Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Friday, June 30, 2006
This is a very different ship for me. I built this guy vertically, for lack of a better word. You'll notice that there are very few studs showing, which gives it a sleek appearence. However, it was very piece intensive. I had to use too many special pieces in places you can't even see, just to achieve the final look. Needless to say, it'll have to come apart real soon. I'll, no doubt, need those pieces for something else.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
"Which two greys?" you might ask...Well, there's the dark grey that was initally used for Minifig tools and swords/spears. This grey was later incorporated into the adventure sets and Starwars. Now,...now the company drops yet another grey. This is dark grey too, but with a little blue for good measure. This color comes in the very newest Starwars sets. It's almost the same as the previous dark grey...but when the two are side-by side, the differences are obvious.
Lego has managed to keep their colors the same for 30 years...I don't think this is a dye issue. I think they just want to keep introducing "new" colors so that we keep buying new Legos...a blatent gimmick. How else would you explain dark blue, powder blue, dark red, and orange Legos? I don't have enough of these colors to even properly accentuate one good creation...Any way, enough ranting.
The Big Grey Spaceship is now four shades of grey (including the very aged pieces I was forced to use), speckled with a little black. Pics are coming soon, I promise.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I've been working on The Big Grey Ship for a week now and I have a dilemma. I'm building an interior for the ship, you know...laboratory, bunks, storage, bathroom. It all looks great, but it's not original. My favorite user on Brickshelf.com is PGHanson. Every part of my interior looks a lot like one of his interiors. It's one of those things where you've seen the perfect way to do something (or damned close to it) and it's hard to do it any other way. Maybe I shouldn't worry about it. There are things that I build where I use techniques learned in some actual Lego set or another, so what does it matter? PGHanson may have learned his technique from someone else...who knows? Brickshelf.com isn't a blogging forum, so I may never know. PGHanson, if you're reading this, I'd love to chat with you about such things. Anyway, I'll have some pics of The Big Grey Ship soon.