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 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.
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.
The Titan AT-ST is what you get if the classic Star Wars walker had a more modern mech design. Created by I-Have-An-Alibi, this Titan comes equipped with a huge (mini?) gun, Boba Fett style shoulder cloak, legs, and fully working arms. Overall a huge upgrade over the rather basic AT-ST. If the empire had these mechs, they may have won the Battle of Endor. But they didn’t. Oh-well.
Lego and giant robots are a perfect match. There are countless official and unofficial creations. Even so, there is an incredible variety and new builds are always a treat. This Lego Mech is called the Yellow Jackrabbit and is the creation of Alvaro Gunawan. It features a striking yellow and orange design; powerful looking legs; and a huge (mini?) gun. The whole robot can even fold up (transform). Although, the best feature is the cockpit in which a lego minifigure pilot can fit inside.
This trooper is armed with 2 Z-8 chain guns. Droids won’t know what to do as they are blasted to bits. The Lego Prototype Anti-Droid Exosuit is an MOC created by tommilorenzo. It is amazingly compact and fits a single Lego Minifigure perfectly. The reactor core on the back of the exosuit is a great detail, as are the various vents and pipes (for cooling?). It all comes together pretty well!
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel is a children’s book published in 1939 by the author Virginia Lee Burton. It is a story about a steam shovel named Mary Anne and its operator Mike Mulligan. Eventually their job is to dig a cellar for a new Town Hall. Lego Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel is a very charming MOC created by Lego Junkie. “I’ve got many fond memories of books that I read as a kid, but one that stands above the rest is Mike Mulligan and His Steam shovel.” This Lego Mary Anne captures many of the details from the book. Including the anthropomorphic face.
This brick built Lego Darth Vader is the star of “Welcome to Portland: This is Your Guide.” A Lego MOC built by Patrick Biggs. Darth Vader was built for Bricks Cascade 2019. “So this year, let’s keep it weird! The Unipiper is a uniquely Portland personality, and I appreciate the sense of levity and quirk that he helps imbue the city with.” Check out the awesome Lego Bagpipes, and the Darth Vader approved kilt. Another great detail is the bare skin represented at the knees, and forearms.
Lego has revealed the International Space Station (21321). This Lego Ideas set was originally submitted by Christophe Ruge. This is one of the larger offerings in the theme with 864 pieces. The complete set encompasses the ISS, Space Shuttle, Soyuz, SpaceX Dragon, Starliner, and a few more spacecraft. There are also two microfigure Astronauts ready to do science. One of the coolest features about the set is that there are no stickers, everything is printed. Including all of those solar panels. The whole Space Station will retail for $69.99/£64.99.
“For over 20 years, the International Space Station has welcomed cooperation from different nations to achieve common goals that benefit all mankind. The largest spacecraft ever built, it continues to unlock discoveries not possible on Earth—and push the boundaries of human space exploration further than ever before.”
Batman seems to have a tool for any situation. A few of the vehicles he owns include the Batmobile, the Batplane, the Batcopter, the Batpod, the Batskiboat, and the Batmissile. There is clearly a pattern. It is then easy to imagine that when Batman goes to Yosemite or Yellowstone he would bring along a Batcamper. This Lego MOC is the creation of Hoyin Lau. It is clearly based on the famous Volkswagen Camper Van. Not only is the camper black and yellow but it also features multiple bat detailing.
Just like the Batmobile in the Tim Burton films, this Batcamper can transform into something else. In this case a bulky mech style robot. With the new arms and legs this is truly an off-road vehicle.