The Flight of the Conchords are a humorous folk band from New Zealand. They are most well known for their great HBO television show. It has been years since the show ended and the band has recently reunited for a tour. So it is no surprise to see a new Lego FOTC MOC.
There are a total of four vignettes in the series. The iconic bedroom, a tiny kitchen, a stage, and Murray’s office. Each one of these scenes is instantly recognizable and is great for displaying the Minifigures. Of which, we have four. There are the main characters Jemaine and Bret, the band manager Murray, and the crazy fan Mel. These are spot on, and no one is going to get these Minifigs mixed up.
FOTC MOC Video
There are many more photos of the Lego Flight of the Conchords over on Flickr. And if that is not enough, make sure to check out all the details in the video below.
Winter is here, which means peaceful white landscapes, bitter cold, and a lot of hard work shoveling. Hornet Razvan has created a charming Lego Microscale Winter Vignette. An iconic red building is the center piece, but the giant clouds and snow Lego built background is what makes this stand out. There are even some extremely tiny cars trying to drive, and two little snowplows keeping the roads safe.
You can put your Lego creations to good use by making them into bookends. Check out these Lego bookends by Deborah Higdon. The theme is “learning,” which is very appropriate. Each side features a vignette of learning. The left bookend is an old time schoolroom, complete with wood burning oven. The map hanging over the desks uses some rubber bands to help give a more realistic appearance, mimicking the coast lines. There is also a brick built mosaic of a mountains landscape, and the desks even recreate that old iron detailing. On the other side of the books, is the right bookend. This scene is of a dorm room. A completely different habitat compared to the schoolroom. Here many life lessons can be learned. The room features an unmade messy bed, a dead desk plant, a laptop, and many many expensive textbooks.
Flickr user [Nexus] has recently revealed their newest project. This vignette is titled Stranded and features a Lego Green Arrow lost on an island. A very plentiful island by the looks of it. Fish, birds, frogs, bananas, and mushrooms. Green Arrow is not going to starve here. The whole beach scene is finished with a great base/border. By building a base the whole scene feels complete. No detail unfinished. This type of treatment is always awesome on smaller MOCs.
Spend the year of the Sheep with everybody’s favorite Shaun the Sheep. Shaun stars in his own animated TV Show, which in turn is a spin off of Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave. This cute Lego vignette shows the titular sheep hanging out with a much more angry looking sheep. Maybe it needs to be shorn? Which, in Lego would mean removing a couple of plates? No matter, these two sheep are excellent builds.
A lot of the DC Comics superheroes have had a lot of attention lately. Especially Batman and Superman. But there are many more that seem not make the jump from comic book to film. Wonder Woman is one of those superheroes. She will finally get her own film in a few years, but until then fans will have to create their own stories. This Lego Wonder Woman vs. Ares vignette is the creation of Tim Lydy. This MOC started out as an adaption of an episode of Justice League titled “Paradise Lost.” Which lead the builder to replace Hades, with Ares (a more famous Wonder Woman villain). Ares is sporting the new helmet from the Hobbit theme.
“The god of war, Ares, has kidnapped the Amazonian Queen Hippolyta—and it’s up to the queen’s own daughter Diana; otherwise known as Wonder Woman; to save her and all of Themyscira from the mighty god’s wrath!”
“Tony’s helmet had been malfunctioning lately so he brought it out to make some repairs.”
Small Lego vignettes are super popular right now. There is a certain charm about creating a tiny set for your favorite Minifigures. Vlad Hernandez took his recent Lego Iron Man themed StarkLab: Helmet Repair display to another level by adding multiple light sources. There are a total of 4 LEDs embedded in an 8×8 stud space. The most impressive is the customized Tony Stark Minifigure, where the LEDs help show off that embedded Arc Reactor. Iron Man’s helmet and 2 gizmos are also lit up. Now if only someone could take this level of care creating some sort of super Hall of Armor.
Banksy is well know for his graffiti art, activism, directing and painting. So well known that his most famous works are being recreated in Lego. The Brick Fantastic has produced 20 different Lego Banksy vignettes based on the artists work. These are expertly made images. A great deal of work went into recreating each scene, with lighting and backgrounds that do their best to create a believable Lego world. These vignettes are also good example of using perspective and depth-of-field in your Lego photography.
You can even buy prints of your favorite pieces.
“Strong-arm Flower Delivery specializes in tragically forbidden love.”
“There is always hope. Especially if you tie it to your wrist.”
Siercon and Coral have created a Wizard of Oz Lego scene titled: Follow the Lego Brick Road. The project is part of an Iron Builder competition with Legohaulic (Tyler) where the yellow rounded 1×2 slope must be creatively used. You can spot them in the Yellow Brick Road, the hot air balloon, and the sun. This is an interesting MOC, as it is using a mosaic background and forced perspective to create something similar to a painting. The end result is great. The Lego Wizard of Oz is quickly becoming a popular theme…
Lego and the Wizard of Oz have seen some great builds before (especially the recent project by VirtuaLUG). The fantastic setting and great characters are a perfect fit for Lego. This vignette, created by Legohaulic (Tyler), is titled: Follow the Yellow Slope Road. The project is part of an Iron Builder challenge to incorporate the yellow 1×2 curved slope into a project. The results here are marvelous. The use of the curved Lego pieces in the background make for a great forced perspective, which gives the illusion that the build is larger then it really is. Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto look great.
This Toto might be my favorite Lego dog ever built.