“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
The popular video game Titanfall (and its sequel) is one of those perfect universes that can translate into Lego extremely well. The first-person shooter stars some amazing robots that just ooze style. Marius Herrmann has created a small series of Titanfall Lego MOC’s. The creator worked hard to get some of the details as accurate as possible. Focusing on proportions, and color. The collection of mechs include Ion, Northstar, Ronin, and Stryder. Stryder is the only one based off the first game, and is actually and update to an older Lego MOC (the legs got completely redesigned).
Make sure to check out these Lego Titanfall MOCs over on Flickr, where you can find the original Stryder design and other Robots by Marius Herrmann: https://www.flickr.com/photos/velocites/30060726203/
If you are looking for more robot/mecha themed Lego MOCs make sure to check out here: http://legogenre.com/category/robots-2/
It is just a few days away from the 30th anniversary of the famous Nintendo Metroid franchise. The series hero, Samus Aran, has been consistently busy fighting space pirates and aliens. Even though the recent games have left a scotch mark on her reputation. Lego fan Jared has been creating MOCs for over 2 years based on his favorite Metroid games. This newest one is a recreation of the Parasite Queen boss battle. This is also a great example of how much lighting can effect your creations.
“…as I scrolled through the comments section, I noticed one that speculated how cool it would be if I were to build the Parasite Queen from the intro stages of the same game. Well, that was it, I decided I would do at least one more Metroid Prime build before the anniversary. Suffice to say, I got rather over-ambitious in this build and wasn’t able to really finish it like I had planned, but nonetheless, I hope everyone enjoys it all the same (at least the parasite queen looks awesome, I hope).”
Check out this Lego Metroid Parasite Queen Battle MOC over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ummwho/28626635031/
Lego and Transformers seems like a pretty good match. The problem is that the recent movies and the cartoons take extreme liberties in the design. Usually there is no way these robots could fit into a tiny car. Since a computer can cheat and hide away a lot of the conflicting elements, the films get away with this. When you are working in Lego these conflicts need to be carefully worked out. Ralph S has created an extremely detailed Lego Optimus Prime. What separates this from all the other Lego Transformers MOCs is that this one can actually transform. The truck from is a good looking Lego MOC, even if you didn’t know what was hiding inside. Then with some careful transforming, Optimus Prime, stands tall. At 45-50cm in height, this makes the models scale at 1/22. Even better Optimus can stand on his own (although don’t sneeze around him, and don’t tell the Decepticons).
Check out this Lego Transformers Optimus Prime here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madphysicist/19634091056/
The upcoming Lego Wall-E set has been leaked. It looks like a retailer uploaded some official artwork to their web store a little bit early, allowing us a sneak peak. The Lego Ideas #012, Wall-E (21303) will be released this summer, with a price point around $40-50. No one is sure yet on the final pricing, other then the Smyths Website is selling it for €57.99, which is most certainly marked up. Also according to the product listing this little robot will feature:
- Flexible head and hands can open/close
- Rotating wheels with tracks
- Opening torso compartment
This little robot also comes with a small plant, and a mini version of the roach named Hal. Interestingly, instead of the fancy black boxes the Lego Ideas theme usually come packaged in, this one has a beautifully yellow design. Keep an eye out for more details, usually when a leak like this happens Lego is quick to officially release more information.
These early pictures are thanks to Smyth Toys: http://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/toys/c-766/lego-bricks/p-13795/lego-wall-e-21303/
This is the Griggs Industries GARC Racer “High & Mighty.” A creation of Genghis Don. It is perfect. The yellow and blue colors create a striking spaceship that looks ready to win the space race. It seats two pilots, and features an uncommon vertical design. But, what really sets this MOC apart from the other Lego Spaceships is the massive amount of stickers and/or decals. This is a racer with a whole lot of sponsors, and they want to be seen.
The Griggs Industries GARC Racer “High & Mighty,” created by Genghis Don, can be seen on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thepaleman9/16768695544/
Lego has always been a place to create your own Mechs. Even Lego has been officially releasing Mechs from at least 1984. Although the official bots are usually simple, the MOCs people have been creating are breaking new ground, in detail and awesomeness. Check out this golden masterpiece, the MFX [F] – Aztech Deity Reborn. It is the third version of the Diety created by Lu Sim. This version features a golden body, with black frame. And, if you look close enough, a little bit of red. The other big change is going with a thinner, more “feminine” type mech. This golden god is just awesome.
Check out Lu Sim’s Lego Mech, MFX [F] Aztech Deity Reborn, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/messymaru/17143354662/
When they are not running super fast Hedgehogs are also conquering space. These Lego Hedgeman Legionaries consist of a Standard Bearer and Shockgun Trooper. An amazingly awesome combo of the Rock Monster Body (from the Power Miners theme) and the recent Hedgehog (from Lego Friends). It is also worth taking a closer look at the Banner, the combination of the scorpion and wing works well, as does the purple Lego purse in the Shockgun.
Check out these Lego Hedgeman Legionaries over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragon55/10340133055/
This is the Y-3 Walker Mech and it’s Pilot. It looks like it has been built out of broken machinery, but it is completely made up of Lego. This creation could fit in perfectly with the world of Mad Max. Scavenging the desert waste lands, looking for any oil or scrap. The unnamed Pilot is the real star of this show. Using a variety of obscure Lego pieces, Minifigure accessories, and inventive SNOT techniques, this guy (or gal) looks more organic then most Lego figures. The gas mask is an especially nice build, as is the use of the old Technic gears for the boot cuffs. The other little details are fun too, communicating that this Pilot is a collector of some sort.
A crazy Pilot must have a crazy vehicle. The Walker Mech Y-3 is a chicken style walker barely big enough to carry one person. It has been outfitted with a luxurious orange bucket seat. The whole thing seems to mainly serve as a place to store knick knacks. Check out the boombox, coffee mug, road signs, and even Mia’s signature. This thing is full of awesome detail.
Check out the Lego Walker Mech Y-3 and it’s Pilot, built by nobu_tary, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127525305@N02/15326325073/
The Epsilon Dynamics Auriga MK III is a thing of beauty. This is an example of what can be done with Lego. You will not build something like this with an official set. These smooth curves are everything Lego is not. Plus there are only a few stray studs exposed, making this a perfect example of SNOT building. The yellow and black is a tough color combo to work with when trying to look futuristic/sleek. It is hard to see in these photos but the interior is a sporty red. The Auriga MK III speeder is the creation of Jerac. The whole project took about 3 hours to build, and was part of one-evening build challenge. There also seems to be a story forming with the MK III, you can see that a MK I and MK II have also been built. Amazingly each version looks like a logical leap in technology.
“Here shown with its older brethren. I tried to continue with “trademark features” – namely split cockpit, red interior and wider back housing pair of engines.”
Check out the Epsilon Dynamics Auriga MK III over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerac/15856680063/