Pick of the Weekminiature 6285 Black Sea Baraccuda
I love Pirates. I love homages. I love well orchestrated builds that showcase a smaller building scale. I love Lego sets that can double as desk art. What is not to Love about this? Well, your opinions on Lego might vary from mine...but dude! This is awesome.
Honorable MentionsAmerican Diner
This was very nearly my pick of the week, it certainly deserves it. But, The miniature 6285 Black Sea Baraccuda just hit me up on too many of my personal Lego draws.
This looks pretty freaking fantastic on the outside, but where this diner truly excels (and distinguishes itself from the other diners on Cuusoo) is the internals. Check it out:
The jukebox alone is a work of art: If I am not mistaken that is a space console in the jukebox. The chrome and rainbow 1x1 round arrangement is phenomenal.
Beyond ht you have the checker pattern floors and counter and full array of kitchen elements would would find in any true diner. Even a vent hood!
I love the chairs but they do have a slight problem of being un-sittable to minifigs.
Old West Gold Mine
Mines are pretty common in Lego but I always love seeing them. There was the Lone Ranger mine, the City Mine, and the Dwarf mine...interestingly enough I don't think there has been a mine in the actual mining theme. This one is a great representation of something a little more realistic. I really like the use of the mops to hold up the run.
This project relies quite heavily on, hm, not sure what to call the method of construction were clip elements are holding onto other Lego elements at illegal angles. I never really care for that type of build, but it is used to excellent effect in this presentation.
I do wonder if the publication of this project is a re-opening of Western Lego sets. I am not sure if Cuusoo actually stopped allowing the publication of western themed projects but for a time they were being archived as if the "license" was locked down. Obviously this was a special case based on Lone Ranger.
by AccelerandoAccelerando has taken the new "no series" rules to heart and has broken up their mini-mecha project into four projects.