Posts Tagged ‘Sci Fi’

Day of the Doctor — LEGO Style

November 19, 2013

Day of the Doctor -- LEGO Style

I’m a huge Doctor Who fan and this whole week is getting me excited for the 50th Anniversary special that will be on this Saturday. So I naturally had to make my own 10th and 11th Doctor (David Tennant and Matt Smith respectively). 😀

I may just have to some of the Doctor’s other regenerations and companions too, who knows. We’ll see 😉

11th Doctor

September 17, 2013

I know I’ve been missing in action here on the blog, but if you’ve been following me on Facebook, and you really should be 😉 , I posted yesterday that I’ve been getting ready for BrickCon with my newest mosaic.

Oh yes, bow ties are cool! Ever since Doctor Who returned to the airwaves on 2005, I’ve become an unashamed Whovian. As it is the 50th anniversary of the classic show, I figured I’d try my hand at portraying the current Doctor Matt Smith in my mosaic style.

LEGO 11th Doctor Mosaic 1

Overall the mosaic from concept to completion took about a week and a half. It actually took longer as I did the initial design 2 months ago, but I was too busy with commissions and LEGO conventions to actually get around to building it till just a few days ago. I started building Friday and just finished up an hour ago.

I posted a “teaser pic” on Facebook also
Teaser Pic 1

Several people correctly guessed that it was the Doctor. 😀

People often ask what computer program I use. And although I do used a few programs to do the initial color values, I mainly design the mosaic by hand. Here’s what it looks like.

LEGO 11th Doctor Mosaic Plans

This will be debuting at BrickCon 2013 next month and if you are still thinking of going as an attendee you only have one more day to register, so get on it!

The small side of life — in Space!

January 21, 2013

I love Micro Scale. Its one of those building scales that just doesn’t get as much attention as it should. People always seem more impressed by the large massive models like the LEGO Elvis that I blogged about earlier.

Now don’t get me wrong, the large models are impressive. But what is just as impressive is when you can manage to create something tiny that actually looks good.

Now with the Micro Sci-Fi Contest on Eurobricks there are some pretty stunning things popping up on Flickr.

This creation by Sean and Steph Mayo is jaw dropping in its complexity and awesome part usage.
Ice Planet (Micro Base)

I admit, I had to stare at it for a few minutes to figure out just what was going on with certain areas of the build (the tank treads for example). The integration of Bionicle parts feels natural and totally works — something that doesn’t always happen with some of the awkwardly shaped parts.

Its funny, but when Ice Planet 2002 was introduced in 1993, that seemed like a really long way away. Now, twenty years later (man I feel old) and 11 years after 2002, we still haven’t found that Ice Planet. 😀

Here’s a couple more of the entries Micro Sci-Fi Contest —
Micro Space the First Frontier: DS9
Micro Space the First Frontier: DS9

Loftus Base on Graidarrn
Loftus Base on Graidarrn

The Year 2980, Asteroid Hephaestus 32b
The Year 2980, Asteroid Hephaestus 32b

I look forward to seeing what else comes from this contest. I might just enter my self. 😉

And on a completely non Sci Fi, but related Micro Scale note there’s this little gem —
A tiny slice of suburbia

I love the use of the new roller skate element as cars!!

So if you haven’t built in it — give Micro a chance. 😉