This Lego MOC is the creation of Ben Cossy, and titled “Fighting the Beholder.” It looks like these five friends have an uninvited guest on their quest. The Beholder is one of the more famous baddies from the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. A giant floating eyeball with tentacles caped with even more eyeballs (eleven eyes total!). Adventurers need too beware the petrifying eyebeams, sharp teeth, and over sized jaw. Not only that, but they are telepathic and psychokinetic so make sure your brain and intellect are up to the challenge.
This quest through the Underdark is an excellently built scene. The D&D theme captures the spirit and danger of the game. Check out the slightly uneven Lego tile flooring, and the cavernous walls. This is another example of great lighting, making the Lego look as best as it can. The special effects added in later are also well done, and help to animate the magic effects. Lego does similar effects for their marketing too. Now lets just hope this Lego Beholder is the last boss…
The deadly cute duo of Arthur and Tristan is the creation of Aiden.Builds. This inseparable pair have each other backs in a fight. The Lego MOC features an anthropomorphized sword and shield. Each equipped with a smaller version of themselves. This build uses some of those Lego printed eye tiles to great effect. The posable arms, and the mouths also helps to give these weapons some personality. This is a great use of the clear bricks, to help hold and display the characters. These two guys look ready to go on a grand adventure, while getting into some wacky hijinks.
There is that moment in fantasy, when the adrenaline is running high, and a group has to decide: “Can we trust you?” Generally the answer is no. There is nothing more dangerous than an unknown person crashing your party. Do they want help, a place to stay the night, are they a messenger, what do they want? This Lego MOC is called “A mysterious figure approaches…” and is the creation of Mark of Falworth. There are a lot of small details to take in. The palm tree places this scene in a coastal area. It is a great lego palm tree with more brown 1×1 slopes than you can count. Also check out the uneven stonework in the ruins, and the curve of the terrain created with stacked plates. This is a great lego scene that brings a lot of story telling potential with it.
This Lego Elf Retreat is the creation of Inthert. It was built as an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, in the Armless category. Which meant the scene had to feature weapons that were not being used as weapons. With that in mind you might notice that almost everything in this Elf Retreat is built out of weapons. Check out the guns used for the tree trunk, the axes and rifles used as lumber, and even the quiver full of arrows being used as a stair step. The most inventive use though is in that chair at the lookout spot. The crossbows used for chair legs is inspired. The end result is one of the best looking minifigure scale chairs around. Ultimately, there are seven different types of weapons hidden around. It’s hard to tell if all of these walkways are built to stay out of the purple water because it somehow looks relaxing and poisonous. The lego doors being used for these walkways is also a great detail. Giving a recycling vibe to these elves. It seems very fitting.
A charming cottage can be warm and inviting, or it can be creepy and haunted. You never know until you knock on that door. This Medieval Cottage Lego MOC is the creation of Paul Robinson. It features a stone foundation and a simple first floor with reinforced door. Above that is a very steep and overwhelming roof with who knows how many floors inside. It is part of the mystery. A precarious chimney, and whether vane finish off the details. The green shingle roof is amazing. Great use of texture and color. One odd detail in the scene is the amount of animals around: two dogs, a cat, and even a hidden baby dragon. Now you just need to decide if you will will knock on the door…
Lego and dragons go way back. With all sorts of official and MOC models created out of lego. This one might be one of the most impressive beasts yet. This Lego Fire Dragon is created by Mark, of The Brickman team, and titled “The Sad Tale of Sir Warick the Overconfident.” It seems that an overconfident knight has found themselves overpowered by a giant dragon. It didn’t help that a local witch mislead Sir Warick into thinking he was dragon-proof. The finished model contains well over 10,000 lego pieces and took over 100 hours to put together.
This dragon is seriously huge. The final model had to be made with transportation in mind. It also features gigantic folding (and removable) wings made out of pleather. A complicated collection of ball joints and curved slopes. The dragon is also breathing fire, with an impressive light feature. The whole scene is then set on a massive rocky (and snowy) base.
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.
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…
The old Lego Trolls are interesting. Only their arms/hands move which limits their usability. Lego should articulate the legs, at the very least. Look at the Minifigure compared to these Bigfigures. Even with their limited use, people still find new things to do with them. Check out this Lego Troll by nita_great. It looks ready for a night out with friends. They even posted a photo showing the parts. So you too can dress up your Trolls, or even your Hulks.
“A quite simple, but very decent looking wall technique using 1×2 jumpers (the newer ones!) and 1×2 door rail pieces. It looks a little bit simpilar to just plates and tiles, but you can actually add much more texture with this one.” Simon NH
It is super easy to build a wall out of Lego. They have a few newer pieces that you can use to create more detailed (and less manufactured) walls. Even then you might need something different to help your MOC stand out. So, it is always good to be on the look out for new Lego building techniques. Some Lego builders are great with sharing their techniques, and that is the case with Simon NH. He recently shared a way to create a brick wall that is relatively simple. Using just 2 different bricks to achieve the effect.
Make sure to check out the whole gallery. Simon NH has also shared other building techniques. Check out this brick built gallery of 9 different options.