These Lego Figures of Donald Duck and Daisy Duck (唐老鴨與黛西) are created by Lee Nuo. These brick built figures are very close to Brickheadz in scale, the heads are smaller but the bodies are a bit taller. They also feature super short arms, and longer legs. The limited amount of bricks forces you to get creative with what you have. The 1×1 white clips/connectors being used for arms works surprisingly well. A couple of other fun details include the 1×1 red clip representing a bow tie, and the 1×1 white clip/connector on Donald Duck looks like hair. Those clips certainly get a lot of use here. The hats are also great mini builds, and are instantly recognizable on their characters. A great achievement for only 5-10 Lego bricks each.
The Great Grey Owl is the largest type of owl on Earth. Their round face and bright yellow eyes are exactly what most people think of when they imagine an owl. It can be found across North America, Europe, and Asia. They love living in forests and along meadows and swamps. These grand birds have many names some of which include the bearded owl, cinereous owl, spectral owl, sooty owl, and the phantom of the north. This Lego version of a Great Grey Owl is created by Eero Okkonen. Built as an entry into the LUG Palikkatakomo animal contest, which was scheduled to be held at HupiCon (which was recently reconfigured for a home audience). This Lego MOC ended up taking home the 1st place prize, and the 2nd place audience prize. Which is absolutely deserves! This creation is instantly recognizable, it has the round face, yellow eyes, and giant wing span. The face is made up of a few giant Lego dishes, and outlined with Lego chain links. The end result is a bit cartoony, but that works in its favor. It kinda reminds me of the Kaepora Gaebora, an owl from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
When it gets hot outside there is something about spending all day fishing that just seems relaxing. All your worries from work are left behind as you fall asleep on the warm pier. Catching a fish would be nice, but it doesn’t really matter. You already have everything you need for a sleepy weekend. This scene is perfectly captured with this Lego MOC called “Fishing Cabin,” which is created by Nathan Hake. The simple cabin is actually hiding a lot of little details. Everything that you need to live is nearby. Lego Pumpkins and Vegetables in the nearby garden, a friendly dog to keep you company, a woodpile to supply your fireplace, fresh water, a canoe, and even a scarecrow to talk to when you get lonely. In this build the water looks especially nice. A layer of transparent blue 1×2 tiles on top of other colors creates a body of water with depth. There are even a few 1×2 transparent bricks mixed in giving the impression of moving water. The Lego tree looks appropriately old and gnarled. And the little cabin features a very nice color palette and interesting wooden roof. You can even find a little Lego radio out on the pier.
These two Lego birds are flying through the sky so fancy-free. This Lego MOC is the creation of Azurekingfisher. The blue and orange colors are very striking. For this build the birds and wreath use a whole lot of the Lego leaves. While the green ones are common, the blue and orange ones are hard to find. The orange leaves are most commonly found in Disney Frozen themed sets and the recent Lego Ideas Treehouse (21318) set. The blue leaves are even more rare, only found in two sets, both of which are in the recent Hidden Side theme. The birds are held up kind of like a mobile. The supports are made up of Lego pieces, with Lego whips doing most of the work.
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.
A peaceful afternoon nap. Snoopy is an expert at those. He is a dog after all. Too bad Woodstock seems to have other plans, but only if he can wake up his best friend. This Peanuts inspired Lego Snoopy and Woodstock is the creation of Tyler Sky. It also features the iconic red roofed dog house, and a little tree. Snoopy is napping, but he can get up and move around too. His head, arms (feet?), and feet are all articulated and can be posed in lots of different ways. If you look carefully you can just make it out that Snoopy’s nose is a black spaceman/motorcycle helmet. Woodstock is perched in his nest getting ready for the day. This duo was submitted into Lego Ideas, but sadly it did not get enough votes. Hopefully they can wake up and try again someday.
Wilbur is ready to fly you to your new deserted island. Tom Nook has promised New Horizons are on their way. Dodo Airlines is a new island service in the popular Animal Crossing video game. This cozy airport is run by two dodo’s, Wilbur and Orville. The pair are ready to take you Harv’s island, your friends islands, and to a variety of uncharted islands. Basically there are a lot of islands. This Lego MOC is the creation of DanielBrickSon. The character is spot on. The rotund 3D bodies are hard to recreate in Lego, but this one has achieved it well. Check out the cool sunglasses, the headphones and mic, and the detailed bird feet. So pack a bag, Delta Oscar Delta Oscar is a go!
The Rufous-collared Sparrow is a little bird found from Mexico to Argentina, and everything in between. Also commonly known as a Chincol. The grey, brown, black and white colors are very charming, making this a very popular bird. This Lego Rufous-collared Sparrow is the creation of Luis Peña. Who found inspiration to build while being stuck inside all day. Listening to the birds sing. The Lego bird is very well made with a great build found for the little legs. The display stand is fitting and helps to showcase the sparrow.
“Oh potatoes and molasses, If you want some, oh just ask us…”
In 2014, the animated cartoon Over the Garden Wall was released right after Halloween. The show oozes with mystery and adventure, as Wirt and Greg are trying to find their way out of the woods. While they are lost they happen to find an extremely helpful bluebird named Beatrice. The whole show is animated in a 19th and early 20th century art style. It is a perfect Halloween/Thanksgiving story, and comes in at just about 2 hours. This Over the Garden Wall Lego MOC is the creation of Revan New. They used some clever vignetting and filters to simulate the look of the original show in their photos.
Some of the details present are great. Check out the teapot on Gregs head, and his side satchel. A great place to hide a Rock, some candy, and a certain Frog friend.
Wirt, the older brother is wearing his weird outfit. A large cloak and pointy hat. Then there is Beatrice. She sure wants to help the kids find Adelaide’s house. Hopefully they can find their way home…