Sunday, July 31, 2011

BrickFair 2011

So BrickFair is right around the corner, literally. I will be there from Thursday - Monday, and I will be on the inside of all things. I'll be coordinating the Steampunk Theme for the third time, and I will also be managing the Moon Bounce as well on Saturday and Sunday. And I may help out the BrickForge table too if I have the time.

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, July 24, 2011


When it comes to Lego fig customizing, Pokemon is one of the challenging themes. But there are those who can figure out the obstacles and bust out the perfect fig scaled Pokemon. Stormbringer managed to do just that with my fave 3rd Generation Pokemon - Metagross. For those who are Poke-illiterate, Metagross is a Psychic/Steel Pokemon and a real bad ass Pokemon too. Check out Stormbringer's stream, ad he has more Pokemon with trainers!


1...2... Freddy's coming for Noob....

It was recently announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that the 4 DLC for MK9 is Freddy Krueger. While I do hate that the spot is taken up by a non-MK character, I do somewhat feel he is the most appropriate for the game considering his nature. He is based on the rebooted version and sports two of his signature gloves. Sadly he is the last MK DLC character, for now.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I AM 8 BIT Sand Sculpture

Found this pretty thing via Dorkly (which was found through GeeksAreSexy). Made by professional carver Guy-Olivier Deveau, it showcases 4 iconic video games and their protagonists. At the top is Mario (Super Mario Bros) going for the mushroom while under him is Mega Man (Mega Man) and a Black Mage (Final Fantasy), with Link (Legend of Zelda) right under them with his various equipment. Truly is a fantastic tribute to the games we grew up with.

Guy also has made other fantastic works in ice and wood and you should totally check them out.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"The Batman must come back... he must... he must..."


With the conclusion of Harry Potter came the teaser for the conclusion of the Nolan Batman series. I have had mixed feelings about the movie for awhile ever since it was announced.

First thing I don't like the title and never will. With The Dark Knight, I always thought a possible sequel name would just be The Caped Crusader or just simply Batman. But I know it won't change.

Second when I first heard about the announcement of Bane being the villain and Selina Kyle (with the possibility of becoming Catwoman) also in the film, the feelings became more mixed. I am aware that Nolan and Goyer originally said that the Penguin would be difficult to portray, plus the given comment of wanting to introduce villains that haven't been before for future films (i.e. the Burton/Shumacher films). While Bane was in Batman & Robin previously, I consider him a new and unused villain because he did jack shit in B&R and the role was hideous. In fact that movie was bad itself. And then hearing that he was gonna be portrayed by Tom Hardy? Yeah wtf. Bane is South American, and Tom Hardy is definitely not even close. He is a full blown Brit. I kinda wish Nolan would stop using Brits for his movies. But I had the same doubts with Heath Ledger being the Joker, and he did a fantastic job. So maybe Hardy can pull it off. As for Selina Kyle, fuck that bitch.

Third, I was kinda hoping for the Riddler and, if possible, Hush. Given that the Nolan series is as realistic as it can get, Hush would have been perfect (he is one of my fave villains too with Mr. Freeze and Joker being the other two). I even had a possibly story with it too with Hush seeking revenge on Wayne for his mother's death at the hands of Thomas Wayne, and teaming up with a guy named Edward Nashton (Riddler) who apparently figured out Batman's identity. The Riddler would coax Batman out of hiding with his riddles by putting the public into danger, but Arkham City is kinda playing that card so I'm fine with that.

Fourth and I swear this is my last point, Nolan didn't have to succumb to the fans of wanting more Batman. He even made the point himself, "how many good third movies in a franchise can people name?", which adds to the fact that the more people want, the more boring it can get. But the fact that the whole project is being a done as a conclusion and ending and not as an expansion, I think it is safe to say that the Batman will not return after Nolan retires from the series. And after seeing the trailer and just feeling the emotion brought by Gordon, I know this movie will be talked about for years to come as solidifying a great trilogy.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Robotic MegaMan

Dr. Light sure has been busy. Put together by andy_0306uk, this artwork shows the inner workings of MegaMan. You really have to appreciate the work that goes into mosaics, because at times they are not as easy they appear. Andy has other works in his gallery so he isn't new in this area of Lego. Hope to see more to come.

Shout out to fellow bird.

I just want to personally thank Cygnet of the UglyDuckling Blog for making my logo. It is made completely out of Lego. Very fitting.


Make it Rain

Fans of Mortal Kombat should be excited with this announcement. Personally I can't wait to download him.

Rain first made his appearance in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, which was a re-release of MK3 and featured a lot of characters like Scorpion that were absent. Rain retains his original moves from UMK3 and his new ones from Armageddon. His appearance resembles his original look mixed with his royal attire.



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