Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Cube Dude: Spider Jerusalem

Here's a little guy I built as a distraction from all the LEGO sorting I was doing this weekend.

Spider Jerusalem LEGO Cube Dude
Spider Jerusalem rendered in the Cube Dude style.

(Created by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson
from the DC/Vertigo series TRANSMETROPOLITAN)

I think there's something troubling about seeing anything Warren Ellis had a hand in creating presented in a standard developed by a man from Disney/Pixar.

But I just had to build him anyway.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Episode 870

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I like the quietness of panel one - it's a nice contrast to the chaos of trying to take the photo. It wasn't exactly the easiest angle to get to (or light) in my workshop.

Those of you who know me in person know I'm not a beer drinker - the Guinness shown here actually belong to my wife.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Episode 869

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Well, what would YOU ask?

Episode 868

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The joke, of course, is that's exactly what I'm doing.

Second update later today to get caught up again. *sigh*

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Episode 865

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I figured this would be a great time to deal with the ongoing theme that my characters hate being in my comic.

More LEGO Atlantis Photo Reviews

Thanks to a recent LEGO Shop@Home order I'm finally caught up on the first wave(heh) of the Atlantis theme.

LEGO 8079 - Shadow Snapper - Action Shot

Check out my flickr stream for photo reviews of 20013 - Brickmaster Micro Neptune Carrier and 8079 - Shadow Snapper.

Episode 864

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Double post later today as once again I play catch-up.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Episode 861

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I thought for sure I had left Buzz in the background in previous strips - but I guess he was cropped out. Whoops.

Oh well. Having Buzz lying around my workbench is pretty believable, even if it wasn't clearly established before hand.

And, no, Buzz isn't moving under his own power - Only Luka, Scotch and Donut have self-mobility in the Author-verse. Everything just LEGO.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Atlantis on Clearance? Really?

Here's a weird one. Friends in Madison, Wisconsin found that two of their local Targets had the full Atlantis wave on CLEARANCE. One had them marked down 30% the other....50%!

(Yes, I badgered them into picking some up for me, so I know the sale prices were real.)

Targets in Detroit, however, had them at full price. The display was the same - a newly stocked endcap - but sadly, no little red stickers.

My guess is back-room confusion as to what needed the End-of-season clearance tags. But you never know - you might be in one of the "lucky" zones with the latest sets on sale.

Comment and let us know if you find them for cheap!

Episode 860

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BTW: Upload glitch ate the archive page. I'll fix from a backup tonight. (I really should re-do the stupid thing to make it more functional. Maybe this weekend...)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Episode 858

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Episode 857

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Sadly, that really is the state of my workshop at the moment. That corner is filled with "to be sorted" stuff, as well as unopened sets that I simply had to buy at the time.

If you want to see things in more detail, I put the uncropped, full-sized photo used in panel 4 up on my Flickr Stream.

Double dose of comic today as I play catch-up. Second strip will go up this afternoon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Episode 856

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The Brick House has always had a nearly transparent fourth wall - today's strip removes it entirely.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Episode 855

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I've gotten a few comments/emails about how the Meta-Door doesn't fit in with the look of the set/Brick House. That's the point of's a strange portal to elsewhere. It doesn't fit in with where it is.

Hopefully today's pulled back view will give a better feel for that.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Episode 854

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Another new set today - it's a bit slapdash as I was distracted by other projects. Luckily I still had the "plain grey wall" left over from the Advent sets. It works just fine for this new room. I was playing with the lighting, too - the from-the-side shadows gives a slightly more dramatic feel to things, I think.

Finally, I don't normally like making my puns this explicit. I didn't think that "metadoor" would come across right without a little extra help, though.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Episode 853

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Once again my characters get uppity. I can't really blame them. From their perspective it's a lot like being in the Matrix - interacting with the Agents/Authors is bad enough...but you don't want to go visiting the Motor City.

Detroit is known as the Motor City, for those of you didn't know. So it's sort of a matrix-y pun.

Oh, nevermind.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Episode 852

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In today's certain-to-be-Oscar-nominated episode, our heroes get a chance to show their acting range.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Episode 851

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Arvo's LEGO Polaroid

The nice thing about LEGO creations is that if you like someone else's, you can usually make your own copy.

Case in point: I had a friend lusting after the Arvo Brother's LEGO Polaroid MOC. With a bit of luck (and leveraging the fact I have a metric ton of brick on hand) I was able to come pretty close to duplicating their build to make a gift of it.

Arvo Brothers' LEGO Polaroid

Trying to figure out the techniques used to make this model was a decent challenge, and I dare say I learned a few new tricks in the process.

You learn by doing, sometimes.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Episode 850

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I'm away from my computer for a bit, so the index will get updated later. For now, click the link above to check out the first Brick House comic of 2010!