Monday, November 15, 2010

SW Shooting range (everyday life)

MOC for a contest at Eurobricks. Create a Star Wars-themed "Everyday life"-vignette (this post as a topic there). Here's mine:

Playing back the security tapes from the recent Jedi "courtesy call" it became quite clear that the Stormtroopers could not aim their guns. Funds were set aside to create a shooting range for the Stormtroopers to practice their skills. The shooting range is now completed and it's quite easy to find; just visit the "green corridor" in the new Death Star.

You'll find a stair case leading up to the shooting range. Darth Vader himself took these stairs today. A meeting got cut short when he killed the other attendees (as he often tend to these days), so he decided to visit the shooting range. Enough about that, let's climb the stairs shall we?

Uh-oh! It seems Darth got his steam up and are busy killing yet another Stormie. But this is the engineer behind the new shooting range, what could have kicked Darth back into killing-minions-mode again?

Well, it should not have been the Stormtroopers who are busy at target practice?

...and it should not be the Stormtrooper who's busy downing an Ewok-burger. Eating those pesky little critters is standing orders.

Wait a minute... what the Hoth does the targets resemble!?!?

Duckons from Naboo? No surprise Darth felt compelled to get rid of the chief engineer!

Here's an overview of the whole scene (apart from the green corridor that's below the table and Darth):

And a few more not concerning about what's in the background (a huge pile of miscellaneous MTB-accessories).

And here's a video showing the different parts:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

There's a little fun contest going on at Eurobricks; spook up your SigFig/Avatar to celebrate Halloween. I turned mine into the head spin-scene from the movie the Exorcist. Back in 1973 that actually got people fainting!

It was my first take at stop-motion animation and a quick one at that, so the image jumps around a little and the light flickers. But hey!

Here's a still image.

And the original for comparison.

How I did it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SweBrick XI the movie

The 11th LEGO-gathering among AFOLs in Sweden took place this past weekend. I was there on Saturday.

We had tons of fun! Here's some footage:

LEGO: SweBrick XI 2010-10-16 from Tobbe Arnesson on Vimeo.

Monday, January 25, 2010

ULV, the movie

January 9th there was an ULV-competition in Eskilstuna. I shot some 35 minutes of footage that's now edited down to almost eight minutes.

LEGO: ULV 2010-01-09 from Tobbe Arnesson on Vimeo.

The forum thread with some photos, in Swedish only.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"eBay" find!

I recently joined the Swedish version of eBay, named Tradera. There I found set 802 with box. The box has lots of ball point markings on the back and at least one of the small red gears are missing (I have a few since before), the parts are in very good condition. I got it for SEK 77,- including shipping ($10 or €7) so I can hardly complain. :D

At the moment I'm quite hooked on Tradera bidding low on lot's of stuff, and loosing lot's of auctions. But I'm not there to win, I'm there to find bargains...