Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, (Start)

Chris Maddison Lego NES Controller, Up, Up, Down, Down…

The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) controller is the most iconic design of video gaming. The grey, black, and red are instantly recognizable. This Lego version is the creation of Chris Maddison. Who built this MOC for the Iron Builder 5.0 competition. The challenge piece is the new Nexo Knights shield. You can find them being used to recreate the D-Pad. The Start and Select buttons are another perfect recreation. The whole thing makes you want to try out the famous Konomi code: Up, Up, Down, Down…

Check out this Lego NES Controller, by Chris Maddison, over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmaddison/32564599751/

A She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up

Ben Cossy Lego She-Hulk Iron Man Team

She-Hulk and Iron Man have teamed up to take down the famous Magneto. Amazingly the X-Men are no where to be found. The “She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up” is an MOC created by Ben Cossy. The fight takes place in a downtown looking area. It looks to be about the same scale as the Lego Modular buildings. Then there is the road, which might have more pieces then the rest of the scene. The overall concept of this Marvel themed build is based on Superior Iron Man #1. In that comic they are fighting against the Teen Abomination. Here, they swapped in Magneto since an Abomination Minifigure was unavailable. A great decision, as it allows the addition of cars into the fight. Also if you look very carefully you might notice that the She-Hulk and Iron Man are unofficial Minifigures.

Ben Cossy Lego She-Hulk

Check out “She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up”, by Ben Cossy over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bencossy/31769848283/

Welcome To The Lego City House Of Culture!

O0ger Lego House Of Culture 01

“This is a house where people meet and hang out, watch the latest indie band, record a demo, paint, or just grab a cup of coffee in the café.” — O0ger

This is the Lego House Of Culture, designed and build by O0ger. It is always an interesting challenge when you take one of those weird ugly Lego Pieces and use them in a new way. In this case, the gigantic wing that comes in sets like the Lego City Airport 60104. Two of these big wings are used to create the roof of the House of Culture. The large whole in the wing, where the rest of the plane goes has been transformed into a neat skylight. Some other details of note include the giant chess set on the patio, a nice looking bus shelter, and some neat benches built into the landscaping. The end result is one awesome architecture themed MOCs.

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Check out this Lego House of Culture, by O0ger over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/o0ger/32446153331/

A Lego Gumball Machine – Not For Human Consumption

Anthony Sejourne Lego Gumball
“I think this set can seduce a lot of people because it is an ancient and modern object at once, it can remember the childhood memories for some.

Je pense que cet ensemble peut séduire un grand nombre de personnes car c’est un objet ancien et moderne à la fois, il peut rappeler les souvenirs d’enfance pour certains.” — Anthony Séjourné

This cute little Lego gumball machine is a great retro styled MOC. It even features a spinning dial/handle. It does not take coins though, and the gum balls are not edible. This project is the work of Anthony Séjourné, who has a Lego Ideas page: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/166207
Anthony Sejourne Lego Gumball Machine

We Love Lego Katamari Damacy

Matt De Lanoy Lego Katamari Damacy Prince

The King of All Cosmos has been drinking again and has made a mess. Destroying the universe. Good thing the little Prince is there to clean everything up. He starts by rolling everything up into a Katamari, a sticky ball. Katamari Damacy is known for its weird art style, concept, and gameplay. But, the game is most famous for its awesome soundtrack. It is weird that this video game series has been struggling to find a place with the newer gaming systems. For now we can just create our own adventures. Matt De Lanoy has created a Lego Katamari Damancy MOC. Featuring the ball and the Prince. This was part of an Iron Builder competition. Check this project out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/19712401213/

Matt De Lanoy Lego Katamari Damacy Roll

Lego Stitch: Experiment 626. Extremely Dangerous.

Legohaulic Lego Stitch

Experiment 626, more commonly known as Stitch has been let loose. By far one of the cutest laboratory experiments, even though he was designed to destroy populated areas. Stitch has been officially classified extremely dangerous. The good news is that he met Lilo in Hawaii, where a series of adventures taught him to ignore all his programming. Resulting in Stitch becoming one of the most enduring characters. This Lego Stitch MOC is created by Legohaulic. Who has spent months carefully refining this design. The figure is just about 7 inches tall, and has 13 points of articulation. Meaning that Stitch can be posed doing almost anything you can image. He also has a collection of costumes, from Halloween to Experiment 626 (where he grows 2 more arms, and antennae).

Lego Stitch is up on Lego Ideas, so make sure to vote for it if you want Lego to make this into an official set.

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Check out Lego Stitch, by Legohaulic, on Lego Ideas here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/156797

The Rooster Says: Happy Lego Lunar New Year

Zio Chao Lego Lunar New Year 2017

Today (January 28th) is the start of the Lunar New Year 2017, and the celebrations will last though most of February. This year stars the Rooster. People born in years of the Rooster are supposed to be honest, intelligent, confident, and diverse. All perfect traits for Lego builders. ZiO Chao has been hard at work building a bunch of Lego Lunar New Year MOCs honoring the Rooster over the last month or so. The star of the build is the Rooster himself. A highly detailed and voluminous bird made of Lego pieces. The shapes and feather details are not easy to work with in Lego. Check out those tail feathers!

 

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The bird is accompanied by a few builds of writing. These super complicated shapes are not at all friendly to the squarish Lego brick. What is amazing is just how legible the final MOCs are.

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Check out these Lego Lunar New Year MOCs by ZiO Chao over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12373821@N05/31724447844/

The World Needs Heroes – A Lego Overwatch Collection

shm03337 Lego Overwatch Project

The super popular video game Overwatch has at least 23 characters, and that number is growing. With the newest being Sombra. Many people have been building Lego Overwatch MOCs based on these characters for a while now. Lego builder shm03337 has been creating a whole collection of Overwatch heroes. They have currently built nine, which seems like a lot but is not even half of them. This is a huge project.

The group consists of Lego versions of D.Va, Bastion, Torbjorn, Soldier 76, Mercy, Reaper, Pharah, Reinhardt, and Genji. The D.Va stands out for just how much work went into it. Not only did shm03337 build the character but they also built her mech suit. D.Va can also fit inside the suit, with some “slight” modifications to the Lego figure (removing legs). Then there is Bastion who has his Lego bird, Torbjorn with his awesome beard, Mercy’s wingspan, and Reinhardt’s huge hammer. There are so many characters, so if you do not see your favorite it might be added at a later time.

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Begin Your Watch With These Videos

There is also a good 6 minute video that shows off all the little details for these Lego Overwatch characters. This was put together after the first 7 heroes where built, so a few of the newer ones are missing. It is a must watch video, especially to see how they all work.

There are also a lot of videos documenting each Lego MOC hero. You can find the D.Va video embedded below. It covers the design, and features of the build. And even shows how D.Va fits inside the mech. Check out their YouTube channel for all the videos.

Fight For The Future With Lego Overwatch

You can read a lot more (in Korean) about these Overwatch Lego figures, created by shm03337, over here: http://blog.naver.com/

Also stay tuned to the Overwatch section on LegoGenre here, you might even find Tracer: http://legogenre.com/?s=overwatch

Three Droids And A Princess, A Lego Star Wars Collection

Miro Dudas Lego Star Wars Collection Leia And Droids

Here is a Lego Star Wars collection of brick built figures based on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. There is Princess Leia (the only human), R5-D4, R2-D2, and C-3PO. They are built mostly in scale with each other. R2-D2 and R5-D4 are great little builds with a lot of character. In fact the R2-D2 reminds me of the new and rare R2-D2 polybag (30611) from Lego. C-3PO is a great build, and a lot of time went into making sure he was perfect. The key was finding all the correct gold pieces. The Lego vent pieces as the torso wiring is a great solution. Last but not least is Princess Leia. Her brick built figure has the famous hair buns, and is much more posable then she looks. Check out the photos below to see what she can do. A rather large set was also built of the space ship Tantive IV. Allowing a recreation of one of the most famous scenes in the series.

Miro Dudas Lego Star Wars R2D2 And Leia

The Princess Leia and R2-D2 were built as a tribute for Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker. Below, you can really see how well these Lego figures work together. The title of this photo is “”Did you miss me?”

Miro Dudas Lego Star Wars Princess Leia R2D2 Hug

This Lego Star Wars collection of figures is the creation of Miro Dudas. Who will be at the upcoming Bricks LA if you want to find out more. See here for details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/32420079581/

Also, check out more Lego Star Wars stuff on LegoGenre over here: http://legogenre.com/category/star-wars-2/

Relive 1984 With This Lego Apple Macintosh 128k

Ryan Lego Apple Macintosh 128k

You too can relive 1984 with this Lego Apple Macintosh 128k. Ryan McNaught built the Mac, and almost everything else on the desk out of Lego. The Rubik’s Cube, Pencil/Pen Cup, the Pens, Calculator, Rolodex, and even that little Pencil are all Lego. The only thing that is not are the wires connecting the keyboard and mouse. This MOC took Ryan over 22 hours to build with some 4,500 pieces. There are so much beige bricks. Some of the best details include the retro multi-colored Apple logo, the keys on the keyboard, and the plates used as the rolodex cards. But the best detail is the screen and icon. This Lego Mac seems a little less happy then normal.

Ryan Lego Apple Macintosh 128k, Happy Mac Icon

Check out this Lego Macintosh 128k over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanmcnaught/31665884644/