This cute little Lego Elephant is created by Johan Hendrix. These tiny builds are always a lot of fun. It is all about the challenge of creating something recognizable with such few parts. The Baby Elephant is built for the Polybag Competition hosted by Brickset. The goal is to create something that could be sold as a Lego Polybag. Those small plastic bags sold near cash registers in stores. The Elephant comes in at just 29 pieces. The good news is that if you want to build your own, it won’t take much to find all the pieces. The expressive eyes gives a lot of personality to the Lego. And, the use of an elbow tube is an inspired choice for a trunk.
A nurturing mother giraffe and her calf. She is reaching down for a kiss while her baby is reaching up. This scene is created by Joe Perez, and is titled “Nurture.” This beautiful Lego MOC has a whole bunch of interesting details and features. The SNOT style base gives a nice smooth contrast to the rough and bumpy studs on the giraffes. A few shrubs and plants help set the scene. Nothing too complicated so as not to steal the focus.
The mother giraffe and the baby giraffe are both really interesting Lego models. The baby is actually designed with the body at an angle, which give a lot of personality to it, but complicates the build. You can see from the back that one side of the body is about 1-3 studs tall, and the other side is 2-4. The tail is a Lego broom, and the eyes are 1×1 round hollow plates with a piece of white Lego pipe. The mother giraffe has some nice features too, the broom tail is still present but now it is much longer. The horns and the ears are also present just like on the baby, but now they are bigger and designed slightly different. The best detail just might be the 1×1 flat round plates used for kneecaps.
Spring is here which means plants and animals come out of hinding. This is an American Robin, a migratory bird that goes north in the spring to eat, and flies down south during the winter. This Lego Robin is the creation of Henjin_Quilones. The whole scene is a challenge to build something that only has four studs touching the ground. Lego is impressively strong, but the whole system works best with baseplates. This Lego MOC goes one stud further, and only has three studs holding everything up. The branch is designed as the main support. The early blooms are a nice detail, and if you look closely is there are even Minifigure legs hidden in the bark. The nest is a great combination of various brown Lego pieces. You can find blades, vines, horns, whips, and oars all tangled up. The star of the show is the Robin. The coloring is spot on to the real life inspiration. The beautiful wingspan has been replicated well too. Check out the curve achieved with the feathers, created with angles and half stud connections. The Robin is being held up by one branch all the way in the back, a great way to create the illusion of flying.
Lego Robots, Mechs, Mechas, Power Armors, and Exosuits are very popular. And, there are many many ways to build them. This Lego Baby Mecha is one of the smallest, and cutest of these. Built by Milan Sekiz. It features red, white and grey coloring with a candy swirl for decoration. The little baby is carefully and securely piloting this little robot. The little Lego sausages for the cab is one of the best details. The whole thing is about 26 pieces. Milan Sekiz has put together a set of detailed and helpful instructions. So now you can build your own Lego Baby Mecha. You could probably change up the colors and details a bit and make your own baby battalion. They will need a lot of diapers though.
Almost everybody’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy is Groot. This character has an interesting past, he started out as a villain all the way back in 1960. He didn’t reform his ways until he met Peter Quill (Starlord). It turns out that Groot is a Monarch (Floral Colossus) from Planet X. With the recent rise in popularity comes a whole lot of Lego MOCs. Not surprisingly most of them are trying to recreate the dancing “baby” Groot scene at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are just a few of the many Lego Groots out there:
Some subjects lend themselves to Lego better then others. These Lego Penguins, built by Schfio, are a great MOC. Who cares about exposed studs when they can look this cute. There is a certain skill involved with getting all the right proportions and volumes correct. And, although the build looks simple the interior of these figures are full of complicated connections.