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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.
There really isn't anything here to be critical of. It's really neat....build 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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.