UCS-scale LEGO Cyclon Raider from Battlestar Galactica

In the 2003 re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylon Raider is the main attack fighter used by the Cylons. One of the most striking differences between the original model from the 1998 series and the newer model is the crescent shape with forward leading wings and the large eye slit with a red light going across in the cockpit position. David Duperron has built his second UCS-scale ship from Battlestar Galactica with this hugely impressive Cyclon Raider  based on the newer version and captured in LEGO form.  The model is made of 3253 LEGO pieces, with a total length of 66,5cm (~83 studs) and a width of 45,0cm (~56 studs).

Cylon Raider UCS

UCS Cylon Raider

Cylon Raider UCS

If you liked this UCS Cylon Raider, then you will also love David’s UCS Colonial Viper model that we highlighted a few months ago.

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Lamborghini Centenario in all its glory

Just as the Lamborghini Centenario pays homage to the vision of Ferrucio Lamborghini, this LEGO Centenario built by Lachlan Cameron gives tribute to the already iconic supercar. Clad in black with red highlights, this model features illuminated headlights and taillights, elegant scissor doors, chromed tailpipes, and even a personalized California license plate! Although the wheels seem to be non-LEGO, they complement the overall impression of this model.

Lamborghini Centenario- new doors

To capture the contours of the Centenario, this model uses curved building techniques that combine SYSTEM parts with Technic beams to depict the lines of the wheel wells, grill, and A- and B-pillars.

Lamborghini Centenario- new doors

A close look at the composition of the body panels reveals a patchwork of parts blended together, with each piece fitted to match the surfaces of the Centenario. Lamborghini Centenario- new doors

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The mysteries under the surface of a pangolin

If you are asking yourself what exactly this creation by Delayice is supposed to be, do not feel guilty. Take the time to look closely and examine the detail of this strange creature, the Pangolin, that is threatened with extinction. Indeed, it is a living island, an endangered animal and simultaneously a spectre of the four seasons walked by a monochromatic, green minifigure. All this is relevant to the artistic message, as stated by the builder; it is a reminder of how beautiful and diverse nature is and that it should not go to waste.

Island of Pangolin

Now I know I should be asking myself philosophical questions like why is the minifigure walking from winter to autumm? what is the significance of the door on the top? what are the implications of the barrels under the ice? But, what drives me nuts is whether the ice (lined by snow at the shoreline) is supposed to be floating on water or is the animal carrying a piece of ice that it broke from the ice sheet.

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An old school game made with your favourite old school toy

Wire loop games are a common sight at carnivals. Sad Brick has combined this classic childhood staple with another, namely LEGO. Sitting on top of a very clean base is the loop itself with the hoop taking centre stage as a very clever little build. It even uses the official LEGO rope and winch as the wire. Next to that for a little added flair is a bit of circuitry, mostly for show, that makes good use of gold chrome pieces and transparent pieces.

Wire Loop Game

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