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A Catablog of Tools, Tips, and Techniques for building with LEGO®

Saw this come through from the Flickr blog today. Flickr blogged the photos of Avanaut. This is a great call out to the LEGO fan community that is thriving on Flickr. Not to mention the sheer awesomeness of Avanaut’s photostream. Empire Strikes Back remains my all-time favorite Star Wars film. Here is one of my favorite pics by Avanaut:

The Steps of a Walker

LunchBoxDaily is a website by a guy who draws a new cartoon every school day on his kid’s lunch box. Today’s is a good crossover to “our” realm …

Power Minors!, originally uploaded by nolnet.

Why not take an existing theme and re-think it a little? Sometimes a pun can go a long one way, as in the case of Nolnet’s “Power Minors” — taking the existing theme of “Power Miners” and turning the characters into kids.

Nolnet has done a great job of keeping the ideas, color scheme, and main types of pieces from the original theme into the characters and new set he built.

It will be fun to see other sets he comes up with, or if other folks come along and follow-up on his idea with other new sets in this them.

Power Minors Debris Driller

Banana gunbot, originally uploaded by Karf Oohlu.

Absolutely love this banana gunbot by Karf Oohlu. Great use of bananas, yellow 1×1 tiles, a minifig hand, some washing machine bricks, etc.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia, originally uploaded by Sir Nadroj.

Wow, Sir Nardoj has done a brilliant job here with piece usage and styling. Forgetting the scary content, this MOC is a great example of a lot of good LEGO building techniques going well together.

The Devil in LEGO

Usually I want to avoid the devil … but this one not so much. 🙂 Jordan points out that his creation here is fully articulated. Taking a look at his use of hinge parts, wow! Very good use of some of the thinner slope parts to give the contours of the body — love the cheese wedges on the torso!

Really like the horns, and the red dragon wings popping out from behind. And, the crowning touch — the devil’s belly button. A very subtle bit of humor that I almost missed.

LEGO Violin

And the LEGO violin. The gold sword for the bow is a beautiful touch — and the use of minifig legs to get the curve on the sides works very well, and the grill tile to get the strings really works, too.