Friday, December 30, 2005

Fuzzy Man

Micah Berger made a cute little ogre! Notice the teeth (fig hands) and the system for the shoulder hinge joint.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Classic Car

KillerMoth26 gives us a genaric, and nearly completely SNOT, Classic Car.



Check it out!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Cogs galore

Check out these three medieveal trade cogs, all of them CCC3 entries, by Carl Nelson, Lomero and Kenn Oldham:






Monday, December 26, 2005

Stealth Bomber

Ladies and gentlemen, I present a Mini Stealth Bomber! It doesn't have much more than a SNOT job to recomend it (and a spankingly good one, at that), but it's still unique.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Victorian House

Here is a little Christmas Eve treat: a full-fledged victorian house with plenty of SNOT! There are so many creative things that I love about this house that I could bore you with a twenty page tour, so thank me for not doing so; the temptation is great. Here are a few of the best:





Great SNOT bay windows:





SNOT brickwork:



The little round window with SNOT arch and a piece of fence:



Railing detail:



Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mini Starship

Two posts in a row - I'm on a roll! Actually, it's more like Christmas vacation. At any rate, here is a-tree again with a mini starship.





You've gotta love the angle on the back end. If I'm not mistaken, it is accomplished by hinging on the "T" pieces that also connect to the light-saber handles. Clever!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Guns Museum Deluxe

There isn't much there yet, but I am really looking forward to more from a-tree and his gun gallery. I already love what is there and I'm sure the gun-lovers among us will draw much inspiration from this gallery if he continues the project.


A simple SNOTty snowflake

Anthony Sava has recently built several cool Christmas tree ornaments, including this snowflake that employs some nifty SNOT:

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Why are they called "bardings" anyway?

Classic-Castle.com is the online home of many great builders and a treasure house of ideas. Recently, C-C user Boses posted this brick-built barding on his Brickshelf gallery and I think it is downright cool.

Notice the stocking-cap as a buckler.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Details, details, details...

If you ever want to find some LEGO buildings with awesome detail, check out a train layout. Here are some tasty treats:




SNOTty Steampunk

Kevin Heckel's Scuttler Steampunk Mecha includes some complex SNOT work and uses a castle helmet and a Rock Raider's dump bin in interesting ways:

Friday, December 09, 2005

Harley

Derjoe has created a wonderful Harley in his Comicshop scene.





Also notice the brick used as a crate and the SNOT sign.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Harry Potter stairs in a whole new light

Josh Wedin's Dragonsbane Siege, an entry into the 3rd Colossal Castle Contest, uses the Harry Potter spiral stair piece in a unique new way:

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Pope's hat and staff

Johannes Koehler has created a new vignette. It uses a tire and this part to make a creative Pope's hat. Also note the use a mecha hinge part for the staff:

Monday, November 28, 2005

Clikits go heavenly

Check out these miniland-scale angels by Brickshelf user MisaQa:


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Crazy Creatures

Micah Berger has wowed us again, with four new fantastical creatures. His gargoyle and minotaur use minifig hands and levels in interesting ways. Check 'em out!



Thursday, November 24, 2005

SNOTty car

Check out this black car by Brickshelf user Moko that is filled with SNOT techniques:



Friday, November 11, 2005

Shields as shells

Brickshelf user Megs (Megan Rothrock, an new member of the AFOL online community) has a new creation: Smergle the Turtle. It makes great use of the Knight's Kingdom II mega-fig shields and of several Bionicle parts:



Thanks to Bruce for pointing this cool creation out!

Space Gallery

Check out Legodrome's space gallery. It contains tons of SNOT and some great techniques.


Tragon

Megan Rothrock's Tragon is as impressive as it is colorful. It also uses some odd parts in cool ways. Check out the Viking horns, leaf pieces and elephant trunks.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tree Mosaic

BrickTales' new Tower Hall in the Tower of Ecthelion features, in addition to the Classic-Castle.com Admin Team, a cool SNOT tree mosaic:



Guns, guns, and more guns

Brickshelf user a-tree has a gallery full of minifig-scale guns. A lot of them use interesting parts in new ways:


Friday, November 04, 2005

Candles

Justin Harvey has come up with a cool way to make a candle (look to the left on the wall):

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Check out this creative vignette by Brickshelf user modelgal. Note especially the use of the new 1x1 slopes for the roof and pumpkin:

Friday, October 28, 2005

SNOTty Studless Space Ship

Brickshelf user Legohaulic has created a super-slick purple and white ship. Check out all the SNOT!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

March Of The Penguins

Penguins of all shapes and sizes have begun to pop up on Brickshelf. Here are three new ones, built by

Johannes Koehler,








Moko,















Michael Jasper,









And one can't make a post about penguins without mentioning Adam Silcott.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Another desk and chair from Jojo

Johannes Koehler has returned with another unique desk and chair. Check out his use of the pith helment for the lantern and the brown technic parts that make up the chair:

Friday, October 21, 2005

Brick Frame Armature by the Count


Mike Crowley, aka Count Blockula, has created an amazing new building technique he calls BrickFA, or Brick Frame Armature.

Not only has the Count created several really cool models, including Optimus Prime, Megatron and everyone's favorite bookworm witch Hermione, he's provided instructions so everyone can build their own BrickFA!





Monday, October 17, 2005

Flower Mosaic

Jason Allemann has built a flower mosaic. Pretty cool!


Friday, October 14, 2005

Crumbling Brick Wall

Nelson Yrizarry has created a series of vignettes called Lost Tales Of The Adventurers. All of them are awesome but one in particular, The Buddha Guardian, features a very cool crumbling brick wall:

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

PCS Parts Pack

Spacer Chris Giddens's PCS Medical Ship LL-M1 "Doulos" is chock-full of hard-to-use parts intergrated in unique ways. Check out his use of sports ramps, minifig skateboards, X-Pod lids and Bionicle canister lids: