Naughty Nathan Junk from the mind of a Tech Artist…

November 16, 2010

DS – LEGO Space

I drew this on my Nintendo DS for a Colors! Forum Weekly Challenge.

Filed under: Artwork,Colors! DS,LEGO — Naughty @ 10:25 pm

April 19, 2010

X-29 CGI LEGO Model

I’ve completed a LEGO-CAD build of the X-29 Fighter I made a couple months back. Here’s a couple of shots of it, one from inside MLCad and the other from inside LDView. There’s no step-by-step instructions (WAY too many pieces!) but I’ve constructed the model in step-by-step sequence so if you do wanna check it out or build a version of your own you can pretty easily.
You can download the .MPD here and from the LEGO Instructions pages link on the right.

X-29 in MLCad

X-29 in LDView

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 11:24 pm

May 4, 2009

LEGO – Futuristic styled X-29 Fighter

Here’s the latest LEGO model I’ve been working on for the last 3-4 days (thank God for bank holiday weekends! 🙂 ) It’s based on the old X-29 Experimental fighter plane designed by NASA, instantly recognisable by it’s forward swept wings. Quite early on in it’s production my model became a more heavy, space-age variation on the X-29, rather than a faithful representation, and I think it looks all the better for that.

LEGO X-29 Space Fighter

If you head on over to My BrickShelf Gallery there’s a ton of different shots of it to gaze upon in awe… :p



Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 8:11 pm

February 15, 2009

I hate Bionicle…

..There. I said it. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only AFOL who feels the same way.
One of the (few) things that really bugs me about LEGO is the fact that it now has so many custom and bespoke elements. In fact, for the last several years it’s been basically impossible to accurately recreate a new set with your own pieces if you don’t actually own the original set. This is entirely down to the fact that there will be at least one unique element in the new set. Sometimes this may be as insignificant as a minifig, or simply a new colour for a particular element, but it’s still kind of annoying and, I feel, goes against one of the main principles of LEGO.
Often these elements are so specific or ridiculous in shape that they are practically useless for anything other than their originally intended purpose and nowhere is this more evident than with Bionicle.

Despite this it appears that we do actually own rather a large amount of Bionicle sets and pieces so I thought I’d overcome my fear and loathing and see if I could figure out the point of Bionicles. And this freak is the result of my efforts.

I’ve put a few more shots of him on my Brickshelf page too if you’re interested.

I have to say, in conclusion, that actually building with bionicle was pretty much just as rewarding as building with “regular” LEGO (if there even is such a thing these days?). all the elements connect together in multiple ways and all the standard LEGO rules still apply. You can even connect most of the bionicle elements to regular LEGO too, so while I’m still not a convert, I appreciate that they haven’t copped out as much as I originally thought with Bionicle. And hey, the kids like it I guess!

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 12:18 pm

February 1, 2009

LEGO Spaceship

Here’s a little thing I made up using the parts from some of the new(ish) Mars Mission Sets plus a couple of other odds and ends that were lying around in the “play bucket”. I know it’s de rigueur to give these kind of things names, like “Tomcat”, “Epiphany-II”, “Collateral Destroyer”, etc, etc.. but meh.. it’s yet another generic fighter-plane style spaceship. enjoy.

LEGO Spaceship

LEGO Spaceship

It should probably have a canopy if it’s going into space, or at least travels as fast as it looks like it travels, but I just couldn’t fit one on with the pieces I had to hand… And even if I could have, it probably would have spoiled the shape which I quite liked.

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 9:25 pm

November 14, 2008

LEGO Piaggio Scooter

Here’s a quick little LEGO minifig-scale scooter I made, based loosely on my Piaggio Skipper! Due to the scale it’s obviously not that accurate that you’d recognize it as such, but I think it’s still a cool little two-wheeler…

Minifig-scale LEGO Piaggio Scooter

Minifig-scale LEGO Piaggio Scooter

It’s pretty simple as you can see, but if anyones interested in the instructions for it, you can find them here:

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 2:37 pm

August 31, 2008

Awesome LEGO model blog

I got emailed this blog by about 5 different work mates.. 😀 It takes a while to load as it’s image heavy, and plenty of them! but there are so many beautiful models, in every theme you could imagine, all hand-picked for quality!

LEGO grand piano LEGO Mecha

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 4:08 pm

July 28, 2008

LEGO Viper – Battlestar Galactica

Here’s some photos of my custom LEGO Viper from the original series (TOS) of Battlestar Galactica. It’s basically mini-fig scale although it doesn’t actually open or fit a minifig inside.

The build quality is well solid and would take a ton of knocks and hard-play without breaking or falling apart. I’ve got some LDRAW files for it and the instructions which I’ll try and post here in the near future.

OK, the LDRAW file is up and available, along with all of the building instruction steps images. Head on over to the LEGO Instructions page, or just click here

Custom Instructions - Step 32

Custom Instructions - Step 32

Filed under: LEGO — Naughty @ 11:06 pm

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