Westworld is an interesting show. The robots that exist in the park are incredibly lifelike. So human that even the people behind the scenes have a hard time identifying robot from human. The show goes into great detail on how these mechanical people are created. Robot arms work endlessly to print muscle and tissue, bit by bit. The milky white bodies make for a very artistic image. The problem is that the show also goes to great lengths to not show how these Westworld Robots work. How do their white bodies end up looking like flesh? What is their power source? This Lego MOC is a recreation of the iconic scene in the opening credits. “Westworld Host Printing” is created by Mitch Phillips. The figure in the circle is an especially impressive build. Almost as complicated as printing a real robot. You can see a lot of Lego pieces, such as horns, clips, robot harms, teeth and bones. Maybe it is a tiny Power Functions motor operating these bots?
This Lego Link BrickHeadz style figure is created by Andrés Bevilacqua. The blocky figure works well with Link, probably because his original design came from 8-bit graphics in The Legend of Zelda. With a sword and shield he looks ready to go on an epic quest. The hat is a great shape and instantly recognizable, it also looks like it fits on his head. A lot of times hats end up looking like they are just set on top. The studs being exposed for the hair is a great detail. Giving Link that trademark voluminous hair. There are even the pointy elf ears sticking out from the hair. Seeing this BrickHeadz figure makes me want to see all the other classic Nintendo characters in Lego. Imagine a Lego BrickHeadz Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, Samus, and Kirby!
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 is the deadly Lego android named Silver Nail, created by Moko. The first striking thing about his figure is the use of a lot of silver plated Lego pieces. A very rare color in the Lego world. You can find a lot of surprising parts in this android. There are a few golden rings used in the fingers, and elbow. Count Dooku’s light saber hilt helps make up the fingers, as do some silver knifes. The silver is contrasted with a black and white design, and vibrant purple hair. An inside out Lego tire is used to make a skirt, which does not prevent the figure from taking any pose that it wants. There is a lot of articulation built into this mech. Double jointed knees, ankles, toes, hips, shoulders, elbows, hands, fingers, head, and even each strand of hair.
After a hard day at work nothing is more relaxing than a bath. This Lego MOC, called “The Bath” is created by Krzysztof J. This build has a few main parts to the scene. The woman is an impressive build. It is not a simple pose, with one leg up out of the water. The bathtub is another great model. The clawfoot tub has gold accents, the faucet is surprisingly detailed. With a gold Lego plate with a reverse 2×2 white round plate as the shower head. The bathtub is a bit more complicated than at first glance. The exterior is grey, with an interior in white, and a layer of transparent Lego bricks for the water. Thats a lot of layers. The whole scene is built on a base depicting a bathroom tile floor. The repetitive tile design looks great, and you can even see a cut out for the pluming. A great detail. A bath mat, and a pair of high heels finish the scene. Just remember your Lego needs a warm bath too.
Lego Bionicle is a completely separate theme from Lego, with its own lore and specialized pieces. These type of models live on today in the recent Star Wars figures theme. This Lego MOC called “Tahu Uniter,” and created by Patrick Biggs is a reimagining of two popular Bionicle characters. Combining the 2016 versions of Tahu and Ikir, the two fire characters who worked together. This version is much more detailed than the official one. This build has a very striking red, gold, and blue color theme. The wings in particular look amazing. The use of 2×2 flat round gold plates overlapping created a great effect. Looking like scales and like armor at the same time. The circles are carried over onto the chest armor which creates a nice flow to the design.
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.
Lego has a popular line of Star Wars figures, built using figure parts, Bionicle parts, and Technic parts. But, it seems that none of the characters from The Mandalorian have been released. Lucasfilm, Disney, and hundreds of manufacturers have underestimated just how popular the show would become. Lego only has a few sets released in the Lego Star Wars theme, and none of them seem to be accurate or what people want most. Accurate Mandalorian Minifigures and figures, and Baby Yoda are specifically what fans want. The good news is that they will eventually be made, but in the mean time fans have been creating their own. This Lego figure of Din Djarin is created by Wesley. A lot of work has been put into making it as accurate as possible. Even a custom head piece has been made that involves modeling new details and custom paint. The end result looks great, especially in photos. This Mandalorian Lego figure also features some standard Lego pieces, you can find Nexo Knight shields in the armor, some 1×1 grey clips, a brick built belt, and brick built guns.
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.
“Giant-Kin: Mammurok, the Last Mammoth Giant” a Lego MOC created by War Scape. Are those Lego trees small, or are the Mammoths really big. Either way those microscale trees look great. The wedges being used as leaves works surprisingly well for evergreen style trees. And the stack of plant stems works great as a more spindly tree. The main star of this build is Mammurok, a huge humanoid mammoth. The combination of a big figure body and the mammoth head (from the recent Arctic theme) looks almost like they were always meant to be together. Helped by a bunch of Lego Minifigure hair pieces that hide the seam. Wielding an old stone pillar as a huge club. Mammurok puts in a hard days work herding the more normal mammoths around the world of Warscape.
This build comes with a lot of back story: “The story of the Mammoth Giants is a story of misery and sadness. Once a great race of majestic guardians, the Mammoth Giants of old have been whittled down to just a fraction of their once great might. …”