I am such a huge Lego nerd that words can not explain. Soooo I've decided to use my favorite blog site CCD.com as an outlet to get some of this stuff that I see every day, built out of bricks, out of my skull and onto the blogosphere where it can't hurt my cerebral cortex. Each month I'll be posting the best of the best hoping to inspire the Lego maniac in each of you...young and old. Enjoy!
I am 'Brick Junk' this week on all the Lego inspired art that has been forwarded to me and that I've found, myself, from hours of surfing the bricker-net. Kudos to my agents of Lego Iconery for all your help!
First up, my boy Ochre Jelly over at Flickr created his first homage installment to my second favorite Sci-Fi film franchises of all time. Those 'damn dirty apes' of the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise. Brick shall not kill brick! Dig the 2nd 60's retro poster inspired collage framing the monkey participants in all their Technicolor glory.
Spotted first on Topless Robot by my partner in crime, Mr. Mike D, forwarded me this Lego on Metal 'Viking Odyssey' short film created by the geniuses of CollegeHumor.com. Makes me wanna make cool things out of Lego and bash them at the walls!
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A few of my regular followers emailed me this terrifyingly creepy abandoned (and probably haunted) mansion which I traced back to SNAP blogspot. Thanks to all! The work, created by artist Mike Doyle, may be one of the best and meticulously rendered buildings I've ever seen....made of brick. Lego brick that is! Click the link for more detail.
|'Three Story Victorian'
Thanks to our friends over at The Brothers Brick for putting us on to Flickr poster Happy Weasel (Dan Rubin) whose imagination definitely stuck with him after childhood. His work below 'Linear Neualnet Cyborgunit 1 (LNC-1......get it!?) re-imagines the 'Great Emancipator' as a super-sized mech robot ready to engage himself in the war on slavery the hard way! Well done Dan!
|'Linear Neualnet Cyborgunit 1'
Thanks to Joe F. for forwarding this link to a piece I wish I had sitting in my living room. Toki-Woki.net posted, not only this Lego inspired living room table top...but, the video footage of it being created by it's owner. Love it!
-HADOUKEN!- Street Fighter's hardcore fans will recognize these Mini Fig customs created by Julian Fong aka Levork as Zangief, E. Honda, Ken & Ryu.
|'Streetfighter Mini Figs...Round 1'
By now you may heard that the newest Lego action line will be based on one of the hottest film franchises ever which will soon see it's latest installment on the 'silver screen'. I'm speaking, of course, about 'Pirates of the Caribbean'! There's been a lot of 'bricker-net' goings-on concerning the new line and Lego Iconic has got the scoop.
First up, Nerd Approved gives us this photo of 'Black Beard' himself, Ian McShane coming face-to-face with his nemesis, our hero, Jack Sparrow...created, from head to toe, in Lego brick! (Ahem...there should be a 'Captain' in there somewhere thankyaverymuch!)
Thanks to MTV.com for these glorious photos of each of the new 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides' building sets. Some of which may reveal some film spoilers so shield your eyes if you'd rather hold out to see everything unfold on the big screen and have a mate scroll past the following photos to the next entry for ya, ya scoundrel! Garrrr!
|'Isla de Muerta'
|'Queen Anne's Revenge'
|'Aqua de Vida'
Finally, Slashfilm has supplied us with this teaser for the upcoming 'Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides' for all your favorite video game systems. Fans of the Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars, and/or Lego Indiana Jones franchises will be happy to know this latest excursion in brickery will hold the same family-inclusive fun as it's predecessors.
Speaking of the seven seas swashbucklers, ForbiddenCove has been sponsoring a pirate themed Lego Pirate challenge for which dozens of fan made creations have been submitted.
Some of the best submissions come from one of our idols, Much Caffeine, who been inspired to create, not just one...but, many works for Fobidden Cove's approval. Here's just a taste!
Julie Elliott aka 'Angelina Cupcake' offers these Lego creations sure to make your teeth ache and belly full. Part of her bakery collection are these scrumptious looking Lego cupcakes! (Sorry Cal!...this one's to sugary sweet for you! I'll ask if there's a sugar-free version that we can enjoy.)
-BLAUW! BLAUW! BLAUW!- Xubor.com is convinced Lego building isn't exactly just kids play anymore. So much so, that they have been publishing unauthorized building manuals so that you, at home, can amass an arsenal of rubberband-firing weaponry. Click the link to purchase a copy....and let me know when Lego maniacs begin modifying them to fire live ammunition.I know it's only a matter of time!
Thanks to 'The Daily What' for the web ad for the new unauthorized Lego building books
'Lego Iconic' regular, Profound Whatver has done this great mock-up of this years Vanity Fair 'Hollywood Issue' cover which includes most of our favorites from 'young Hollywood'
'Til next time Lego Enthusiasts.
And be sure to email me directly with any leads on impressive Lego creations