Site #71

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December 14-20, 1997

Sean's LEGO® Universe

Sean Amlaner
Here's a site for folks with a twisted sense of humor -- robots that squirt acid and hospitals under attack by mecha. The last image in this photo-rich site is one of Sean's Junkyard of miscellaneous "extra town parts." It's interesting, yet surprising since Sean seems to have a knack for finding new uses for otherwise "specialized" pieces. Ever wondered what to do with all of those black 2x2 round-bottom discs that come in Town boats and other sets? Check out the R.E.B.E.L. Mine Layer. In the Weapons Archive, click through the dozen or so handheld weapons, many of which are really ingenious designs. For example (if you're into this sort of thing) check out the way a pnematic "tee" connector between a stop bushing and a cross-block connector becomes a hand-held Ion Cannon, and the way some other reasonably common elements become a hand-held Hornet Missile Launcher.

For a couple bloody image-enhanced battles, check out the R.E.B.E.L.'s Abandoned Airfield and the Robot Ship pages. In the Stolen U.S.S.E. Robot Specs section, don't miss the brightly-colored minifig-size Ski Bots and heavily-armed two- and four-legged combat vehicles. I'm also pretty fond of the R.E.B.E.L. Mountain page, which uses cardboard boxes and tubes to their maximum potential in LEGO® context.

There's a lot more at this energetic site than than can be covered in a short review, so just explore and have fun. Note that beyond the pictures of Sean's own creations, there is also a small archive of fan-created role-playing games for LEGO® enthusiasts.

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