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A white DSM blasts the head off of a blue Futuron invader.
Battle Reports - December 17, 2010

ForlornCreature posted an awesome battle report of a fight between the infamous Deadly Space Men and their sworn enemies, the Futuron. The Futuron trick the DSM into allowing them to land near their gas mining operation, but getting to the field doesn’t make you win the fight automatically. Read Forlorn’s first battle report to find out who will prevail.

DSM Civil War!
- posted by Natalya
Stabbing you in the face since 2001.
Brick Links - December 16, 2010

Hi everybody! Remember that video I was telling you about in the previous post? The “Lego Black Ops” one?

Within the same day, eBaum’s had already stolen it, slapped their logo on it, and started collecting ad revenue for it. Which is to be expected, that’s what they do. What pisses me off is that in the couple days since then, people have been sending me links to it as if it were the original content, which it isn’t, obviously.

I usually figure that that site has been around long enough that people know better than to pass around eBaum’s links, but some of you are pretty new to the internet and don’t know about those guys yet. So for those of you not clued in: DON’T USE EBAUM’S. Don’t visit it, don’t link to it, don’t put up with other people who do.

Their sole reason to exist is to steal original content from guys like me, pretend it’s theirs, and make money off it. Every time you visit a page on their site, and every time you send someone else there, you’re giving them ad revenue for their stolen work.

eBaum explained in a cautionary animation
eBaum explained on Wikipedia
- posted by Mike
Brick Links - December 13, 2010

Just saw a stop-motion video by Keshen8 that’s not to be missed – it runs like a highlight reel for BrickArms weaponry (though I think I spot at least a couple of Brickforge pieces in there as well – am I wrong?).

I try to update the links every now and then with new custom-weapons shops that catch my eye, but I really only get a tiny fraction of what’s out there, and there are a couple of sites that are much more dedicated and do a much better job.

Most of the customs news I follow these days comes from the Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog and the FireStar Toys reseller site. These will give you a much better idea of the full range of minifig options available, and I figure this is as good an excuse as any to pass along some links.

Keshen8′s channel on YouTube
BrickArms custom molded weapons and custom minifigures
BrickForge custom minifigure accessories
The Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog
FireStar Toys
- posted by Mike
The BrikWiki: Like a Library of Death.
Brick Links - December 7, 2010

It has been around for a while, but it has never made it into the newsfeed. I’m talking about the BrikWiki — BrikWars’ wiki where you can learn about Triangleism, Orange Transparent, or the horrific events which took place at Hospital 555. Below I’ve linked some of the better-written pages. Go have a look:

Orange Transparent Chainsaw
Hospital 555
Stat Card List
- posted by Natalya
Tuefish's Vol destroy an Assyrian tank in the Peach Massacre of G.R. 2010.
Battle Reports - November 23, 2010

2010 has been a year of battle and conflict for space factions. The Immortals have prompted an arms race among many of the star empires and sparked huge clashes between them. Notably, the long awaited Round 2 of the Peach Massacre of G.R. 2010 is finally being uploaded to the forums, so check it out as 200+ minifigs from three different star empires face off in an epic free for all to the death.

Peach Massacre Round Two on the BrikWars forums
G.R. 2010 Overview on the BrikWiki
- posted by Natalya
Counterparts to the Deadly Spaceman: Spacefemme Fatales?
Brick Links - April 2, 2010

There are some truly epic battles going on in the forums right now, so rather than posting links to any of those, I’m going to leave it to you to find them and send you to go look at this other thing instead.

Swedish freelance artist and Diglett fan Niklas Jansson has posted a massive pile of concept sketches and thoughts to his Android Arts site about redesigning classic LEGO Space themes. There’s a whole lot of material to plow through, but look towards the bottom half of the page for highlights like a massive OTC tunneler for Ice Planet, some Zaku-styled Blacktrons, and of course the sexy Space Babes.

- Mike
Android Arts: The LEGO Project
Prometheus Spawning Grounds
Niklas’s art blog
- posted by Mike
Apollyon's armory guards irritate a Deadly Spaceman, with easily predictable.
Battle Reports - December 21, 2009

Speaking of battle reports from 2009, Arkbrik’s taken the trouble to collect links to a couple dozen of them, and has posted them to the forum in one big Battle Report List.

Arkbrik’s “Re-stealing the Battle Report List” on the BrikWars Forums
- posted by Mike
Why was Copenhagen selected for a meeting of world leaders? Easy access to Billund, experts say
Battle Reports - December 17, 2009

There have been plenty of awesome battle reports coming in over the last couple of months that I’ve been too lazy to post, but there was no way I could let this one pass without comment. It’s the first one I’ve seen to put Obama and his well-known superpowers to use in combat, to truly stupendous effect. This is a moment that will shape history.

The pictures aren’t the best quality, but from start to epic conclusion this is truly a battle not to be missed.

Arkbrik’s Copenhagen Climate Conference
Dan Lacey, Painter of Pancakes
- posted by Mike
"Engaging in imaginative play helps my development!"
Brick Links - March 27, 2009

As all experienced BrikWars players know, playing with Lego, combined with learning that rules are made to be changed, leads directly and inevitably to massive psychotic explosions of violence. Surprising no one, this is the combination of factors that lead SkyNet to destroy humanity, as shown on tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

As much as I hate to promote anything on the Fox network, I felt that this one had to be shared.

YouTube: “TSCC 2.20 To The Lighthouse Preview” clip shows Lego’s role in the downfall of humanity
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- posted by Mike
Battle Organization - December 14, 2008

Nemo20k announces an upcoming tournament in January at Loki’s Games in Portland, OR:

Loki’s Games announces their first BrikWars Tournament in Portland, Oregon to be held on January 21, 2009 starting at 5pm.All Players must pre-register, and must have an approved army list ready *before* Jan 21. We will be hosting army list workshops on Dec 10th, 2008 and Jan 7th, 2009 from 4pm until 8pm.

- posted by Mike