In The Simpsons the show started with the focus on Bart, but over time Homer Simpson won the hearts of viewers and writers. What better way to celebrate this iconic character than this Lego Homer Simpson Bust built by Julius von Brunk. This Homer is life-size, which mean this model is a lot bigger than you would expect. The model proved to be more difficult than expected, especially the curved shape of the head. This Lego Homer has all the expected hair, which along the sides is made out of angled Lego horns, and the two strands on top are made out of slopes. The ears in particular turned out well and give the final model a lot of personality. A good example of how a Lego build will change over time is that the original model had a different eye design that even had eyelids. But, at the last minute they were redesigned with the more classic wide-eyed look. D’oh!
“Hey! It’s time to wake up! Don’t make me get loud.” — That is probably what this Lego Alarm Clock is yelling out every morning. This MOC is created by Vincent’s LEGO Creation. This cartoony timepiece features a mix of clock parts. It has digital LCD parts for the eyes / goggles. The round body of a traditional clock. The huge brass bells of an old fashioned alarm. Plus the clock has a mouth, arms, and hands (and large hammers in those hands). All of which are needed for it to perform its job to the highest standards. The shapes here are all well done. The feet have a great design, and the roundness of the clock is great too. It is not a perfect round Lego circle, as a few parts needed to be fastened onto it. I’m afraid what will happen if someone pushes the snooze button!
Stitch is the adorable alien, who just happens to extremely dangerous. This Lego Stitch created by Legohaulic has been updated to reflect both personalities. Compared to the previous build (check it out here) the newer model has been considerably redesigned. The “earth dog” version now has a bigger head, more SNOT building techniques, better fur, and bigger ears. The biggest change is that the model now supports the full “alien” version. With two extra arms, a bunch of extra antennae, and new pupils for the eyes. Lego Stitch stands at seven inches tall, and has thirteen different points of articulation. This new build is up on Lego Ideas (the previous model achieved over 10,000 votes!) so go vote for it if you want to see an official release!
This Lego Invader Zim build is created by MadLEGOman. It is based off the animated show from 2001 to 2002. A very short lived cartoon that ended up having a huge influence on popular culture. Appearing in comic books, action figures, clothes, video games, and even in theme park rides. The story of an alien secretly living among humans as they research how to conquer the world resonated with a lot of people. This Lego MOC features Zim, and his robot servant Gir. Created as an entry into the Iron Builders challenge, the goal of which is to use as many Lego hammers and wrenches in a build as possible. You can find a bunch here, Zim’s antennae, his fingers, and the text of the flaming sign. Can you find all 22 wrenches and 10 hammers? A great detail for this build is the tiny Earth being crushed. A great Lego sphere, that even has oceans and continents.
This Lego “Astronaut” is a creation of R 194. A mouse seems to have found itself on the moon in this comical Lego MOC. The mouse is outfitted an a very bulky spacesuit, with a giant air tank on the back, and room for its ears on top. It looks like the way into the suit is by the giant valve on the top. The Lego moon that the astronaut has found itself sitting on is an anthropomorphized crescent. The yellow frog on the tip of the moon is a fun detail. While the mouse looks like it is trying to find a way to eat a chunk of moon cheese. And, I like to think the viynl record on the back of the spacesuit is a copy of Fly Me To The Moon.
Grab your portal gun and run. In Rick and Morty it is revealed that there are infinite worlds that also have alternate dimensional versions of Rick and Morty. As told in the episode “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind.” This Lego MOC of Rick and Morty is the work of MadLEGOman. There must be a dimension out there where everyone and everything is made out of Lego. And their Rick and Morty might just look like these two. The two Lego figures are fully articulated, and can hold many poses. Morty is is made out of submarine propeller housing pieces, and has Minifigure legs for fingers. Rick has a brick built lab jacket and comes with a portal gun. One thing that is easy to overlook is that these figures are a lot taller than at first glance. Ricks head alone is about the size of a fist. These two are ready for some weird adventures.
The Smurfs are those tiny people who live in the forest, inside mushroom houses. These Lego Smurfs figures are created by Johan Hendrix. Specifically, Papa Smurf and Baker Smurf. This duo were created for Polybag Competition hosted by Brickset. The idea is to create a theme that would, and could be sold in those little Lego Polybag sets. These two are built with just 67 pieces, and relatively easy ones to find too. Here the idea would be to create a theme where you can collect all the Smurfs.
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.
For a little while Lego made a couple of sets and Minifigures based on The Simpsons. There has been the Simpsons House, and the Kwik-E-Mart. These two sets are great, and showcase just how well the Simpsons can fit into the Lego world. But, since then there hasn’t been much. Just a Brickheadz release. One location that would be perfect as a set would be Moe’s Tavern.
As this famous Tavern serves a variety of alcoholic drinks, many people think that excludes it from being an official set. Which means fans need to build their own. Which is exactly what Dylan Lane has done with his Lego Moe’s Tavern. This build matches the classic brown and purple color scheme, and even features brick built stained glass windows. The sign is an excellent build and uses a lot of the techniques found in the official modular sets. You can find that Homer just can’t wait to get inside, and have Duff Beer.
Built by grubaluk, this Lego MOC is called “Homer’s Home Office Assistant.” It is a reference to the classic episode from The Simpsons titled King Size Homer. Season 7 Episode 7. There is the Drinking Bird, which Homer uses to automate his job. By bouncing up and down the Bird keeps pressing the keyboard, which ends up tripling his productivity. The other office assistant is Snowball II. The cat that seems to be always hanging around. This Lego Snowball II is an extremely accurate build compared to the cartoon. The bright colors, and smooth (SNOT) techniques are all excellently done. As the safety inspector, can Homer Simpson keep the Nuclear Power Plant operating?