This is a Starry Night Lego Stained Glass Window, created by Smock Man. Based on the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. The Stained Glass effect is achieved by sandwiching a bunch of transparent pieces between two layers of clear panels. There is a one stud gap between the clear panels to work with. The impressionistic style of the painting lends itself well to be recreated in all sorts of different mediums. This creation can be a little fragile. Most of the pieces are not connected to anything. A good shake would probably move stuff around. The city part of the build is the only part (besides the frame) that is not transparent. This make it feel more solid than any other part of the scene. Everything else is pretty much all transparent Lego cheese slopes. With a few 1×1 round bricks representing stars. The main feature of this build is how it glows in different lighting. It is ironic that Starry Night would look best during the sunny day.
The Playstation 4 Spider-Man video game is one of the best open world video games. The game chose to feature a Spider-Man that is unique to it, by mixing a bunch of previous versions into theirs. As he swings around Manhattan, Peter Parker eventually creates a new Advanced Suit. Which is the version that Ethen T used for his giant Lego mosaic. The whole build is 128×192 studs, which is a lot of space to work with. In another dimension, it is over 5 feet tall. This mosaic uses a few techniques besides the normal mosaic style, the blue and black areas are multi-level greebled patterns. The white logo is made out a bunch of 1×2 grate pieces. Altogether over 17,000 pieces (which is like 6 1/2 modular buildings worth of Lego). Because of the variety of pieces and techniques, this mosaic look different in various lighting situations. Check out a more more dynamic low light version below. Peter Parker would certainly be impressed with this Lego portrait.
A beautiful sunset is one of the most calming events in life. This Lego MOC called “Let’s Float Away” is the creation of ForlornEmpire. Who managed to capture the beauty by building a brick built lego sunset as a background to their hot air ballon adventure. This lego scene in actually an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, for category 25: Unique Stays. These MOC competitions have been going on for years, but recently they seem to be dominating the hobby. “Let’s Float Away” is a great lego scene using the new ballon pieces, a Lego Architecture style building, and a simple mosaic for the lego sunset background. This is a perfect example of “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
American Gothic is one of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century. It has been recreated and reimagined in almost every way imaginable. Cole Edmonson has created a huge Lego mosaic of the painting. It measures in at 36.25″ x 30″ which makes it a little larger then the original painting. It’s always good to see a Lego mosaic in actual bricks rather then computer rendered.
Lego and Zelda go together extremely well, so well that there are many epic Lego creations based on the popular video game franchise. The fantasy setting blends well with the Lego Castle theme. An uncountable amount of kids have at one time or another created their own Zelda inspired MOC. A whole lot of Nintendo themes would fit into Lego. Imagine Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Pokemon. With the recent release of Majora’s Mask, a few more custom creations are probably on their way.
This Lego mosaic of Link’s Hylian Shield is the creation of Briotr. Instead of sticking to a simple grid style Lego mosaic, they combined and used a lot of pieces that can create more natural shapes. This style also acts as a sort of magic eye sort of puzzle. Can you find an alligator, red flag, blue Lego pants, and the $100 bill? Good luck!
Check out this relief sculpture of the Australian Coat of Arms made out of Lego. This model was posted by Ryan McNaught over on Flickr, it is noted that the Lego Coat of Arms was made by Mitchell. The detail work here is amazing. Check out the tiny inset mosaics in the shield. Each of the states in Australia are easily identifiable. There is New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The shield is surrounded by a Lego Kangaroo and a Lego Emu. With a nice leafy background. All completely made of Lego. This Lego Australian Coat of Arms was built in celebration of Australia Day 2015, which is celebrated on the 26th of January.
Lego builder Dave Kaleta has created an extremely realistic MOC based on his Lego studio. The project is titled “411C” and is named after the address of the studio space. This is a great workspace, featuring two huge desks, plenty of organized storage, unorganized storage, and even Lego mosaics hanging on the wall. This scene is made all the better by natural lighting and a huge window.
It is the details that make 411C so lifelike. Notice the glass jars on top of the shelving. The multicolored and differently shaped storage containers in the loft space. The well made mini mosaics. The feet holding up the main desk are especially well done, as is the slightly askew handles on the drawers. The desk chair is another great build, with a great use of a Lego propeller for the casters.
This Lego Fantastic Mr. Fox mosaic (or is it a relief?) is spot on. Capturing all of the feeling from the film. Wes Anderson has a lot of style, and the 1-point perspective shots that he is famous for are a perfect fit for Lego. This Lego mosaic is titled “Because I’m a wild animal.” and is currently on display at the Wes Anderson themed Art Show (at the Gladstone Hotel) by The Toronto Animation Community. Check it out if you are in the area.
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…
“I spy a pie, a monster’s green legs,
Six butterflies and a bird that lays eggs.
A turtle, a clam, seven long snakes,
Four forks, three knives, and a pan to bake cakes.”
Katie Walker, aka eilonwy77, of Flickr posted this wonderful Lego image. It is almost a mosaic, and almost a MOC. One thing is for certain, this looks very delicate, and very hard to move around. Using all of these different parts to create an I Spy image is genius. It reminds me of the Hidden Object game in the Highlights magazine.