September 12, 2011

Lego Iconic Vol #14 by Jeff Bond



I am such a huge Lego nerd that words can not explain. Soooo I've decided to use my favorite blog site CCD 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. 


This week I have 'Game of Thrones', Marvel & DC heroes, 'Star Wars', LOTR...and much...much more!


**Please click READ MORE below for more bircktastic brickery!**


Can't get enough of all things 'A Song of Ice & Fire'? ('Game of Thrones' if you're nasty) Flickr user Sam 'Dufresne07' Beattie has put together all the families and clans for you're amazement, m' lord! I could have posted just a few...but, I decide just to post 'em all! I need all the brick '..Thrones' I can to get me through until HBO's next season of episodes.  Which are your favorites? Let Dufresne07 & I know in the comment section below.
Arya, Jon, Ned, Catelyn, Robb, Bran, Hodor, Hansa, & Rickon...The Srarks!
Artsan, Daenerys, Jorah, Drogo, & Illyrio
Stannis, Robert & Renly
Melisandre, Davos, & Sallador
Littlefinger, Pycelle & Varys 'the eunuch'

Brienne & Jeor

Sandor & Gregor Clegane
Penny with Pretty & Crunch

Shagga & Great Jon

Victarion, Theon, & Asha

Grey Worm & Moqorro


Jaime, Tywin, Cersei, Joffrey, Tyrion...The Lannisters...they always pay their brick debts!

George R. R. Martin, himself!


Graznador2 created this homage to a nail biting sequnce from the Super Mario Bros. francise.  A 1-up goes out to you, for this one my friend!




The Dawn of Man sequence fro Kubrick's '2001 A Sapce Odyssey' evolves into brick with this vignette from Flickr user Si-MOC!



The shoes were made for building! These wear of Stiletto Heels were part of artist/designer Finn Stone's 2011 collection. Sexy!



Nolnet created this "happy little accident" we like to refer to as Bob Ross ...the Lego Minifig!



Kevin J. aka 'Sky' Walter has made the track to Barad-Dur one brick at a time...and has live to tell the tale. LOTR nerds, BEHOLD! The dark tower in all it's glory.




Dufresne07 (from the above 'A Song of Ice & Fire' Minifigs) also is responsible for this Serenity homage featuring the full cast and 'Firefly' vessel. Great work, Captain!





Calvin & Hobbes were at a Lego convention. Ho hum....big deal. Whoa! Wait just a minute! Did you say Calvin & Hobbes? Love 'em!



Our brothers to the north, 'Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool', posted this great groups of gods and astronomers minifigs that were made with aluminum and were launched with the Atlas V rocket the first week of August. Legos boldly going where no brick has gone before! Thanks Cal.....maybe this one's a giant leap for brick but, a small step in getting you to embrace all that is Lego.

Jupiter, Juno & Galileo


Thanks to Mike D. for sending this clip of a break-in utilizing Lego brick. I like to call it 'Bricking & Entering'!

Break into to a building using Lego



While CCD was on hiatus, one of the biggest pieces of Lego news was that Marvel Entertainment & The Lego Group made an official announcement that the future would hold a very surprising merger.....full lines of Super Hero Mini Figures and sets! KAPOW!


Soon after, both the Brothers Brick site & Comics Alliance posted photos of some VERY early stage development heroes. This sent me into a brick-coma with anticipation! Not only would they be venturing into a full- line of MARVEL Superheroes extended from the previous Spider-Man brick line...as the announcement first implied but, also a full line of DC Super heroes....extended from their previous Batman line. Absolutely too good to be true. The article notes that these won't just be Mini Figures...but, buildable vehicles and playsets as well. Get a gander at the prototypes.








Also, Model Gal snagged a punch of photos at the recent San Diego Comic Con booth showcasing the heroes in all their glory. What's your thoughts on possible playsets and vehicles for these super bricks? Fortress of Solitude? The Lex-or 7? Tell us in the comment space provided.









Ah Orion Pax is at it once again. Out-doing himself for the pleasure of all Lego fandom. Not only has he duplicated the 'Batcave' and 'Batmobile' from the Tim Burton films...







.......but than, he was inspired to go back to the brick table and painstakingly recreate the original 1960's TV show 'Batmobile' and 'Batcave'. To the batcave!!










.......Thanks goes to 'Geeks Are Sexy' and 'Super Punch' blogspot for the tips


Creato Azaghal Gabilzaramul wants Superman to 'Kneel Before Zod'....an homage to, what still, may be the greatest 'Superman' film of all time. You disagree? Best not to anger the good general.









Lego has an official 'Lego Stamp Contest' underway. Click the link for details but, in a nutshell you or your little one can create a postage stamp featuring your favorite bricks. Winners may receive a new 'Winter Village Post Office' set....or have their work featured in a super-sized mosaic and included in the November 2011 Lego catalog. I'm going to be sure to make a submission. If you, also, feel so brick-inclined...send me pics of your creation/submission.




Thanks to one of my favoritest daily blog stops, SuperPunch Blogspot, for posting a link to Ochre Jelly's kickass 'Kick-Ass' themed statuettes. Still not sure which is the side kick after seeing this raw, superbly made crimefighter flick...but, I sure as hell dig the duo!







The Bronx Zoo in New York unveiled their 'LEGO Wildlife Expedition' while we were away, also. The Bronx Zoo Exhibit is one where visitors could  go on a Zoofari to find all the life-size Lego animal statues scattered through the park. ROOooaaar!! Man I'm growling mad I missed this one....but I guess it just wasn't in the bricks for me this time around. 







  

Artist and builder 'Ickelpete' not only moved me with this R2-D2 piece...but, also made the R2-D2 piece move! Yep, this little droid is 'fully operational'! Just watch it go in the clip below...than head on over to I.P.'s Flickr page and give him propers.


Thanks to Lego Iconic readers, Mike & Edson, who spotted  this phenomenal life-sized R2-D2 recreation HERE and HERE .














Artist Mike Stimpson has been creating some fun vignettes with Star Wars Lego Minifigures. One of his latest Wookie Chess Championship isn't as fun for all involved. 'Always let the Wookie win' seems to be the moral of this one! Thanks to 'Rampaged Reality' for the tip!






Also over the hiatus, the Cartoon Network aired, what I hope to be the first of many, a Star Wars animated special entitled Lego Star Wars 'The Padawan Menace'. The tale takes you on tour with C-3P0 and R2-D2 as they babysit some of the new youngling padawans. True to the Lego Star Wars genre, comedy and hi-jinx ensue and it all turns out to be light-hearted fare for all ages. If you missed it, I grabbed the show in it's entirety off of YouTube (albeit a bit shaky since it's filmed straight off the screen by camcorder). Otherwise, look for it on Bluray/DVD combo! (Which includes an exclusive Minifig!)






















Thanks to Rampaged Reality for putting me onto the brilliant work of Imagine Rigney. Imagine has been creating sequences and surroundings from the hit video game 'BioShock' all from Lego brick, of course! I'm not too familiar with aspects of the game but, from what I've seen, some of the visuals are dead-on.












'The Brick Show' has images of, what very well could be, 10 of the upcoming Lego series 6 Minis. (Nerd-gasm!). I love me some 'Genie'! If I had 3 wishes it would be to have THESE now! (Honestly, a BLUE Genie seems like there might be a little copyright infringement involved there...and that grey alien just doesn't seem like Lego's style.)...but keep your fingers and bricks crossed! What's your favorite?


Top Row: Butcher, Skater Chick, Minotaur
Middle Row: Genie, Leprechaun, 50's Mechanic
Bottom Row: Space Gal, Lady Liberty, Grey Alien, Barbarian 




I'd like to, always, end this article with a little Bear Jew!  Deviant Artist, Liana Alexander, has done an inglorious job recreating Donny Donowitz, the character made, bludgeoningly, famous by horror writer/director...and sometimes actor, Eli Roth, in the smash hit Tarantino flim 'Inglorious Basterds'





'Til next time Lego Enthusiasts. 
Be sure to email me directly with any leads on impressive Lego creations

gameplaya112@gmail.com


3 comments:

  1. That was a terrific journey. Although these bricks will always be the devil to me, it was fascinating to learn why I should hate these bricks of Satan even more. Look at all I missed out on. Oh I could jump on the bandwagon now, but then LEGO will hurt me again like they did before. Squares and rectangles were the only shapes I had to create with. How great COULD I have been if the Lego of my day had included a corner piece? The Multiverse will never know.

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  2. I meant a ROUND corner piece. You will be surprised at how many corners you can make using only sqauare and rectangle pieces of LEGO.

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  3. Haha...your ire toward the Lego bricks of today knows no bounds! Thanks for reading and responding, Cal!

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