Nolnet’s Wadenbeißer will chomp your squadrons to bits

Moritz Nolting (nolnet) puts the dragon’s head from the new NinjaGo set 2509 Earth Dragon Defenseto excellent use with this funny-looking fighter plane — an entry in Dan’s Put Your Brick Where Your Mouth Is contest.


The toothy grin on the nose is evocative of paint schemes sported by Allied World War II squadrons flying the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, but the addition of troll arms makes this a hilariously whimsical aircraft.

Sand Baron sky-fi flying wing by Chrispockst

Info PR: n/a I: 2,520 L: 0 LD: 158 I: 75 Rank: 1460493 Age: December 1, 2009 I: 0 whois source Robo: yes Sitemap: yes Rank: 6061142 Price: 1 Density

What I like the most about Chrispockst’s Sand Baron flying wing is that he went out of his way to use all kinds of what he calls “un-useful/unusual parts” that work well together to make this thing look like a chunky behemoth.

LEGO Chrispocket Sand Baron flying wing

I especially love the huge off-angle engines around the low sleek cockpit.

V-30 Warhawk “Spirit of Freedom” fighter by JonHall18

We really could blog pretty much every impossible plane that Jon Hall builds, but some of them do fall through the cracks. Thankfully, I didn’t miss this lovely fighter in red.

V-30 Warhawk 01

It’s also interesting to see what kind of process builders use to develop their ideas. Jon sketches many of his designs beforehand, and he’s shared some of those sketches on Flickr.

concepts3 concepts4

Winging Away

I’ve long been a fan of the Sky-Fi genre (or as we called it years ago, Crimson Skies). However, I’ve never quite managed to build anything in that vein. That is, until now, with this little flying scout.

I think I may have been a little bit inspired by Kiki’s Delivery service, it would certainly explain my choice of pilot. Combine that with a World War II technology vibe, I was thinking of a motorcycle, and you have The Magpie. The introduction of official LEGO RAF stickers was the final bit of inspiration I needed to get building.

RAF Magpie Scout Plane 04

Cuteness Overload

I was stunned when I came across this photo in Cole Blaq‘s flickr stream. The colors in the thumbnail seemed so intense that I had to take a closer look. I have to admit, I never thought I’d see someone use those tentacles for anything other than tentacles.

Flower Power VTOL

Truckin’ in air

Air trucks are the 18-wheelers of the sky (we count the thrusters instead of wheels). This air truck by Ragsnarock has both functional details and an interior. There’s even several animated gifs showing off the features.

P-72A “Skyhammer” gunship by JonHall18

I can’t get enough of Jon Hall’s dieselpulp fighter aircraft, and his latest is my favorite so far.

Skyhammer 01

The stickers are all custom-designed by Jon, with a pinup girl that’ll get the blood pumping in even the iciest flyboy’s veins. And that is some serious firepower sprouting from the fighter’s nose.

Awesome tip, Don!