Posts Tagged ‘Shark’

Make sure to brush your teeth

January 15, 2014

I know, I know. I’ve been MIA (missing in action) here on my blog for a while. If you’ve been following my Facebook Page or my Twitter feed then you know I’ve been working on a large model. It has a head, torso, arms and legs — but that’s all I will say till after I’m finished, which should be soon. So until I’m done, enjoy this cool model. 😉

You know, for teeth!

Carl Merriam has done it again with this over sized tooth brush. I love how he gets all the details of the bristles and rubber that makes up the head.

It makes me think of the giant tooth brush that I designed at LEGOLAND, sadly I don’t have any pictures. 😦

It was for the Splash Battle Ride in the Pirates area of the park. If you’ve been to the park I’m sure you’ve seen the giant shark on the ride. Well one of the models that didn’t make it, but was designed, was supposed to go on the shark. The initial concept was of someone holding the mouth open, but I thought that joke had been done too many times so my idea was to have a cabin boy straddling a tooth in the mouth of the shark with a very nervous expression on his face and a giant tooth brush in his hand.

We got as far as designing most of the model, and I made both a two foot prototype and a four foot long toothbrush model with a big dollop of toothpaste, but for some reason the final version of the cabin boy was never finished and I have no idea what happened to the model. It still might be somewhere in model storage or it might have been recycled (yes that does happen), either way, I wish I had the pictures now.

My toothbrush was in no way as detailed as Carl’s, but it was still a fun project.

The LEGO Mega Mystery Mural in Australia

January 25, 2011

Photo Credit: Charles Brewer

Recently at the Sydney Aquarium the world’s largest publicly created LEGO mosaic was built with the aid of Master Model Builder Steve Gerling. Here you can see a section of the 17,280 6×6 knob spaces waiting to be filled.

Photo Credit: Charles Brewer

And here’s Steve himself working on the mosaic. You can really get an idea of size with him standing next to it.

Photo Credit: Charles Brewer

As a sort of “build-by-number” guide each 6×6 plate has the colors printed on them and the back of the plate tells Steve where that particular plate goes on the overall mosaic.

Photo Credit: Charles Brewer
Photo Credit: Charles Brewer

It takes 622,080 1×1 bricks in various colors to build the entire picture!

So, what did the final mosaic look like? Well unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture of the actual mosaic, but I did find a picture of the image:

If you find yourself in Sydney this year, stop by and see the finished mosaic. It will be on display through 2011.

Jaws 3d Movie Poster

December 25, 2009

I can just hear the terrifying two note melody as I see this. Alex Schranz made this impressive model based off of McFarlane Toys’ version.

It took me a moment to figure out what the large white teeth were at first, but then I realized it was multiples of Patrick’s head. Apparently the shark had a light snack of starfish before going after the main course. 😉

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review — Day 21

December 21, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 21

Hopefully this shark isn’t in the mood for pirate a la carte!

He is swimming to help his fellow sharks guard the mermaid’s treasure. With the extra visitors on the island the mermaid is worried that more people will visit her little paradise. She hopes that if they see shark infested waters the people will think twice about staying.

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review — Day 15

December 15, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 15

Knowing that the visitors are looking for something, the mermaid is glad that they can’t get to her own treasure.

Years ago when a massive storm tossed the upper levels of the sea she found her beautiful jewel. It had been part of gift to some far off king from some equally far off land. The storm was so strong that it broke the ship apart spilling the jewels, gold and people into the cold, dark waters. The crew would have drowned if not for the quick action of the mermaid. She saved them all.

While swimming through the wreckage later she found the gem. Placing the pink ruby in a white shell for safe keeping, she asked a friendly shark to guard it. Occasionally she brings the jewel to the surface, she loves how it sparkles in the sunlight.

LEGO Atlantis #8958 — Guardian of the Deep

November 17, 2009

Front of Box

The wait is over! Well at least if you were wondering what set I found at Toys R Us yesterday. 😉 In case you didn’t read the title of this post, I got Guardian of the Deep. The other LEGO Atlantis set the had was #8056 Monster Crab Crash.

Here you can get a close up of the diver and the new ring element
Diver with Ring Element
The ring element reminds me a lot of the old Insectoid crystals and it has a similar connection on the back. There are five different colored rings with different images on each ring.

There are a couple other new elements
New elements

The built set looks like this
Diver with Shark 2
The shark’s tail look ridiculous, but I can’t complain too much since you get two 1×12 yellow plates to make that tail. 🙂

All in all, for $15 (USD) its a great set. You get lots of the new larger tooth element in both white and black. Diver has decorated printing on the front and back of his torso and also on his legs and feet! And finally, the ring element is just cool, even if it doesn’t seem to have a purpose. 😀

I did a full review with more detailed pictures on Eurobricks.