Thursday, July 31, 2014

Celestial Avenger

Is there anything Letranger Absurde (vitroleum) can't build? I've previously featured his shark, fantasy villain's lair, Cad Bane bust, and Legend of Korra scene... and now he's built a sweet spacefighter as well! Behold the Celestial Avenger
Many aspects of this creation make it really pop. Note the sleek overlapping of curved bricks on the ship's body, the bare, greebly texture of the rover, and the usage of minifigure legs on the sides of the cockpit. Vitroleum has been extremely prolific lately and I imagine he will see many more of his MOCs blogged here on Brickology

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NO! Both fuses are blown!

Main power and life support fuses, burnt black and useless....

"Dammit, I'm here alone, the next shift's not due for a week, and I'm retiring after this shift, or was....but I only brought the one replacement fuse as originally reported....Dammit!. Either I restore power, then asphyxiate on my way to get another fuse, or I can get life support up and then be stuck here...dying, just not as fast.....Dammit dammit dammit .........."
Karf Oohlu is at it again. 'Nuff said. 

The Fungi Desert of E'gallorsk

Brickology regular (and fellow TFOL!) A Plastic Infinity is back at work creating awesome surreal sci-fi and fantasy MOCs. I don't know quite what's going on in his latest build, "The Fungi Desert of E'gallorsk," but then again, maybe I don't want to. Sometimes it's safer not to know... 
All those spikes and dark-trans-orange elements covering that creature really make the scene pop. Fantastic work. 

Spy Trak Two

I'm in love with this Space Police rover MOC by legoalbert. The design and feel is classic, but the use of new parts, like the trans-red bubble canopies, keep it feeling sleek and space-age. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crisp and juicy

Upon clicking over to Flickr's Builders Lounge pool earlier today I was happy to see these wonderful slices of watermelon built by Bruce Lowell (bruceywan):
I bet these would go nicely with Bruce's oranges that I blogged back in May. 

The Aggravation of Smaug

Check out this awesome stop-motion Brickfilm made by LEGO and BrotherhoodWorkshop. It's a humorous take on the battle with Smaug from the Hobbit movies. 

BrotherhoodWorkshop has a very interesting behind-the-scenes video as well. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Red Riding Ship

Technically I'm supposed to be focusing on LEGO at Comic Con until the end of the weekend, but I'll make an exception for Tyler Sky's ":DART: Short Range Recon Fighter."
This was built for the Small Starfighters Building Challenge on Flickr. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Olive Cheese Gang strikes again

Today's featured MOCs seem to have a fantasy theme, though this one is a bit crazier than the last. But that's to be expected considering the builder is Brickology regular A Plastic Infinity, who's known for his wacky scenes. "The Labyrinth of Doom" chronicles the (mis)adventures of the "Olive Cheese Gang"*, with a bit of purple thrown in for good measure... plus a pair of minifigures in panda suits. What? 
(Click to enlarge photo- I couldn't get it any bigger in the post)

*I can't explain it all here; click here to read the story! 

The beauty of nature

Brother Steven's fantasy scenes always have a great natural style, and his latest, "Friðsælt Falls," is no different. The water, trees, shrubs, and rocks look fantastic, as do the deer and the squirrel. 
This was built for the Inspirational Build Contest hosted by Flickr's Inspirational LEGO group. Here's what inspires the builder:

What inspires me?

The harmony, balance, and majesty of all that I observe in nature.
Whenever I begin to create something that requires landscape, I always look to the original masterpiece. Whether in stone, the flow of water, animal life, or foliage.

For an in-depth look at this MOC, check out this YouTube video: 

Wolfpack Leader's Retreat

I've been rather busy the last few days, but now I've got some time to kill and there are a lot of great MOCs to blog. I'll start with the recently blogged Letranger Absurde (vitroleum) and his "Wolfpack Leader's Retreat":
This MOC is rich in detail, and there are plenty of creative part uses. Note the syringes as plants, and the fan and Technic clip element on the bird. The ramshackle hut with its "wonky" roof is also quite nicely done. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cad Bane

I just blogged an awesome Legend of Korra MOC by Letranger Absurde (vitroleum). Now he's back with this fantastic bust of Cad Bane from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First, ze world. Then, ze galaxy. THEN, ZE UNIVERSE!

It's a bit of a slow day as far as MOCs go over on Flickr. While I try to find more models to blog (and satisfy my insatiable hunger for Oreos), say hello to Bricknave's creation "Doctor Tulu," who will be in charge of Brickology for a few hours.  
Let me know if he starts causing any trouble. Oh and don't call him "squid head," there may be...consequences. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Screamin' like a banshee

Although its twin gamma scramjets emit a piercing howl in atmosphere, the Banshee instead derived its nickname from the fearsome visage of the helmets worn by her pilots. Able to fold compactly for carrier docking, a swarm of Banshees are well suited for quick response in defense of fleet groups and capital ships.
Presenting the "JSF-60 'Banshee'" by John Stephens (-=Steebles=-). This was built for the Small Starfighters Building Contest.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rustic corner

Nannan Zhang's latest MOC invokes a sense of summer with its white latticed fence brimming with flowers and leaves. This is something I would want in my backyard (albeit a larger, non-plastic brick version!). 

Friends don't let friends step on LEGOs

Christopher Lira on Google+ has shared this funny GIF of what happens when a man tries to save his buddy from stepping on a LEGO brick: 

Friday, July 11, 2014

But if you close your eyes...

This MOC by Matthew Oh, depicting the Biblical destruction of Jericho, is awesome- the "exploding" walls create realistic sense of motion. 
(Thanks to The Brothers Brick for bringing this to my attention. Also, thanks for the Bastille reference in your post title. British synth-rock music is always appreciated here on Brickology!)

Thursday, July 10, 2014


One more for today- this time, from the farthest corners of the galaxy! Zooming out of hyperspace and into this humble brick-blog is eldeeem's Manta V spacecraft:
This thing is probably speeding to pick up the phone... the Starfighter Telephone Game that is! It was built for Round 4 and was inspired by a ship by ted @ndes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A fantasy trifecta

Over to MOCPages today for a trio of great fantasy/medieval builds. (Click to enlarge photos or just click through to the MOCPages page; they got a bit fuzzy when I made them any bigger)

"The Pit of Despair" by Ian Spacek (more images here):
"The Final Duel" by Matthew Oh (more images here):
"Duel On The Roof" by sinan bitiþik (more images here):

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Everything is NOT awesome [Editorial]

Update- as of October 9th, 2014, LEGO has ended its partnership with Shell, claiming they want no involvement with Shell or Greenpeace. Read more on The Brick Fan or The LEGO Car Blog

Though this blog has a fun, playful tone (it is about a toy and an art form, after all), today I'm using it to address a real-life (but still, of course, LEGO-related) issue. 

The video above is fantastic... and it tells of a real problem. 

Greenpeace is asking LEGO to sever its ties with oil company Shell, who is "polluting our kids' imaginations" through their associations with LEGO. You can click here to learn more and to sign a petition to try and help stop LEGO's partnership with Shell. This is an important issue and I'm glad to see someone addressing it in such a peaceful, useful manner. 

Here's what Greenpeace said regarding this video on YouTube: 

We love LEGO. You love LEGO. Everyone loves LEGO. 

But when LEGO's halo effect is being used to sell propaganda to children, especially by an unethical corporation who are busy destroying the natural world our children will inherit, we have to do something.

Children's imaginations are an unspoilt wilderness. Help us stop Shell polluting them by telling LEGO to stop selling Shell-branded bricks and kits today. Sign our petition at

Greenpeace is calling on LEGO to end its partnership with Shell to Save the Arctic

Enforcer Caste Brute

***impossible not to blog***
Fantastic work here by the talented and prolific A Plastic Infinity- this build rocks. Really it's just a jumble of black and trans-green parts, but it's just so... fantastic! 

Check out the Batarang and the black hood elements in there, those are some nice part uses. Also, I don't think I've yet seen the Ninjago techno-blades used in any MOCs; the trans-green one here looks great.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A new take on classic

Flickr's billyburg has constructed this new take on a Classic space-type design, full of greebles and unusual part uses but also those classic space colors we know and love. I especially like the joystick bases used to attach the guns on the wings, and the domes on the front.

Friday, July 4, 2014


There's currently a Small Starfighters Building Contest going on on Flickr. This "Crescent" fighter would be a valid entry... if its builder, pasakaru76, weren't judging the contest.
Some nice part use here, like the trash can and big cocoon piece.


Happy Independence Day to Brickology's American readers! Here's a nice little creation by Tyler Clites (Legohaulic):

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Reckless Abandon

Round 6 of the Starfighter Telephone Game is underway (I blogged one of the first entries last night), and Chris Maddison (cmaddison) has taken advantage of this to build one of the coolest starfighters I've ever seen. Feast your eyes on "Reckless Abandon:"

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


"Minokasago" was an apt name choice for this spaceship by pasukaru76: It's Japanese for "lionfish."
This was built for Round Six of the Starfighter Telephone Game, where it's the starting fighter for the team "Fabric of Space." The sails apparently serve a stealth purpose.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Titanfall and WWII mashup

This amazing MOC by Kosmas Santosa combines a Titanfall mech with a WWII-themed background...and the result is amazing.

Nice car

This 1911 Graf and Stift Double Phaeton by Raphael Granas (r a p h y) is awesome. Sleek lines, a dash of olive green, and a genius hood ornament adds up to one sweet car.

It's official: Space has taken over Castle

Just kidding. The Castle-Space rivalry is still going strong. (SPACE IS THE BEST!) But when you see something like an astronaut's air-tank used in a Castle MOC, you have to wonder... 
A nice, meditative scene here by Brother Steven. I also recommend that you check out his Japanese Garden Ambush (and in fact pretty much his entire Flickr photostream).