“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/
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
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/
Lego has the ability to make and sell Disney Frozen themed sets, and yet they only have one release so far. It seems that anything with the Frozen logo is instantly popular, and sells out in no time. This theme is a license to print money. The first Lego set is called Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle (41062), it is $39.99 and has 292 pieces. There are also three exclusive figures: Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. The piece to part ratio is extremely high, making this one of the more expensive sets for what you get. So is the Frozen Castle worth it? Check out the full review, by mostlytechnic, over on Eurobricks: here.
The full set is actually a bit different then what you would expect. The design of the castle does not reflect what is in the film, and is a weird white and transparent blue. This is more of a Frozen mountain then a castle. But, for most people that won’t matter, because the figures are what they want. And, Lego really went all out. The resemblance to their movie counterpart is extremely close for Lego figures. Elsa and Anna look good in Lego. Olaf looks good, but is not as special.
Make sure to read the full review (lots of big photos, details, and thoughts), by mostlytechnic, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=104378
If the Lego King’s Castle (70404) is just not big or detailed enough then this Blue Lion Castle might be what you are looking for. This classic looking castle is made up of tens of thousands of Lego pieces. The whole things sticks to a gray and blue color scheme that works extremely well. These Lion Knights and Soldiers are protecting one of the most epic Lego castles ever built. The detailing in the walls, the stained glass, the grand entrance, and the huge tower make this thing a work of art.
The Lego Blue Lion Castle was inspired by the famous Hohenzollern Castle. Which is located on the top of Berg (Mount) Hohenzollern in Germany. The iconic Hohenzollern Castle shares the blue and gray design, and overall floor plan with the Blue Lion Castle. The Lego version though seems to be much more ornate then the real life inspiration.
You can find the Lego Blue Lion Castle over on the Pocky LU Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pockyland/15200404634
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/