Monday, August 29, 2005

Damn Europeans

I mean, WTF? Classic Castler Teup, like a big huge jerk, simply excretes architectural detail. In addition to the "just some ideas" pictured, this city project of his seems to be equally on a lark. I can imagine him building a fully minifig-scale Hagia Sophia and saying, "Just a little something I whipped up".

Where does he get off with all these unusual part usages, deft schleim, and eye for composition? Say "natural talent" all you like, but my money's on the European Pick-a-Brick. That's it! I'm moving to Amsterdam!

Art Deco My Brains Out! <3

Brickshelf's DecoJim makes a bold statement with this retro-tastic Miami beach hotel. It's too bad there doesn't seem to be any inside, but I can't complain as my moonbase module was similarly empty...

Like all good MOCs, this one plays fast and loose with scale- the minifigs are dwarfed by the fire hydrant and the patio furniture, and there's even a 4-wide car to mismatch the 6-wide car. Just the way I like it.

Regardless, I hope this trend towards building interesting architecture continues. Maybe it'll get the spacers' attention, ahem ahem.

Update: The builder is named James Garrett.

Monday, August 08, 2005

A Man's Home is His Castle

It seems that the famed dragon-lover Anthony Sava has completed his latest and largest-yet castle, "Ulmaris". It features numerous towers and turrets, pleasantly inexcessive mottling, and an understated courtyard.

He's been stringing along the poor dears at the forums for quite some time now, and appears to have gotten it done just in time for Brickfest. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I can't wait to ogle it in person. However, the gallery offers an excellent view of the castle from many angles, as well as a rather revealing look at what I assume to be The Savas's dining room. Nice wallpaper, Anthony!

"Aerodynamically Curvaceous"

Now here's a spaceship with a good set of child-bearing hips. Kenn Oldham brings us his "Bluebell" which features some thoroughly awful Bionicle lids put to good spacey use.