One of my favorite films of all time, other than Star Wars, is James Cameron’s Aliens. Great action, great story, great acting (yes, I’m including Bill Paxton’s performance when I say that), and it still stands up to the test of time. It may be a bit violent for this site’s younger readers, but there is a great underlying message of girl power with its strong female lead, Ellen Ripley played by Sigourney Weaver. I’m going a bit off topic but the whole point of me bringing that up is this MOC by Simon Liu:
If you’ve seen the movie you’ll immediately recognize the resemblance to the Power Loader used during the climactic fight scene at the end of the movie. He used the MOC in another shot to tease a big project he was working on, which is even more reminiscent of the movie:
Great stuff all around.
The “Friendship”. Flickr user Okay Yaramanoglu built the above Friends-themed yacht. Unfortunately, there aren’t any additional photos of the yacht but it would be interesting to see if there was any sort of interior like 41015 Dolphin Cruiser has. Okay built the Friendship for the Summer of Friends building contest hosted by Eurobricks last year. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can browse through the various categories to see some more great entries.
Flickr user Tyler Sky (Bricksky) created this Monster Truck model for Stephanie. It features four wheel suspension, front steering, and a place for her pet poodle. He makes excellent use of rare silver elements in the shocks and engine. The whole model is excellent and I would have no problem buying this set for my daughter if this was a real set. My favorite part has to be the aggressive hubcaps.
You can check out more pictures in Tyler’s Stephanie’s Monster Truck flickr set.
Set 41005 Heartlake High may have just come out but that didn’t stop flickr user tikitikitembo from modifying it into a bigger, better high school building. Using two copies of the set and a pile of bricks from her own collection, she modified it to feature a full second story, a modified roof, tiled sidewalk and bike racks. The back of the building is still open, dollhouse-style, allowing easy access to the interior. Very nice!
If you weren’t lucky enough to purchase 41005 Heartlake High online from Target, you can buy it in store for the same sale price of $39.99. Alternatively, you can buy 41005 Heartlake High from Amazon.com for $49.97
Ryan McNaught aka TheBrickMan of flickr created these three large scale models of the pet cat from the LEGO Friends line. He posted this picture of his first model a few weeks ago and says that “a couple thousand” bricks went into it. They look perfectly scaled. I want one to put in my daughter’s room.
You know, not everything in Heartlake City is roses and puppy dogs. Minidolls have to eat too, and it’s not always pretty. Case in point: Emma’s Slaughter House, where she prepares only the finest meats for minidoll consumption:
Model by Gregory Coquelz (Yatkuu).
Check out this awesome backyard pool diorama created by Katie Walker (eilonwy77) on flickr: