Wednesday, 30 June 2010

sniper rifles

Pete Corp has built a very cool sniper rifle that, though it's not quite minifig-scale, is surprisingly compact considering the amount of detail that has managed to pack into it. He didn't specify what type it's supposed to be, but it looks like an Accuracy International Artic Warfare to me. The photography is also excellent, though according to the photo's description on flickr, it's due to the fact that the builder was lacking some parts in black. My only gripe is that the scope is a tad tad too short, but building realistic weapons at this scale is no easy feat, so my hat is off to Pete.

Meanwhile, an obviously very talented builder by the name of
Giovanni Tuzzi (apparently relatively new to the flickr scene) has been working on a life-size Dragunov sniper rifle. Life-size weapons built out of LEGO bricks seem to be one of the more popular things that people choose to build when it comes to military-themed creations, but this one really stands out to me. It's hard to tell that it's not real at first glance, and upon close inspection it's accurate down to just about every last detail.

Friday, 4 June 2010

It's contest time!

The deadline for the flickr military build contest has now passed and the judges are in the process of deciding who are the winners and runners-up in the contest. We've had some great entries and it's not an easy job, but we hope to get it done soon.

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Those of you who haven't yet had enough of building military stuff or perhaps were unable to finish an entry for the military contest might be interested to know that tank builder imagelego has announced his second tank building contest. He is happy to accept a fairly wide selection of vehicles as a tank, but you should check out the rules yourself.

Imagelago will be judging the contest with the help of Aaron Patrick Morse, Daniel Siskind (aka. Brickmania) and myself. There is a prize to be won that I'm sure any LEGO military builder will have some use for: set 7595, Army men on Patrol, as well as a selection of Brickarms. The deadline is still fairly far away on the 15th of August, so there's plenty of time to build something nice.

Happy building!