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.
This Panda has learned to adapt to his new urban lifestyle. Since moving to the big city he has picked up a new red bow tie. But, that is the least of this new tricks. Panda has learned how to order delivery from his new smartphone. It has never been easier to order bamboo to go. This Urban Panda Lego MOC is created by DOGOD Brick Design. The build has been entered into the recent Lego Ideas “Your build in the world-famous Lego house!” contest. This is a very well designed creation. Most importantly the bear has a great shape. Nothing looks too flat, or too fragile here. He just looks cute. Another great part of this design is how well the arms and legs are integrated into the body. Panda is hiding a huge secret. There is a hidden panel on his tummy that can be removed to reveal a message. Inside of this Lego Panda is small vignette showing Panda Bears living in a bamboo forest. The message is that even though life is nice in the big city, this bear will always miss his life in the forest.
This Lego Star Wars Bust of Greedo is created by Grayson. Built as an entry into the BioCup2020, a two part challenge. The first goal is the use mostly non-system pieces, so a lot of Bionicle and Technic. The other goal is to design something to do with the future. Greedo is a great subject for a challenge like this. His alien design lets you get creative with pieces. You can find one big Bionicle piece used for the head, and another two used for the shoulders. The antannae / feelers have been created with Technic pieces. The use of the Lego hoses is a great way to create clothing. This Lego bust has a very simple but great looking base / stand. He even comes with a separate sculpture of his blaster.
Keep your booze locked up, this brick built Jack Sparrow is looking for some rum. This Lego bust of Captain Jack is created by Bryce Dempsey. Built as an entry into an Iron Builder challenge, specifically to use the Minifigure shooters in new and unique ways. You can see a lot of them being used to create the hair, mustache, and goatee. A great detail is the single white shooter. Who knew that these even came in other colors. For a brick built figure this is a difficult scale to work in. Just big enough to get some extra details, but not small enough to rely on super simplified caricature. The nose and eyes are extremely well done in this scale, combined they form an instantly recognizable Jack.
This Lego Chainsaw, called the “Cutting Edge” is created by Bryce Dempsey. This is a great tool for cutting down Lego Trees, and even the Lego Undead. Built as an entry into an Iron Builder challenge. The specific challenge involved using the Minifigure stud shooter in unique ways. You can find a whole lot of them here being used as the chainsaw chain, in the handle, and as the grip on the starter rope / cord. Another really interesting part usage in this Lego Chainsaw is in the orange body. There is a 6×6 orange cockpit in there. So make sure to grab a pair of safety glasses, some ear protection, and gloves. It is time to get to work.
This Lego Garage is the perfect place to store all of your tools. This “Grownup’s Toy Box” is created by Daniel Church. The Lego build is an entry into the Iron Builders challenge, this time it is to use Minifigure wrenches and hammers in unique ways. You can find some of the wrenches being used to hold up a ladder, as handles and parts in the lawn mower / snow blower, and as part of the roof. The hammers can be found holding up a bunch of shelves and even the motorcycle. This Lego garage is a perfect example of using lighting to help make the presentation look better. The soft afternoon glow, mixed with the green background (seen through the windows) gives off a very nostalgic feeling. The only thing missing from this garage, are a bunch of spiders hiding everywhere.
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.
This Lego MOC called “A Pool of Love” is created by Bryce Dempsey. Lego Deadpool was built as an entry into an Iron Builders challenge, specifically to use Minifigure hammers and wrenches in unique ways. You can find a few of those pieces used in the hands, the strap over his chest, and used as duel sword hilts. The inspiration for this Lego build came after noticing that two Lego wrenches can replicate the heart hand pose from the Valentine’s Day variant film poster. This is a great build, and it would be interesting to see the whole body. A brick built Deadpool is a good Deadpool.
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.
People are working from home more often now than ever. With no one around, you can find yourself in weird situations when you get a call from the boss. But, that doesn’t stop some people from getting things done. This Lego MOC is called “Zoom Meetings, Quarantine Day 45” and is created by Chris Malloy. This build ended up winning the Master Build at the virtual BrickCan 2020. The challenge was titled “Holding it together” and you could only use pieces from the Lego D.Va & Reinhardt (75973) Overwatch set with a six hour limit. A few of the fun details include the Minifigure hair piece used as a washcloth, the Overwatch logo pieces uses for eyeglasses, and the slippers. The faucet is a great minibuild on its own, and the brick built figure works well. This is just one of the Overwatch alternate builds, but it sure is memorable.