Gregor Samsa woke up one morning to find that he had transformed into a giant cockroach type bug, or as the story says a “monstrous vermin.” Maybe in some parallel universe Gregor also turned into Lego. Based off the classic novel by Franz Kafka, the Metamorphosis is a Lego MOC created by Water Snap. This build has a bunch of great details. The sheet has been built using a bunch of slopes and curved bricks, it creates a perfect wrinkled / used look. The bed is a simple frame with a very thin mattress which uses a whole lot of 1×1 flat round plates. A Lego pillow hiding behind the carapace is a great detail. The bug itself is well done. With Lego hoses used for antennae, and Lego wrenches to create the insect feet. This is one Lego creation that you probably don’t want hanging around the house. But if you do find a giant Lego insect in your house, make sure to feed it.
Timmy’s Bedroom is created by lokiloki29 as an entry in MOC Wars. Specifically for “Category 20: Self-Repro Bricktime,” a challenge where the scene must feature a laboratory that is replicating Lego bricks, and it must include at least one propeller piece. The designer decided to set the scene in a Lego bedroom, with an at home science setup. It would seem that in between video games, skateboarding, and soccer, Timmy is researching his new self-replicating Lego tree. There is a whole story created for this Lego MOC. The room itself has a bunch of fun mini-builds. Such as the little potted plant in the foreground, the microscope, and the bed. The bed even features a Mario pattern, created with a variety of 1×1 and 1×2 Lego bricks. You can even spot a Lego propeller used in the ceiling fan above the bed.
The Grand Billund is a huge Modular style Lego MOC, created by Will. It is a corner building that features a very fancy hotel, modern elevator, a hotel restaurant called the Billund Bistro, and a swanky rooftop pool. Most of the official Lego modular buildings are three floors, but this hotel stands at five floors. A multi-story hotel sign similar to the Cafe Corner points to the front door. Which has doors (similar to the Palace Cinema) manned by a bellhop that open up into a spacious lobby. The second floor through the forth are small but completely furnish hotel rooms. Three per floor. The fifth floor features a penthouse suite. A perfect room to spend a night in after getting married at the nearby Town Hall.
The biggest (litereraly) feature of the building is the modern glass elevator. Lit up with bright green lights it is the quickest way up to your floor. The Grand Billund hotel is all wired up for night. The different color temperature LEDs shows off the older part of the building and the newer remodeled area, a great detail.
The bridal suite has very lavish furnishings. A huge bed, massive mirror (from the Assembly Square), balcony access, and a full kitchen. All thats left is the rooftop. The only way up to the top is by the glass elevator, but once outside your Lego Minifigures can enjoy a refreshing pool, hot tub, and lounge around in the sun. The SNOT style flooring is especially eye catching.
Lego lends itself to modern architecture surprisingly well. The geometric and clean designs can be replicated with SNOT building techniques. A great modern style Lego MOC is the Daisy Hill House created by Sarah Beyer. The actual build is unfinished but some of the interior rooms are done. A bedroom, kitchen, and upstairs landing have been completed. The results are amazing. The landing uses a variety of patterns and geometric shapes. The Lego bookcases look very good, and OSHA would approve of the the railing. The bedroom features a lot of natural light, achieved by building the windows sideways. The plant adds some life to the room.
Downstairs is an open floor plan kitchen. The different patterns on the walls, the windows, and the grid aligned floor all combine well. The sofa is nice and clean, and the houseplants look happy. This modern house would make many a Lego Minifigure happy!