Tuesday, 29 April 2008

More pics from Galeria Kaufhof !!

After searching around the web for more pics I found these in from Kelley's Picasa photo page.

You can see the huge size of the LEGO window presence in this shot!This photo shows an an amazing Cargo Train! (Looks to be 10:1 scale). I would love to see more photos of this and want to see how they have done the boxcar you can just see on the left of the photo.
There is also these that are similar to a previous post, but thought they were worth including anyway.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Life On Mars Alien

Not the greatest of quality pictures because I cropped it out of another photo, but this Life On Mars alien was on display in the big shop in the Windsor LEGOLAND in 2002. The scale looks to be about 10-12:1.

New Shop Display Figure Size!

I spotted these pictures in Gracecewu's flickr gallery recently.

As well as the 'Friends' scaled figures, there are some new properly proportioned figures I haven't seen at this scale before. They look to be about 12:1 if I am seeing it correctly.

There are also parts of a Fire & Police Staion and also the police helicopter in the same scale, but bizarrely a smaller scaled Fire Engine! This really must be a very large display to see in real life and is apparently in Königstrasse Street in Stuttgart and it might be exclusively a LEGO store, but I don't think there is a brand store there?

This is great news and hopefully means a much needed move away from the old 'Friends' scale and back to proper minifigs like they used to use for shop displays.

If anyone else has pictures of this type of figure we would love to hear from you.

EDIT: After a bit of searching on the net I found that this display is actually in a department store called Galeria Kaufhof.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

6 Scale Horse : Work in Progress

Well, Brick Street (otherwise known as Richard!) came down to stay again at the weekend.
We spent some time building 6 scale figures based on James Sutton's designs. Also Richard did this excellent 6 Scale Horse!

It is really a WIP at the moment and he has left me with the daunting task of finishing it off, but he hasdone excellent work! A bit more work needs to be done to the head, including finishing off the bridle, but is amazing that he put this togther in about half a day! He had pre-prepared some drawing to help him though, I just wish I was any good at art :(

Cheers Richard, great having you to stay again!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Large Duplo Ferrari

Dr. S. took this picture of his kids in a large scale Duplo Ferrari at a Toys 'R' Us in France .

It is approximately a 6 scale version, based on this duplo vehicle.

Thanks Dr. S.! As always, if you have anything about large scale models you would like to see added, please let us know!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Big Technic Truck.

From Jbartosch's gallery.
EDIT by Giz: There are more pics in Nuffel's gallery. (Picture added below)

6 Scale Knights

The figures for the 375 castle were designed by James Sutton, another Brickish member in the UK. I had my doubts that figures at this scale would ever look totally believable, but I think you will agree that these do.

James has also made LDraw files and I think that it is his plan to make them available to anyone who wants them at some point, so I expect to see many of minfigs at this scale in the future!

Well done James, I will certainly be making some very soon. They are sooo cute!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

6 scale 375 Classic Castle !

Where do I start with this! This castle was built by Duncan Titmarsh, fellow member of the Brickish Association in the UK and was mostly assembled in the last 4 weeks believe it or not!

Check out this picture to really get a sense of the scale of it! (The original size set is on the table to the right).
I was lucky enough to get to help build and take this apart at the Brickish AGM in Sheffield at the weekend. It really is amazing how big this is and you know it is a big LEGO model if you need to look up at it! I always wanted to know how what it felt like to be a borrower :)

The hinges on the castle worked like the official set and proved very handy for the steady stream of people who wanted to get inside it. (Duncan is the guy inside the castle in the earlier picture).
The attention to detail is amazing, even the drawbridge can be raised and lowered. I will talk about the figures in a separate post or this will get too big.

Congratulations Duncan, this certainly raises the bar in terms of scale building and part of me just wants to give up now as this is way out of my league!

You can see the full gallery of pictures here. I hope you agree that we are back with a bang!

Apologies ...

OK, I have HUGE apology to make for not posting for a long time.

It is amazing where the time goes... I have a lot to blog about from events I have been to, additions to my collection and stuff from the net so will try and post at least every day or two for a while.

Thanks to everyone who is still reading and thanks also for those comments in the period since I last blogged. I will try and respond to them soon.

The next post is truely remarkable and will blow your mind!