Tan’thu The Ancient Entity – A Horrific Lego MOC

Micah Beideman Horrific Lego Tan'thu MOC

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.

Micah Beideman Horrific Lego Tan'thu MOC

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.

Micah Beideman Lego Tan'thu MOC Detail

Check out Tan’thu The Ancient Entity over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97645378@N02/31306559244/

The Lego Witcher: Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf, Gwynbleidd, the Butcher of Blaviken.

Justin Stebbins's Lego The Witcher

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.

Justin Stebbins's Lego The Witcher, Geralt Of Rivia

Check out this custom Lego Witcher: Geralt of Rivia Minifigure over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/saber-scorpion/6762139701/

“I’m not a bad slime, you know!” — A Lego Dragon Quest Slime

alanboar's Lego Dragon Quest Slime (スライム)

The Dragon Quest Slime (スライム) is one of the cutest video game monsters, so it only makes sense that it is also one of the cutest Lego monsters too. These little mobs are the creation of alanboar. They are all great, but the trans-blue one is perfect. The cartoony eyes and dopey smile have been faithfully recreated. Imagine a whole army of these Lego slimes. If you look hard enough you might even find a metal slime!

I think i’ll name the blue one Rocket. :]

alanboar's Lego Dragon Quest Slimes (スライム)

The Lego Dragon Quest Slime (スライム), created by alanboar, can be found on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar/16829927937/

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) Leaked Images!

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Monsters

Lego is going strong with their Collectible Minifigures theme. The recent Series 13 has proven to be extremely hard to find, with most retailers sold out long ago. 2015 is going to be another weird year for this theme. The next release will be the Simpsons Series 2 (a bunch of early production images were leaked). After that the official Series 14 will be released in the late summer or early fall. Breaking with the normal formula this series will be completely themed for Halloween. There will be 16 various monster and horror themed Minifigs in this release, some of them will even feature some extremely cool new molds.

So far 11 of them have been leaked, with the other 5 still hidden away somewhere. There is the (80s?) Frankenstein, Zombie Office Worker, Zombie Cheerleader, the Tigeress (a female tiger), a Mad Scientist, a Werewolf named Kel, a Zombie Pirate Captain, a Plant Man, a Witch and her Black Cat, a Vampire (actually a Vampiress), and a Skeleton Costume Man.

The Tigeress might be one of the most popular of Minifigures, coming with one of those new Minifig tails, and a neat 1960ish hair piece with ears.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Tiger Leaked Images

The other stand out is the crazy Mad Scientist. This is the first Minifigure to come with an elongated head. This is a super cool piece but most likely it is attached to the glasses/hair. Making it a little less interesting.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Mad Scientist Leaked Images

The Werewolf is looking pretty familiar (Monster Fighters) and the Undead Pirate has some awesome printing. Check out the skull and crossbones, this one is looking extra dead.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Werewolf, Pirate

The Plant Guy is maybe the least interesting figure, and the Witch represents a pretty popular Halloween style.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Witch, Plant

The Vampiress is looking deadly, and the plainish Skeleton Guy is pretty charming.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Vampire, Skeleton Revealed

These leaked images of the Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) were posted over on Baidu, but have apparently been taken down. http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3544398851

Lego Scooby Dooby Doo, Where Are You?

Lego Scooby Doo Rumors

If there was one theme I was not expecting to hear rumors that Lego would produce, its Scooby Doo. It seems that Lego has been working on a spooky theme, and now its seems an official Lego Scooby Doo theme is the top contender for this release. This new theme would be hitting shelves around May or June of 2015, and will consist of 4 sets. It seems that the iconic Mystery Van, a Haunted House, and two unknown sets are in the works. With the whole gang represented in Minifigure form. Fred, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Daphne, and Velma. Also expect to see a few of the monsters represented. I wonder if they will be regular Minifigures wearing costumes? Because that would be fun.

Hothbricks reported on a Lego Scooby Doo theme first. Their user Miniworld seems to be confirming rumors too: http://www.hothbricks.com/2014/11/rumeurs-2015-grande-roue-nouveau-theme/#comments

Lego Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Friends on CUUSOO

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Set

Lego is gearing up to release their first Ghostbusters themed set. After the Lego CUUSOO Back to the Future project was accepted and announced the idea of a Ghostbusters themed set gained popularity. The creator of Lego Ghostbusters (21108) is BrentWaller, who has recently proposed a new Ghostbusters set. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This guy is huge, and when it is taking over your Lego Modular City, who are you going to call?

This giant gooey monster is not alone, he is being proposed with three accompanying Minifigures. Everybody’s favorite bad guy, Walter Peck. Dana Barrett as the Gatekeeper. And, Louis Tully as the Keymaster. These three are ready to foil whatever plans the Ghostbusters have ready.

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Louis Tully, Dana Barrett, Walter Peck

“Random Facts:

  • Over 34cm or 13 inches tall
  • If I was to use a similar ratio of a human compared to the Stay Puft as there is in the movie, That Marshmallow Man would be 68cm or 27 inches tall, which makes this version exactly half scale compared to a minifig.
  • Estimated 1800 Pieces (This could be reduced fairly easily, it was more due to my limited piece library and budget)
  • Estimated 60 hours design and build time.”

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Mr Stay Puft

Go vote for the Lego Stay Puft Marshmallow Man over on CUUSOO: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/62418

Rock Golem, A Lego MOC That Grows On You

m_o_n_k_e_y’s Lego Rock Golem

This Rock Golem makes a great Lego MOC, full of personality and character. This Golem looks like it would be at home in a Hayao Miyazaki film, or in the world of the Neverending Story. The simple design for the face is great and breaks up the more detailed body. It is also interesting to see blue colors used in the rock body, something you don’t see everyday.

“Getting back to nature. Thought it would be fun doing some greenery. I’ve been inspired by some great nature/castle builds lately and thought how could I create something that still links back to the figures I’ve been building. (Bricks inspired by Derfel Cadam)”

m_o_n_k_e_y’s Lego Rock Golem Backside

Check out m_o_n_k_e_y’s Rock Golem on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m_o_n_k_e_y_s_t_u_f_f/12852093114/

The Madness from the Sea. The Great Cthulhu in Lego.

Carl Merriam's The Madness From The Sea, Lego Cthulhu

“It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatinous green immensity through the black doorway… The stars were right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do by design, a band of innocent sailors had done by accident. After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight.”

— H.P Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Carl Merriam's The Madness From The Sea, Lego Cthulhu Back

Carl Merriam has created a horrifying Cthulhu Lego MOC. With a whole lot of specialized Lego pieces that one would not normally associate with a build like this. There are Velociraptor pieces, Medusa bodies, and weird tentacle bits. All of these are combined into a huge SNOT style figure. Which is instantly recognizable, and captures the terror of this monster.

Carl Merriam's The Madness From The Sea, Lego Cthulhu Face

A lot of the details really stand out. A lot of Lego builds have problems when viewed up close, but this Cthulhu looks even better when zoomed in. Especially the mouth area.

Carl Merriam's The Madness From The Sea, Lego Cthulhu Foot

The other stand out detail of “The Madness from the Sea” is the little Lego steam ship. The simplicity is a great contrast to the much more detailed Cthulhu. It also lends a sense of scale to the figure. This thing is supposed to be monstrously big. But, best of all is that this little detail adds so much to the story of this MOC.

Carl Merriam's The Madness From The Sea, Lego Cthulhu Boat

Carl Merriam has been featured a few times on LegoGenre, but much more of his work can be seen on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39069854@N07/