Doctor Who

Bruceywan’s Doctor Who

Check out this fun Doctor Who MOC built by Bruceywan on Flickr. The Eleventh Doctor is sporting a cool red fez and a Sonic Screwdriver. The snot techniques here are all top notch with no stud unaccounted for. The use of the Lego fez for the bow tie is brilliant. This build is a part of the Iron Builder challenge, which is a Builders’s Lounge sponsored competition. The challenge piece is the dark red cone (fez) and is currently in Round 6: BruceyWan vs. CMaddison.

“It’s a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool!” — www.BruceLowell.com

LOTR: The Three Hunters

pif500’s LOTR: The Three Hunters

When Merry and Pippin are stolen away by the Uruk Hai in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (LOTR) it is up to Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli to hunt them down. This little vignette recreated the scene of the three hunters running after the Uruk Hai through East Emnet and Rohan very well.

This is an excellent MOC to showcase the new building trend for Lego rocks. By placing them at odd angles and on their sides the rocks come off as much more fluid and organic. It seems that this is increasingly popular, which is good news, because it looks great. The green grass molding and wrapping over the rock looks great too.

The Three Hunters is an MOC created by pif500 over at Flickr, check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pif500/8725839883/

Steam-Bots: The Steampunk Robot

CptBrick’s Steam-Bots: The Steampunk Robot

Little tiny robots are one of the best genres of MOC builds, and when someone changes it up a little it can really stand out. For instance these Steam-Bots don’t look very deadly, but the steampunk robot on the left has a chainsaw for a hand. The choice of color and pieces is really nice, the ice cream for steam and the gold/brown color scheme really helps sell these robots. Hope you didn’t spend all your money on your new top hat and mustache cream, as robot insurance would come in handy here.

Capt. Brick over at Flickr is responsible for these little Steam-Bots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cptbrick/8741472985/

Cycles, Cruisers, Motos & Racers: The MOC Lego Motorcycle

Lego911’s Twin Pipe Cruiser, Motos

The Lego motorcycle is a very convenient piece, but the design sacrifices realism for modularity. For some people the official Lego moto is just not what they want. Those people then spend hours and hours trying to create iconic motorcycles from across the world. Because of the small build size, these MOC motos usually use some of the most advanced building techniques. Although most are not in minifig scale, some are very close to it.

Lego911’s Norton 850 Commander Lego393

There is a surprisingly large variety when it comes to motorcycles, and their fans haven’t been slow to adapt them to Lego. These first few cycles were created by Lego911 over at Flickr. Their similarity in scale makes comparing their differences easy. The most obvious is the way the tailpipes have been build, using a variety of cones, technic, and hoses. These little guys are so compact, that every piece has a significant place in the design. Everything from the frames, to the tires, to the handlebars offer these bikes their individuality. These are officially in Miniland scale.

Lego911’s Cafe Racer One

Next up is a pair of bikes made by Lino M. These Cafe Racers are marked by their low handlebars, short seats, and long gas tanks. The idea is to quickly get to where you are going, usually to dine at a little cafe. Which you could do in style with these orange and lime racers. These little motos are not as sleek as the ones above, but they do offer more detailing. Check out those rear tires.

LinoM’s Cafe Ole, Motos

A great example of a larger build is the Clubman by Tango-zero. This motorcycle has been mostly created with technic bricks. Offering a very realistic engine, working suspension, and even a chain to drive the rear tire. Of all of these builds this is the one that comes closest to what Lego might actually design as an official set.

TangoZero’s HD Sportster Clubman Racer

Omar + kamitera created this build based on the The World’s Fastest Indian. Which, just happens to have a really great film based on its underdog story. This motorcycle is based on the famous Indian Scout modified by Burt Munro, which went on to win many land speed records in the 1950–60s. The unmodified bike tops out at a speed of 55 mph, but this modded Indian Scout went on to hit a top speed of 205 mph.

 

OmarKamitera’s The Worlds Fastest Lego Indian

 

Project Azazel created the Deutsch Motorrad mit Beiwagen, which just happens to be one of the few minifig scale custom motorcycles out there. Usually as a build gets smaller, it also gets more fragile. This one though looks relatively solid. The use of a few technic bricks, minifig accessories, and a whole lot of talent is what goes into a bike like this.

ProjectAzazel’s Deutsch Motorrad Mit Beiwagen

Another example by Lino M shows off a great use of color with a chopper designed for Spider-Man. This motorcycle shows off a lot of little details, such as a suicide clutch, missile launcher, web thrower, knucklehead motor, spiderman minifig, and headlight. A perfect moto for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

LinoM’s Webslinger LUGNuts Heroes And Villains

Motos & More + Credits

The first three motos were created by Lego911, the Twin Pipe CruiserNorton 850 Commander – Lego 393, & the Cafe Racer One

Next up is the The Cafe Ole! by Lino M, and the H-D Sportster Clubman Racer by Tango-zero.

Then the World’s Fastest Lego Indian created by Omar + kamitera, followed by Deutsch Motorrad mit Beiwagen built by Project Azazel.

To find more motorcycle MOC builds just check out the LUGnuts group at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/lugnuts/pool/with/6995580094/

One More!

Not every motorcycle has to be drab, or red. Check out this color explosion called “Are You Experienced” by Matix22. The inclusion of a vinyl record really brings this whole build together!

Matix22’s Are You Experienced

Upper levels of Minas Tirith

Chairudo’s LOTR Minas Tirith 1

“For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into the hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each was a gate. But the gates were not set in a line: the Great Gate in the City wall was at the east point of the circuit, but the next faced half south, and the third half north, and so to and fro upwards; so the paved way that climbed toward the citadel turned this way and that and then that across the face of the hill.” — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Chairudo’s LOTR Minas Tirith 3

Minas Tirith: The City of Kings

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the source of a many My Own Creation (MOC) builds, second only to Star Wars. Every few months a newer and more epic build is revealed to the public. It looks like the recent Helms Deep MOC has some series competition for the title of the greatest Lord of the Rings build. All the credit goes to Flickr user Chairudo, who is responsible for this massive Minas Tirith.

The current status for this build puts the brick count at 120,000 bricks, and roughly 6 feet tall. These 120,000 bricks only represent the top 2 levels of the total 7 that Minas Tirith is composed of. What you see here has taken a little over 2 years to build. Imagine what that means if this thing ever gets finished.

Chairudo’s LOTR Minas Tirith 4

Just look at all the details. From the impeccable rock work, to the White Tree of Gondor. Even the Citadel is completely build up on the interior. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Palantír of Minas Anor was included. This build is epic.

Chairudo’s LOTR Minas Tirith 5

Recently Minas Tirith was on display at Lipno Point in the Czech Republic. If this thing ever goes on tour, make sure to go see it. I have a feeling that we will be seeing many more updates to this build in the coming years.

Chairudo’s The Lord of the Rings, Minas Tirith 2

Check out many more photos and updates on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87198490@N07/sets/72157631651906415/

Lego Bob’s Burgers!

Plasmachild's Lego Bobs Burgers Sign

Bob’s Burgers is one of the best animated programs on TV right now. Everyone seems to have a favorite character, from the chef and father Bob Belcher, to the youngest daughter Louise Belcher. This Lego MOC features the restaurant and home of the Belchers. The green and yellow colors would fit right into a Modular Building scene. Everything is pretty accurate, just shrunk down to Lego minifig scale. I can imagine Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, Louise, Jimmy Pesto, Mort & Teddy all having their many adventures here.

Plasmachild, of Flickr, built this MOC. Make sure to check out all the details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50349134@N05/6239498662/

Plasmachild's Lego Bobs Burgers

Plasmachild's Lego Bobs Burgers Inside

Ryloth Refinery Battle

I Scream Clone’s Ryloth Refinery Battle

Star Wars: Clone Wars is an interesting series, that doesn’t inspire as many MOC builds as the other Star Wars themes. This scene jumps out at you for its excellent use of color. The gooey green looking toxic water, and the tall dangerous looking red tanks. It all has a wonderfully industrious feel to it.

“The planet of Ryloth is the scene for a desperate battle between Shaak Ti, Eeth Koth and Commander Gree’s clones against the might of the Trade Federation. The refinery must be held lest the planets resources fall into the Separatists hands.”

I Scream Clone built the Ryloth Refinery Battle. Go check out the Ryloth Refinery Battle on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28773832@N08/8726370715/

I Scream Clone’s Ryloth Refinery Battle Detail

Ender’s Game: Battle Room

Bricko’s Battle Room Gymnasium

A new movie is on its way based on the Ender’s Game novel by Orson Scott Card. Most of the scenes in the upcoming film look like they have been exaggerated based on what is written in the novel. While this could be great for the film, one major difference is the Battle Room. It always seemed like an enclosed room, that is pretty nondescript, filled with stars and full of teams of students trying to freeze each other. Best of all it is located in the center of the Battle School space station, where gravity is at a minimum.

A great example of this is in Battle Room Gymnasium, which gets a lot of the details right for a build that is not technically a recreation of the Battle Room from Ender’s Game (just influenced from it). From the stars (black squares) to the enemy gate. And, best of all the directionless feeling that fighting in space has. Remember the enemy’s gate is down.

Battle Room Gymnasium is built by Bricko and can be viewed over at Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brick0/8595270001/

The Lord of the Rings: Helm’s Deep

Rich-K & Big J’s Lord of the Rings: Helm's Deep Elves

Helm’s Deep. For most, it is probably the most iconic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. People have been creating all sorts of stuff based off of this legendary battle. Even I was creating Lego scenes and doodling Helm’s Deep throughout Middle School. Who knew that it would be Peter Jackson who would achieve everyones dream when he created his version for film.

When Lego announced that they were getting the Lord of the Rings license, the first question was whether or not they would do their own version of Helm’s Deep. Lego did not disappoint. In the first wave for the theme they released the awesome The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Helm’s Deep 9474 . But for some, it still wasn’t enough.

GOEL KIM uploaded these photos of Helm’s Deep, created by Rich-K & Big J. This MOC is truly impressive. With over 150,000 bricks and 1,700 minifigs this has to be one of the largest LOTR builds out there. The Battle of the Hornburg is only 90% complete. With a massive tower, and more detailing to add. There are even more photos at MOCPages.

It’s not hard to imagine Théoden leading a final charge at dawn, and Gandalf arriving just in time to save the day.

Rich-K & Big J’s Lord of the Rings: Helm's Deep Front Lines

Rich-K & Big J’s Lord of the Rings: Helm's Deep Ramp

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/359665

H.U.L.K. Exo Suit

TrapleS’s HULK Exo Suit

Ever since Aliens, the dream of a working Exo Suit has taken up many a person. Although still a few years away from that reality, you can build your own mecha in Lego.

That’s what Flickr user TrapleS did with his H.U.L.K. Exo Suit. Every single piece of this MOC is beyond me. The scifi robot genre of Lego builds is incredibly technically advanced. Just look at all those Technic parts, pins, and joints. All of these pieces come together in a very expressive mecha suit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95434269@N08/8710206399/

TrapleS’s HULK Exo Suit Detail