Its experiment time! In my quest to find out the best setting for Lego photography (at least as far as my equipment allows), I set up two scenes which cover most of what I am doing. My special thanks hereby to Leyland Brickston for providing his Airship for the shooting. The Experiment: a close-up Minifigure… Read More Photography: Experimenting with ISO- and f-Values
I found my Sky Pirates were missing one thing: a really evil looking, dieselpunk propeller fighter plane. Something that spells aggression and power, and fits to their fleet of (quite ramshackle looking) contraptions… a flying hotrod! I combined the front area and cockpit from an S.E.5a biplane with the wing shape and silhouette of… Read More The Queen of the Aces
Now this is one of the more unusual Sky Pirate sets, without a weird steampunk/dieselpunk flying machine for the baddies dominating the scene. Here, the good guys have definitely the advantage. With a glorious, flashy (pun of course intended) lightning dragon! And its really an impressive beast. Quite sizeable and, just like its smaller cousin, Cole’s… Read More Review: Ninjago Jay’s Elemental Dragon (70602)
One thing I really appreciate from the Sky Pirates sub-theme is its wild blend of steampunk/dieselpunk elements with the classical pirates-look. The Lego designers did a great job with the Raid Zeppelin and the Misfortune’s Keep (mostly), so lets have a closer look at the Sky Shark. With the Ninjago Movie just around the corner… Read More Review: Ninjago Sky Shark (70601)
You may remember that I’m not too excited by the little flyers that came with the Misfortune Keep. They just feel unfinished and below their potential compared to the glorious main build. I felt right away when assembling them that they need some serious upgrades. Luckily for the sky pirates, I decided to mod their flyer first.… Read More Fixing the Misfortune Keep Flyer! (Part 1)
Regular readers of Littleworlds might know that I really like the Ninjago sky pirate-sets. In particular the Misfortune Keep and its smaller cousin, the Raid Zeppelin. And especially latter one really offers itself for some quick modding too: Its a simple enough to casually play with it without letting it turn into an endless building… Read More Leyland Brickston, Explorer, Adventurer and Airship Pilot
When starting this Blog I not only wanted to write reviews (which is quite fun on its own though!) and show my MOCs, but also create and expand a more or less coherent universe, where every of my characters has its place. Sadly I haven’t published much of that yet. Not because of a lack of… Read More Some Worldbuilding
This post is about the sort of band your parents have always warned you of: Damage Case, the loudest, wildest and meanest band in the known Lego universe! Tough and alluring front-woman Susan rocks the stage with attitude and riffs as heavy as a sledgehammer, rocket-fast soloing and lyrics about the wild side of life. The… Read More Damage Case
It seems the pirate-theme will stay with us for another post. I like this peculiar little set quite a lot and remember seeing a preview of it last year somewhere. My first impulse was “I have to get this one” – and then I forgot about it again. Until recently, when I was visiting a… Read More Air Pirates! Raid Zeppelin (70603 ) Review
No, I definitely will not write some pseudo-pirate gibberish as introduction to my first post here (or to any other actually). Enough tried already and failed miserably!
So – pirates! Back in 1989, the new pirate theme was the most spectacular Lego line I’ve ever seen. All the cool new hats and printed beards and finally women with lipstick! The most amazing thing of course was the Black Seas Barracuda (6285). It had so many new parts! It was so big, I mean really BIG. And it looked absolutely gorgeous…… Read More Pirates!