Surprisingly it is tough finding custom builds based on Iron Man 2. The recent Iron Man 3 and the original Iron Man get all the attention. Although some amazing work has come out of Iron Man 2. For instance, this custom Whiplash minifig. What really sets this minifigure apart is the custom lighting. Here “EL Wire” (Electroluminescent Wire) has been integrated into the figure, creating an amazing effect for the whips, Arc Reactor and backpack. Anton Vanko certainly looks ready to take on Lego Iron Man.
Just a few days ago the Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine release date and early images were released. At the time the question was whether or not minifigs would be included. Now, BrickNews has verified that minifigs will come with the set when it is released on July 18th. A little Marty McFly and Emmett Brown (Doc) minifig will be piloting the DeLorean. The inclusion of these two minifigs has resparked interest in this new set, which will certainly be popular.
Not only that, but the DeLorean Time Machine will include instructions with alternate builds for the DeLorean. Featuring 3 different versions that will cover the whole trilogy. It also looks like instruction manual will include information and details from the Back to the Future trilogy will be included. Awesome!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’s Warehouse 51 scene is the focus of this MOC, created by Brian Williams (aka: BMW_Indy). Here, Indiana Jones is being chased by Irina Spalko and her soviet soldiers through Warehouse 51. An action packed scene that would set the tone for the entire film. Lego Indy had a very short run as an official theme from Lego, so it is always nice to see these minifigures pop up in MOCs.
This box diorama style is incredibly well made. This Indiana Jones Warehouse 51 is surprisingly tiny, at 48 x 32 studs this is only 50% larger then the size of a common base plate. The illusion of great space is created with some well placed mirrors. With great custom LED lighting, and over 60 custom stickers for the crates, the whole thing comes together in an incredibly lifelike diorama.
Lego has finally released some official details about the upcoming Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine set. Almost two years ago this project started out on the Lego CUUSOO website. The DeLorean quickly earned its 10,000 votes and was surprisingly approved by Lego for release. There have been no details between the announcement and now. BrickFanatics quickly discovered this announcement from a Lego store newsletter. The Lego Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine will be released on July 18th!
Maybe Lego has been quiet on this for so long because the build has changed so much. Some would argue that it is noticeably more ugly. Also, no news on a Marty McFly, or Emmett Brown (Doc) minifig.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is a very good video game. Lego has recognized this too and has used the game for inspiration for their own Batman sets (Lego Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937)). So it comes as no surprise that the AFOL community is also inspired by the Batman Arkham series. Some of the most memorable parts from the video game is when Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow) drugs Batman. The resulting hallucinations are a truly inspired part of the game. Having Batman traverse a nightmarish landscape while a giant Scarecrow is hunting him down.
This Lego MOC is a perfect example of forced perspective, depth of field, and great composition. The whole scene comes together with a sense of terror. At any moment Batman could be found.
The science fiction universe of Stargate is one of those series that has managed to find its audience. The fans have managed to keep Stargate alive, from a Movie to multiple TV shows. There are theme park rides, video games, fan fictions, and books. Even Lego haven’t been left behind in the Stargate movement. This MOC, created by Brian Williams (aka: BMW_Indy) is a great build. Featuring some seriously good lighting, and a tightly controlled perspective. The Stargate itself is the center piece, and is integrated with a tablet display to create the wormhole special effect. At first glance, it is easy to assume you are looking at a scene from the movie. This style of building is being called a box diorama, and many of them were on show at Brickworld.
Check out the video below to see how the lighting interacts with the Lego:
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UPDATE ~ Winners!
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And, Twitter user @encurtit won the Steam copy of Lego Batman.
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