Friday, July 3, 2015

Now that's talent

I am impressed by people who can build such large things virtually. I have no talent to do so (Mind you, I tried all of once) and seeing such huge creations, such as this Missle Boat by Michael Steindl makes me wonder about the sanity of such people.

Nevertheless, this is a cool creation, and I would love it if it was in the brick, but I doubt I will get to see my wish. Such a unique looking ship too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Contest has closed

The title says it all. the CiBt Contest has closed. Judging will commence shortly. Not to many entries, so shouldn't take long at all.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Prizes for the CiBt Contest 4

Prizes!

1st place:
Blacktron 2 set Sub Orbital Guardian
1 Blacktron 1 Minifig
1 Blacktron Collectable fig from Series 3
1 Brickforge Blacktron suit thing

2nd place:
Twin Pilot craft (No instructions)
1 Blacktron 1 Minifig

On another note, since there has only been one entry, I am extending the deadline til the end of June. Get Building!

I suck at advertising......

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blacktron tank

Flickr user Alkinoos built this lovely little tank

Wait, did I just call a tank lovely? Whatever, It's Blacktron, it's a tank, you will call it whatever they tell you to call it.

Once again Flickr has "improved" their website, which meant it took me at least 4 extra steps to share this creation. Will they ever stop? Not until they have ticked off everyone on the planet, is my guess.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CiBt Contest IV

I'm back!

It's back!

It's Black!

It's the Colour it Blacktron Contest IV!

Rules:
-Build a Blacktron creation. (1, 2, or even 3)
-No clone brands
-Build more Blacktron creations (1, 2, or even 3)
-LDD entries allowed
-Keep building Blacktron MOCs (Castle, space, Bionicle, as long as it's Blacktron, it's fine)
-No size restrictions
-Why aren't you building yet?
-Contest closes May 31

Prizes will be announced shortly. Please submit entries here.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Micro evil

Sorry about the lack of posts, but with a lack of material to blog, what else is to be expected (Also, I have been busy and/or tired most of the time.)

But here is a nice little micro scene to keep your attention for a tiny bit. Shannon Sproule built it. I quite like the simple spacecraft. It's basically two parts and a sticker. Brilliant usage.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pulsar Requin

Time to reset that bar. I present to you, my largest SHIP to date. Measuring 260 studs (6 feet, 9 inches) the Pulsar Requin is 100 studs (The length of an entire SHIP!) longer then my previous largest SHIP, the Epsilon Corvus. This is even longer than the Dalek was tall, by 18 inches!)

If you want to see more, click here!

I really need to stop building so big. I don't have much building space!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bring in the heavy guns

Grzegorz Ludwiczek built a Blacktron 1 invasion force (Can you call it anything else, really?), and the biggest eye-catcher is the cruiser. It just looks so mean and nasty. i wouldn't want to be some poor Space Police, fighting a war, then seeing this beast coming down at you.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

They must be up to something

There hasn't been much Blacktron to blog lately, and yet I somehow missed this rendition of the Blacktron 1 set Battrax, built by Dorian glacet.

Though I can explain why there hasn't been much from me for the last couple of months. If you follow me on Flickr, you will know what I am talking about.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

OMR #3 Alpha Orion, The Lost Ship

Been a while since I posted anything here. Not many creations to post, really busy holidays, and a good dose of laziness will do that. So I'll just do another OMR (That's Old MOC Review)

This one is a very unique spaceship, as I never took pictures of it. I was lucky that my dad randomly took these pictures, otherwise I would have no evidence that this MOC existed, outside of my and my two younger brother's memories.

The Alpha Orion was over 100 studs, that much I recall, and I had built it just to have a bigger ship than my youngest brother. This ship is much cooler than I remember. I never took pictures of it because I wasn't happy with it (I do recall the engines were just the wheels from the Spectral Starguider), but looking back at it now, this is a pretty cool ship.
That's me int he red shirt, many years ago.

I recently built a ship that was inspired by the Alpha Orion, the Epsilon Corvus, but the resemblance isn't that great.

I really regret not taking pictures of the Alpha Orion now. But it will always reside in my memory (And that of my younger brothers) as that ship that looked really good crashed.

Exterior: 7/10. Looks quite cluttered, but also greeblied. Really hard to tell with the small pictures.
Interior: 7/10. Only going off of memory here, but I remember it had a lot of cool stuff.
Nostalgia 9/10. One of the most fun games involved this ship crashing, and I really wish I had more pictures of this.
Colour is Blacktron! 9.5/10. Only really problem I can find with this, is not quite enough white.
Swooshablity: 6/10 I don't think this swooshed to well, as I remember it most as being crashed.

Overall: 7.7/10. Higher than the Alpha Centauri, but lower than the Talana.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A good crop this year

So Novvember is over, and there was quite a good showing of Blacktron this year.

First, is the Viv Punisher by Pico van Grootveld

Second, the VVx-14 by Max Braun

Third, this big chunky Blacktron II viper by Crimso Giger (It is also my personal favorite of this years crop)

Fourth, the B1C Viper by Nix Antonio

Fifth, the NBT VV by Aaron Dayman

Sixth, this great use of the X-pod part by Michael Stiendl
And seventh, the Blacktron Intimidator by Peter Morris (Oh, this one is a Transformer.)

Go here to see the whole poster!

Friday, November 21, 2014

MFP Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye

Oh right, I am doing this stuff. It's been just over a year since my last Minifig Profile

NAME: Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye 
NICKNAME: N/A 
AGE: 26 
CURRENT ASSIGNMENTBETA CENTAURI
BACKGROUND: Morgan lost his eye in a freak accident during his teen years. He is unwilling to give full details, but it is known that it was a vehicle accident. His body resisted an implant, and he didn't like the mechanical prosthetic, so he opted for an old fashioned eyepatch. He is an excellent gunner, and only needs the one eye. 
BEHIND THE SCENES: Not much to say about this guy, other than I got him in a large batch of figs, and was looking for heads to give them, and the Pirate head was one I stumbled across.
ACQUIRED: Trade, 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The claw chooses who will go and who will stay

If I saw this sort of claw above me, I would follow it's orders too.

The Flying Claw, built by Michael Steindl, is just fantastic. The overall shape is quite unique, and the cockpit is just fantastic. well done.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lego Space: Stealing the Future

The book (Which I have yet to aquire) Lego Space: Building the Future has some awesome photography, but not all pictures made the cut, for various good reasons I'm sure. Here are a couple of those shots that have been posted recently.
Those Neo-Alienators are super cool, and I really wonder what the rest of that dropship looks like.

Friday, October 3, 2014

SHIPtember has come and gone

I already posted one Blacktron SHIPtember build, and here is the only other Blacktron SHIP to come out of SHIPtember, DJ Quest built the Blacktron Fast Attack Carrier Telum:


So I guess the Blacktron 1 and the Blacktron 2 were equally represented this year. Will a Blacktron 1 SHIP take the prize again? We shall see...