Pepa Quin

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About Pepa Quin

  • Birthday 07/11/78

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  1. Little late in posting this, but after much prodding I present to you my version of Johnny Five from the Short Circuit movies. This was my final entry in my last Iron Builder round - the use of the required silver barbell saw a good number of mechanical-based creations on both sides. The Short Circuit movies were some of my favorites as a kid, so I'm glad I had the chance to make him. And now, my shameless plug for Johnny Five on LEGO Ideas. Moving has prevented me from giving any updates in a while, but I hope to return to it soon.
  2. I need some zombie defenses. Any good weapon will do.
  3. My ornaments are the Bob-omb!
  4. For SHIPtember, I decided to pay homage to the unfortunately canceled Star Wars 1313 game. The game looked awesome from , but unfortunately that may be all we ever see of it. The Imp class of light cargo freighters was produced by the Corellian Engineering Corporation. The base freighter design, like many CEC ships, was modular and came with many options. The 'Besther' model, named for the project lead, featured individualized cargo pods which could be customized to accommodate specific needs. The Besther Imp XIV was made in the first production run and has faired decently in its 34 years of service. Many non-essential systems no longer function well or at all, and it's space-worthiness is in doubt, but it works well as a planetside-only cargo transport. I got started a little late, but fortunately was able to build this ship within two weeks. It is 131.3 studs long, 42 wide and 19 bricks tall. Each of the 10 cargo pods along the sides is easily detachable. Lastly, for anyone who couldn't view the video, here's a comparison shot between my model and the 'actual' ship: Enjoy! -Matt
  5. Hello, all! My latest scene comes from the awesome 4th season of Arrested Development. I have now scrapped my original AD scene in favor of this smaller yet more interesting one. If you haven't yet seen the season, don't worry, there aren't too many spoilers here (and nothing big).The two houses are the big additions, of course, with the pool going in to fill space (and also because a third house would have blocked too much of the view). The full gallery can be found here. Enjoy! -Matt
  6. My newest creation, unveiled at Brickworld 2013, comes from the awesome game of Outrunnersare quick attack vehicles found often throughout the games. More images can be found in the full set. Enjoy!
  7. Happy New Year! I ended 2012 (and started out 2013!) with a brand new* creation! The characters are brand new, but I actually started this project over a year ago! I built the house in November of 2011 (and only displayed it once), but never did anything else until this week. With a deadline looming for my local LEGO store's Community Window, I went into overdrive and 'winterized' the house and built the two characters. This scene is now on display at the Woodfield Mall LEGO Store in Schaumburg, Illinois. This window display is a collaboration: the snowmen were built by my friend and fellow NILTC club member Adam. The full collection can be seen here. I also made a special 'Desktop Version' of the above image with Calvin and Hobbes. Enjoy, and have a good 2013! -Pepa
  8. My latest creation comes from the movie The Fifth Element: I've had this idea for quite a while now, ever since the Alien Conquest troopers came out. This project has been a little slow going, but now I'm finally finished! The full scene measures 40" x 20", and will be scene at many NILTCshows in the next couple of years. Click here to see the full set. Enjoy! -Matt
  9. 5. DarkDragon - 2 1. Ricecracker and Si-MOCs - 1
  10. Sorry to dig up this old topic, but I figured it was better to post here then create a new thread. :) This weekend I took some video of the train in action at my club's latest show. Check out the video on YouTube! Enjoy! -Matt
  11. Not any more - I took apart the set a long time ago. :) The size difference you're seeing is mostly because of volume. While the dimensions may only be longer by a few inches, this translates into a LOT more pieces. Because I tend to overbuild for strength (I've carried this, by hand, to countless shows and conventions), and with far more greebling, I wouldn't be surprised if there's twice as many pieces in my model as in the set. -M
  12. Thanks - and I brick-built the sensor dish for two reasons. 1) Based on the size of the ship, it needed to be 12 studs in diameter (about the same as the cockpit) and 2) I finished this about 3 months or so before that set came out. ;)
  13. See for yourself. :)
  14. I built this 5 years ago, finishing it in June of 2007, but only got around to taking pictures this summer. This was my third and final version in this scale. The first was built in late 2004 and the second in 2005. Of those two, the second version is still intact. It took me roughly 3 months to build, and is 36" long, 26" wide, and 9" tall if you don't count the sensor dish. Weight is roughly 25-30 pounds and I estimate the piece count to be between 8,000 and 10,000. The reason I built this for a third time was that I really wanted to get a decent interior section done. While I was able to take the base frame design from my second version, it needed a lot of re-engineering to fit in the main hold section along with a few corridors. This Falcon now has an interior that goes all the way from the cockpit to the main hold. Modifications since I built it 5 years ago have been light, but I did add in some LifeLites for the engine. To see the full, new picture set, click here. I also have a gallery of older pictures where I detailed the construction of the ship over the three months it took to build. Enjoy! -PQ
  15. Dunno about Niles, but the TRU near me got some in yesterday: