Monday, October 31, 2016

Trying to find witty title and failing....

You may recognize certain parts of this base by Stephan Niehoff (I have posted enough of his stuff now I can write his name without making any mistakes), for I have posted parts of it before, but now he has completed his base and it is quite impressive. everything from boats, to trains, to spaceships to soccer balls!

There are many pictures to go through, so make sure to check them out.

My favorite part is still the crates using dice parts and custom tiles. I want some. The landing pad inspired by the official Lego landing pad baseplates is also pretty neat.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Space Camping

anries sho shows us what it's like to go camping when you are an evil space dude.

An awesome, fun little creation. I dunno why, but I love the trans red octagons on the side.

MFP Daisy

NAME: Daisy
NICKNAME: Stupid, Useless, Surfboard, Shield 
AGE: ?????.....? 
BACKGROUND: No one really knows what Daisy's background. He/she/it simply wandered out of Dr. Wink's lab one day saying "Hi there" to everyone.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Another member of FEZ (I said I was going to do this every Friday, but I SHOULD have mentioned that I am going to do this on Fridays where they go and meet their family.
ACQUIRED: Interesting story. The head of this guy belongs to one of my oldest Lego sets. When I acquired the set, I have no idea, but I am fairly certain it was 1850 Freestyle set Polybag. I have no way of confirming this outside of finding a time machine, but the parts fit with what I had. I had no inner struggles with taking a Sharpie to the head to get the neon green visor effect. The rest of the body I simply built to resemble a Blacktron II minifig and the normal "body" piece those "figures" had.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

MFP Axel Erate

Anyone remember these? No?

NAME: Axel Erate
AGE: ????? 
BACKGROUND: Axel Erate is a Xalaxian. Therefore, he has a love for three things. farting, racing, and farting. He heard about an intergalactic race. Unfortunately, halfway through the race, he crashed into a Blacktron racer, and was imprisoned by the Blacktrons. He wasn't incarcerated for long, however as Doctor Winks found about him. He released him from prison, under the condition that he join the newly formed special ops team Fleebnork Extermination, Zeta squad, or FEZ. An excellent pilot, his talents were put to use
BEHIND THE SCENES: This guy is one of the 14 members of FEZ, who I will be spotlighting on Fridays (I'm a day late this time...), as their storyline in my comic will be focusing on their past. FEZ is full of various forms of minifigs (Duplo, Homemaker, techinc, etc.)I custom made. This guy was on of the easiest, though Sharpying his arms wasn't too easy. You can check out the Comic here, Updates Fridays!
ACQUIRED: Bricklink, 2013.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

When worlds collide

Little known fact #1: I like Bionicle

Little known fact #2: The title is very punny if you know the Bionicle story.

So here is what happens when I build my self-MOC. Bionicle and Blacktron (Plus Pirate! And Star Wars!)

Little known fact #3: This is the first, and maybe the last, MOC I have ever built that could be on all three of the blogs that I have (This one, my defunct Pirate on, and the Bionicle one I share with my brother.
I am really happy with how the head turned out.

This isn't the first Blacktron Bionicle I have built. Kotonn here was first. He is part of FEZ. Remember that? Yeah, it's still a thing, Updates Fridays.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Step 1: Grab a boat hull

David Alexander Smith gives us this delightful info on how to use old ship hulls.

To sum it up, boat hull + Blacktron = instant awesome

Monday, September 5, 2016

Super Nova 100

Every year, at this time, a great contest rolls around. That contest is SHIPtember. This year, I built an Iceplanet SHIP, but I also built a Blacktron 2 SHIP (Shocking, I know)

This is, to my count, my ninth Blacktron 3 SHIP, but this one is unique. This one is piloted by a single being, and that being is a Bionicle.

Introducing the Super Nova 100

Yeah, it's a giant Super Nova 2. But imagine yourself as a M-tron, flying your Stellar Recon Voyager. you see up ahead a Super Nova. You feel you can easily take on this lonely little fighter. And then it gets closer. Bigger. Mightier. and Then you, as a little M-tron, realize how foolish your plan was.

I mean, look at the size of that thing!
More pictures can be found in my Flickr here

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Outer Patrol Craft

Sometimes builds start with a plan. Long months of thinking, sometimes drawing out plans. Those also tend to be the big, large ships that also take weeks to build. Other times, I have parts, start fiddling with them, and all of a sudden, get his with some inspiration, and a couple days later, boom, a new ship.

This ship is one of those latter ones. it started with getting those tread pieces and that Technic spoiler in a bunch of parts from Value Village. Couple evenings of building, and I have this rather chunky fighter.

I am most pleased with the nose of the fighter, always wanted to use that black cockpit and it's reverse together, but never could figure out how.

More pictures here, if you are interested!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blacktron goes real.

I was sent this piece of art, depicting a "real life" Blacktron 1 soldier. I enjoy seeing minifigs turned into real life looking people (Especially space minifigs), and this is one of the best I have seen (Not that I have seen many, but it's still great)
The helmet is especially awesome, and a great artistic interpretation.

Taking to the seas

Stephan Neihoff continues his "Projekt Blacktron II Special Forces" project (This is part 6, I have previously blogged a couple others before) with this boat on presumably alien world. The flora (Fauna? which ever one is the plant one..) certainly doesn't look like any on earth.

I am not normally fond of green water, but here it fits, as it flows with the general colour scheme of Blacktron 2. And that crane is the star of the show (or those cargo containers using the dice part and custom tiles)

Friday, August 12, 2016

I think he punctured those soccer balls

If he didn't, then I'm not sure how Stephan Niehoff attached them in this creation. But regardless, I have never seen soccer balls used for anything other than... soccer balls.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Space cop infiltration? TOSS EM INTO THE LAVA!

Not sure who the builders are (With a name like 3LUG, I assume there were 3 builders) or even what show this was displayed at, but who cares? Large Blacktron 1 base with monorail and lava!
More pictures can be found here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

New poll!

You might have seen it already (I know some people have) but in case you haven't, I have a poll over there ------>

Pick your favorite Blacktron theme! Let's see which one come out on top!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

That's not something you see everyday

Blacktron Kong? Yeah, you heard me. Builder David Alexander Smith build a Blacktron Kong Mech. Words cannot describe this creation.
Seriously, what was going on in his head when he built this? The shaping is quite good, I should add.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Witty/snarky title here

Not feeling very inventive myself at the moment, and c_bossk sure seems to be in the same boat. Or at least somewhat, as he states that the design of this ship is form one Peter Morris. Either way, it's a cool looking ship.