Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Boredom Buster: IQ Marathon
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Star Wars Saturday: Leggo My LEGO!
There's something truly epic about LEGO's Star Wars sets. The movies themselves evoke a "larger than life" aura with titanic space ships and earth-shattering upheaval, and LEGO responds in kind with wonderful recreations. From the simple vehicles found in $10 sets to multi-thousand-piece megamodels, LEGO captures the big and little aspects of the movies. It doesn't hurt that the company has made a major commitment to the series, having licensed with Lucasfilm since 1999, with the agreement extending through 2011.
Of course, when one thinks of "titanic" and "LEGO Star Wars" one immediately thinks of the company's magnificent Ultimate Collector series such as the Millennium Falcon or independent builders' creations like Mark Kelso's amazing Invisible Hand. However, as I mentioned, a set doesn't have to be gigantic to be fun.
One of this year's offerings, the AT-AP Podwalker (pictured above) typifies the truism that even a relatively small LEGO set can be fun to build. The AT-AP is a walker crewed by two clone troopers, and packs three cannon and three legs. The center leg folds up under the belly for rapid loping and pops down (presumably) for stability during heavy cannon fire. As usual, LEGO pays attention to details that casual observers may never even notice. The weapons rack inside the body, or the the flip-out panels allowing you to see the interior.
Look for more cool Star Wars models from LEGO this year, ranging from the humble 81-piece Imperial Dropship to the colossal thousand-piece Republic Gunship, due out this August.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Weekly Wipeout: Patient Projection
Monday, April 07, 2008
Boredom Buster: Age of War 2
This weeks Boredom Buster is entitled, Age of War 2, found at Break.com. In this game you attempt to destroy a neighboring tribe to earn money and experience points to evolve, to then totally wipe out the other tribe. Kinda fun. A little to autonomous. Check it out and Enjoy!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Star Wars Saturday: Pretty Sneaky Sith
My great friend Stacie once had these amazing funny web comics going called Toosday Toons, and Yub Yub!, Both strips featured Stick-A-Vision. The comic below is from Yub Yub!, a Star Wars themed strip. I love her artwork and I love her sense of humor.
She has since moved to bigger things. Those bigger things can be found at Final Girl, a fan site for horror films. Enjoy!