Briques Magazine Lego Case

Briques Magazine Lego Case

This Lego case is created by Galerie d’Antha. Who wanted a nice way to store and display their collection of Briques Magazine. A popular French Lego and Bricks themed publication. This box was designed to fit the first four issues perfectly. A lot of hard work and thought went into creating the box. A brick built logo is featured running across the top, which features an interesting technique. The curved shapes of the “U” and “S” have curved 1×1 flat plates set inside 1×1 holes. The finished effect is sort of like basic anti-aliasing. The box also features ten collections of printed bricks. They have been organized by theme: Travel, Transport, People, Information, Press, Space, Food, Animals, Time, and Text. There is even a vertical strip of printed tiles that list the date and website. The design can easily be replicated for future collection of issues. The finished Lego box is very interesting, and it looks great displayed.

You can read more details about this Briques Magazine Lego Case over here:

The Lego Collector’s New Shipment Just Arrived!

The Lego Collector's New Shipment Just Arrived!

As you start to collect Lego after a while it starts to take over. First a box, then a shelf, a room, and before you know it a whole house (and maybe a storage unit or office). But what happens when your Lego collection starts collecting Lego. That is exactly what is going on with this Lego MOC called “Just arrived” created by brick_expert. You can go vote for it over on Lego Ideas. The Lego Collector has let Lego overrun their room. But that doesn’t slow down amassing new sets. His newly finished Lego Star Destroyer looks great, but where should it be displayed? There are a lot of details in this build that are similar to real life. The overpacked shelves full of Lego models, the boxes of sets stacked up in the corner, and the carefully sorted drawers full of awesome pieces. A great detail is the brick built carpet on the floor. And the drawers in particular ended up being an amazing build. You can never have enough Lego bricks!

The Lego Collector's New Shipment Just Arrived!

Go check out more details and more photos of this “Just arrived” Lego MOC over here:

The Lego Batman Movie Minifigure Displays

Sebastian Bachorzewski Lego Batman Movie Minifigure Displays Grodon

Check out these great Minifigures Displays for the Lego Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures. All of these are the work of Sebastian Bachórzewski, who has done a whole series for these Minifigs. Because of their small part count these types of displays, or vignettes, are easy to build. As long as you have the design, and inspiration needed to pull them off well. Here we have Commissioner Gordon, Glam Metal Batman, Harley Quinn, Leisure Batman, and the Joker. All of these little displays are great at complimenting each Minifigure. Helping to create a story for your shelves. Gordon looks like he is on the hunt for the Joker, which should be easy as he is already in jail.  Glam Metal Batman shows off a (complete?) collection of printed guitars, which are hard to find. And, Harley is getting ready to do some doctor stuff.

Sebastian Bachorzewski Lego Batman Movie Minifigure Displays Rocks

Sebastian Bachorzewski Lego Batman Movie Harley QuinnSebastian Bachorzewski Lego Batman Movie Batman

Sebastian Bachorzewski Lego Batman Movie Minifigure Displays Joker

There are many more of these displays in the series. If you cannot find your favorite character then check out all of these Lego Batman Movie Minifigure Displays over here:

Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang)

Anu Pehrson's Lego Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro Taktsang

This Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery (also known as Paro Taktsang, and Taktsang Palphug Monastery) is the creation of Anu Pehrson. This is an extremely accurate Lego MOC, almost every major detail from the real life inspiration is represented here. The four main temples have been expertly recreated. With the red, brown, gold, and white color palette accurately represented too. Even the windows match up with the source. The original model took over 8 months to create using 200,000 Lego pieces. This Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a great example of a project that is never complete. The current model is up to version 1.2, with landscaping and prayer flags added in the previous updates.

Anu Pehrson's Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro Taktsang

The original temple was built in 1692 at the location of the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. A holy site where Guru Padmasambhava meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, and 3 hours. The temple is credited as being built by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. Today the temple is an icon in Bhutan, hosting the Tsechu festival in the Spring. Comparing the real temple to this Lego creation shows just how much detail and work went into this. Even the Lego landscaping is mostly accurate to the real life source.

Anu Pehrson's Lego Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro Taktsang. Detail.

With a Lego model like this it is usually hard to appreciate the scale of the work. This is a huge display. Easily 6+ feet wide and 3+ feet tall. In fact the designer, Anu Pehrson, has posed next to her work in order for people to understand the scope of this Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Anu Pehrson's Lego Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro Taktsang. Creator.

Check out all the details of Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) over on Flickr:

StarkLab: Helmet Rapair. A Slick Lego Iron Man MOC.

Vlad Hernandez's Lego Iron Man, StarkLab Helmet Repair

“Tony’s helmet had been malfunctioning lately so he brought it out to make some repairs.”

Small Lego vignettes are super popular right now. There is a certain charm about creating a tiny set for your favorite Minifigures. Vlad Hernandez took his recent Lego Iron Man themed StarkLab: Helmet Repair display to another level by adding multiple light sources. There are a total of 4 LEDs embedded in an 8×8 stud space. The most impressive is the customized Tony Stark Minifigure, where the LEDs help show off that embedded Arc Reactor. Iron Man’s helmet and 2 gizmos are also lit up. Now if only someone could take this level of care creating some sort of super Hall of Armor.

Vlad Hernandez's Lego Iron Man, StarkLab Helmet Repair 02

Check out more of StarkLab: Helmet Repair over on Flickr:

Also, you can see a whole lot more Iron Man stuff here:

A Very Impressive Lego Batman Batcave – Dark Knight Rises

Brent Waller Lego Batman Dark Knight Rises Batcave

The recent Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is one of the most memorable. The dark themes and design make this one of the most gritty versions of Batman. Completely skipping the overt campiness (and imagination) of the Tim Burton films. The Batcave is one of the most popular themes for a MOC. It is really difficult to stand out from the crowd, but Brent Waller has created something special with his Lego Dark Knight Rises Batcave.

Brent Waller Lego Dark Knight Rises Batcave Batman

In order to make a more awesome display, some liberties were taken with the layout. The waterfall and a few platforms have been moved in order to make the display more viewable. Most of the most popular Rogues Gallery villains have been hidden around the Batcave. Bane, Catwoman, Joker, Ras Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Talia Al Ghul, and Two-Face have all found their way in. Maybe Batman should install a security system.

Brent Waller Lego Batman Dark Knight Rises Batcave Tumbler

Check out more of the “Dark Knight Rises Batcave” by Brent Waller over on Flickr:

The Tumbler is designed by buggyirk and can be viewed on Lego Ideas:

The Bat is designed by jpvelociraptor and can be viewed on Lego Ideas:

Good News, Everyone! A Lego Futurama Display: The World of Tomorrow.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama: The World of Tomorrow

Futurama is one of the greatest television shows of all time. So it is fitting that Futurama has been recreated in one of the greatest Lego displays. Hopefully if the new Lego Simpsons theme takes off Lego will look into creating some Futurama sets. In the mean time you can create your own.

The World of Tomorrow, built by Pepa Quin, is a massive Lego version of New New York from Futurama. The whole project took over 2 years and originally started with the Planet Express all the way back in 2008. Since then the Futurama project has expanded into an 80″ x 60″ layout. Featuring most of the landmark locations from New New York. The World of Tomorrow made its debut at Brickworld 2010 as a part of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club display.

The Futurama Lego display is based around the Planet Express. Surprisingly, it being the first MOC in the display it has largely remained unchanged. Even the Owl infestation is present in this awesome build.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama: The World of Tomorrow. Planet Express.

The iconic Madison Cube Garden has been included. Perfect for Lego concerts, and other live shows.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama: The World of Tomorrow. Madison Cube Garden.

For Brickworld 2011 the Taco Bellevue Hospital was added to The World of Tomorrow display. Replacing the MomCorp building.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama: The World of Tomorrow. Taco Bellevue Hospital.

Underneath New New York is the home of the mutants. The sewers (which happen to be the ruins of New York) is a toxic dump with a whole thriving underground city. The home of Leela’s parents and many adventures. If you look closely you might even find some cameos from Star Wars and Harry Potter down here.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama: The World of Tomorrow. New New York Sewers.

All of the main Futurama characters are present. Most of which have been created using custom decals and even some customs modifications.

Leela, Nibbler, and Zapp.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Leela, Nibbler, Zapp.


PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Bender!

Amy and Kiff.

PepaQuin's The World of Tomorrow. Amy and Kiff.

Fry visiting the local suicide booth.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Fry.

Zoidberg rummaging through the trash for dinner, or a friend.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Zoidberg.

It looks like Scruffy is probably enjoying his copy of Zero-G Juggs.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Scruffy.

The famous chef Elzar featuring an extremely well made custom body.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Elzar.

The local police. URL and Smitty.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. URL and Smitty.

Robot Santa Claus.

PepaQuin's Lego Futurama The World of Tomorrow. Robot Santa Claus

There are many references to Futurama episodes through out the display. For instance these flying Brains trying to catalog every piece of knowledge before destroying the universe.

PepaQuin's The World of Tomorrow. Brains.

Almost all of the Minifigures walking around New New York feature custom faces. Achieved by carefully creating and applying decals to blank Minifig heads.

PepaQuin's The World of Tomorrow. Minifigures.

Check out all the details from Pepa Quin’s  Lego Futurama display, The World of Tomorrow:

Brickville is a Beautiful Lego SimCity

Brickville Lego City Overhead SimCity

Brickville is the closest thing to a Lego SimCity. Imagine if EA Games made a Lego themed version of SimCity. It would look like this. This micro scale city in completely modular. Usually these type of projects can look too artificial, sometimes being too constrained to a set of rules. Brickville seems to have found a way past this problem. This little city is currently 67 or so baseplates in size and is expanding.  Not only is Brickville extremely photogenic from overhead, but its profile looks almost real. The variety of the high-rises and skyscrapers help lend the project a sense of realism.

Brickville Lego City

Brickville recently made an appearance at a KLUG show. Where it was photographed by Luap31 and Jameson42. You can find more details over on Flickr:

Brickville Lego City Display

“Do Not Feed” — Mosaic Window Display

Hilary Leung and Steadibrick's “Do Not Feed” Mosaic Window Display

Hilary Leung and Steadibrick created this wonderful 3D mosaic window display titled “Do Not Feed.” This display is currently up in the Sherway Gardens Lego store in Toronto. It is not everyday that you see people combining a typical Lego mosaic with 3D objects, which is a shame because it can look great. As usual the pixelated 8-bit style design is a great fit with the blocky Lego. Everything is just so cute.

Make sure to check out this project over at Threadless, where you can vote to see it on a T-shirt!

Check out more creations by Hilary Leung on Flickr:
and check out Stedibrick’s page on Flickr:

Hilary Leung has also been featured before on LegoGenre: Lego Mosaics By Hilary Leung: