This Lego Star Wars Bust of Greedo is created by Grayson. Built as an entry into the BioCup2020, a two part challenge. The first goal is the use mostly non-system pieces, so a lot of Bionicle and Technic. The other goal is to design something to do with the future. Greedo is a great subject for a challenge like this. His alien design lets you get creative with pieces. You can find one big Bionicle piece used for the head, and another two used for the shoulders. The antannae / feelers have been created with Technic pieces. The use of the Lego hoses is a great way to create clothing. This Lego bust has a very simple but great looking base / stand. He even comes with a separate sculpture of his blaster.
Queen Amidala is about to get wrapped up in the Star Wars. She has to figure out how to stop the Trade Blockade which will result in her becoming a galactic Senator. During that time she will get mixed up with a nine year old boy, who she will eventually marry. During which she will be battling droids and surviving the battle of Geonosis. A very busy future for her. The peaceful halls of her palace on Naboo is a perfect scene for a Lego MOC. This Lego scene is called “Queen Amidala” and is created by AC Pin. The Amidala Minifigure is one of the more rare ones in Lego Star Wars, having only appeared in one set. Which means a used Minifig currently goes for about $40! What better way to display a rare figure than to base a whole build around it. The palace features some neat little details. The pattern on the floor, with the 1×2 grills along the walls looks very nice. The columns are appropiatly ornate, with Lego Battle Droids used in the column crown detailing. The stained glass and chandelier stand out too. What really sells this scene is the lighting, with it shining through the windows and highlighting Amidala. It gives a somber feel to the whole thing.
Les Misérables has been a cultural icon ever since the original novel was published in 1862 by Victor Hugo. Since then the story has been adapted to all sorts of media, with the musical and film standing out. You can now add Lego to that list. This is “The Barricade” a Lego MOC based on Les Misérables and created by General 尓àvarre. This is the pivotal scene from the story, and the point that everything changes. The barricade is an iconic mound of furniture, wooden boards, and trash. This Lego scene has a lot of nice details. The background is a blue sky, and here it is brick built. A subtle detail but worth the effort. The three buildings help to create a focal point on the Minifigure holding their ground with the French flag. That flag is an excellent build. The flat 1×2 tiles line up nicely and can be posed in a way to make it look like it is waving in the wind. The smaller flag looks great too, created from three 1×2 jumper plates held on with a clip. The whole scene has been photographed well, with a hazy look to the scene. You can feel the tension.
This is the Sandstorm IV, a Lego Mech created by Joe. This deadly robot has been optimized for dry climates and deserts. A wide stance, and large feet help it move in the shifting sands. With a yellow and white paint job that helps it to blend into its surroundings. The contrast between the white and dark parts means that it can be hard to see the pilot. They are present and ready for battle. This is a really interesting Lego Mech. The overall design looks very sleek. It features a mechanical look with some excellent greebling. The few extra hoses and vent / grill pieces help make this look more believable. Although its feet help it stand, the spindly joints in the hips and knees means that it needs a little bit of support.
You can make anything out of Lego bricks, even a Tapas Factory! The Brick Wall has designed an assembly line with Technic pieces. Everything is Lego, other than the food, a few BuWizz bricks, and the saw blades. A vehicle starts out transporting some delicious bread to the assembly line. Where it goes on a journey that results in it being sliced into eight pieces. From there a conveyor belt carries the bread to the toppings, which are carefully placed on each slice. Afterwards a vehicle picks up four finished Tapas and brings them over to you. There is even a place for a drink on the transport. The whole system uses 19 Power Functions motors, and took over four weeks to build.
In the video you can see the Lego factory assemble cheese/prosciutto, apple/salmon, cucumber/red pepper, and cheese/sausage. Each piece is then carefully topped with a cherry tomato and mozzarella cheese. Having Lego assemble your dinner is a pleasing idea, the only catch is that it is unbelievable slow.
Westworld is an interesting show. The robots that exist in the park are incredibly lifelike. So human that even the people behind the scenes have a hard time identifying robot from human. The show goes into great detail on how these mechanical people are created. Robot arms work endlessly to print muscle and tissue, bit by bit. The milky white bodies make for a very artistic image. The problem is that the show also goes to great lengths to not show how these Westworld Robots work. How do their white bodies end up looking like flesh? What is their power source? This Lego MOC is a recreation of the iconic scene in the opening credits. “Westworld Host Printing” is created by Mitch Phillips. The figure in the circle is an especially impressive build. Almost as complicated as printing a real robot. You can see a lot of Lego pieces, such as horns, clips, robot harms, teeth and bones. Maybe it is a tiny Power Functions motor operating these bots?
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year. The dystopian futuristic setting is a perfect location for Lego creations. The closest we will see Lego get to an official cyberpunk theme is some of the recent Ninjago sets. A dense city, an assault of advertising, wild technology, and the crazy future fashion are what make this an interesting theme. The upcoming game promises a lot of ultra violence, complicated moral choices, and a huge open city. One of the most unique ideas in 2077 is daytime. Usually Cyberpunk is set in the deepest of night. The sun promises to shine a spotlight on everything going on. This Lego MOC is called “Cyberpunk 2077 City Center” and is created by Alex TheLegoFan. Everything is built with Lego, all the printed bricks and stickers are official pieces. This small vignette captures everything that makes Cyberpunk great. There are some real interesting Minifigures walking around, can you identify where each piece comes from? I can spot Widowmaker hair!
The Spyro the Dragon video game was first released in 1998 on the Playstation. One of the best platformers of that generation, and often found on demo discs. Recently Spyro has seen a resurgence in popularity with the remake of original trilogy of games called Spyro Reignited. The little purple dragon is unbelievably cute. This Spyro the Dragon Lego build is created by Marin Stipkovic. Usually a Lego model has to be less detailed than its inspiration. But in this case, the model is more detailed and less blocky than the Playstation original. Spyro has a full range of motion, with fully posable feet, wings, mouth, and tail. The horns being built with Technic pieces is a great solution, and the brick built wings look great.
This Lego Link BrickHeadz style figure is created by Andrés Bevilacqua. The blocky figure works well with Link, probably because his original design came from 8-bit graphics in The Legend of Zelda. With a sword and shield he looks ready to go on an epic quest. The hat is a great shape and instantly recognizable, it also looks like it fits on his head. A lot of times hats end up looking like they are just set on top. The studs being exposed for the hair is a great detail. Giving Link that trademark voluminous hair. There are even the pointy elf ears sticking out from the hair. Seeing this BrickHeadz figure makes me want to see all the other classic Nintendo characters in Lego. Imagine a Lego BrickHeadz Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, Samus, and Kirby!
The popular video game Undertale has a lot of memorable characters. You have Frisk the main character, Mettaton a robotic entertainer, Flowey the flower, and the pun loving Sans. Anthony Forsberg has built this collection of Lego Undertale characters. They started out building Mettaton and then decided to include the main cast. These brick built figures are proud of their studs, which seems fitting. In a way the studs are reminiscent of the 8-bit style graphics from the game. Frisk and Sans are wonderfully three dimensional, the faces are not just flat which complicated the models and was worth the effort. Mettaton contains fully posable hands and arms and is holding a microphone. Flowey is a charming creation, especially the petals. A few custom stickers for the face, which represent the full range of emotions during the game.