Giant Pikachu Says Hello! – 25,000 Lego Bricks

Game Mania Lego Giant Pikachu

If those other Lego Pikachu MOCs were too small for you, then this is the one you have been looking for. Dirk Van Haesbroeck was commissioned by Game Mania, a Dutch video game store, to build two giant Pikachu models. The end product stood 1.5 meters tall, which is just about 5 feet tall. Each giant Pikachu model is built with just over 25,000 Lego pieces. In the end it looks like these models were auctioned off for charity, with one of them going for €3,500, or $3,700. That puts it at 15¢ per piece.

Game Mania Lego Giant Pikachu Build

The model is mostly hollow inside, but there is some supporting structure hidden around. In the build video (below) you can see a system of Technic pieces were used to hold Pikachu’s massive tail.

Check out Game Mania to read (Dutch language) more info about this Lego Giant Pikachu: https://www.gamemania.be/Articles/lego-pikachu

Video Game Or Lego? – The Last Of Us Lego MOC

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego

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.

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego Detail

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.

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More info about The Last of Us Lego MOC, by Tim Schwalfenberg, can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112058573@N02/31897740690/

A Beautiful And Massive Lego Disney Cinderella Castle

LegoCastle's Lego Disney Cinderella Castle

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.

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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

Erebor by Blake Baer and Jack Bittner. 80,000 Lego pieces strong.

Blake Baer and Jack Bittner's Lego Erebor. The Hobbit.

“Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old,
We must away, ere break of day,
To seek our pale enchanted gold.

The pines were roaring on the heights,
The wind was moaning in the night,
The fire was red, it flaming spread,
The trees like torches blazed with light.

The bells were ringing in the dale,
And men looked up with faces pale.
The dragon’s ire, more fierce than fire,
Laid low their towers and houses frail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moon.
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled the hall to dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.”

The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien

Blake Baer and Jack Bittner set out to create their largest Lego creation. The result is the super impressive Erebor. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. This massive Lego MOC is centered around a huge mountain and contains the main entrance into the dwarven city, a human city, a working windmill, and more details then you can imagine. A total of 6 months went into this build, and 80,000 Lego pieces. With no dragon, this Lonely Mountain sure is looking very peaceful.

http://youtu.be/iiYI-5_08Hg

The sheer size of Erebor is hard to capture with just a few photographs. Luckily, a video has been made to show off a lot of the features. A build this size needs a video.

Blake Baer and Jack Bittner's Lego Erebor. The Hobbit. Overview.

Here an overhead perspective shows just how large the exterior of this build is. A huge river, three different roads, and a plethora of flora can all be seen from above. It feels like you are bird flying over everything.

The tiny details give so much personality. From a tiny bird nest perched near the river, to an overcrowded market place. There is so much to look at. By taking these photos from a lower angle it allows the viewer to be drawn into the scene.

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Erebor has some amazing stats:

  • 80,000+ Lego pieces.
  • 16, 32×32, baseplates in a 4×4 pattern.
  • 56 inches tall at the peak.
  • Modular, breaks away into 11 separate sections.
  • 400+ hours of work.

Blake Baer and Jack Bittner's Lego Erebor. The Hobbit. 03

One interesting thing about these massive builds is what goes into creating the illusion of a solid MOC. Usually Erebor will be shown in person with its back to the wall, so the hidden support structure will never be seen. This massive mountain is a technicolor hollow shell with many supports and miscellaneous pieces holding up the exterior walls. Amazing.

Blake Baer and Jack Bittner's Lego Erebor. The Hobbit. Backside.

Check out many many more photos, or read the full story about Erebor over on MOCPages: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/375137

There is also a Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/baericks/sets/72157638097215594/

Upper levels of Minas Tirith

Chairudo’s LOTR Minas Tirith 1

“For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into the hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each was a gate. But the gates were not set in a line: the Great Gate in the City wall was at the east point of the circuit, but the next faced half south, and the third half north, and so to and fro upwards; so the paved way that climbed toward the citadel turned this way and that and then that across the face of the hill.” — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Minas Tirith: The City of Kings

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the source of a many My Own Creation (MOC) builds, second only to Star Wars. Every few months a newer and more epic build is revealed to the public. It looks like the recent Helms Deep MOC has some series competition for the title of the greatest Lord of the Rings build. All the credit goes to Flickr user Chairudo, who is responsible for this massive Minas Tirith.

The current status for this build puts the brick count at 120,000 bricks, and roughly 6 feet tall. These 120,000 bricks only represent the top 2 levels of the total 7 that Minas Tirith is composed of. What you see here has taken a little over 2 years to build. Imagine what that means if this thing ever gets finished.

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Just look at all the details. From the impeccable rock work, to the White Tree of Gondor. Even the Citadel is completely build up on the interior. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Palantír of Minas Anor was included. This build is epic.

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Recently Minas Tirith was on display at Lipno Point in the Czech Republic. If this thing ever goes on tour, make sure to go see it. I have a feeling that we will be seeing many more updates to this build in the coming years.

Chairudo’s The Lord of the Rings, Minas Tirith 2

Check out many more photos and updates on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87198490@N07/sets/72157631651906415/