like this, but I found I don't really have a sigfig. Duke Buzznik barely represents ME. So anyway, Happy Halloween!

A Quick Question....

Which may not all that quick. Do any of you work with Blogger Beta? It sounds pretty cool, and I'm considering switching Snoikle over. The other question is, is that possible? or does anyone know how too switch? I'm totally lost on this one. Thanks in advance for any help. ;-)

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Today we start our blogging with a totally awesome little ship from FBTB member Fox Primus. The Habrok. Named after a hawk in Norse mytholegy.
My favorite part is defenitly the rusty-beat-up look it has. Right out of the SW universe.
The nose has a nice swooshy feeling, kinda out of place with parts of the ship, but it works.
I like the engine a great deal. The black on the back is nice, and the grey slope on the front work oh-so-well. I might have liked it better with a giant grill on the front though. I think would've been tight.
And of course, the fact that it's asymetrical is awesome.

Next we have Kyle Vrieze's latest "MOCs" they're both designs he ripped off from other builders. They work very well however.
Check out his two mechs and a cute widdle bike. I love those missile boxes. (courtesy of Dennis Coh) Link

Plus, a awesomely WTF?!? kind of MOC by Brickshelf user sugegasa

I really like this wheeled tank/mech thingy that B-Shelf user pratt built. It's simple, but I see a lot of work put into it. Nice.
My only real nit is the studs showing on the back of the legs/wheel pods. They would probably look better tiled.

Today's Musical Influence: Styx.
I also fell in love with the song "The Saints Are Coming" over the weekend. At first I thought it sucked. Now I think it's cool.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Crazy Train

Linus Bohman built an awesome little ship (again) HisGas Mask uses lots of shapes and greebles an-0o0 is that the Dulkes of Hazzard?? Ok, commercial break. The beautiful blend of treads and tires is amazing. The use of bley is barely noticable. Oh noes! are they gonna get awway from Roscoe? of course they are. Where's Daisy anyway? Oh. Right. Back to the reveiw. Orange is such a nice color. w00t! there's Daisy. Gosh, I get distracted easly don't I? So anyway. The nose is nicely done. Those radars dishes add something to the MOC. Another cool thing is the use of two oranges. Cool little touch. I can't get over the way those treads create shapes. Uber sweet. And now, I must go ogle Dai....I mean watch the Dukes of Hazzard.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I Want a New Duck

So much cool stuff has been posted in the past week.
First we have some MOCs (via Brother's Brick)
Dunechaser's H.M.A.S. Fearless.
Beautiful craft. The detail he put into it is awesome. Especially the tri-propeller, the gun made of rifles, and the gatling gun on the underside.
There's two other little craft that are equally cool. Take a gander

Soren's Gravity Such a cool mech. Of course, that's what Soren does best. Checkout the wheel pieces used in the arms, legs and pelvis. The head is also cool Very nice.

I don't know much about Gundam, but I know enough about LEGO to say this little guy is awesome. Peter Reid built a Crusader which features a sweet head, nice leg design, and a sweet lookin' rifle.

That's it for today. Keep checking back for more Snoikly goodness.

Today's Musical Influence: Weird Al

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Spacey Floating Rock

Nelson Yrizarry, AKA Big Daddy, built a really cool floating rock. Such an awesome MOC. Combining the fun of floating rocks with the goodness that we like to call space.
Some people at CSF wondered how the polar bears that live there survive. Without food, it would be rather dificult.I like the idea of bears that send distress calls out, lure ships in close enough, and somehow have them crash on the rock. Then they just eat the pilots and they're good to go for a few more days.
But anyway, it's a fun MOC, from the canopy stuck in the top of the berg, to the black 1x1s used for ash or whatnot.
Very nice Mr.Yrizarry.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Oct. Is National Pantsbots Month!!

So Arpy and I were discussing this in chat the other day. And It's "Official" October is National Pantsbot Month.
So go build one of these fun little bots today! Also, if you happen to have a Flickr account (if you don't, gosh you're behind the times) then tag them with something like "pantsbots" so we all can find them.
That is all.

There's a couple pics to get you started, now off you go.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Spread the Word.

Since Snoikle is pretty much a Space MOC blog, I figured I better tell y'all that it seems space is returning. Spread the word boys and girls, spread the word.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Oh Where Oh Where Has Hawky Gone?

Well, I'm still around. I've just been busy lately (goshdarn life) So anyway, a quick update for y'all.

Ley Ward's awesome bannabot is worth mention.

A cool mech type thingie by B-Shelf user squieu. It's so freaking awesome, it makes me want to go build someething dk gray and white. Awesome. Of course, most mechs from japanese builders are. But we've been over that haven't we?

duh-duh-duh-duh..... *Hawk flips through his Big Book Of Blogging.

There was a big ole airship at NWBC apparently. Dunechaser has some pics in his Flickr photostream. Also, you can browse through abunch of other pics from NWBC, by searching Flickr for nwbc2006. Some awesome stuff there.

And last, but not least, Mark proves he's one lucky SOB. No, he didn't buy it. But he actually got to touch it!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hooked On A Feeling

Moko is a favorite among LEGO bloggers. Most likely due to the fact that he builds awesome stuff. His mechs are the stuff dreams are made of. (At least, if you're a Lego freak) I blogged his orange mech a couple weeks ago. So I like this new one from him. His Walker Mech is uber cool. The angles and shapes make it stand out from the dozens of other mechs that are posted every week. The feet are my favorite part oddly enough. (and no, I don't have a foot-fetish) They're very nicely done, I imagine they give this one some much needed stability. The gray tank strapped on the back adds the perfect amount of color, or non-color to it. I love those 3x3(?) radar dishes. I only have three in gray sadly. I'm am wondering how he managed to make that tank. technic half pin seems the only feasabile way to do it, and even that seems like it'd be un-stable. Maybe it IS unstable for that matter. The yellow and black warning tiles are used fairly well to add more color here. Details such as the technic half pin above the 1x1 round just make this a cool mech. Hmm.... I think I'll try my hand at a mech.

Oh yeah, there's more. Pssht, I knew that.
Nick Dean returns to Snoikle with his cargo carrier truck. The use of that silly cockpit piece is the driving force behind this MOC. It's use here is next to genuis. Even Soren said it's an cool MOC. We keep telling Nick to make the cargo section bigger. (I wanna see a 18-wheeler sized one of these) The rest of the truck is nice, the hover pad thingies are pretty cool.

Let's see...what else.... bshelf user izzo proves he's better than you with yet another mech.

I blog a train cause it's pretty.

And a cute little sig-fig tootin' speeder by JordanTN.

On a totally un-lego related note, Tom, Mark and I were marveling over Lockwasher's awesome ray-guns and stuff. Definitely worth five minutes of your time to browse through them.

And that wraps up one of Snoikle's longest posts ever.