Saturday, October 2, 2010

Steampunk LEGO Part 3: 8 Great pics of Star Wars

Ok last part of my Steampunk LEGO series. And everyone loves Star Wars. May as well end it with a bang courtesy of our fiends over at FBTB

Monday, September 27, 2010

Steampunk LEGO part 2: Back From Vacation

 My ride back from the cabin!

So, that's not the name of it or anything but I just got back from fishing for the weekend so I had to tie it in somehow. Here's another top tier specimen of how steampunk and LEGO tie in so well together. This archaic looking design by improbcat is an instant classic. The very shape of this compact flyer epitomizes my love of the use of this genre inside the LEGO medium.

Be sure to check out his Flikr stream HERE

complete with some great car pics!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Love Steampunk LEGO

Particularly when you get something this magnificent. I first got into steampunk a few years back when I was living in Seattle, for some reason there was a huge following of it out there. Same with Warhammer, haven't found much action back here in Minnesota.

I absolutely love this piece, on so many different levels. The scale, the detail and the pure immersion. Takes me back to the early GURPS days, basically trying to invent rules for Steampunk, converted from Spelljammer. The balloon rules too, I always fail big when trying to make spheres out of LEGO.

This is Floating Oasis by jason corlett

A real balancing act!!! 

The dock is very nice and simple 

Gotta love that fountain

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Lego Table

Clocking in at over 22k pieces, this impressive feat of LEGO architecture is a beauty to behold. Its always nice to see some of these childhood (and adulthood) hobbies make it into the corporate world. I wonder how much you could sell one of these for?

Lots of great little personalized feature.

Oh and the best glue!

Monday, September 13, 2010

"From Above" by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

Heard this on 89.3 The Current the other day. Although I have not always been the biggest fan of Ben Folds in the past, I certainly respect the contributions made to the music community. He is really making me love him the last month with these 2 songs.

and heres a bonus vid "You Dont Know Me at all" ft. Regina Spektor

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Unreal Star Wars LEGO Chess Set by icgetaway

There is so much great stuff going on here its tough to wrap my head around it. Not only stunning visually, it looks to be functional as well. There have been other Star Wars LEGO chess sets in the past but none that I can remember that focuses on The Empire Strikes Back. Gonna have to get out my VHS (the old version, not the new updated crap) of the movie and pop it in after football.

Check out his flickr stream for some more cool stuff

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Star Wars vs. Lego Castle : Floating Death Rock by SlyOwl

What a great juxtaposition between two classic icons. The way the Castle elements play perfect with the needs of this bizarre structure, is just a testament to the versatility of LEGO. Any artist knows, in just about any medium, that spheres are very difficult to do. A magnificent piece done by SlyOwl, who is already a LEGEND in the LEGO community. He has done so many unreal MOCs it just blows the mind.

Compare it to the  LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) original