The entire work took him about half year of hard work, where he put both his building and photographic skills to the test. The effect is stunning! Some example photos after the break: Continue reading The Last Mission – LEGO Sci-Fi comic book by Michał Kazmierczak
“A Few Adventures of Sparrow Tweet” (Przygód kilka wróbla Ćwirka) is a Polish cartoon from the 80’s from Se-Ma-For studio, more well known for it’s Flappy Bear (Bear Flappy Ear) stop motion animation. Animation itself was mediocre, but wonderful narration of Jan Kobuszewski was making up for it. That however was lost in translation and the series never was very popular outside Poland.
This beautiful creation of Sparrow Tweet, and his friend Klekot* in under who’s nest Tweet was living was brought to you by BHs, who built it for LUGPol‘s exhibition in Łódz Poland. That is where Se-Ma-For studio was located, hence the “Polish Cartoons” theme of the show.
Yesterday i read on Mark Staffords flickr photostream:
Daniel Krentz, retired LEGO designer passed away at the weekend.
That is sad news, because Daniel was not only lego designer who
brought us classic sets like Yellow Castle, but he was probably first Adult Fan of Lego.
Daniel was born and raised in the USA in 1937 living in Colorado and Chicago, he discovered LEGO bricks while at college in the 1960’s. He bought as many brick packs as he could afford on his salary and soon his fan creations came to the attention of LEGO’s US distributor at the time (Samsonite) who began using them as display models to increase sales. Soon after they showed off his MOCs to visiting LEGO reps he was recruited to be a designer in Billund Denmark. He was both the first AFOL and the first non-Dane hired to be a designer by the company. He started work as a designer in the mid 1970’s and continued until the year 2000. In Denmark he fell in love and married his wife who passed in the 1990’s, attended church every Sunday and lived a quiet peaceful life in Billund building with LEGO bricks every single day.
Daniel was the designer of many LEGO sets in his time but among his most iconic sets are:
And dozens upon dozens of others.
His funeral is on Tuesday 21st.
If his work or life had a positive impact on yours we will make sure his family gets any messages you would like to leave.
After retiring Daniel has kept his interests in LEGO. I have meet him during last Fan Weekend, unfortunately we did not talk long enough. Daniel had inspired so many builders with his creations… He will be missed.
X-files, the tv series is going back to the screens with new season soon. What better way to celebrate that than with a Lego build? Markus Aspasher did so, and he did it great.
It is an entry for German site Imperium Der Steine contest Serienjunkies .
That brings up the question, with lego pursuing everything tv/movie related recently, will we get official X-files set? Ideas maybe?
If this photo is not Crazy enough to be posted on Crazy Builders, then i don’t know what is.
Some crazy builds by Daniel Siskind and friends, and one of the builders that is crazy enough to walk on his hands, as they are setting up weekend exhibition in Evansville Museum, Indiana, USA.
I wish i could go.
If you are one of those crazy afols that go to Skaerbaek Fan Weekend in Denmark, you would be interested that Monday programme has been announced.
This time it is visit at construction site of LEGO house, and usual visit to the Employee Shop.
Also Signup for Big Box od LEGO started at the same time, so if you are going to attend the event be quick, as the spots are going out quickly.
What is LEGO House?
LEGO House is going to be a hands-on minds-on experience center where children and fans of all ages can experience the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick. It will be a place where the visitors are offered an active and fun as well as educational and inspiring experience based on everything that LEGO play has to offer.
GARC by Blake Foster is a perfect example how adding some stickers can bring a lot of details to the model. Without those orange stripes and other ornaments, this model would not look as awesome. On a model that scale it wouldnt be possible to add so much depth and texture.
I feel inspired to try more stickers in my works. Thanks Blake!
Flickr group Lego Military Models is organizing another round of it’s contest. Previous editions resulted in really great MOCs, some of them considered the best brick military models. If you are military builder, try your skills in one of the 5 categories:
IFVs (infantry fighting vehicle)
20th Century Battlefields
World of Tanks
Springfield’s Citizen Militia
If you decide to build anything for this contest, let me know, we will share your MOC here and keep our fingers crossed for you.
If you are building or not, follow contest flickr group Lego Military Annual Build Competition Or just subscribe to Crazy Builders, we will be keeping our eyes out to see what crazy builds were submitted for this contest.
Lego happens to be a theme of the songs form time to time. Today we have even rarer thing, Lego themed parody of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. It talks about never ending topic for Lego fans – sorting.
Is it unusual limb construction? Is it extreme poseability? Is it taurus like head? Probably mixture of them all, but it makes a robot that i cannot refrain from blogging.
Follow Toni A aka Lord Oblivion the Great on flickr, as he is going to post more photos of this amazing Speed Demon