Saturday, April 30, 2011

Death by spider

Okayaraman imagines an alternative universe where a bite by a radioactive spider doesn't necessarily turn you into a hero.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Help me, Mr. Batman

When he's not battling the Joker or other master villains, Batman also rescues cats, according to Crises.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Minifigure Customization

Why live in the box? That's the challenge master customizer Jared Burks raises in his new book Minifigure Customization - Populate Your World!. If you read through the free preview pages, you'll see several comic book custom jobs, both by Jared and by other builders.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Iron Man

Innershade made a great version of Iron Man's helmet.



He even included glowing eyes:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Set 7780 - The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc

It's been a while since a set review, so let's take a look at 7780 - The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc . This set was released in 2006 and originally sold for US$20. As a build, I personally am not a huge fan of this set. It seems overly dependent on large single-use elements. The little Bat-jetski speeder is an okay play feature, but I think if they hadn't included this they could have made the boat itself much cooler. The coolest thing about this set is the Killer Croc fig, which is great (and Batty, but presumably someone buying this set already had a couple of him). This set is also notable for including two realistic guns. For many years before this, LEGO had refused to create realistic guns in modern themes (there were both pistols and rifles in the Wild West theme, and of course all kinds of muskets, cannons, swords, spears, and other weapons etc in other historical themes). I think this was one of the first sets to go against this policy (though LEGO still says this is a fantasy theme, and they don't make modern military sets).



You can see the instructions on LEGO.com, the inventory on Peeron, or purchase it on BrickLink.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Who knew, both kryptonite and elevators

One of the runners-up in the recent murderous minifigs competition, that asked builders to come up with their own take on the classic Clue game, was Creation Crook's Patient Pumpkin, in the elevator shaft, with the elevator. Apparently elevators work just as well as kryptonite.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Knight

Profound Whatever's First Knight project reimagined the Caped Crusader battling versions of his enemies in 1930.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Archie

Pate-possu has his own version of Archie, Nite Owl's ship from the Watchmen.

Friday, April 1, 2011