“Detective Ace Brickman & The Cookie Caper #6” — AuntiePesto
Bricklies is a weekly lego webcomic created by AuntiePesto and hosted by LegoGenre. Updates every Friday.
It feels like Lego should still have a Return of the King wave in their The Lord of the Rings theme. People all over the internet would like to have an official Minis Tirith, Barad-dûr, Witch-king of Angmar, or a Mount Doom set. Graham Gidman has proposed what the missing Mount Doom set would look like. His Mount Doom (79022) would be priced at $24.99 and come in at 201 pieces. Everything about this MOC looks like it could be an official Lego set. It even features the stupid little catapult that most fantasy set have. Poor little Lego Frodo, he doesn’t know that Gollum is going to bite his finger off. And, poor little Gollum, he is about to fall to his doom.
This Lego Mount Doom was built for the Category A: The Missing Set challenge over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=101920&st=0#entry2043548
Lego and Zelda go together extremely well, so well that there are many epic Lego creations based on the popular video game franchise. The fantasy setting blends well with the Lego Castle theme. An uncountable amount of kids have at one time or another created their own Zelda inspired MOC. A whole lot of Nintendo themes would fit into Lego. Imagine Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Pokemon. With the recent release of Majora’s Mask, a few more custom creations are probably on their way.
This Lego mosaic of Link’s Hylian Shield is the creation of Briotr. Instead of sticking to a simple grid style Lego mosaic, they combined and used a lot of pieces that can create more natural shapes. This style also acts as a sort of magic eye sort of puzzle. Can you find an alligator, red flag, blue Lego pants, and the $100 bill? Good luck!
This Lego mosaic of Link’s Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda can be found here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/2ws5rr/hey_rlego_its_been_a_while_im_back_with_another/
Feeling like the wait is way too long for another Despicable Me? Thats okay, because the Lego community has been creating a whole lot of Lego Minions. There are Minions Parties, Mini Minions, Minion Maids, Batman Minions, and many many more. LegoGenre even has a whole section of these creations. The newest entry into the series is this collection of Minions! created by Yatkuu. My favorite of the bunch are the SuperHero themed Minions. Captain America and Batman Minion are instantly recognizable and hilarious. These little dudes have an interesting story:
“This series of Minions was inspired by my Nerdly-Minion and started as a project for the LEGO Store community window in Raleigh, NC. I meant to put these up on display for the release of the movie “Minions” due in July 15. I think the kids would have liked it.
Unfortunately, for reasons that I can’t really comprehend TLG decided to revisit the rules of the community windows and as a result these little guys will probably never see a LEGO store from up-close. Too bad.”
Yatkuu has been kind enough to post instructions for these guys, which you can find over on BrickFanatics: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/do-you-wanna-build-a-minion/
Check out these Lego Despicable Me Minions! over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yatkuu/15635280373/
And, if you are looking for more Minions check out this link: http://legogenre.com/?s=minions&submit=Search
“Did you know there is also a Thor buster, Magneto buster, even Galactus buster? Why not a Chicken buster?” — Peter C.
There have been a lot of Lego Hulkbusters over the past few years, most of them great. It is about time we get the other Busters. First up a Chickenbuster. It looks like Tony Stark woke up late, and grabbed the wrong helmet. He is ready to turn some villains into omelets. Look out. The Chicken Buster is the creation of Peter C, who is having a good time creating new ways to mock the Hulk.
You find the Chicken Buster, built by Peter C. over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29882140@N03/16406337490/
Get ready to ring in the lunar new year. The year of the sheep (goat, ram) has officially started. If you happen to see any giant Lions dancing, make sure to join in the fun. Those Lions are hungry for green. Flickr user, Donna Liem, has created four “Barongsai in action” Lego scenes. Featuring the traditional Lion Dance, with drummers, and even an old lady feeding the lion. Barongsai is the Indonesian word for the Chinese Lion dance (採青).
The four Lego Lions are all distinctively different. There are two red and yellow Lions, a black and yellow Lion, and a black and white Lion. Interestingly the Black Lion is the youngest of all the Lions.
There is also another series titled the Chinese Lion Dance (採青), which features the same four Lions but in a more simplified display. These guys look awesome. Check out the different ways the eyes have been used to show their personalities. Each one is extremely similar but they are all different too. Check out the red Lego mug being used to connect the eyes to the body in the second Lion. Gung Hei Fat Choy.
You can find all four of these Lions over on Donna Liem’s Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105128883@N07/16389140339/
The Lego Architecture line has proven to be extremely popular. Which has lead to a whole lot of people creating their own Architecture inspired creations. This is the Monasterio de El Escorial built by Gabriel Riutort. The Monasterio de El Escorial is a residence of the King of Spain, located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Construction of the building started in 1563 and completed in 1584. The Lego version would be built from 1000+ bricks, and contain the whole landmark. The red roof of the monastery is extremely iconic, as is the symmetrical system of rooms surrounding the main building. Even the Gardens of the Friars is instantly recognizable. The best part is the inclusion of a mock box, set in the typical design of the Lego Architecture theme.
You can check out more information about the Monasterio de El Escorial MOC, built by Gabriel Riutort, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/parda/16281642769/
Enemy GEODUDE used TACKLE!
Enemy GEODUDE’s attack missed!
PORYGON used SEIZURE!
It’s super effective!
Pokemon have some of the most interesting creatures. Here we have an anthropomorphic rock fighting an enemy that is completely made up of programming code. Geodude versus Porygon. Porygon is one of those really weird Pokemon, it just doesn’t fit into the game like the others do. Although there are swords, hearts and keychain looking Pokemon, so maybe it fits in just fine. These two creatures are the creation of Julius von Brunk. Geodude makes good use of sphere building techniques, and by using the printed spiral pieces for eyes, ends up having a lot of personality. Then there is Porygon. Maybe the best candidate for Lego. The simple polygon look is easy enough to replicate, and this version is looking good. Did you know Porygon is also the world’s first artificially created Pokémon? Now you do!
Check out these Lego Pokemon over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/baronvonbrunk/15556187360/
This is the Y-3 Walker Mech and it’s Pilot. It looks like it has been built out of broken machinery, but it is completely made up of Lego. This creation could fit in perfectly with the world of Mad Max. Scavenging the desert waste lands, looking for any oil or scrap. The unnamed Pilot is the real star of this show. Using a variety of obscure Lego pieces, Minifigure accessories, and inventive SNOT techniques, this guy (or gal) looks more organic then most Lego figures. The gas mask is an especially nice build, as is the use of the old Technic gears for the boot cuffs. The other little details are fun too, communicating that this Pilot is a collector of some sort.
A crazy Pilot must have a crazy vehicle. The Walker Mech Y-3 is a chicken style walker barely big enough to carry one person. It has been outfitted with a luxurious orange bucket seat. The whole thing seems to mainly serve as a place to store knick knacks. Check out the boombox, coffee mug, road signs, and even Mia’s signature. This thing is full of awesome detail.
Check out the Lego Walker Mech Y-3 and it’s Pilot, built by nobu_tary, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127525305@N02/15326325073/