Friday, December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 10: Wrap Star

Day 10: Wrap Star
Originally uploaded by okayaraman

I laughed so damn hard when I saw this.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Originally uploaded by ZCerberus

If you are a fan of 'medieval' houses, you should flip through this fellow's photostream.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nom Nom Nom

Nom Nom Nom
Originally uploaded by Bart De Dobbelaer

Not lego, but who could resist showing the world....or at least 10 or 12 people one of the coolest Jack'olanterns I've seen.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pulling up my socks

I'm going to try to do this more often than I have in the past. I've heard rumblings through the underworld that people have heard of this 'Angry LEGO Nerd' in all four corners of the known universe. They don't know who he is but they've heard of it/him. I think that's pretty cool so I'm going to try to put the angry word out there. Expect me to blog some MOC's even though it's easy pickings right after Brickcon but it's also high season for leaks of new products to show up around the 'net. The really super opinionated 13(acting) year olds over at Eurobricks will make for some decent fodder too....I'm sure.

Nowhereville city hall?

Originally uploaded by jmenomeno

The tan and dark red used on this building makes it look like chocolate*. It's OK if your mouth waters a little....go on, have a taste**.

*Not really, brown would look a lot more like chocolate but my reaction word to lots of dark red used on something is usually "Yum!".
**It is neither safe nor recommended to ingest lego bricks so this author assumes no responsibility if you take that post too literally.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hogwarts interior

Hogwarts interior
Originally uploaded by Paganomation

Neat. You don't often see an actual movie set built out of lego. So many 'brick filmers' get lazy with cheezy backdrops.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Originally uploaded by buriedbybricks

Maybe it's because it's coming up on Halloween, which we are big fans of, or its because this is just so damn cool but it may be one of my favorite builds....ever.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Originally uploaded by okayaraman

Oh my. This is too funny.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Uh oh!

Originally uploaded by Cale Leiphart

Damn, that guy's hair fell out quick.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Some buildings at LEGOland

Originally uploaded by Classicsmiley

This post contains no opinion.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Batman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics

Batman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC ComicsSooooo....Bats gets four villains and two suits? Ist there any doubt where LEGO is putting their eggs? Superman gets Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman gets boots and the Avengers get to fight each other. I'm not really a superhero nerd but these have me pretty excited and it looks like a pretty strong line-up for the first year. DC gets a January release and the Marvel heroes get to come later in 2012 so it makes me wonder if we're looking at characters from the first two waves of sets.

The Hulk - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics
The Hulk looks incredibly badass! I'm really glad they went with the oversized figure for him, a regular minifig just couldn't do it justice.
Wonder Woman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC ComicsSuperman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics
Of course with the unshown Green Lantern and the previously shown Batman, we're well on our way to getting the whole Justice League....the only one missing is Aquaman. Before you comic nerds jump down my neck about that comment, just take a moment and think.....OK....admit it; that's all you really need. :-P

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Advanced Tripod Invader

Advanced Tripod Invader
Originally uploaded by zane303

This is one of those MOC's I'd buy in a New York minute!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Originally uploaded by "Orion Pax"

There really isn't anything here to be critical of. It's really wise, I suppose. I don't like it. It's not something I would pay any attention to but the usual suspects really love this piece of, art. Disturbing can be fun sometimes but not this time. Check the groups it's in. Some of the builders out there are getting a little big in their britches methinks.

I need to get something off my chest.

It's not LEGO related but I just don't have the gumption to maintain two blogs so I'm just going to ignore my other blog.
This is a message to the entire world. Please, please, please, if you have somebody coming to look at your dishwasher on a certain day...make sure the fucking thing is empty. Not full and running. If a builder has scheduled me to be at your house at 9:00 am on a certain day, I will be there at 9:00 am and expect your dishwasher to be empty. The next time I arrive at some body's house and their dishwasher is halfway through a cycle, I'm fucking leaving. Period, point blank. I'm not being rebellion but I might go to a scrip club though.
Also, yeah, there's a really good chance that I'll need to get under your sink. The water doesn't magically get into your dishwasher so it might only be polite to have all your Kirkland garbage bags, various Mr. Clean bottles, the ashtrays that you only bring out when Granny comes over (even though you don't let her smoke in the house) and of course, that mother-fucking disgusting jar of sickening bacon grease that you only save because that same Granny taught your mom to do thus passing the habit on to you. If it's not empty, I'm just going to pull all that shit out and leave it all over your kitchen when I'm done. So there.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Midlin Forest

Originally uploaded by Cale Leiphart

This diorama is called Midlin Forest and was built by Johan Warden. Sorry if I got either of those wrong, I had a bit of a hard time making out the words on the card.
It's really brooding and creepy and I don't really understand what's going on but I love it's vast emptiness. It makes me think of Ichabod Crane and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and that gives me ideas. Thanks for the inspiration Johan!

Hogwarts Castle

Originally uploaded by Cale Leiphart

From Brickworld 2011. Does anyone know who the builder is?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Where the ocean? (NPU contest entry)

Where the ocean? (NPU contest entry)
Originally uploaded by ZetoVince

NPU? For those of you who don't know yet, it mean Nice Part Use. As far as I'm concerned it's an acronym that can go away any time but this hot rod pick-up will stay in my heart forever.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What the hell blogger!!??

I do a write up that is auto-saved every ten second and when I hit the submit button blogger takes me to a login page and THEN gives me some stoopid error and now my work is lost?? What. The. Fuck?
Remember, users, it's not the computer's fault it's the fucking software you're using. ;)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Who ya gonna call?

Originally uploaded by Nannan Z.

It's funny, just the other day I was screening Ghostbusters to see if it was indeed suitable for my five year old son to watch. No, no I don't think is was but I did think that no LEGO city display would be complete without Ghostbuster HQ. I might even get lazy and just steal the design this dude came up with.
Nannan took the picture at a con but does anyone know who built it?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pink Castle 2.0

Pink Castle 2.0
Originally uploaded by P@u! +ox

Hmmmm, the pink is so soothing so I'm not feeling very angry looking at this. Sorry, I'll find somthing to be annoyed by later today I'm sure.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bigger, but not better -- fixed!

Bigger, but not better -- fixed!
Originally uploaded by eilonwy77

A really nice pattern by Katie with a line of comments happily pointing out a mistake she may, or may not, have made.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

"It comes in any color you want, so long as you've got the paint..."

"It comes in any color you want, so long as you've got the paint..."
Originally uploaded by Sʎint Zvlkx

Brick Arms fanboyism has finally gone to the next level. A MOC actually showing Will selling his tiny weapons. Brilliant? Annoying? Freaky?

Perhaps all of these.

Also: Bravo to Mr. Chapman for filling a niche and doing it so well. I may not be into guns but I really like the Star Wars/sci-fi and castle weapons Brick Arms has produced.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Windows - Building Sideways Part 1

Windows - Building Sideways Part 1
Originally uploaded by Larry Lars

I missed this when it was posted a couple of weeks ago so I just wanted to make sure I added here as well.

I really like the simple nature of the top window. Personally, I'd be inclined to use a 'wall coloured' 1x4 plate in between the wall and the profile brick/shutter.

Windows - Building Sideways Part 2

Windows - Building Sideways Part 2
Originally uploaded by Larry Lars

While the bottom one isn't anything new it's good to show some of the newer kids just how nice the most basic of snot can look terrific! The other two though, are very out of this world.

I've used these mudguards as window decoration a few times myself but have always found the look somehow....lacking. Most of us know that adding two plates to a bracket gives us one stud of thickness but wow, the use of the 1x2 plate with rail and then a tile? This is really one of those "Duh, of course!!" moments for me. It all makes perfect sense once you see it, thanks Mr. Lars, once again you've taken us to school.

Friday, March 11, 2011

We build what we see every day sometimes

Originally uploaded by Janey Red Brick

Necessary evils or just evils? These days we can hardly read/see an ad for anything without them telling us to check them out on facebook. At least facebook doesn't really lend itself to the cookie-cutter individualism that myspace puked out hour after hour after hour.
Anyway, these are really nicely done. So nice in fact that I won't tease Janey about the Flickr icon being displayed upside down. Oh, too late. Hehehe.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Leaks need a rubber patch, not a whole new tire

Hasbro shows their upcoming Star Wars products in magazines and such months in advance. Sometimes they've been known to show prototypes of figures to generate buzz or even to enlighten the consumer on the process they go through to create the figures. Of course licensed products are more protected through the license owner so it would be really tough for a LEGO competitor to have a leg to stand on if they did copy one of those sets.
There are the issues of movie spoilers to take into consideration as well. As in, Disney is not ready for products from their upcoming movies (POTC4 and Cars2) to be shown to the public. They wouldn't want to give away the plot to a movie that really has no plot. Gawd I love popcorn movies.
It really doesn't seem fair that we are punished for looking at the images that show up on the internet while the source seems to go unpunished but maybe we need to remember that these sources are usually quite anonymous. I have no idea who runs '' but TLG does if they supply the site/business directly. Punishing those retailers, no matter how small they are, would be TLG cutting it's nose off to spite it's face; without retailers, how do they get their product to consumers in the most widespread fashion?
Personally, I think they could/should be a bit more proactive and disribute nice hi-res images for us to drool over much earlier than they do. It's not like the sets aren't already in production months in advance of release and there wouldn't be any reason for us to get wind of the prelim set images that they say causes negative reactions.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What blog?

Three months? THREE MONTHS? Wow, things must be happy happy around my legoverse if I haven't been angry about it in three months. Hmmm, I'll start bitching tomorrow...I just don't have it in me right now. Just kidding.

Or am I?