It is Pablo Picasso’s 133rd birthday today, and in celebration Veronica Watson recreated Picasso’s Guernica in Lego. Using just 800 black, gray, and white Lego bricks. The biggest difference is the size, the Lego version is 7 inches by 14.5 inches; while the original Picasso is an impressive 137 inches by 305 inches. All the main details are represented. The bull, the horse, the eyeball like light, and the various tortured humans are all recreated in Lego. Veronica Watson is a Lego Master Model Builder from Legoland Discovery Center Westchester.
Check out more details over on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/lego-guernica_n_6038338.html
Most Lego creations are a form of art, but some strive to be a little something more. This Lego sculpture, titled Inside the Mind of a Lego Artist, is the creation of Kristal. This is a kinetic sculpture that can almost qualify as an Automaton. The feature here is that the human head can open up and reveal an inner working of the mind. A place of imagination and wonder. Which is an explosion of color when compared to the outer white shell.
Make sure to check out the video below. The opening of the mind is a great surprise, and features some slick work with pulleys and gears. The second half of the video goes into the details of the technical system created.
Check out more details of Inside the Mind of a Lego Artist at JK Brickworks: http://jkbrickworks.com/inside-the-mind-of-a-lego-artist/
Brooklyn Nine-Nine recently featured Lego in a scene with Detective Sergeant Terence “Terry” Jeffords (played by Terry Crews). Afterwards something awesome happened. Reddit user austoncall posted a whole bunch of behind the scenes photographs showing what went into creating the Lego tower. Although it took a whole lot more work then someone would expect, the Lego tower looked great as it was being destroyed on set.
The whole project started out as about $300 worth of brand new Lego. Everything was built with 2 complete sets of the Lego King’s Castle (70404), 2 Builders of Tomorrow (6177) sets, 2 Lego Creative Buckets (10662), 1 Lego Creative Building Kit (5749), 1 Lego Education Doors, Windows, & Roof Tiles set (9386), plus a few baseplates and other miscellaneous parts.
The greatest challenge to creating these props, was figuring out what kind of style to build the tower. A sleek modern tower that the best AFOL would create, or a tower created out of a hodgepodge of bricks (like a child would build). After a few attempts, the show decided on something in between. A good decision, as it is instantly recognizable as Lego. In the end three towers were needed, so that the crew could film multiple takes and angles. If you look closely the three towers look similar, but are actually slightly different.
Make sure to check out all the photos of this Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lego Tower prop: https://imgur.com/a/khn83
Plus, here is the original post over on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2jxexh/i_was_the_one_who_built_the_lego_tower_that_terry/
And, a follow up AMA here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2jxrbs/iama_guy_who_built_the_lego_tower_that_was/
*Nevermind!* If you happen to find a clip of the scene from Brooklyn Nine-Nine please share!
Most Lego Hulkbuster Armor builds focus on size. Most of them end up towering over the official Hulk figure. Although there is a certain charm to seeing a such a massive Iron Man, having a more proper scale version is awesome. Over on Lego Ideas, Ka.Lor has proposed their version of the Hulkbuster. By not having to design a full pilot cage for an Iron Man Minifigure, Ka.Lor is able to focus on mobility and structure. The end result is a Hulkbuster that is amazingly tiny, yet still incredibly imposing. Some of the details here are great, such at the Lego binoculars being used for fingers, Minifig hands being used for various clips, and even tiny Lego pistols being used to define the chest shape.
Check out, and vote for this Lego Hulkbuster over on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/58065
There is also the Lego Iron Man: Hulkbuster Project over here: http://legogenre.com/the-iron-man-hulkbuster-project/
Some people out there think that 3 films is 2 films too many for the Hobbit. Well this video is for them. The Hobbit in 72 Seconds is the creation of the Brotherhood Workshop. As they helpfully point out, this is only 33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version. They manage to fit in all of the major scenes, from the Unexpected Gathering to the Battle of Five Armies. It should be pointed out that there are massive spoilers here. This extremely well made video features special effect, brick built scenes, and full voice overs. Not only that but they managed to throw in a little something special at the end. Check it out!
The Hobbit shortened to 72 seconds: http://youtu.be/xqsAzTS6KDg
Videos from the Brotherhood Workshop have been covered on LegoGenre before, check those out here: http://legogenre.com/?s=brotherhood&submit=Search
Grogmar Trollmaster: The Basher of Skulls is one fearsome looking Orc. Created by Slamaskin, using pieces from the recent Fantasy Era Castle theme. Who knew that the relatively plain looking Lego Troll could look so good with some slight modifications. Now sporting a sort of battle backpack with chains and bone decorations. The end result is great, and helps to increase the Trolls usability. Adding this sort of detailing is a good way to get these things to show up in the more detailed Hobbit or Lord of the Rings builds.
Check out Grogmar Trollmaster over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbb_bros/15391765130/
Lego and robots are a very popular theme (see here). Sometimes these themes combine to create something cool. This chibi styled Lego Gundam (という訳でガンダム。初代ガンダム。), by Moko, is one of those prefect Lego MOCs. The cute little mecha features SNOT techniques that create a remarkably articulated model. The Mobile Suit needs all of this movability if it is going to survive the war. Lego has been releasing robot themed models at in increasing rate. Maybe someday something as complicated and sleek as this Chibi Gundam will have an official release. We can only hope.
Not only does this Gundam come with a huge gun, and shield but Moko went as far as creating a whole arsenal. It appears that there is access to two sniper rifles, two “light sabers,” a huge mace, and a ball-and-chain. Nothing can stop this robot.
Check out more of this Chibi Gundam over on Moko’s website: http://blog.livedoor.jp/legolego05/archives/52664080.html
It is that time of the year where all the ghosts and ghouls come out and play with Lego. These super cute Lego Halloween decorations are the creation of nobu_tary. These brick built figures are dressed up as a Werewolf and Witch. The details are all well considered. For instance the SNOT style building, which is a Halloween approved acronym. The end result are two very cartoonish Lego figures full of character.
Also included, are a handful of other Halloween builds. Two of the more adorable and simple ghosts are ready to scare any trick-or-treators. The sausage based mouth is ingenious. There is also a huge bat (giving off Batman vibes) and a light-up jack-o-lantern.
Check out all of the Halloween creations by nobu_tary over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127525305@N02/15407457010/
It does not matter if it is in Lego or in the real world, the blue screen of death is terrifying. Anyone who used a Windows computer in the 90s knows this all too well. This little creation is the work of LegoJalex. The Minifigure scale computer is perfect, and best of all pretty simple to build. It is easy to overlook the computer chair, but it too is great. Now if only the guy can get everything restarted, he can continue closing Real Player download windows.
Check out “A guy at work experiencing Blue Screen of Death” by LegoJalex over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/78666052@N05/15007415989/
Who you gonna call? …Ghostbusters!