Thursday, February 12, 2015

Orangutan's Banana Tree to Jangler Fish

This is why I love Lego.I got "Orangutan's Banana Tree" for Christmas, built it and had it sitting on the shelf since Dec.

Yesterday I decided I needed to see what I could make using just that set and here is what I came up with.
I call it the "Jangler Fish" kind of short for Jungle Angler Fish. I amazed my self with the SNOT I managed to get in there. Lucky for me there were two SNOT pieces that let me turn the ground plates into mirrored body sides and also attach the top and bottom mouth/teeth/palm leaves to make the mouth. It's a bit hard to see but I also managed to use a spare vine that was with the set to make a tongue that is solidly attached and you can press from the back to make it go in and out. All in all I was really happy with my silly little build just using the sets pieces.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here are some micro space ships I made a while back
It's a tiny tiny ship.

And here is a little fleet of micro ships.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rescue Rabbit Rocket v1.0

It's been a while since I've done any orginal Lego builds (aka MOCs) and I randomly had the idea of making a rocket in the shape of a rabbit. I decided for the long weekend I would play/build some Lego. And did! Here is my Rescue Rabbit Rocket v1.0
I guess it mostly looks like a rabbit.

Though maybe it could pass for a mouse or kangaroo or something?
And since it's me here it is in 3D!!!
Side view. Can you see the thrusters on the bottom of it's feet?

 Just look at that bushy tail.

 Posing for the camera.

 Here you can see our fearless Rescue Rabbit Rocket Pilot ready to go do some rescuing or something.

 This is a bit of an embarrassing pose but you can see the rabbits rocket feet better this way.

 After that last picture Rescue Rabbit Rocket is feeling a bit embarrassed and sad. Poor little guy.

 I was on a Thanksgiving Lego building bender and built all the rocket sets you see here. Sponge Bob rocket, Space Shuttle, Rescue Rabbit Rocket and a newer Lego mini fig rocket. It's my Lego space port. The sets had been collecting dust in a pile (some for almost a year) while I tried to find time to build them. Finally! Now to take them apart and build some new stuff!

 And my Lego Space Port in 3D!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I saw a lego pill somewhere and wanted to try making one. Pretty easy. Here we have one that looks like the diet pills I remember seeing as a kid (red and white) and a suicide pill.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Micro Rockets

A while back I was on a micro rocket building kick. Here are some of the results.

 Blast off!

 Launch failure.

 One rocket looks like it's going to make it.

This is not where you would want to be standing in a moment.

Here is a pile of experiments in micro rockets.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dark and Stormy Birthday build

It's my birthday. One of my sisters got me a lego lighthouse and ginger beer for making a cocktail known as the Dark & Stormy. I think this is all an Outer Banks of NC related theme as they have some great light houses and the Dark & Stormy has become our OBX family vacation cocktail of choice. My other sister got me new wool socks in red and blue as I pretty much only wear socks that are not of the same color at one time and am a huge stereo 3d nerd. This is probably pretty clear from the video.

Any way as luck would have it on my birthday hurricane Irene hit the east cost, my lego giving sister's family evacuated as they live 10-20min from the coast in NC. The hurricane was also supposed to be headed to Maryland where my other sister lives. In honor of all the fun and my birthday I made a Dark & Stormy, built my lego light house, wore my new 3d socks and filmed it all in 3d time lapse!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Colossal Inertia Drummer

I drumed for a few years (and hopefully again soon) in a band called "Colossal Inertia" or C.I. for short. I always wore a gorilla suite with some kind of helmet. The last year or two I have been wearing an old white helicopter helmet with a medic "+" sign on it made of red and black duck tape and a rabbit ear antenna on the back. With the new gorilla suit mini-fig I figure it was time to try and make a mini-fig version of myself. Here it is.

And here is what I looked like for real incase you were wondering.

And what did C.I. sound like you ask? Well here are a few clips of C.I. in action. The first two are from when we were a four piece band and the last clip is C.I. as a two piece band. The sound is off of a camcorder and a point and shoot internal mic. I'm sure we sound a lot better and a lot louder in person.

Get out those red and blue 3D glasses!