Somewhere between retrofuturism and the atomic age swims this lego Squid Sub. A creation of Peter Carmichael. The submarine is an entry into MOC Wars 2020, specifically challenge 19: “Seafaring Is Needed.” The guidelines for the challenge include a swimming vessel, and a witty defense mechanism. Check out some of the details, there is jelly fish on the left, the ink cloud being released, and the colorful coral. The best feature are the 2 pilots, never have lego minifigures been more excited to be exploring the deep sea. Although, it looks like they could use a martini.
The Mandalorian has certainly left a mark on people. There are an incredibly large amount of MOCs being created based on the Disney Plus Star Wars Show. Here is “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian” created by @ctr_bricks. It is based on the first scene, and some of the details were really worked hard on. The door is made of overlapping flag pieces, and the trim around the door was made with a lot of horizontal bar pieces. It created a great effect. The other key to this scene are the characters, with lego versions of Mando, Mythrol, Garindan, and Quarren. It seems this is the first in a series. Hopefully we will see many more!
This lego chicken is spectacular. The details on the feathers, legs, and head are all spot on. Note the use of Bionicle pieces used to build the chickens comb. Although the little chicken is the star, its distant relative the TRex is great too. This is the creation of timofey_tkachev, and is titled “What has become of us?!” It is a part of an MOC challenge called the Builder’s Battle to “”build an object or living creature from one era which landed in another one, totally different era.”
One of the most painful feelings to a human is stepping on an unexpected Lego brick. Sharper than a thousand needles, more painful than a stubbed toe. It is the worst. This Lego MOC called, “They have a plan!” is the creation of Didier Burtin. The blue lego general, is giving his soldiers the command to inflict pain on the incoming foot. The foot/map is the star of this build. Achieving good curves that accurately portray a human foot is not easy, especially in lego. Note, that the whole build is a recreation to the infamous lego meme (below), called “Know your enemy.” An art print created by Lim Heng Swee of ilovedoodle. Good stuff.
The tiny house is one of those concepts that has universal appeal. With just enough space to live and all the added benefits of being able to move around. It gives you the best of both worlds, a place to settle down and a nomadic lifestyle. What is better then a tiny house. A lego tiny house. Thomas Gion created this MOC. A perfect partner to the little home was also built; a faded green 1970 Chevrolet C10 Truck. The exterior comes with gas tanks and battery hookups, when parked there are even folding supports, a charming yellow door, and a front porch. In the end, this MOC is one of the cleanest builds, there is not one extraneous piece.
The Lego Tiny House can fold open for easier access. Inside is a fully featured and detailed interior. With a tiny kitchen (sink & microwave), a tiny bathroom (toilet & shower), a tiny dinning area (table & chairs), and a tiny loft (bed & window). All built on a 1×6 frame, for a 1×4 interior width. Making this is a very cozy house.
Who doesn’t want more Baby Yoda stuff? This Lego Baby Yoda is the creation of Wilson Du. This model is pretty close to full scale, and manages to keep a lot of the cuteness. Most of the Lego MOCs for Baby Yoda are much smaller. Some of the details that really stand out with this creation are the posable arms, huge reflective eyes, and cute button nose. The nose especially stands out. Also note the use of the reverse side of the lego bricks for the inner ear texture. (Bonus dog below!)
This Lego Roy is looking for an invitation to Smash Bros. Roy is one of the many Fire Emblem fighters who just happens to fight with a sword. His first Smash was all the way back on the Gamecube with Melee. Where swords were not as popular. This little guy comes equipped with a red cape, fancy gold accented armor, and a striking red hair cut. Smash makes for a great theme for lego MOCs, but imagine a whole Lego Smash Bros. game. Maybe some day.
The FCA AHM 5, a lego heavy mech, is ready for a fight in the Italian countryside. This MOC is created by Marco Marozzi. It has an olive green (a rare color) and grey color scheme making it better at blending into stuff. The build uses custom decals and painted details which helps give it a finished appearance. Check out some of the fun stuff, like the feet/toe design, the pilot cab/face, and all the pipes scattered around everything. This lego heavy mech is a great addition to the thriving robot/mech category.
Lego Winnie the Pooh is one of the next Lego Ideas sets. Featuring Poohs house in the 100 Acre Wood. The submitted design features a removable roof, with a fully furnished interior. It also features minifigures and brick built figures for Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, and Owl. It will be interesting to see what the official set will be, and if it will contain so many custom minifigs.
Also approved by Lego is the Medieval Blacksmith. The announcement specifically complimented the colors and overall design. The submitted model is a rather large set. With removable roof/floors (like in the Modulars) and fully furnished interiors. This is an extremely detailed Blacksmith model and it will be interesting to see what Lego cuts out before the official release.
Lego also offered an update on the Anatomini project. They announced that ultimately they would pass on the design. It was a very cool project, but maybe some people don’t like to think about what is inside a minifigure…
This Lego Oshino Shinobu is based off of the Monogatari series of light novels. A light novel is a young adult book that contains the occasional illustration. Since the original publication the series has been released as a manga and anime. This brick built Lego figure is super stylish. The lego slopes and arches are used to achieve the overall shape. Check out the googles, the detailed hair, and spindly arms.