The old Lego Trolls are interesting. Only their arms/hands move which limits their usability. Lego should articulate the legs, at the very least. Look at the Minifigure compared to these Bigfigures. Even with their limited use, people still find new things to do with them. Check out this Lego Troll by nita_great. It looks ready for a night out with friends. They even posted a photo showing the parts. So you too can dress up your Trolls, or even your Hulks.
Follow nita_great on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/nita_great/status/822796151225098242
“A quite simple, but very decent looking wall technique using 1×2 jumpers (the newer ones!) and 1×2 door rail pieces. It looks a little bit simpilar to just plates and tiles, but you can actually add much more texture with this one.” Simon NH
It is super easy to build a wall out of Lego. They have a few newer pieces that you can use to create more detailed (and less manufactured) walls. Even then you might need something different to help your MOC stand out. So, it is always good to be on the look out for new Lego building techniques. Some Lego builders are great with sharing their techniques, and that is the case with Simon NH. He recently shared a way to create a brick wall that is relatively simple. Using just 2 different bricks to achieve the effect.
Make sure to check out the whole gallery. Simon NH has also shared other building techniques. Check out this brick built gallery of 9 different options.
You can find details about the Lego Wall Technique No. 6 over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138986803@N03/31369976764/
Fantasy and Castle based MOCs are usually extremely limited in their color palette. Mostly gray, green and brown. It always seems that you cannot have enough of these colors. But, every once in a while an MOC comes out that explodes with color. This is Root Canal, created by Lab Synth.
“Root Canal takes its name from the old tree that adorns its small plaza (some say its double entendre is an ironic allusion to the pain one feels when learning about the prices of its palaces).
It is made of a tight succession of palaces, whose proprietors strive to maintain in tip top shape in a sort of non verbal competition that neighbors of the area like to have between them. The richer the material the better, leading to some extravagant decorations and architectural details.
Although direct access to the canal was originally intended for deliveries to be stored easily in the palaces’ grounds, they are now mainly used as recreative ways to arrive, by boat, to one of the prestigious parties that make Root Canal glimmer and sing until the wee hours of the night.”
Check out Root Canal, by Lab Synth over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/saltcrown/23154336139/
Lego Minifigures Series 14 is still on shelves, the Halloween theme is a tough(er) sell after October. The good news is that Series 15 (71011) is on its way. With a January 2016 release date the first official images have started to appear online. This time they are going with an eye-popping orange color scheme. Lego is also sticking to the (slightly expensive) $3.99 price point.
This time the sixteen Minifigs include: a golden Winged Warrior, an Animal Control Officer & Skunk, a Robot, a Janitor, a Jewel Thief, a Farmer & Pig, an Astronaut, a Black Knight, a Faun/Satyr, a Happy (Left) Shark, a Queen, a Wrestler, a Dancer, a Native American Mother, a Kendoka, and wounded Clumsy Man.
For more info check out Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=113150&st=1200
All of the Lego Friends and Lego Disney Princess figures need a place to stay. Especially if they need to fend off a horde of baddies. This glimmering white castle is the creation of Hrczs1. It features a keep and two towers, making an amazingly compact castle. There is very little room to spare. While the overall design is compact it is tall. Creating a kind of forced perspective trick that creates the illusion of size. The design is highlighted with purple, pink, teal, and gold trim. The most charming detail is the balcony attached to the central keep/tower. It looks like something out of Sleeping Beauty. A nice detail is that Cinderella’s Carriage fits perfectly inside of the gate. See if you can spot some of the other hidden details.
This Regal Lego Friends Princess Castle is the creation of Hrczs1, and can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69565805@N02/18649598154/
The Disney Cinderella Castle is one of the most famous castles in popular culture, but for some reason there are not that many Lego MOCs based on it. Maybe that is because the castle itself is really hard to pin down (see here). It is also a massive building, so anyone attempting to replicate it in Lego has to have access to a lot of pieces. Unless you try a microscope version. There is now a definitive version of the Disney Cinderella Castle in Lego. Created by Reddit user LegoCastle. It contains well over 50,000 pieces, and hundreds of hours went into the construction. Interestingly, the project cost around $4,500 to finish. It is not everyday that the cost of a project like this is revealed. Lego is expensive.
The clean design, attention to detail, and scale have all attributed to its massive appeal. This is one beautiful Lego Castle. Make sure to check out all the details, such as the stained glass windows, the use of technic pins for detailing, and the clock above the main gate. Every time you look at something like this a new detail stand out.
This Lego Cinderella Castle, by LegoCastle, can be found over on Reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/3b2ek4/lego_cinderella_castle_new_professional_pictures/
And, a full Imgur album for this Lego Castle can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/HFoup
For being about 100 years old and made up of Lego, Geralt of Rivia has never looked so good. This Lego Witcher is built by Letranger Absurde. This SNOT style figure uses a lot of weird techniques to bring this video game character to life. Even some of the more obscure details are present, the necklace, sword hilts, and the various pouches. Once someone figures out how to get hairworks working in Lego, Geralt will look even better.
Check out the Lego Witcher, created by Letranger Absurde, here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vitreolum/18204620701/
Now that the video game Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out, there is a huge demand for custom Lego creations. The Witcher universe is a tough and gritty place. With no clear good or bad resolutions. The protaganist is Geralt of Rivia. A Witcher, who spends his days hunting down monsters, and/or friends. This custom Lego Witcher Minifigure is the creation of Justin Stebbins. Who made a small swamp vignette for Geralt, including a (dead?) monster. Ready to be picked clean of any useful items.
Check out this custom Lego Witcher: Geralt of Rivia Minifigure over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/saber-scorpion/6762139701/
Game of Thrones is back on TV and that means a whole lot of intrigue and trickery is afoot. Legoagogo has taken his fandom of Game of Thrones and Lego to create a whole series of photos and vignettes. So far they have created Minifigures for the Hound, Arya Stark, Brienne, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Stannis, Davos, Melisandre, Theon Greyjoy, Ramsay Bolton, Jon Snow, Ygritte, Hodor, and Bran Stark. This small selection of the possible characters just happens to represent some of Legoagogo’s favorites.
The little vignettes have all been photographed extremely well. They are all instantly recognizable. Check out Ramsay Bolton getting ready to eat some Lego sausage.
And, if you happened to catch the most recent episode then this scene (or something similar) will be fresh in your mind. That Red Witch sure knows how to build a fire.
Flickr user Legoagogo has created a whole series of Lego Game of Thrones photos, you can find them over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legoagogo/14467190950/
Just in time for the season premiere of Game of Thrones, Guy Himber, has created King Joffrey, Long May He Reign. This television shows most infamous villain is looking appropriately evil. Some of these Lego pieces have been put to novel use. Check out the Minifigure arms, used for fingers. And, it even looks like the One Ring is adorning the top of the crown. Even in Lego you still want to slap Joffrey across his smug face.
Check out this Lego Game of Thrones MOC: King Joffrey, Long May He Reign over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32482342@N05/16499968794/