On the wings of Garuda

Brandon Bannerman (Catsy) isn’t taking it easy during the holiday season, pumping out new builds every few days. My favorite of the season is this festive red dive-bomber, the sub-orbital B-9D Garuda.

B-9D Garuda

A couple of gifts

Some time ago I heard that there were a few creations left on Nate Nielson’s computer that had never been posted online. Nathan’s wife was gracious enough to post two of the creations earlier this week and my thanks go out to her. I still miss seeing “Nnenn’s” work in my Contact List. His wife says that there is one more left and she is saving it for a special occasion. Enjoy!

The Twist

Twisting is the first thing that pops into my head looking at this new ship by Kevin Murney (legorevolution). The prongs on the front of the ship are a fascinating new twist (pardon the pun) on the classic Vic Viper look. I’m also struck by the pod shapes on either side of the cockpit, which remind me of dandelion seed clusters.

These techniques are certain to inspire further creations down the road.

Armadillo-Class Vic Viper 3/4 Top

True Blue

Actually, neither of these ships uses true LEGO “blue.” They both use shades other than the standard blue, along with various bits of brown. Both of these ships caught my eye today (I’ve built my own brown and blue combinations, so I’m a fan).

First is the Arashi by Nathan Proudlove. He’s achieved an interesting effect by suspending engine pods far forward on spindly booms. It’s enough to make one wonder how it even stayed balanced for the photo to be taken.


Second, is a cute little ship by Tyler Clites. The most impressive thing about this ship is that it’s not really all that small at all, yet it looks like an adorable little ship. I’m also a big fan of the construction of the various intakes on the front. They add just enough detailing to balance out all the smooth curves on the rest of the ship.

VV Stubs

Asymmetrical flying colors

Flickr user legodrome’s bold spaceship with its asymmetry and standout colors has caught my attention. The ship is divided into differently colored sections that seem like a random assortment of parts from other spacecrafts, yet the resulting design is convincing.