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.
Lego is surprisingly well suited for designing modern furniture and architecture. The geometric and blocky designs match up with Lego bricks. Especially if you use SNOT techniques. With no studs, a Lego build can look photorealistic. This mid-century modern desk is the creation of Heikki M who has built a lot of modern designs. In this build the contrast between the white, brown, and black details really makes it stand out. The added modern artwork on top of the desk is built with a few colorful 1×2 Lego Grills. You can also find a gold plate being used as the base of the table lamp. The white wall and white floor is a simple background, but the added baseboard is a great touch.
Spending all day writing code can be a lonely experience, so why not build your own little office worker. You can watch him work all day, instead of doing your work. This is the “Office Worker Lego Automaton” created by JK Brickworks. This little build features one office worker, one office chair, a PC style computer tower, a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, desk, mug, headphones, and a potted plant. All the stuff you need to compile code, pivot excel spread sheets, or play Doom. This Lego build is also an automaton. You can turn the crank and watch the little worker type. The design can even be motorized so he can work on his own. A neat feature is that the vignette can be modified to reflect your own settings. You can easily add duel monitors, change to a standing desk, change the speakers, change the potted plant, and modify the appearance of the worker. So compile code, commit to GitHub, and start debugging now with this Lego automaton.
Stuck at home? Have some free time? No better time to pick up a new hobby, or learn to play an instrument. This Bedroom Guitarist Lego MOC is the creation of Kev.the.Builder. They were inspired by their own childhood experience of practicing as a kid. The guitar practice scene was built as an entry into the Lego Ideas “Music to Our Ears!” contest. The winners of which will be considered for a Product Idea Review. The build features a lot of SNOT techniques with an excellent parquet patterned floor, trim around the door frame, a striped wall, and bedroom furnishings. Apparently the bed took some extra time to get just right. Which after guitar practice will be a great spot to take a break. The bedroom is an excellent recreation of a kids room, it actually looks lived in. But most importantly the dog and chameleon make for a great audience for the guitar player.
Studying for school, doing homework, these things go by a lot quicker with some good music. “The Rock & Roll Dream” is a Lego MOC created by DOGOD Brick Design. Inspired by their own experience of finishing their studies before rocking out. This build has a few really nice details. The lion figure is a great design. The bushy beard works well with the different browns. The hands are especially well done. It is hard to fit all five fingers on a hand when building with Lego, but here just one or two fingers are represented per hand, giving the impression of more. The desk is well made, the bars and small joints combine well to give the impression of metal legs. On top of the desk an old CD player is hooked up to a pair of headphones. The headphones are perfect. The Lego tires for ear cups, and the droid arms combine well. The huge guitar in the background features strings made out of Lego grates, and good flowing curves. When the studies have been completed the reward of rock and roll will be all the sweeter.
A blank page. It could be the beginning of a novel, a new journal, a secret diary, a life study, even a comic page, or it could be a giant ink blot. An all too common problem, even for Lego calligraphy. This Lego MOC is called “Blot” and is the work of Milk Mocer. It features a writting desk, a blank book, pen and ink, a pencil, and an eraser. All the tools need to start your next project. Now is a perfect time to practice your Lego calligraphy. The pen is made up of a bunch of the clicky hinge pieces for the handle, and claws for the pen nib. The book has a great shape made with slopes. Everything here is built using SNOT techniques. For some reason the pink 1×1 round really stand out as the pencil eraser, simple and perfect.
Working from home is becoming increasingly popular. You mostly get to set your own hours while you dress how you want. If you add up all the time spent in the office with meetings, talking at your desk, and taking breaks you might find that you are a lot more productive at home. So what do you do, when you find all your work finished in the first three hours of the day? Play video games, watch tv, make lunch, clean the house, and make Lego stuff. Check out this little Lego MOC, called “ ‘Working’ from home” created by jasoncichon. It is a very clean Minifigure scale desk. The mouse is especially great, as is the flat LCD monitor. All of this and not one stud in sight.
Lego has a new Calendar available, and it is way different then their older one. Its release date is January 17th, and comes in at $19.99, £15.99, €19.99. With 278 brightly colored pieces this will stand out wherever you put it. Huw, over at Brickset, has written up a full review of this new set. They note that this is a sturdy build. With superfluous pieces being used to help align the square shapes. It is an interesting review, that notes that the Brick Calendar is probably only good in very particular cases.
Lego builder Dave Kaleta has created an extremely realistic MOC based on his Lego studio. The project is titled “411C” and is named after the address of the studio space. This is a great workspace, featuring two huge desks, plenty of organized storage, unorganized storage, and even Lego mosaics hanging on the wall. This scene is made all the better by natural lighting and a huge window.
It is the details that make 411C so lifelike. Notice the glass jars on top of the shelving. The multicolored and differently shaped storage containers in the loft space. The well made mini mosaics. The feet holding up the main desk are especially well done, as is the slightly askew handles on the drawers. The desk chair is another great build, with a great use of a Lego propeller for the casters.