This collection of Spirited Away Lego figures is created by Dylan Lane. Featuring the main characters; there is Haku, Chihiro, and No-face. All three of them are in scale to each other, and are easily recognizable. A hard achievement seeing that there is such little room for detail. This version of Haku is his human form, before he knows his real name. Chihiro is in her normal cloths. While No-face is in his much more friendly timid form. A few of the details that work well include the 2×2 black dish for Haku’s hair, the 1×2 grill brick for Chihiro’s hair, and the white rounds pieces on the 2×1 slope used for socks! If No-face offers you any gold do not take it.
This is the deadly Lego android named Silver Nail, created by Moko. The first striking thing about his figure is the use of a lot of silver plated Lego pieces. A very rare color in the Lego world. You can find a lot of surprising parts in this android. There are a few golden rings used in the fingers, and elbow. Count Dooku’s light saber hilt helps make up the fingers, as do some silver knifes. The silver is contrasted with a black and white design, and vibrant purple hair. An inside out Lego tire is used to make a skirt, which does not prevent the figure from taking any pose that it wants. There is a lot of articulation built into this mech. Double jointed knees, ankles, toes, hips, shoulders, elbows, hands, fingers, head, and even each strand of hair.
Totoro waiting for Catbus in the rain is an iconic scene from the film My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro is a nature spirit, but Catbus is something else. Some sort of weird yet charming public transport vehicle/animal. With headlight eyes, and interior seating. MadLEGOman has created these two characters in Lego. They were built as part of an Iron Builders challenge, the goal of which is to build using Minifigure Legs / Pants in unexpected ways. You can find some of them here on the backside of Totoro’s head, and as part of Catbus’s Legs. There is some very clever building here, such as the bus using bucket handles for windows, and lever bases for eyes. This is one of the best Minifigure scale Lego Totoros around.
Doraemon is a robotic cat from the 22nd century. After time traveling to the past, he finds Nobita Nobi who he has been sent to help. He brought a four-dimensional pouch with him, where he stores gadgets and stuff from the future. This Lego Doraemon (レゴ ドラえもん) is the creation of Moko. A couple of the really interesting details in the Lego MOC is the use of the Lego Minifigure hammer for the eyes. The lower part of this face and chin are set at an odd angle, which helps give him a more 3D look. These type of angles are always difficult to make look natural, a lot of the time leaving large gaps, but here it works well. Too bad we don’t know why he is so sad.
This Lego Oshino Shinobu is based off of the Monogatari series of light novels. A light novel is a young adult book that contains the occasional illustration. Since the original publication the series has been released as a manga and anime. This brick built Lego figure is super stylish. The lego slopes and arches are used to achieve the overall shape. Check out the googles, the detailed hair, and spindly arms.
Here is a life-sized Pikachu (Based on the Pokemon video game) made out of Lego. Slightly sharper and less fluffy then a real one. That just means you need to hug it more. Alanboar created this Lego Pikachu out of 3,000 pieces. It could have been more pieces, but this MOC is hollow inside. There are only five colors used; yellow, brown, black, red, and white. This limited palette keeps the cartoon quality that has made Pikachu so famous. In order to get the proportions and design correct this Lego Pikachu was first sketched out on paper. While it is holding a Pokeball; Ketchup may be a more fitting prop.
Not everyone has 3,000 or so yellow Lego bricks. In that case there is a mini version of Pikachu that used a fraction of the life-sized model. The mouth and nose area is simple, and a perfect detail.
“Let’s build up your own Jiji and bring it back home! ENJOY~ :P 很開心一直收到很多AFOL的留言… 問會不會有說明書或教學提供… 好吧! 一齊來組一隻JIJI 帶回家吧! :P”
JiJi the Black Cat is the male pet cat from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Kiki and JiJi get in a lot of adventures including a scheme where JiJi needs to imitate a stuffed cat for a birthday party. Interestingly, in the original Japanese version the cat has a feminine voice and is cute/humble. In the American version the cat has a deep male voice and is extremely sarcastic. Either way JiJi is a memorable character. Lego fan Ck Ho (傑爸爸) has created a cute little MOC. The best part is that they went though the trouble of designing instructions. Which are publicly available.
Lego and robots are a very popular theme (see here). Sometimes these themes combine to create something cool. This chibi styled Lego Gundam (という訳でガンダム。初代ガンダム。), by Moko, is one of those prefect Lego MOCs. The cute little mecha features SNOT techniques that create a remarkably articulated model. The Mobile Suit needs all of this movability if it is going to survive the war. Lego has been releasing robot themed models at in increasing rate. Maybe someday something as complicated and sleek as this Chibi Gundam will have an official release. We can only hope.
Not only does this Gundam come with a huge gun, and shield but Moko went as far as creating a whole arsenal. It appears that there is access to two sniper rifles, two “light sabers,” a huge mace, and a ball-and-chain. Nothing can stop this robot.
The Thousand Sunny (サウザンドサニー号) is a pirate ship belonging to The Straw Hat Pirates. Appearing in the anime and manga titled One Piece. It features a green lawn planted on the deck, a lion for a figurehead (often mistaken for a sunflower or the sun), a slide, a swing, a library, and an observation tower. All of the details have been replicated here in this MOC created Alex Jones, titled Thousand Sunny. The super vibrant colors, gigantic cartoon style logo on the sails, and huge figurehead really make this design stand out from all other Lego Pirate Ships. If you look carefully you can spot a custom Lego Monkey D. Luffy (Straw Hat) standing on the deck.
There are only a few animated cyberpunk films out there that have reached the critical mass. Akira being one of them. From its manga origin to its 25th anniversary Blu-ray there are a lot interpretations of the Akira story. One of the most iconic features from the film is the super sleek red motorcycle that the protagonist Kaneda rides. This red bike is instantly recognizable.
David VII, from MOCpages created this little bike, and included a neat Minifigure of Kaneda too. The Lego version of the motorcycle has been built in the Minifigure scale. Kaneda’s Motorcycle is perfectly represented, and looks relatively easy to recreate.