This LEGO Lamborghini Countach is a red-hot Italian classic extravaganza

While I do love me some Speed Champions, I do really enjoy seeing fan creations using techniques that trim off most of the visible studs to give a car a sleek and smooth look. This Lamborghini Countach by Simon Przepiorka is one of those tiny wonders that make my jaw drop. I’ve always been a fan of the Countach and this is one of the best representations that I’ve seen at this scale thus far.

Italian classic extravaganza

I love the functional design of the scissor doors that fit quite cleanly when they’re shut.

Lamborghini Countach side

The rear view pulls off the Countach’s signature tail lights with the genius use of the Orange Spear Tip popular in Nexo Knights Themed sets.

Italian classic extravaganza

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LEGO Creator 31084 Pirate Rollercoaster first official pictures [News]

Roller coasters are the craze of the season. While we are holding breath until the release of the new rumoured giant roller coaster Creator exclusive set, pictures of the one of the highlights of the Summer wave of Creator sets are already here. The new 31084 Pirate Rollercoaster is a very nice-looking addition to the Creator Fair sub-theme and it seems to have just the right vibes to be well-received by Pirate fans.

Since the introduction of the new rollercoaster system in 70922 Joker Manor set last year, a proper rollercoaster set was highly anticipated by most of LEGO fans. And finally we’re getting one! The model measures 26 in/67 cm long and 13 in/33 cm wide.

31084 Pirate Rollercoaster is another addition to the Creator Fairground rides sub-theme. Unlike other sets that were of pretty generic designed, the Rollercoaster is designed to be a Pirate ride: with a skull, parts of the old pirate ship and, of course, a brilliant model of the classic imperial fortress — just like it was taken from the all-time classic 6276 Eldorado Fortress set from 1989!

Being a Creator 3-in-1 set, the Rollercoaster can be re-built into 2 more attractions, and each of them involves the new tracks.

As usual, piece count, prices and availability are yet to be announced.

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Delivering the cuteness

Studio Ghibli’s animated movies are a constant source of inspiration to LEGO builders, and Kiki’s Delivery Service is no exception. Here’s the film’s feline duo, Jiji and Lily, re-created in the brick by car_mp. The curves of the cats’ bodies are nicely done, particularly the studs-out section depicting Lily’s neck fur. But as with other cartoon-themed creations, it’s the addition of the large Mixel eye tiles which injects a bunch of character and fun.

Jiji and Lily

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For the love of Star Wars: A focus on Douglas Khoo

You never know what you’re going to get when you ask the right questions. Recently, we had the chance to speak with Douglas Khoo about his work. Douglas is a talented builder who seldom showcases his builds online, but does what he does for the love of it. If the builder’s name rings a bell, that’s because he was part of the crew that was invited to create and build an exhibit for the UNESCO’s Piece of Peace exhibition that will travel the world.

Douglas created this magnificent collage of LEGO Star Wars ships with a silent tribute to the Dark Side. This montage only took Douglas about two hours to complete, and if you did not already notice, it’s inspired by a similar piece someone else showcased a while back. The difference though is Douglas makes use of the negative space a lot more to give the Star Wars ships a showcase of their own and individuality. If you still don’t Vader there, squint your eyes, take a step back and look again!

When asked about how big a fan he was, Douglas’s answer was – you’ve got to be kidding me. That’s when we were introduced to a showcase of his other masterpieces which all center around the beloved Star Wars theme. With each of these builds, Douglas adds his own twists of interpretation and re-imagination to the scene.

BB-8 in Black

Up first is a rendition of BB-8 but in back. While it may not necessarily share the same features of our friendly BB-8, the presentation and detailing of parts is quite excellent. This droid certainly could be a fraternal twin that got lost at the manufacturing assembly line.

Kamino Cloud City

The similarities between Kamino and Cloud City have often been pointed out. But what if they were one and the same? Douglas brings us this slight reimagination of both cities combined into one.

The Darth Vader Pod-Racer

We’ve known for a while that Anakin was the greatest pod racer ever, but have you ever wondered if Vader missed the sport in his later years? Having everything at his disposal, perhaps the famous Sith Lord spent his days off tinkering and remodelling so that he could one day race again. With Douglas’s LEGO creation, we get to see this what-if scenario in all its glory with a Vader Pod-Racer brought to life.

Depths of Utapau

I can’t ever recall seeing a MOC scene of Utapau, but this is one interesting approach. While it’s not necessarily in minifigure scale, this scene provides a great representation of the sinkholes and underground structures built within the Outer Rim planet.

What do you think of Douglas’s re-imagined scenes and his amazing montage of Vader in space? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.

 


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