jan kusters

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  • Birthday 07/13/1960

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    Mostly old style Lego for now, though certainly not a purist. If I have a modern brick that solves my problem, on it goes (much like the old colour blind style of building). But I like lots of studs everywhere, and rather abstract modelling...


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  1. jan kusters

    [MOC] Whale Rock Outpost...

    Season is hitting hard on Whale Rock Island... The Briney Brick 84 (a); back for an old friend... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Sssssssh... Be very quiet now... Douse the lamp... We're going to find that dead soldier that was in the fortress too... The Briney Brick 84 (b); AAAAH! (and more panicy sounds...) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'ALARM!!! They're back!!!' 'Who's ba...AAAAAH! A walking skeleton! That's a walking skeleton! Another walking skeleton! More walking skeletons!' 'Up! Up! Get up to the tower!!!, move, move' 'Get that lamp out of my eyes Soldier, and take this ladder! Move!' 'What about the lieutenant, sergeant?' 'Trapped in his room, I could not get to him! Probably looking up how to kill dead people in his military handbook! Forget the lieutenant...' The Briney Brick 84 (c); Parley!!! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Sorry about that sword, old man, it's just when you burst in like that... Anyway, tea? Now let me see, a dead soldier, yes, we found a dead soldier when we came here. He is on route to the main land right now. You want him? Why? Hapier with your lot? Hmmmyes, you might be right Sir, he certainly did not like to stay in his coffin... Tell you what. He was in no way fit for duty, I'll sign the papers for his release from military duty. If you hurry, you might very well catch up with them, they are in a row boat going west...
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    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    Joining in a bit late, but I just bought a few of those 2019 City Space kits. Yes, I am a slow starter... I remember seeing a build up 'Classic Space' display in a toy-store when I was in my twenties (yes, my dark ages as far as Lego went, but I always kept an eye on bricks in the windows). I remember back then wondering why they did not make a clear choice; real space, or SF space? What I saw back then felt pretty much '10-minutes into the future'. The triangular spaceships clearly had a link to the Space Shuttle, al be it without cumbersome big megablocks fuel tanks. The rovers and vehicles in their smallest form clearly linked to the original Lunar Rover from NASA, while the bigger machines had a link to concept studies and drawing board designs. Looking back now, I love their choice. It gives Classic Space a nostalgic future feel, pretty much ,like old SF magazine covers. Fast Forward 40 years... The new sets do look like the same '10 minutes into the future' now as Classic Space did back ten. Clear links to present actual space, just taken a little bit further. The design has been 'cleaned up' a bit compared to reality, and lightened up a lot compared to the old blue and gray from Classic Space. It certainly looks more modern. It takes stuff a little further when it comes to rovers and vehicles, but the 'strapped together' rockets and side boosters, the launch controls and 'robots' or remote controlled stuff is real or very close to real space at the moment. The -not perfect yet- interchangeable rocket parts and coupling devices are a fantastic addition to the latest series. The inner detail in some stuff is just awesome, and it had great play possibilities. I am pretty sure, were I 9 or 10 now (like I was during the Apollo age), I would be completely bonkers about this stuff... Ad in 20 or 30 years, it very well might have the same nostalgia feeling that Classic Space has for me. So yes, in potential, this looks to me like a New Classic Space. It seems this series had been going on for a while already, with releases in 2011 and 2015. It seems those were pretty limited releases, and only in 2019 things really came to blossom. I completely missed out on those, and checking them out now, City Space 2019 certainly takes things a step further. I can't speak for others, just my own feelings about this stuff. I named it New Classic Space for myself, and I am curious to see where the 5 sets I bought will take me...
  3. Over on the Island, Pip has noticed a new crop popping up... The Briney Brick 82 (a); 'tis the season to be... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Hey honey, look! These big orange banana's are back! I remember them from last year...' 'Pumpkins dear, they are called pumpkins. And yes, I brought you a bunch last year. Just cut them loose and stack them, the Thin Men will take care of them in a few days. And bring a few for us, I do feel like pumpkin latte...' ************************************ Thin Men? What!?! Story getting away from me again... Anyway, for those missing Pip; he's just turned landlubber for a while, he has not disappeared completely... The Briney Brick 82 (b); 'tis the season to be... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr *muffled sounds* 'Good grief! Lemme get a knife...' *muffled protesting sounds* *********************************************** Adulthood: / aedalt / adj The ability to resist putting everything on or over your head. ===> see cats / if it fits I sits. The Briney Brick 82 (c); 'tis the season to be... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Aaaah, that's better... Thank you...' **************************** (I am pretty sure this is how carved pumpkins were invented...) The Briney Brick 82 (d); 'tis the season to be... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Now smash the pumpkin...' *Frantic muffled sounds.* 'Careful with his head! He might still need it some day!' *Slightly offended muffled sounds* 'Hah, pumpkin soup tonight...' The Briney Brick 83; Harvest... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Just leave them Pip, those are the Thin Men, they just want the pumpkins...'
  4. Better shots probably on the way... I am not sure how to work the size yet with this one (it's on Imgur, not yet public there). The ship has no name as far as I know, I just think of it as 'The Black Ship'...
  5. (while working on more 'story' shots of the ship, decided to take a few for future reference for myself first).
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    [MOC] A 'midsized' ship added to my fleet...

    While working on the story shot a series of 'archive' pictures of the Black Ship for future reference for myself...
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    [MOC] Dark-red imperial Frigatte (WIP)

    That is a smart and sleek looking vessel!
  8. jan kusters

    Captain RedBeard Portrait

    Very nice! This portrait will do very well with a Pirate display!
  9. jan kusters

    NCS Lunar Hopper

    Fantastic little ship, I love it!
  10. jan kusters

    [MOC] My cool retro rocket moc

    Great ship, but I also like you vision of space very much!
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    [MOC] Mars Rover

    Fantastic rover! I love that is is not as huge as most Mars Mission rover sets!
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    [MOC] Monarch

    Oh wow, and another midsized ship! Love it, and with sails this time! Again some great inner detail too. You manage to keep the proportions very good for these smaller ships, I always tend to go cartoon-style with them.
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    [MOC] Navistar

    Great medium sized ship, I love it! With very nice interior detail as well! I would love to see her with some sails... Simply cut from paper? Brown packing paper?
  14. jan kusters

    [MOC] 6265 Sabre Island Reimagined

    Looks great! Your 'greenery' looks is fantastic and the brick build walls are a nice reference to the originals.!
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    [MOC] Magnetic North Frigate

    Fantastic ship, and that colour choice is great! A ship for polar destinations...