Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flower power

I'm not much of a gamer. We have a WII, but it gets very little use as a game console, mostly just for streaming our Netflix account. Anyway, I did recently get the Batman game, but haven't played it much. Eventually I'll get a chance to do so and will post more about that in the blog (seems silly to post a 'review' as it's been out for a couple of years). Anyway, o0Randal0o has made some of the vehicles that appear in the game, including this car for Poison Ivy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Slightly smaller friendly neighborhood sculpture

This Spidey minifig sculpture is also in Dan Brown's Toy and Plastic Brick Museum. I assume this was also some sort of official LEGO store display, as opposed to someone's MOC, given the branding on the backdrop.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friendly neighborhood sculpture

The Toy and Plastic Brick Museum is a labor of love by Dan Brown, who has been collecting large sculptures and rare models for some time now and opened an actual museum devoted to LEGO. Among the displays is this Spider-Man. I assume this was a promotional model from a LEGO store or similar outlet when LEGO released their Spider-Man line.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Meanwhile, back at the hall of justice ...

Finishing up my little foray into Chris Doyle's world is this great version of the Hall of Justice. Form of ... an ice LEGO brick!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Archie and Jughead

Um, no, different comic book Archie - this one the Night Owl's ship from the Watchmen series. Be sure to click through all of those pages, as Chris Doyle made a few variations and also detailed the interior.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In brightest day, in blackest night ...

Looking at the photos from Brick Bash that led to yesterday's post, I noticed that Chris Doyle also made a great Green Lantern logo mosaic, achieving the effect in an interesting way by varying the texture rather than the color.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kissing figures or a vase?

Olly Moss took an old optical illusion and gave it a new twist with Wolverine? Or two Batmen?. Chris Doyle took this idea and LEGO-fied it. It even comes apart to emphasize the illusion.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mr. Sandman, send me a dream ...

Let's do one last non-traditional comic book figure, the Sandman, here in a series of MOCs by Shane Larson. Morpheus, aka Dream of the Endless, is a fantasy figure created by Neil Gaiman as a new take on the older DC hero. I can't recommend these stories highly enough. They're mystical and beautiful and extremely intelligent. A bit graphic at times, so they are for adults. Anyway, they're hard to describe, so just go read them.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I probably misspoke yesterday when I implied that my childhood comic reading was all based on DC and Marvel superheroes. We also had a huge stack of Archie comics - hey, I blame my sisters. So, in the spirit of expanding my comic horizons a bit, Nathan Proudlove made an awesome version of Archie and his friends.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Team Rocket

I've been debating whether I should post this here or not. On the one hand, when I think comics I go back to when I was a kid watching Superfriends on Saturday mornings, or reading Spider-Man, or running around the backyard with a towel draped around my neck as a cape pretending I was Batman. But maybe I'm being a little closed minded here and I should also consider manga, the Japanese version of comic books. Anyway, this is a pretty amazing sculpture from Dave and John at briXwerX: Jessie from Team Rocket

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Monsterbrick made this great version of Daredevil, the LEGO without fear. Why feature Daredevil today, you as, and not at least someone green like the Hulk or the Martian Manhunter? Because Matt Murdock, the man behind the mask, is an Irish American who grew up in an immigrant neighborhood of New York City.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Don't make me angry

Mike Asanuma, brother of Mariann (prominent builder and blogger at Model Building Secrets) is no slouch himself. For instance, see his Hulk.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Believe it or not ...

Shmails made a great custom of the Greatest American Hero. "Hey!" you shout at me, "that's a TV show!" You can even watch it on Hulu. Apparently William Katt, star of the 80's series, launched Catastrophic Comics, a company that released a limited series based on the TV show. You can see a preview on that site, but I have no idea if it lasted past its initial release in 2008.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Batboy and Superboy

ModelGal Mariann Asanuma has built a couple of boys in superhero costumes at miniland scale. These are excellent, as should be expected since Mariann used to work at Legoland.

My only disappointment is that they rely on custom decals. I had thought that the Batman symbol might be a printed 1x2 brick from the Batman sets, but it doesn't appear that such a brick exists. That said, in looking at Bricklink, there are a number of printed 1x2 bricks that might make great logos for custom superheroes built at this scale.

Plus some others, even more if you accept stickered bricks. Some of these would be fun superheroes - Snakeman! Telephoneguy! (wonder what his power is?) Shellgirl!