Posts Tagged ‘Sphinx’

Pharaoh’s Quest sets already here!

November 16, 2010

Pharaoh's Quest - 7307 - Flying Mummy Attack

Although it is no where near January, Pharaoh’s Quest along with other 2011 sets are already starting to show up at stores. The above set was found at a LEGO store.

Alex S. was kind enough to snap pictures of the new elements
Pharaoh's Quest - 7307 - Minifigs

I have also heard that these other sets are showing up at Toys R Us. πŸ™‚
LEGO 7326

LEGO 7306

Unfortunately I when I checked my TRU, I didn’t find any new sets. 😦

Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to wait a little longer. πŸ˜‰

Life’s a Beach

September 3, 2010

Life's a Beach

Joshua Morris is known for his elaborate and creative MOCs (My Own Creations) and his newest is no exception. At first glance it looks like a pretty simple beach scene that he made primarily to show off all his new Collectible Minifigure Series 2 figs. But as you look closer you see the level of detail he’s put into this model.

Life's a Beach
I love how the Pharaoh is making sphinx and the Spartan is making a sand castle. πŸ™‚

Life's a Beach
The wave the surfer is riding is an excellent use of a simple curving technique.

Great job Joshua!

Behind the designs of the LEGO Harry Potter Game

July 3, 2010

LEGO Harry Potter the Video Game just recently hit stores earlier this week. I’ve not yet had a chance to check out the game, but thanks to LEGO Model Designer Carl Greatrix I have seen a few of the excellent models he designed for the game.

What is really interesting (and very cool) is that LEGO strives to make even the digital world actually build-able. That is where Carl Greatrix comes in. Some things like tables and chairs are pretty easy to design, while others like the dragon skeleton that hangs in one of the classrooms and the whomping willow are much more complex.

Carl generally designs the model in real life first and then creates it digitally. You can see with this “Ride in the Wasp” both the digital copy and the original.

Sometimes as with the pumpkin car the actual model looks a little different than the final game version.

The more and more I see of this game I can’t wait to try it. πŸ˜€


Carl, along with his coworkers, were also recently interviewed on Eurogamer.net.

You can see even more of Carl’s models in his Harry Potter LEGO game build / designs set on Flickr and of course when you play the LEGO Harry Potter Video Game. πŸ˜‰