Brickfair Finds: ApocaLEGO

A theme name so tragic, only a mother could love it. Apocalyptic models have been beaten to death, resurrected as zombies, and beaten to death once more. But like Rasputin, they cannot be stopped, and like Marley, they continue to be covered in chains. Some choice pics:


The structurally inaccurate Washington Monument still grates at the eyes. It is not entirely the builder's fault; he based it off an appearance in Fallout 3. But for the designers of Fallout 3 to get it so wrong is breathtaking and disappointing. It is not a steel frame clad in stone. It is just stone. In fact, it is the WORLDS TALLEST STONE STRUCTURE. Bold underlined italics caps-lock exclamation point! It is famous for being stone. Who are these incompetent game designers, and where are their houses so we can replace the wood studs with taffy and laugh when the structural inaccuracy smothers their families under collapsing roofs?!?

Deep breath. "Take me to the kittens!"


Are we done? Can we not build this theme anymore? You did it guys, you destroyed DC. 10 points to Gryffindor! Now move on.

13 comments:

  1. Heh, funny thing, Fallout 3 was created by a game studio based in a suburb of Washington, DC. I worked down the street from their office for awhile.

    I guess there's some steel inside the monument for the elevator, but it's not much.

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  2. Rest assured that I'll personally be taking ApocaLEGO out behind the Space Needle and shooting it in its sorry-ass head (yes, ApocaLEGO has an ass for a head) after BrickCon. And then I'll burn its brainless corpse.

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  3. To the office of Mr. K.T. Blocksworth,

    While I do enjoy the refreshing taste of your bitter yet popculture-laiden rhetoric much in the way that the acrimonious singe of baby arugla complements a fine Salade Niçoise, I must convey that I have failed to uncover where you have obtained the fact or even the implication that Mr. Gurney had based his model off the monument as depicted in the Fallout series. Having spent considerable time in his presense over the past few weeks as well as contributing to the opposite end of the reflecting pool, I can affirm with a certain cataclysmic conviction that he was not inspired by the video game nor any one of its untold number of spin-offs thereof.

    Perpetually Unfeigned,
    N. Feist

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  4. Furthermore, do excuse my occasional misspelling. Naturally, I will blame it on my deliriously weary state that accompanies this first, almost second, and most certianly dark, morning hour.

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  5. Is "Gurney" carter or robby or whoever? I spoke to the person, he said it was Fallout 3. And if not, then it's he who made the grave structural mistake, and his walls will be replaced with taffy.

    P.S. I contributed to the reflecting pool, see: the only section with water, and the section with kittens.

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  6. Of course, I had read that it was Brickfrenzy-Kevoh co-effort. In fact, I consider myself blessed to have had the tainted muck of trans-green shining at the foot of my memorial.

    As for Gurney, it is Robby's surname. If it was he to whom you spoke, I do not doubt that there a miscommunication. Regardless, if I encounter the lad on the Esper IRC network within the next few days, I will forewarn him of the structural instability characteristic of the chewy, caramelized delectable.

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  7. I really don't like the fact that you are using your blog to rant on something we worked hard on. Robby has told me countless times that he went with the structure he did as a way to incorporate visual interest. A big tower of white LEGO bricks isn't interesting. No skill is involved, it's boring.

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  8. Scott, you are right. But he could have done something structurally accurate, such as the stone structure being partially blown away, showing off the destroyed bits of the elevator and stairs that are actually inside. Heck, it would be really cool to see the stone structure partially falling apart with the spike at the top about to tumble over. There is more than one way to replace 'boring' white tower than create something that betrays the remarkability of the actual subject.

    "Working hard" never excuses someone from criticism, especially artful and intelligent criticism.

    -Lenny

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  9. Skills were certainly involved when the innacurately "interesting" tower was built.

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  10. I do plan on changing it up greatly, and plan on showing it as a mosonry structure. I just tried what I thought would be interesting, but now that it is built I can edit and rework it. I also want to have the upper segments taper. Anyway I do plan to finish it with several improvements.

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  11. masonry, rather. I will take what is commented here as suggestions for an improved version.

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  12. Well said Robby! A true LEGO craftsman!

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  13. Scott, a the whole point of a blog is for someone to talk about whatever they want, however they want. If he wants to rant, so be it. I wouldn't take it so personally, though.

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