Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hero Factory RACERS: Blanko + HeroCycle


Blanko has returned to us, at least at a point in history, in Hero Factory Racer guise with his unbelievably lame "HeroCycle" 3-wheeled engineering mess.  There's so much fail in this picture, I couldn't simply summarize it, I had to just break down & talk about it outright, and talk, and talk.
This is my last Hero Factory Racers pair.... for now?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hero Factory MOC: JIL06 (Jill Zero-Six)

Jill Zero-Six (actual designation JIL06) is one of the newest Hero Factory hospitality droids.  This MOC features a very compact, but completely custom torso with 5 extra axes of articulation. Guest voice acting by my lovely & talented girlfriend.

Hero Factory RACERS: Wolf + Prowler TripleTrak

It's time for a little more color in the Hero Factory Racers world, and Wolf has the answer with his tank tread-driven Prowler TripleTrak!

Just call me Mister PAB!


See that?  That's what I got in my first ever LEGO Pick-A-Brick order!  Really convenient, really easy, and shipped within a week here in the US.  I still prefer Bricklink for most special orders, but there was some stuff on PAB that was actually out of stock worldwide on BL at the time, and I ended up picking up some extra stuff on the side that I wasn't expecting.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hero Factory RACERS: Alba + the "Rad Rod"


Some of you will remember Alba 2.0. As it turns out, she was one of only two female Hero Factory heroes to join the RACERS program (the other was not Breez).  She called her shockingly beastly ride the Rad Rod, and it took the honor of being the most powerful competition entry on record!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hero Factory RACERS: Specter + Shadowbane


On to Hero Factory RACERS pair #4! This one brings back good old Specter 2.0, now in miniature form (and slightly updated since you last saw him), with his Shadowbane racecar. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hero Factory MOC: Ruze 3.0


Remember Ruze?  He was the Omega Team rookie who went from dunce status to hero among heroes after retrieving a sample of Fire Lord's armor, analysis of which allowed Assembly Tower scientists to hone the tuning of Alpha Team's weapons, ultimately leading to the defeat and capture of the entire treacherous villain gang!


At the time, disbelief over Ruze's accomplishment was palpable in the air.  How such a clumsy character pulled off such a dangerous mission with no help defied explanation.  These days, though, the prevailing  answer to the mystery is, "dumb luck."  After his famous success, Ruze's popularity soared, and he was promoted to full hero status, eventually receiving the 3.0 upgrade for Savage Planet deployment.  Sadly, all of the attention just went straight to his head, and he ended up spending much of his time just showing off (and usually making a fool of himself in the process).  One time he was trying to "flex" and "floss" in front of Alba, he somehow managed to break his cloak field generator yet again, causing it to turn off on one side.  He tried to recover from the mishap and take it in stride, but other rookies passing by saw the scene and gave him a hearty "BOOOOOOO," earning an obscene gesture in return.

Ruze was humiliated for the last time.  He walked off with his head down and soon resigned his post, taking up maintenance duty on a lonely nighttime detail.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just made a bunch of eBay & Bricklink orders

I've been getting ever more anxious to flesh out some parts needs for MOC-making, and this evening I finally pulled the trigger on some eBay & BrickLink lots.  I won't share the whole long list, but notables include 3 more Thornraxx sets, all manner of the less-common colors of bones like light gray & lime green, a bunch of random Technic connectors, and some sloped Technic plate pieces (large fairings for vehicles & such).  I can't help myself -- I need odd parts.  I don't like doing too much normal stuff!

I think I'm going to do 2 or 3 more Hero Factory Racers series sets, then spend some time doing some Breakout villain MOCs.  I've gotten a lot of requests for Breakout revamps of old villains, or replica attempts of Summer sets, but I'd rather avoid both of those for awhile and do some completely new stuff.  The creative juices have me itchin'.