It looks like the heroes from Final Fantasy XV (Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto) have stumbled into some sort of Lego MOC. Just another detour from the main quest. You wouldn’t want them to actually do what they are supposed to (which you don’t, the main quest is…). You could say the game has a few hubs in the open world portion. One of which is the Hammerhead Garage. Home of Cid and Cindy. For some reason they are more then happy to wash all of the dust and spiderwebs off the Lego Regalia. This Hammerhead Garage MOC is the creation of Joseph Z.
In one of the weirder marketing moments of this new year, it has been revealed that the new Lego Batmobile is “built by Chevy.” There is even an official website. It looks like Lego Batman paid $48,000,000 for his new wheels. It has 120,000 lbs. max towing capacity, 20,000 horsepower, and comes equipped with 4G-LTE connectivity. Also listed as features are flame rocket boosters, fully-articulated wheels, and a standard 60.2L V100 engine. The Batmobile can operate in three modes. Race Mode, Monster Truck Mode, and Parallel Park Mode. The only downside… it seats 2 Minifigures.
“Every angle, sharp as a tack. Every element, handcrafted for hot pursuit. When dreaming up the LEGO® Batmobile, designers drew inspiration from a combination of classic renditions and other-worldly shapes. The result? An enemy-evading machine that will draw stares and fend off foes in equal measure.”
Back in 2012 the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences built an automated Lego Mindstorms Bridge Layer. The Bridge Layer is some sort of truck that carries a folded up bridge. When it comes across a gap it can unfold the bridge, and travel over the gap. Once across, the truck then picks up the bridge, folds it up, and moves on. The Department of Electrical Engineering built this robot with Lego Mindstorms 2.0. It has been programmed with Robot C, and it communicates using Bluetooth. On board there are 4 servo motors, 2 linear actuators, 2 ultrasonic sensors, 2 touch sensors, and 2 color sensors. Check out the video below to how everything works together to create a seriously impressive Lego vehicle.
This stout Lego Mech is called the TwinBee, and is the creation of rongYIREN. The TwinBee is an homage or recreation of the ship from the NES/SNES video game. A series that started way back in 1985 in Japan, and seems to still be going with an iOS / Android release in 2013 titled Line GoGo! TwinBee. This homage manages to keep the arms, which are essential for dropping bombs. The Lego version has some awesome jets, large enough to outrun anything else. It even manages to stand out as something unique in The Lego Mech or Robot genre: http://legogenre.com/category/robots-2/
“Oh no, it seems like Mr. Craig’s Alarm Unit malfunctioned! He better hurry his way to work or a point might be added to his L4TE card!”
People do crazy things when they are late for work. Lego people are no different. Check out this Lego MOC by P Squiddy titled Late for the job! It is a perfect example of taking a solid MOC and creating a story around it. This isn’t just a flying car in the near/distant future, but a story being told about that future. The whole thing is achieved with minimal details, a few reactionary Minifigures is all it takes.
The Lego Friends seem to be going on adventures all the time. From fishing to spaceship flying; they even find time to relax in lovely hotels. Their newest adventure is exploring the universe, in a little space rover. Featuring a purple and white striped satellite dish, multiple communications equipment, fancy headlights, and even four-wheel drive. This Lego Friends Adventure Space Rover looks ready to explore the moon or even pluto. Check out the Lego Minifigure helmet, it fits on the Lego Friends figures!
All of your Lego Friends characters need a place too eat. If you don’t have enough time to sit down for lunch; having a quick and convenient option is awesome. This Taco Truck, known as the Marisco El Lago, is ready to satisfy your hunger. The specialize in fish tacos, which is why they like to park near the rowboat club near Heartlake. Most of the details are perfect. The white and gray trash cans are simple and recognizable. The tuck comes with portable seating, and even offers multiple food options. The Food Truck even has those glass/plastic vents/windows on the roof. Also check out those Friends figure mirrors being used for the truck side mirrors. All of your Hipster Friends are ready for some Tacos!
“I chose to build a taco truck, because, having lived in California for about ten years, those are probably what I miss the most from the US now that I am back in France!!
El Lago, of course in reference to Heartlake City (truck is usually parked near the rowboat club ^^) (whaaa?)” — fujiia
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.
The Crystal Voyager is ready to cruise across the moon in style. This space buggy is the creation of Flickr user Karf Oohlu. They found a great use for the various Lego clear spheres. Even the most obscure, and seemingly useless Lego piece can be used creatively with a little imagination. The tiny T. Rex style hands are a nice touch too. Perfect for taking samples of moon rocks. The Crystal Voyager is a great example of retro futurism, just make sure your classic Lego spaceman has a lot of Tang, and freeze-dried ice cream for his journey. Hey, maybe he is listening to Journey too.
Lego recently revealed the massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) will be almost 3,000 pieces, with a $349.00 price tag. It can be really difficult to imagine the size of the larger Lego sets, and the box artwork doesn’t help. Chris McVeigh (Powerpig), of A Side of Ham, has created a really nifty comparison between the Helicarrier and some of the other large Lego releases. So in the end, it looks like the Helicarrier = 3 Modulars wide. Whoa.