I am a geek and somewhat interested in the fantasy setting of LOTR (Lord of the Rings), Dungeons & Dragons and maybe nowadays, Game of Thrones. The recently released final episode of The Hobbit trilogy added fuel to the fire. And another love of mine — LEGO.
Combined both and you will get this amazingly detailed and defined collection of fantasy realms-inspired LEGO houses by Daniel Hensel (or Legonardo Davidsy, get it? Leonardo Da Vinci.)
Now this is much better than the LEGO City default set.
Two of my favourite things together:
Do or do not, there is no try!
courtesy of Vesa Lehtimäki
In case the previous post wasn’t impressive enough, check out Geek Mom’s review of Rivendell at BrickCon 2013 in Seattle.
Anything familiar about this? Yes, this is the LEGO version of the Battle of Helm’s Deep, from the Lord of the Rings.
One of my favourite toys when I was small. To celebrate the 80 years of its founding by Ole Kirk Christiansen from Denmark. Here are 2 intricately designed dioramas from fans of Lego. Put my projects to shame. Really.
Return to Castle Ferkelstein (click to view gallery)
Rivendell — Lord of the Rings (click to view gallery)
Was browsing through the web and a few videos caught my eye.
Here is a Japanese TV show featuring the late Aryton Senna and his heel-and-toe technique of driving a car. It is a technique used, to decelerate when turning into corners, and also to separate the F1 drivers from the rest of us. (from kottke.org)
Staged or not, you’d have to watch Pepsi Max’s latest commercial, in which the crew brought along ‘Uncle Drew’ to a neighbourhood basketball court to watch his nephew play. When they were a man short, he was asked to join. Will ‘Uncle Drew’ get bullied or will he stand up and show them how it’s done.
If you’re still up for it, this amazing time-lapse video at the Staples Center show how it is done to prepare the place for an amazing run of 4 days, in which 3 different teams had 2 games each, ALL held at the same center. (from kottke.org)
Check out this amazing wall installation of about 1200 Lego mini-figs to represent taxpayers. Makes you wonder why they didn’t think of that earlier.