Friday, October 30, 2009

Episode 792

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Fox really is pretty much my most bloodthirsty character.

Also, in "I didn't feel like making it the subject of it's own strip" land, note Tony re-attaching Wash's arm in the background.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Episode 791

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Scotch's master plan comes to light - will it be enough to save Christmas?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Episode 789

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I almost listed The Amazing Johnathan instead of David Copperfield, but I figured the latter had better name recognition. A pity, really, as Johnathan is much more entertaining.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Episode 787

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Note the touching Fox/Wash reunion scene in the background.

Also, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about: Viking Funerals

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Episode 786

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In panel two you can just make out the LEGO-based flame that I almost used in yesterday's strip. (Until I decided the real flame would look cooler)

Alternate discussion topic: Dead frogs as heat shields. A new industry waiting to happen?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Episode 785

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This is what happens when you leave Tony Stark alone for too long. Poor Thirteen...will he ever find out what everyone else already knows?

The flame element was 'shopped in from a photo I took for my long-abandoned LEGO-Based Tarot Deck.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Episode 780

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Full contest details get posted tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, be sure to check out Tranquility Base for more teasers and a ongoing guest appearance by Scotch!

Episode 779

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For the record, Ian has never been a pain to work with. But it's funnier to think of our friendship as a bit more antagonistic.

There's a second strip for today. It'll be posted after 3:00.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Episode 778

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Double comic post today - and another one tomorrow. Then I'll be all caught up. Mostly.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Tranquility Base, here's a direct jump to the strip in question.

Jango Fett Pen - with Chromed elements

I was at Toys R Us last night picking up my latest Bricktober promotional brick when I spotted something unusual mixed in with the Star Wars figures.

Most of you are familiar with my facination with chromed LEGO products - imagine my surprise when I spotted a $5 LEGO pen set incorporating a Jango Fett minifigure...with a chrome helmet/backpack!

jango pen

Although identical in scale, this is NOT a typical LEGO mini-figure. In fact, if I hadn't bought it at Toys R Us, and removed it from LEGO branded packaging, I would have sworn it was a bootleg. Super cheap plastic, one-peice legs, poor interlocking on the parts, and a general feel of "crap". But...hey! Chrome helmet!

Yes, you can swap out the chrome for the existing Jango Fett helmet if you don't mind a giant hole in the top.

Click through to my Flickr Stream for many more photos, including several comparison shots with the classic Jango Fett mini.

Episode 777

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I didn't realize these shots were so dark until I started assembling today's strip. Whoops. Oh well, it is supposed to be a dark and gloomy dungeon setting...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Episode 776

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This isn't the first time "Helter Skelter" has graced the Brick House soundtrack. It was also a jingle back in strip 303.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10199 - Winter Toy Shop Photo Review

I just posted a bunch of photos of LEGO set 10199 - Winter Toy Shop to my Flickr Stream. I have to say, this is one really nice kit. There are some nice building techniques to learn, some cool parts to re-use, and that new face...

oh...that new face...

10199 - new face

Click on the photo to head over to Flickr, or click here to jump to the photo index.

Episode 773

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Poor Thirteen. If only he realized what was going on.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Firefly CubeDudes

I know I'm behind on just about everything here on the site, but I just couldn't help myself. I just had to make some more CubeDudes.

This time around, I decided on the Firefly Cast. I know it's not the Mama Serenity rebuild you've been asking for, but, hey, at least it's something.

CubeDude Jayne in Hat

There's a summary page of all of them here. Check 'em out!

(Yes, Inara is missing. I've got parts on order to finish her soon.)

Episode 772

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Mary Beth pulls off "stereotypical whiny teenager" just great today.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

RCAdvent News!

Thanks to a kind overseas friend, several copies of the 6299 Pirate Advent Calendar just arrived in Detroit. (From what I've read, it seems really doubtful there'll be a North American release of this set.)

6299 Pirate Advent Calendars

This means the Reasonably Clever Traditions of Advent Madness and BrikWars will continue - and, yes, that third Calendar is destined to be a prize in an upcoming contest. Details on that very soon!