Wotcha think you're doin' here then? You think you can just waddle in like that, do ya?

This here, laddie, is a top-secret Brickspace testin' ground. Yup, thassright. So you'd better geddout before someone sees ya pokin' around...

Monday, 30 March 2009

Jørgen entertains himself on April Fool's Day.
For those of you who can't see the comic above, do not fear! It is in its glorious JPEG (JørgenPEG) format on my Flickr . Enjoy, and for more Jørgenish goodness, check out Jåm !
Jørgen entertains himself on April Fool's Day.
For those of you who can't see the comic above, do not fear! It is in its glorious JPEG (JørgenPEG) format on my Flickr . Enjoy, and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes video... coming soon!
Jørgen entertains himself on April Fool's Day.
For those of you who can't see the comic above, do not fear! It is in its glorious JPEG (JørgenPEG) format on my Flickr . Enjoy, and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes video... coming soon!

Landing Lights

Landing Lights
Originally uploaded by 'John

Check out this awesome creation by Brickspace's very own John! I love the way he's played with the light, by shining it through transparent bricks in the floor. There are many more cool pics including one of how he made it so make sure you check out his photostream.

-Luke, editor

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Brickspace Dictionary: Greco Joint

Greco Joint (n. / tecn.) (Gre·co Joint)

The Greco Joint is a little-known SNOT 180 technique that works on all LEGO pieces with long tubes.

The Greco Joint is the trademark technique of Felix Greco, and used famously in his Rabbit creation. The joint needs only three parts: two bricks (with long tubes: only plates are exempt from this) and as many small cross-axels as there are tubes that line up between the two bricks.

The cross-axels are wedged into the tubes, and they join the two bricks together. However, this joint is known to be notoriously hard to undo. It is a tight fit in the tubes, and it can be very hard to take the cross-axels out of the joint.

As with the Enjary joint, the Greco joint is not necessarily Felix Greco's original idea. If you know of someone who has discovered the joint before Greco, email me. Thanks!

LEGO Monster lives up to his name!

The LL-998 "Sapphire Condor" is an immense ship - and I should know, I had the pleasure of spending several hours in the company of the vessel and its creator Ed Diment (aka LEGO Monster) today to take these photos, and make a cool video of its secret feature...

The craft is really heavy, and massive, but still easily swooshable with the inclusion of two "handles" atop the main superstructure - these handles run down through the framework of the ship, making it quite safe to pick up and blast the enemy!

Seriously, check out the photos, there's a LOT of lovely detail here...

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Brickspace Dictionary: Enjary Joint

Enjary Joint (n. / tecn.) (En·ja·ry Joint)

The Enjary Joint is a particular type of SNOT 180 joint. SNOT 180 means that the technique combines two bricks that point 180˚ away from each other (ie. mirrored at their base or top).

The Enjary Joint was found and publicised by Didier Enjary, though he is not the creator of the joint. The joint consists of three elements: two plates to join (they must be plates) and as many levers as possible. The flat end of the levers is pushed between the tubes on the underside of one plate, and another plate is placed on top.

If you know who created the joint, please let me know at my email , and I will change this accordingly. However, I have found a Brickshelf member called Kerouac who has tried the. If anyone knows his real name, or someone else who has tried the joint before him, let me know.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

John & Zack Back to Back

Presenting two recent Power Miner themed creations by myself and fellow Blogger John.
John's MineBike is an alternate model from that of set #8958.

And we have my recent Power Miner Creation called the Claw Transport. It contains 70 pieces and I imagine it would sell for about $10USD off the shelf.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Run, Forrest, ruuuuunn!

Flickr's Lego artist, Udronotto , has just recently converted Hollywood A-lister Tom Hanks to a Lego form, in his Lego-ised frame from Forrest Gump.

For those of you who don't know, Forrest Gump is an exteremely famous 90s film, starring Tom Hanks as a man (Mr. Gump) who experiences nearly all of the famous [American] events of the late 20th century, whilst pursuing a sad romance with Jen-NEE. He goes to war in Vietnam, witnesses Watergate and even the Apollo 11 launch, to name a few. It's like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but better as the main character actually has a personality, and isn't Brad Pitt. It's really a brilliant film. Go watch.
Yeah, yeah, I know this isn't one of Udronotto's best (note the reverse shadows on the trees in the background: the trees are actually casting shadows of light (!?)), but I want you all to appreciate Forrest Gump as a film.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Rail-y good!

If anyone else has ever come up with as innovative a use for curved rails as this fantastic spaceship by Stuart Crawshaw - then I've yet to see it. The craft, part of the Neo-Classic Space March event, just oozes yumminess all round, from the beautiful engines to the main hull, and of course those awesome wings. Top marks!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Brickspace Dictionary: Classic Space

Classic Space (n.) (Cla·ssic Space)

Classic Space is a famous Lego series of sets. It ran from 1978 - 1987, and was released just after the invention of the minifig.

Classic Space sets are known for their simplicity and colour scheme. They always have a light grey + blue + trans orange colour scheme, and came in simple shapes and with simple building techniques. Though having a basic idea on space (spaceships were driven with steering wheels, and there were only a few ships with cockpits), they inspired many young builders and cleverly followed the momentum brought by the Space Race in the 60s.

Whirlpool of doom!

The pirates in this scene by SlyOwl are in a spot of bother - not only are their sails tattered and torn, their supplies overboard, but they are destined to end their days at the bottom of the ocean, spiralling down to the sea bed in a gigantic whirlpool... Lovely stuff.


Sir Nadroj brings us Ticha, an interesting humanoid mecha. Ticha (whose name and look bear a resemblance to Tigger, in my mind) has 26 points of articulation and a poseable tail. My only criticism is that it could have had a better face - something with a smiling mouth, or at least two eyes. And stripes!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

It's finally finished... Zero Hour on Highway 44!

That amazing MOCer and AFOL Keith Goldman has, just yesterday, released pictures of the amazing Zero Hour on Highway 44 project. It is a huge diorama (Keith says it's bigger than your mum with diabetes) with loads of cars made by all your favourite MOCers, including Chuck Citrin and Nannan Zhang too. So I'm delighted to show you a few pictures, but if you want to see it all, check out the MOCpages article here. Wow.

Oh, and so you know: It's much MUCH bigger than you think it is.
A brilliant idea!
One of my favourite parts of the whole Diorama: the lighting on this is excellent.

Friday, 20 March 2009

How to make Walter

Hi guys, earlier John told you all about 'Walter', so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and show you how to make him in 5 really easy steps.
But before that, these are the pieces you'll need.

1) So, now you've got all the pieces ready, here's what to do. First attach these three pieces together.

2) Now, put the last part to one side and put the next two pieces together.

3) Now, get back the piece from the first step and attach it to the one from the previous set to get this:

Finally attach the next two pieces and you're done. Make sure to push the eyes on properly or they'll fall off.

Make sure you send in your pics of walter to brickspace. Enjoy!
NB For more info, and to see Dan Solo's instructions, just click here.

-Luke, editor

The Last Stand

LUGPol member Kris Kelvin's diorama, "The Last Stand" is rife with details and atmosphere. Based on the Warhammer 40k universe, it depicts two desperate factions waging battle in the shattered remains of what was once a majestic city. I love the architecture in this one.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Walter the M8!

This is an immense post, because I want to tell all you guys about the phenomenon that is Walter the M8.

Walter is an easy-to-build Lego droid that contains only 7 parts. He was designed by Don Solo, and the M8 theme has caught on and is now a whole bandwagon. In this post I will show you some of the best of the M8 pics. Here goes...
We're gonna start with a simple MOC by WisrthanU , in which Obi-Wan (!?) is trying to persuade Walter to not jump off the pier and kill himself. At least, that's what I got out of it.
WisrthanU has also provided us with this great pic of Walter dressed up as a Viper, a popular spaceship in the LOC.
ALIEN_COMMANDER brings us this fantastic shot of when Walter met Wall-E.
Walter's creator, Don Solo himself, has a Weekly adventures of Walter project. Here's what happened when Walter tried alcohol!
Mr. Solo also brings Walter and a Rock Monster together.
Don also chromed Walter, for a special-edition M8 which will stand alongside his other chrome pieces and his gold 3PO. Lucky guy...
 This is one of my favourite shots, also by Don Solo. Walter is right in the box too!
This excellently composed shot by Don Solo is pretty freaky.
Things get a little hot for Walter in this exasperating shot, by the king of M8s, Don Solo. Funnily enough, Don has provided us with the other end of the thermal spectrum too...
Walter always keeps a cool head in tough situations.
There is no end to the customisation of Walter either. Plums_Deify has added a simple pair of shoulder pads to add a commander-like effect.
Wunztwice shows us a well-designed M6 droid...
Rocko has made a large-scale version of Walter, to make sure no one picks on him. This is one of my favourites.
Lloyd W shows us the Dark Side of Walter. I am your father!
Our very own Zack Newright brings Indiana Jones V to the internoodle... the adventures of Walter!

That's all I have time - and space - for today, folks. If you want to see more pictures, check out the M8 Flickr Pool . If you want to know how to make Walter, stay tuned here on Flickr or go ask Don Solo!

See ya!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


Baku, originally uploaded by Mǝmory.
I love this truck by memory, the photo's great, really high quality, and it's basically just very interesting to look at. Hope you like it!
-Luke, editor