Thursday, June 28, 2012

Busy Beaver

While trying to figure out what a river otter's face looks like, I made a chipmunk face. While trying to figure out how to stripe a chipmunk, I made a little beaver.

He's a bit over-weight, but he has a cute face.

Maybe it's cuter from the other side.

Well, there you go. A small semi-aquatic mammal for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brick Fox

"I refuse to do a barrel roll."

I've been wanting to make more LEGO animals for a while now, and probably due to a recent influx of posts on Reddit about adorable foxes, I thought I would try my hand at one. The construction is very similar to that of David Cole's, and so I feel that it would be appropriate to mention him here; however I have completely reworked the head, the ears and a portion of the tail. Furthermore The legs and underside are completely my own design, as are the feet. I wasn't quite sure how I should credit him or even to what extent considering I didn't have any instructions and that I changed basically everything except for the gait and back. I would consider this of my own design ultimately.

Regardless, I am proud of this creation and its design.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Super Mario Ready for Action

"Everyone knows only people with wings, capes or raccoon outfits can fly."

I'm not sure exactly how the cape enables Mario to fly, glide, or smash into the ground with his face, but I'm glad it does. I've been replaying through Super Mario World and the cape is my preferred form. Scratch that, getting jacked up on star power is my preferred form. 

Either way though, Mario flying through the air is rather iconic of this game and I thought I would do my tribute. This mosaic was much harder to do than the previous two Link creations I worked on due to the color palette not translating well. For example, in the original sprite art, Mario's cape is actually mostly made up of a peach color that also makes up his face. Mario's red shirt is actually only magenta and pink, and there is no solid red color. I actually made a Mario with the LEGO bricks for magenta and fleshy pink but it looked ridiculous. Instead of that ridiculousness, I simply adapted it closer to more appropriate colors for the objects that would stand out a bit more. 

Friday, June 22, 2012


Just a little something I whipped up quite a while ago. Its one of the very few builds I never deconstructed though. The body is connected through a simple SNOT technique.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grandma has a Visitor or Two

"Pay no attention to the giant wolf behind the bushes."

The collectible minifigures that LEGO puts out are some of the few sets that I actually have marked as 'must have,' due to the fact that they offer the best variety of minifigures and don't feature a bunch of repeat patterns and heads. I was lucky enough to find them when they were nearly entirely in stock at Walmart, but I missed out on Grandma's Visitor, which was not to be found. On another stroke of luck, I found about 5 minifigures at Target and this one happened to be one of them. In celebration of my lucky find, I built a little scene of the minifigure on the way to Grandma's house. 

"Ignoring the ominous feeling I am experiencing."