Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sex Machine

Adrian Drake is probably best known around lego websies as "the guy who built that big SHIP"

He comes around again with a mind numbing awesome SHIP. This time an "Alt. History" airship.
The Thomas E. Dewey.
I could spend the next two hours pointing out all the amazing detail. Like the huge rotors, the sweet gun truuets and the awesome hangar bay. But instead I'll pick several things that I love.

One: the entire interior. So much detail. I don't have time to browse every picture there, but I can tell it's sweet.

Two: the bridge. Some of those tiles look a little too modern for this thing, but it works never the less.

Three: The pop-up net to slow down incoming aircraft. It recedes into the floor and everything!

Four: The engine room. A crazy amount of detail and greebles. Beautiful.

Five: The underside propellers. I missed seeing those in the WIP shots. Very cool.

Six: the stripes in the color scheme. It would be incredibly dull without really.

I also love the observation deck.

Musical Influence:In memory of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. May he R.I.P.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Chrismahanaramakwanzafestiholisolstice

Seasons Greetings everybody. I wanted to be cool and make a greetings picture like some other bloggers are doing, but this computer has no real image editing software, and we all know about my Mac. So without further ado: Happy Holidays, may you enjoy whatever holiday you choose to celebrate.

Haha, you thought I wasn't gonna point out any cool MOCs this time didja?
well, I am.
Peter Reid (Legoloverman on B-shelf) is the living proof that lego bots can be freaking awesome. And his backgrounds for the bots are always well liked. And now he gives us this tasty morsel.
reminds me a great deal of Mark Stafford's Mantis guship.
I love old dk gray. It's the color I miss the most out of all that changed.
This is an excellent example of greebling done right. They add to the ship, they look functional, and they aren't over-used.
The nose is my favotir part, it's so cool looking. And the Exo-Force sticker adds a certain touch to the craft. Very well done.

And alhough I don't usually blog SW MOCs. I liked this one enough to add it to my list.
Such a good example of what SW models could be. instead of say, this.
Nice use of tiles that came with the set, and the color is spot-on.

Now I'm not by any means a big fan of trains, but these were so nice I had to put

Returning to that christmas theme we were talking about this is a nice one.
And last but far from least, this beauty. Two words for this. Either: F***ing awesome. Or: I want.
TAke time to browse all of this foldr. It has sopme awesome stuff in it.
Title courtesy of Brickfrenzy aka Adrian Drake.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Major Props to some Peoples.

Well well well. I do seem to going crazy with this whol blogging thing. And there's less and less LEGO related news too.
I promise, that will change after the holidays. MOC production should be back up to normal, and I'll be busier (=less time to ramble)
But until then, bare with me.

I'd like to point out several people who make blogging so much fun.

Linus Bohman-Loyal reader since day 1. Or was it day 2?
Lukas WP-Great blogger, good builder, fun guy.
Andrew B-Awesome blogger, king of the fig making, and very nice.
Brenden Wilson-Inspired me to start blogging with his awesome blog.
Tom Buckland-pointed out Snoikle on his blog early on, making him awesome as well.

And of course, anyone who ever reads, and/or enjoys Snoikle. Thanks x infinity.

There are other people, but they shall remain unnamed as of now.

And new to the links list this week, Tom's Ramblings of the Obsessive, and Imperial Inspection.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Broadcasting Live from WPKX

In the morning news, our leading story is the new
TBB site.
Nice to see them moving on to bigger things. And make sure you update your link list fellow bloggers.

In other news, I continue my search for the Install disk for my iBook. (I'm getting so sick of PC)

For those of you who can stand it, Spike TV is running a Voyager marathon. Some almost decent Sci-Fi inspiration.

And a little RLOSIDWTTA
A cute little construction bot
nnenn's GalliardTX91
And something Brenden pointed out earlier.

More and more, I'm finding myself checking the train section on B-Shelf for MOCs. I think I'm over that whole "spacer's dislike of trains"

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I Have No Name for This Post

Gosh, I hope fellow blogger Brenden is having fun clogging up B-Shelf with his old MOC folders. (I do understand, I've been trying to rearrange my folder s well) my frustration is aimed more at Brickshelf and it's do we put this? Lameness. Of course, it's free, so I won't complain.

First, we have this hay cart. Which uses those lever handles in a very original way.

Then, we go to this really cool Hover tank. My favorite part is probably the way those hatchs are used to get a striped effect.

Yes, izzo is a rather common Snoiklee (Snoikled person, Snoiklette, Snoiklababa doo?)
But this
mech was fun enough to get mentioned.
As for the rest of the new mechs he's putting out, I'd recomend several hours to browse his entire folder and revel in the splenor.

Speaking of mechs, I had to point this beauty out.\
It's a mech of Soren's with twist of orange.

And this was just way to cool not to point out. Blue, claws, and chrome wrapped into one. <3
That, and it has wheels.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It's A Long Way to the Top.

Builder Mike Yoder decided that CSF is far to awesome to leave. And LEGO is way to much fun to give up.
So he's back to building.
Awesome shapes. Boxes seem to have been banished from his style.
Which, is a good thing. I also love that red stripe in the middle. Perfect touch of color.

And here's something that reminds me of Yoder's missile shuttle.
I love the stripes on the side, and the engines are pure sweetness.
The turret up top is pretty tight as well.

Also on my To Blog list;
jehkay's Landmate
izzo's Shield Boy
A folder of new (stolen?) mechs
BreadMan's Vig

SO I'm using a Windows (shudder) computer at the moment. Due to my Mac being on the fritz. Anyone know anything about fixing Macs? Every time I try to open a App. Iy starts to open it, then promtly quits it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Hey Diddle Diddle.

I have come to a conslusion. There are so many great MOCs out there, I need a blog to point out my favorites.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Just a quick update for today. I'm too busy digging graves to be bothered with blogging. (no, I didn't murder anyone, we had a sheep die recently)

Cliff side View Via Brother's Brick
This thing was way to cool not to point out. Awesome looks, and nice details.

Also, anyone know what ship this is?
I swear I've been trying to build this exact same ship for several years now. Star Wars ship maybe?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Which is kinda what it feels like right now. I've been having moments where life just feels awesome. And times where it feels like dog crud. *sigh* I suppose that's pretty much normal for a teenager.

I suppose we want to talk about LEGO today dont we? I guess so.
I really like this one from Y-Bros-K (aka Big Daddy aka Nelson Yrizarry)
It just feels good. Y'know? the colors, the shape, and the look. It's tight to the extreme.

And here's a decent mecha
from B-Shelf user nnenn. The reason I pointed this out is the weapons. I didn't realize they're lego at first.
From the seperate pic, they appeared to be from an action figure or something.

Jerac's Samson is worth mentioning. I always love the way he makes red turn out in photos. People at CSF say it looks like the loader from Aliens. Which, I suppose, is true. I like it as it's own MOC however.

How cool is this? Scary spooky kinda.

On a humorus note, check out this folder. I don't know who made the faux Times, but it gave me a laugh. Something I need lots of these days. I've always been a fan of the subthemes. Lots of folks are against them, but it's little stuff like this that makes them fun.

Nano Medbot
nnenn's Micro Fighter
izzo's Twist Frame(?)
stenz's Winged Mecury>Ginger Bread HQ

Musical Influence: The Temptations.

RLOSIDWTTA is copyright Builder's Block and Lukas Inc. 2006 all rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


B-shelf user Ara built a very nice corvette recently. Therefor, I blogged it.
First of all, it's red. in large amounts, red is awesome.
Second, it sports some beautiful details.
The way slopes, tiles, and studs are used together works well, giving the illusion, if not the effect, of a very rounded shape.
The engine section is the best part. And while the thrusters themselves aren't much to write home about, the area around them is tight to the tenth.
The interior is pretty nice, the floors aren't smooth, as with a lot of modern SHIPS. Which I like. Studs r00l.
And in case you couldn't guess, it's inspired by Adrian Drake's Bloodmoon. Very cool.

On a side note, there are a couple things I've been considering doing.
1: A "Best of 2006" series. MOCs that I really,really, liked that came up this year,
2: A "All Time Favorite MOCs" series. My all time favorites.
3: A voter based Best of 2006. Where you pick your favorite from a bunch that I'd pick.
Dunno, just some ideas I was kicking around.

On a PR related note, I have a question for you.
Where did you hear about/find Snoikle?
B) Brothers Brick
C) CS Chat
D) Random blog surfing

Musical Influence: U2

Monday, December 04, 2006