Sunday, 19 July 2009

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Friday, 15 August 2008

The end has come...and gone by.

Of all the different themes in the legoverse, postapoc is by far my favorite. I'll read books written by illiterates, watch movies so bad they make you consider a lobotomy; as long as they feature the world going down - I'm in.

Disasters, plagues, wars, evil forces, outer horrors; it's sick but I can't get enough of such pulp fiction. And so I'm pretty happy to present you the Monoraiders, three guys and a tire:

Besides watching the world burn, I'm also very fond of the insane but strangely attractive concept of the monowheel. If you also think that this world's can't take a joke-physics justify judgment day, click here for more pics on flickr.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Streeeeeeaamliner 2000

I'm really not into cars - never liked them too much, can't tell them apart from each other and most important, don't own a driver's license. None of the above stopped me from participating in the earlier mentioned Lego Creativity Challenge, although the rules might seem a little stretched in the eyes of a purist:

The butt:

If you're a purist and enjoy rampaging, click here for more.

Retro Future

Now what the hell is retro future? Ever seen a popular science magazine from the 50's or 60's? That's what retro future is. Think of this, or this or this. Get it?
Since we talk about Lego here, you probably wanna see what Chrispockster over at flickr has to say about it, and of cause gambort again, whom I intrduced before related to cave racing. The awesomeness of that great creations is just inspiring.

So here goes my first attempt, the Atomic Cruiser. I built it for this weeks Lego Creativity Challange. It's a little clumsy, but I like it anyway :-)

Fazoooom! More to see at my flickr gallery.

Sunday, 10 August 2008


Back, back, back.

Under the soothing influence of my fellow blogmate, I finally managed to pull of the first decent creation in weeks - the curse is broken! Some pics on my new flickr-account.

First this suit's purpose was aerial armed reconnaissance, the usual militaristic futuristic crap I'm so fond of. But during the build things quickly took a step towards the inane - therefore the brain instead of a minifig's face - and now the thing resides somewhere between white fantasy (evil brain) and fatuos horros from outer space (damaged brain).

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Gay Pride

Two things happened last week: I bought the incredible Dwarf Mine and went to see the Cristopher Street Day parade in Hamburg. Both was/is a lot of fun and this vignette was just inevitable.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Look, a car!

As a kid I built nothing but cars with Lego. Well, except when I played space. Or castle. Or pirates... Anyway, I built a lot of cars, trucks and the like. I was a boy after all. And although I fancy more imaginative creations today I still take pleasure in building something that goes wrooom! once in a while.

In his comment to the first post of this blog my dad said something about a T3 Bulli. A Bulli is what the Volkswagen Van is called by it's german fans, T3 referring to the third model from 1979-1992 – the car my dad happens to own. To be precise, he owns one of the 2500 "Limited Last Edition" Multivan models from 1992. It's red and it's blocky – I knew what to do. So here is the result.



Last Volkswagen to be rear-engined by the way. The round thing up front covers the spare wheel.

It was quite a fun build. The detachable upper part wasn't intended at first, but with all the SNOTing (?) going on it sort of happened by accident.

Lots of pics on Brickshelf.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

The basics of survival

After years of nuclear winter, a simple plant is worth a fortune.
This vignette is my entry for the Picking up the Pieces Contest on flickr, where I just opened an account. See the gallery and read more about post-apocalyptic gardening. You can also spot my blockbird and his new profession there.

Blockbird on my desk

Sitting there at my desk, lost in thought, randomly assembling some bricks ... when suddenly I see this little chap sitting on top of my small-parts-box, looking at me kinda reproachfully.

He's been staying for quite a while now and I begin to think I'll have to find a use for the little blockbird. After all, his motionless stare starts to annoy me ...

Monday, 30 June 2008

Very old bricks go swoosh!

Ahh, classic space. The era between 1978 and 1987, where space minifigs didn't have visors on their helmets and spaceships were blue, gray and blocky. Blocky? Not necessarily. Building classic space is all about makang swift and swooshable models. Either using modern parts and building techniques, such as legoloverman from flickr does, or using only old parts. I did the old part thing, trying to keep my ship smooth on the surface, greebly underneath and wierdly angled all around. Check it out!

That's right, classic city parts like car jacks and fences serve well as greebles. But my absolute favourite: The Fabuland mailbox cap right behind the pilot. I have this piece like forever and now finally found a use for it...