The colorfully playful offices of Lego Turkey

Lego Turkey Offices

Recently Lego Turkey revealed their new office space. Completed in 2014, these offices are located in Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul. Lego has focused on creating a workspace that feels unique while accommodating 23 personnel. The space itself is only 350 m², which works out to be about 3,750 ft². The super colorful space is inspired by Lego products as a way to strengthen the brand identity. The entrance and ceiling make references to the popular Lego brick, while Minifigures have been used on walls and partitions. Photographs of the original Lego employees and manufacturing plant are also used for wall treatments.

Lego Istanbul

“In the office where a dynamic and modern design language has been adopted in general sense, it has been aimed to create venues which are integrated with the corporate identity, have high energy, and where comfort conditions are provided at a high level.” — OSO Architecture

Lego Turkey has been designed by OSO Architecture. Make sure to check out all the other photographs and information here: http://www.osomimarlik.com/eng/project-detail/lego-turkey/

Lego Turkey Office

This Lego Comic is Awesome: Pictures In Boxes.

Pictures In Boxes Lego Comic Smile

Pictures In Boxes is a great comic, that has consistently used Lego for inspiration. Most Lego comics use photography and it is rare to see an illustrated one. The goofy Lego Minifigures have a certain charm when drawn. Pictures In Boxes has recently “flooded” their site with Lego Superhero (Batman) Comics. Make sure to check them out.

Pictures In Boxes Lego Comic BatmanPictures In Boxes Lego Comic Catwoman

Pictures In Boxes Lego Comic Aquaman

Check this Lego Comic and more over here: http://www.picturesinboxes.com and here: http://picturesinboxescomic.tumblr.com

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer #2 is Awesome

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us. The early reviews are looking good. It is great to get some of the more obscure Marvel characters the attention they deserve. Maybe, they will be featured in an upcoming Lego Marvel game?

Check out this super awesome Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer #2. Starlord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket have never looked better.

http://youtu.be/6mFUCsuoaV4

And, if you haven’t seen the original non-Lego version, check it out too:

http://youtu.be/2LIQ2-PZBC8

Lego Minifigures Series 12 Full Set Revealed

Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 12

This is the first complete set photo for the upcoming Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 12. After taking a break from the standard format (The Lego Movie, The Simpsons) Lego is back with an incredibly strong line up. Lego has this down to a science at this point. A few historical figures, a few modern characters, a few sci-fi minifigs, and one person in an animal suit.

It looks like there is a Gamer, Prospector, Rocker, Swashbuckler, Jester, Princess with a Frog, Goth, Pizza Deliver Man, Hun Warrior, Genie, Lifeguard, Wizard (Merlin?), Hunter (Lara Croft?), Space Miner, Athena, and a man in a Pig Suit  (maybe one of the Griswolds from a Pig in a Poke?)

There are rumblings that the recent price increase with the Simpsons set will be made permanent. Meaning that the Lego Minifigures Series 12 will probably retail around $3.99 each.

The Ultra Violet, a Deadly Lego Friends Mecha

MarkStafford Lego Friends Mecha Ultra Violet

The official Lego Friends sets can be a bit limiting. They are completely rooted in a city theme, with no signs of expanding into the other Lego themes (Pirates, Space, etc.) A great way to work around this is to create your own Lego creations. One of the best features about Lego is just how modular the pieces are, almost every Lego part can be used with another Lego part. Mark Stafford used his imagination and created a sci-fi themed Lego Friends mecha titled the Ultra Violet. The best part of these MOCs is the innovative use of obscure Lego pieces. Check out the pink baskets, lipsticks, telephones, lightsaber beams, and wood panels. Check out the Friends section for more examples of this.

MarkStafford Lego Friends Mecha Ultra Violet 2

Ultra Violet, by Mark Stafford, can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabii/6812390569/

The Paradisa Viper: Lego Friends Remix

DJQuest Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix

There has been a trend developing of creating Lego MOCs with Friends theming. This means usually sticking to a pink and purple color scheme, but some of the best (the Lovely Hotel) add other details. DJ Quest has created a Battlestar Galactica Viper, with the Friends theming, titled Paradisa Viper – Friends Remix. Here the color highlights and other details work extremely well. If you look carefully you can see a standard Lego Minifigure in the cockpit, I wonder if a Lego Friend figure could fit.

DJQuest Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix 2

Check out this Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djquest/6845579866

Relax at this Lego Beach House

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2

Summer time is here and a good portion of us will be visiting the beach. Even Minifigures need to take a vacation. This MOC, built by zaberca, is titled Beach House 2. The whole thing was originally designed digitally, but when building it in person the project changed quite a bit. Which is great, because this house is impressive. The house itself is built using a lot of SNOT techniques. Make sure to check out the details on the top floor, which is built sideways compared to everything else. This helps give the structure a distinctly modern design.

The interior is fully furnished, and puts most (real) homes to shame. These Minifigs have style.

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2 Interior

Make sure to check out Beach House 2 over on Flickr, where you can view all the details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/15902478@N02/14760877455/

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2 Back

The Black Fly Lego Starfighter

NannanZhang's Lego MOC Black Fly

“When Chief Engineer Zhang was tasked with designing a compact starfighter, he came up with a fast and agile craft. However, the economy of the design did not allow for placement of weapons, so Zhang remodeled the engine core to contain a uranium detonator. He wasn’t going to be piloting one anyway.”

Some of the most creative work being done in the Lego AFOL community is with starfighters/spaceships. Nannan Zhang is responsible for this little starfighter, known as the Black Fly. Here the use of some obscure Lego pieces is combined with an excellent understanding of color and shape. Usually these type of Lego MOCs are criticized with being extremely delicate; falling apart with the slightest touch. It is extremely rare to find one that is as solid as an official Lego set. Make sure to check out the video below for a detailed look at the Black Fly and just how well made it is.

NannanZhang's Lego MOC Black Fly Above

The Black Fly, by Nannan Zhang, can be found over at Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nannanz/14710493005/

http://youtu.be/1k5cxnNEZTo

LegoGenre | 00383: “Bart, I am your father.”

LegoGenre 00383: Bart, I Am Your Father.

“Bart, I am your father.”