If it wasn’t for the Pirate business, this Lego Coral Island Sandbar looks like a great place to vacation and scuba dive. Too bad, these Pirates are in the middle of some sort of hostage exchange. I would bet this doesn’t end well. Of course the stand out feature of this Lego MOC are not the Pirates but the island. The underwater part is especially nice. By using the newer pastel colors and putting a transparent blue ceiling the effect of water/underwater is achieved. The use of azure Lego Minifigure hands as some of the coral is perfect. This scene is teeming with Lego sea life.
This Lego On Coral Sandbar creation is built by W. Navarre. https://www.flickr.com/photos/josdu/32062109540/
The Coral Island is also a part of The Tourney, a fantasy role-playing Lego building tournament.
Peter Parker is just your average teenage Minifigure. Based on his apartment you would never guess his secret. That he is Spider-Man. Ben Cossy has created Peter Parker’s Apartment in Lego. A place for his Spider-Man and Mary Jane Minifigures to hang out. This Lego Studio-Apartment is fully furnished. In the main room you will find a double bed, old tube-style TV, computer, mini-kitchen, and a sofa. Among all the little details you might spot a NES, or Iron Man’s Helmet. All of the little custom stickers up on the walls look great. Off to the side is Peter Parker’s Bathroom. A standard small bathroom, with tub, toliet, and sink. Too bad there isn’t enough room for a shower. Spider-Man must stink after a night out.
Check out this Peter Parker’s Apartment Lego MOC over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bencossy/32039550480/
You can build anything out of Lego. Even huge dioramas based on zombie/apocalypse video games. Such as this MOC which is based on the The Last of Us. The game is easily one of the best of the last decade, and a sequel has recently been announced. The ruined buildings have been detailed down to the smallest piece. The whole creation is 3 1/2 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. It uses thousands and thousand of bricks. Interestingly enough, it sounds like one of the buildings here is made up of custom 3D printed bricks. Can you guess which one?
The buildings contain some incredible work creating the rundown walls of the buildings. A few of the techniques used can be seen over here. The Lego buildings even have plants and vines growing out of them. The whole overgrown feeling captures the game exactly. You can find some other details too: a ruined bus, a military vehicle, and even Minifigures of Ellie and Joel.
An interesting detail are the broken windows. Each building has a different way of creating these. There are stacked 1×2 clear bricks, overlapping multiple small Lego windows, unevenly stacked windows, and a combination of the other three.
The Last Of Us Lego Interiors.
“It was a challenge to create rundown interiors where furniture and other fixtures were still identifiable, but I think they turned out well.” — Tim Schwalfenberg
Each building contains fully customized and detailed interiors. Each floor is different which means there are a lot of hidden features in these buildings. A few of the scenes created contain ruined toilets, rundown kitchens, pillaged stores, and broken bars.
The only thing missing is a pack of Clickers, crazy Militias, or some Fireflies.
More info about The Last of Us Lego MOC, by Tim Schwalfenberg, can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112058573@N02/31897740690/
This Lego Hippopotamus has a whole lot going on in its smallish package. Some of the odder pieces being used here are car hoods (for the mouth), tank treads (around the belly), small skis (all over the place), and even binoculars (the nose). Everything is carefully placed and a lot of the joints and connections are barely held together. Even so, our Lego Mech Hippopotamus is posable. It has strength where it counts, and can stand up on only one foot. Our friendly hippo is created by Mitsuru Nikaido, who specializes in creating robot animals.
Find more on the Lego Mech Hippo over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142497481@N02/32227274326/
Here is a super fun project. These are the Animal Stackers, created by Adam Dodge. They are based on 3×3 cubes and feature a single stud on top. Allowing them to easily stack on one another. A sort of Lego Totem. This series has 2 sets of six. The North American set contains an Owl, Raccoon, Moose, Polar Bear, Beaver, and a Narwhal. The African set contains a Monkey, Tiger, Elephant, Panda, Rhino, and a Crocodile. There are also a few Stackers on their own, such as the Eagle and Penguin.
Check out the Lego Animal Stackers by Adam Dodge here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sasklegousers/32268227165/
“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/
“The Klingon Bird of Prey is, since I can think of, my favorite Spaceship-design and as well the one, which inspired me the most in my childhood and all my own spaceship Models.
After completing the BoP as virtual Model (2008-2010), it was always a dream of me to build it some time with real bricks. I’m really lucky the dream became true six years later!” — Kevin J. Walter
This is a Lego Klingon Bird of Prey, created by Kevin J. Walter. It is a beautiful MOC based on Star Trek. This model was first built digitally, which allowed every piece and brick to be carefully thought out. This served as a “rough draft” for the physical model. There are so many details to take in. The wings are absolutely amazing. The patterns created between the brown structure and the green paneling is something unique. The color combinations lend this model an almost copper color.
What really makes this model stand out is the photography. The masked model with black backgrounds looks good and helps sell this as a starfighter. The downside is that we do not get to see the support structure that holds this ship up. Then there are the photos where the Bird of War has been placed in other photographs using an image editor. The Golden Gate bridge (above) and the Warp scene (below) creates an illusion where the Lego bricks fade away and the ship becomes real.
Find more about the Lego Klingon Bird of Prey over here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/435731
Is your Lego Store (3300003) looking a bit lonely on your shelf? This Lego Uniqlo store is the perfect companion. The building has been designed with modularity in mind. You could create a whole series of box stores, and recreate an outdoor mall.
This MOC is the creation of neruneruneranai, who worked hard to get a lot of the details correct. The brick built sign in front is an almost perfect recreation of the Uniqlo logo. If you look at the details in the interior of the building you will see haphazardly stack clothing, and a lot of bright colors. Just like a real Uniqlo store. This is the place to go if your Minifigures are looking for some new pants or shirts.
Check out this Lego Uniqlo over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/neruneruneranai/32196820805/
The best thing about a great Lego creation is that you when you get board of it you can modify it into whatever you want. Check out this pair of heads created by Julius von Brunk. The Lego head features movable eyebrows, a compartment inside the head, and the option to wear glasses. One such version called Shock Treatment (above) features built in lighting that is stored inside. It would make a great and creepy nightlight. There is also Game Over (below) which incorporates a whole lot of transparent red pieces. Originally the effect was done with a solid red, but ended up looking too cartoony.
If you want to see more of the Lego head project check out the album over here, there are over 10 different versions: https://www.flickr.com/photos/baronvonbrunk/albums/72157668738617282
Lovecraftian Horrors are something you do not see so much in Lego. There has been a rise in their interest and Lego has even tried creating their own (Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum – 76060). Here is Micah Beideman’s horrific Lego monster, titled Tan’thu: The Ancient Entity. This MOC does a great job of creating the bulging and bulbous body. The eyes and tentacles display a lot of “inside-out” Lego tires. A somewhat popular technique in MOCs these days. The gaping maw is technically impressive. The repetition of elements works extremely well. And, by including a ship (at the center of the display) acting as a reference the humongous size of this Entity is presented.
If you were wondering exactly what was going on behind the scenes to create this beast. Check out the assembly of some of the eyes below. There are over 70 eyes that needed to be built.
Check out Tan’thu The Ancient Entity over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97645378@N02/31306559244/