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BrickWorld ’09 June 24, 2009

Posted by cptdecius in Ancient, Animals, Armor, Blacktron, Castle, Classic Castle, Classic Pirates, Classic Space, Classic Themes, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Hardsuits, Historical, Humor, Ice Planet, LEGO Photography, Mecha, Microspace, Military, Minifigs, Modern, Naval, Near-Future, News, Pirates, Post-Apocalyptic, Prop Replicas, Racing, Real Life, Science Fiction, Space, Space Police, Starfighters, Steampunk, Town, Trains, vignettes, Western.
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BrickWorld 2009 was for the most part, a great success. The real highlight was the Micropolis, and the Space display, for me. Space has died ever since Brickfest ’06, however, this year, Starfighters and SHIP’s ruled the half the tables of AMCP display. Castle was a little disappointing this year, but it was still cool since Peter brought along his castle. The vendors were expensive as usual. This year, there were not as many trains, which is a good thing and a bad thing for many people. All in all, a great convention with a staggering 556 attendees. 
BrickWorld SHIP's (Nannan Zhang's Picture)/SHIP WIP

^That wasn’t even all of the SHIP’s. There were two more.

Some Towers by Adam Tucker

Now, all we have to do is start preparing for BrickWorld 2010. Next year, we have the whole hotel.


Istanbul (Not Constantinople) June 10, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Ancient, Castle, Historical, Minifigs.
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Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Originally uploaded by Sir Nadroj

I really love this. Named after the hit swing-style tune, Sir Nadroj has delivered a gracefully rendered atmosphere fluently emphasizing Turkish architectural vernacular as well as a touch of cultural heritage with use of the Indian printed elements from the Orient Expedition product line. Although I slightly miss the ogee style arches so commonly associated with Byzantine design, I particularly fancy the fountain as both a realistically and aesthetically fitting facet to an overall beautiful scene (even despite the fact that Jordan has only built it and thrown it on flickr to boast the fact that he’s got his hands a certain piece earlier than most other people have. But hey, as a common follower of his work, that is something to which I have grown accustomed. This time he even admitted it. Ha!)

Lair of the Minotaur February 16, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Ancient, Fantasy, Historical.
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Lair of the Minotaur
Originally uploaded by Shadow Viking

Fellow contributor Peter Anderson (Shadow Viking) herein illustrates his enthused philhellenism with his depiction the dank and bloodstained chamber located at the heart of legendary Cretan labyrinth in which the monstrous minotaur, a fearsome beast of Greek Mythology, is incarcerated. Infiltrating Daedalus’ winding maze is Athenian hero Theseus on a mission to slay the beast. Let’s hope he can find a sword sometime soon with which to commit the slaughter.

Shadows, knives and the thin thread of life February 2, 2009

Posted by monkfish44 in Ancient, Castle, Historical, LEGO Photography, Minifigs.
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Shadows, knives and the thin thread of life, originally uploaded by Shadow Viking.

I love this cinematic scene by Flickr user (and a resident blogger here) Shadow Viking.

I really hope he’ll delve deeper into the world of photography as this is very promising, not to mention the cool building.