The best thing about a great Lego creation is that you when you get board of it you can modify it into whatever you want. Check out this pair of heads created by Julius von Brunk. The Lego head features movable eyebrows, a compartment inside the head, and the option to wear glasses. One such version called Shock Treatment (above) features built in lighting that is stored inside. It would make a great and creepy nightlight. There is also Game Over (below) which incorporates a whole lot of transparent red pieces. Originally the effect was done with a solid red, but ended up looking too cartoony.
Lovecraftian Horrors are something you do not see so much in Lego. There has been a rise in their interest and Lego has even tried creating their own (Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum – 76060). Here is Micah Beideman’s horrific Lego monster, titled Tan’thu: The Ancient Entity. This MOC does a great job of creating the bulging and bulbous body. The eyes and tentacles display a lot of “inside-out” Lego tires. A somewhat popular technique in MOCs these days. The gaping maw is technically impressive. The repetition of elements works extremely well. And, by including a ship (at the center of the display) acting as a reference the humongous size of this Entity is presented.
If you were wondering exactly what was going on behind the scenes to create this beast. Check out the assembly of some of the eyes below. There are over 70 eyes that needed to be built.
Tracer is easily the most recognizable character from the video game Overwatch. Nick Brick created a brick-built Lego figure of Tracer. I have a feeling she is not as fast as her digital version. There are some great details hidden in this “simple” looking MOC. Check out the tan Lego legs being used for shoulders, or the ice skate blades doubling as a jacket lapel. Other stuff stands out too, such as the various joints, the hair, and glasses.
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.
There is something timeless about the 1980’s Space themed Lego sets. Also known as Classic Space. The grey, blue, black, and yellow colors combine perfectly. This was a time when Lego space focused on exploration for its general theme. No wars here. The worst that could happen is the Minifigures would get into fights with megaphones.
Lego builder Billy Burg has taken the Classic Space theme and brought it up to current Lego standards. These MOCs are simple looking, but are carefully put together with popular SNOT techniques. No stray studs showing here. The Lunar Exploration Geological Outpost (LEGO) features the LL-1923 Spaceship, a Spacetruck, Speeder, Communications Satellite Dish, 2 Robot Drones, and a Robot Dog. All this equipment is operated by a team of 6 explorers. They are ready to find space gold on the moon.
“It’s essentially a recreation of the old classic space theme given a new twist, using modern building techniques, but keeping the ethos of the original theme: which to me is to fire up the imagination, have fun, play well, pretend you’re an astronaut and explore space! Very topical at the moment I feel.” — Billy Burg
“But the glow of the stars is just a faint glimmer compared to the magnificence of the kickass Rebel Fleet just outside!”
The Rebels in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are a ragtag group of resistance fighters. They have desperately put together a fleet of starships and starfighters as they prepare to assault the Empire. This fleet is one of the most iconic scenes from Empire Strikes Back, and a lot of kids who saw it in theaters wanted to create their own in Lego. For many years this proved challenging; but now with a lot of time, artistic inspiration, and a lot of money, you too can create your own Lego Star Wars Fleet.
Mortesv, the self-styled Admiral of the Rebel Fleet, has spent a good chunk of time recreating the fleet in Lego. The whole project is mostly in scale. The stars of the show are huge Lego MOCs of the Redemption and Tantive IV. If you look carefully you can even find a few unwelcome guests among the fleet.
There are 52 ships represented here. 15 X-Wings, 16 Y-Wings, 6 B-Wings, 5 A-Wings, 3 GR-75 Medium Transports, 2 TIE Fighters, 1 Corellian Corvette (Tantive IV), 1 Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (The Redemption), 1 Firespray-class interceptor (Slave 1),1 Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle (Tyderium), and 1 Millennium Falcon.
A whole system of clear support structures and connectors keep the Rebel Fleet afloat. This helps keep the focus on the ships themselves. With all the detail and greebling the last thing you want to do is hide anything behind ugly structures.
This Captain America brick built Lego figure is ready to bring justice to the world. The design is going for an older comic book style as opposed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The wings on the cap are perfect. Captain America is fully posable (like those new Star Wars figures). Even the eyebrows can be adjusted.
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).
The British television show Red Dwarf has been floating through space for over 20 years. It is about time the crew get their own Lego Ideas set based on the cult comedy show. The Lego Red Dwarf set features an amalgamated interior of the ship, and references to a lot of classic episodes. The main design is based on Season X. It includes the famous bunk beds, posters, a sliding airlock, Holly Hop Drive, and Skutters. Also included in the Lego Ideas project is the Blue Midget, which is anything but small. There are six custom Minifigures, created by Minifigs.me, which includes: Dave Lister, Kryten, Arnold Rimmer, Daune Dibbley, CAT, and Ace Rimmer.
A neat thing you don’t always see is that this Lego Ideas project is listening to the comments and updating the design. The Blue Midget has had its front redesigned, a Talkie Toaster added, and improved Holly screens.
“Whether you’re a diehard fan of Red Dwarf, Adult, Child or just love Lego! There’s something here to enjoy for everyone.”