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.
This Lego Daisy Hill House is the design of Sarah Beyer. Who has created a two story modern house perfectly built in the Minifigure scale. The building is surrounded by a lush green landscape covered in white flowers. A perfect yard for the little Lego dog to run around in. This Lego MOC uses a lot of SNOT techniques to achieve its final look. The main windows are all built horizontally, and the exposed studs in the landscaping represent dirt well. The building features a relaxing outdoor patio on the second floor, and comes with two overgrown planters on the first floor.
This brick built Lego dog is the creation of uran120. This good boy (レゴ 犬) was originally made all the way back in 2018 for Lunar New Year. The build also comes with a red and black display stand, and some lucky bamboo. The dog has been built with movement and articulation in mind. It features joints in the legs, paws, tail, neck, ears, and mouth. If you can think of a good pose, chances are that this Lego dog can do it. He knows all the tricks: sit, stand, hand stand, lay down, and wave. The tail is an especially interesting build, using a bunch of white mechanical arm pieces and t-bars to create. This gives it a full range of motion. This little Lego dog should get all the pets.
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.
The gold rush was a huge gamble for most people. Buy a claim of land, and hope that you can find some gold. Always looking for that fabled pocket of riches. This is the Clueless Prospector, a Lego MOC built by Brick and Mortay. It is a scene that is very familiar with tales from the gold rush. The Prospector and his best friend are having a good day gold mining. They just discovered some nuggets while panning for gold. Certainly a sign of more riches to come. This scene has some great details, the old Lego trees fit perfectly here, and the small stream looks great. The big detail here is the hidden cave of gold that is underground. A well done detail, especially having some gold hanging from the ceiling. Hopefully he can find his little pocket.
After a mishap in the kitchen with breakfast Wallace and Gromit are ready to wash windows and save the day. It’s been a busy day, meeting a very hungry sheep named Shaun. The robot dog Preston is up to no good and Wendolene will need to be saved. Good thing they have a fast motorcycle. This “A Close Shave” Lego MOC is built by grubaluk and hides a nice surprise. This Lego build is an actual working RC Motorcycle. I’m sure Gromit doesn’t mind, but he is sharing the sidecar with a the motor. The Lego RC motorcycle can go forward, and make turns. To help sell the illusion that Wallace is driving, a clever system of gears and strings attach his arms to the handlebars. The rest of the Lego work is great too. The studs being used to represent a rough wool sweater is a great detail. As are the Lego snakes, and wool hat used for details on Gromits face. They motorcycle looks good too! But is it fast enough for Lego Wallace and Gromit to save the day from the malfunctioning Preston?
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.
Stephanie spends a lot of time outdoors, riding horses, swimming, playing soccer, and riding a jetski. But did you know she is one of the best X-Wing fighter pilots in the galaxy? Her Lego Friends X-Wing is roughly the same scale as the official Star Wars X-Wings. It features a unique white, purple, and pink paint style. It has all the normal starfighter stuff: engines, s-foils, proton torpedo launchers, and glass canopy. The best feature is the astromech navigation system, or should it be called astrodog navigation system? Currently the best system to help target tennis balls with. This Lego Friends X-Wing also includes a clear display stand, and a small skiff for transporting goods and crew with. The Rebel helmets look great on the Lego Friends figures.