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By Marshall L'Amour | A survey of military sci-fi themes and aesthetics in the LEGO medium and beyond.

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Tiny Metal Slug builds you can make for a few quarters

The Metal Slug series of games has some stand out features, and the small vehicles in them have always been a favourite. While we’ve seen some …

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A singularly great ship called Prometheus

<i>Ashes of the Singularity</i> is a real-time strategy game set in a future where the technological Singularity and advanced “Post Humans” wage war against …

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“What happened to your lights? and...blueness?” “I’m too cool for those now”

While I haven’t seen it yet, the new movie <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> does look quite awesome. However, I will admit I was a bit disappointed when I saw the …

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Reinforcements have arrived

<b>Marius Herrmann</b> built the Pelican dropship from Halo 3 based on the design by Ben Caulkins. What takes the model to another level of novelty are the …

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Mini Hulkbuster punches above its weight | The Brothers Brick

At first glance this wee Hulkbuster looks enormous, then you realise that Iron Man’s head is that of the Minifigure and Tony Stark’s infamous arc …

Iron Man

Square Enix reveals mech game Left Alive

Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa is doing the designs<p>Square Enix teased a new game, <i>Left Alive</i>, at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s pre-Tokyo Game Show 2017 press conference today. While details are scarce, the pedigree of the people working on the game — including Metal Gear character designer Yoji …

Robocop Enforcement Droid Recreated In LEGO

These are several shots of the Robocop Enforcement Droid Series 209 (ED-209) recreated in LEGO by builder chumuhou. As you can see unless you're a …

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Thunderfire Cannon with Techmarine

Officer responding, really quickly | The Brothers Brick

Near-future police vehicles have a high standard to live up to. Sid Mead’s classic design for the <i>Blade Runner</i> Police Spinner remains a heavy …

Blade Runner

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Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder

Ravage your rivals in this red robotic raptor | The Brothers Brick

I never mistake a build by <b>Moko</b>. His style is unique and colorful, similar to that of anime and Gundam concept art. In his most recent creation, the …

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown - E3 2017 Exclusive Trailer

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will fly the X-37B, a top-secret space robot, for the US military

Now that’s a headline!<p>SpaceX, the upstart rocket maker that went to court for the right to bid on US national security launches and flew its first classified spy satellite to orbit in May, will launch the top-secret X-37B space drone in August, according to US Air Force secretary Heather Wilson. …

Space Exploration

Warhammer 40K’s 8th edition gives Space Marines a new look

New starter set goes on pre-order this weekend and ships this month<p>The Warhammer 40,000 franchise gets its eighth edition this month. Along with it comes a new look for the venerable Space Marine faction and a new boxed set called <i>Warhammer 40,000: Dark Imperium</i>. The starter kit, which includes an …

Mars Defends! | The Brothers Brick

The Near-Future LEGO Starfighter contest is prompting the creation of some lovely realistic-looking space vehicles. This entry from <b>xiei22</b> is a …

Stand down! The slightest movement may risk you being disintegrated | The Brothers Brick

It’s easy to get over-excited while constructing mecha, since it’s easy to over-greeble details to the point that it becomes too complicated and …

Cyberpunk Cityscape In Need Of Urgent Cleaning

Gary Sanchez is an artist who has worked at studios like Quantic Dream, Cloud Imperium and Ubisoft.<p>You can see more of Gary’s work at his ArtStation …

Netflix’s ‘BLAME!’ Brings a Cyber Punk Vibe to an Anime Movie

Even if you hate anime, there’s no denying that <i>BLAME!</i> is a beautiful looking movie. Based on the manga of the same name by Tsutomu Nihei, <i>BLAME!</i> tells …

anks beware, the War Mustang is locked on

Enemy armor slowing you down? Then get ready to pop some tanks with the War Mustang Multi-Purpose Anti-Tank Missle System (try saying that several …

Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded. | The Brothers Brick

H.R. Giger’s Xenomorph design is a perennial favorite among LEGO builders, and I’m looking forward to another batch of great LEGO aliens with the …

DF-47 "Hawk" Starfighter | The Brothers Brick

The DF-47 Hawk is a “polyvalent starfighter” designed by <b>BobDeQuatre</b> for the Mars Conglomerate. Built to patrol the borders and escort freighters, the …

Cyborg Chris and his best friend Botdog | The Brothers Brick

I can’t think of anything that would be much cooler than having a loyal robo-dog. Now Botdog by <b>Gamabomb</b> is most definitley high on the cool index. …

The Incredible Art Of The Ghost In The Shell Movie

Say what you will about the new <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> as a movie, one thing I think we can all agree on is that it looks absolutely stunning. So let’s …

Get your helmet on and pilot this red-hot starfighter | The Brothers Brick

Some spaceships are made for carrying cargo, others for deep space exploration. But there is no doubt that <i>Leonard ZX</i> is a ship designed for the …

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Ridley Scott has six more Alien movies in him, could start filming next year

Six more Alien movies, gestating hungrily inside him<p>Ridley says that, <i>Alien: Covenant</i> is just the start — he’s got six more <i>Alien</i> movies in him.<p>"If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six," the 79-year-old director told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I'm not going to close it …

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