This Lego Oshino Shinobu is based off of the Monogatari series of light novels. A light novel is a young adult book that contains the occasional illustration. Since the original publication the series has been released as a manga and anime. This brick built Lego figure is super stylish. The lego slopes and arches are used to achieve the overall shape. Check out the googles, the detailed hair, and spindly arms.
Lego Fabuland has a storied past. The Lego theme ran from 1979 to 1989, and had over 100 official sets released. Not quite Duplo and not quite Lego, Fabuland was in this weird in-between space. They were one of the first themes to be licensed out to non-lego products. Including books, vinyl records, and puzzles. There was even an official Lego television program called Edward and Friends that aired in 1987 and 1988. The most recognizable part of the Fabuland theme are all the characters. There are well over 50 of them. They were bigger than Minifigures, and included sculpted unique faces/heads.
This collection of Lego Fabuland Maxifigs is created by Koen Van Der Biest. These MOCs are expertly made and really show off the personality of their Fabuland characters. It looks like Catherine Cat, Bonnie Rabbit, Wilfred Walrus, and Maximillian Mouse make up the first group. Then there is Hannah Hippo with a wheelbarrow. In the next group is Peter Pig, Freddy Fox, Charlie Crow, Clive Crocodile, Bianca Lamb, Peter Panda, and Edward Elephant. (I may have mixed up a couple of them…)
Helen Sham of Small Bricks Big World – 小積木 大世界 – has been building all sorts of Lego figures. Recently she has been building Batmans. Lots and lots of Batmans. There are at least eight of them, including normal Batman, Rainbow Batman, the Lego Movie Batman, and Fairy Batman. These figures are big, and seem to have a decent amount of motion. Helen has also offered them up for sale, which you can contact her for more details (here).
The best thing is that there are other big Lego figures. Including Robin and the Joker!
These Batman themed brickbuilt figures are all part of a greater series. Which includes Superman, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Darth Vader, and the Beatles. You can find out a whole lot more information at Helen Sham’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/smallbricksbigworld/
Here is a Lego Star Wars collection of brick built figures based on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. There is Princess Leia (the only human), R5-D4, R2-D2, and C-3PO. They are built mostly in scale with each other. R2-D2 and R5-D4 are great little builds with a lot of character. In fact the R2-D2 reminds me of the new and rare R2-D2 polybag (30611) from Lego. C-3PO is a great build, and a lot of time went into making sure he was perfect. The key was finding all the correct gold pieces. The Lego vent pieces as the torso wiring is a great solution. Last but not least is Princess Leia. Her brick built figure has the famous hair buns, and is much more posable then she looks. Check out the photos below to see what she can do. A rather large set was also built of the space ship Tantive IV. Allowing a recreation of one of the most famous scenes in the series.
The Princess Leia and R2-D2 were built as a tribute for Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker. Below, you can really see how well these Lego figures work together. The title of this photo is “”Did you miss me?”
Just finished watching Frozen for the millionth time and you need more? Are the Lego mini-doll figures are just not enough? Then your only option is to build your own. Which is what YOS Lego has done with their Lego Anna & Elsa (Frozen) figures. These figures have a little bit of movement to them, you can turn their heads and hands. They also feature removable arms so that you can give them different poses. Not only that but Elsa has a whole giant ice “snake” as an accessory. The details are great, just check out the hair (which is way more complicated then it looks), and check out the details on Anna’s dress.
If you want Lego to know you want more Frozen stuff you can vote for project over on Lego Ideas. These Anna & Elsa figures have their own Ideas page here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/165550
The first image from the upcoming Lego Angry Birds theme has been revealed. Although not a photograph of an upcoming release, it still give a very clear impression on the direction that this theme is going. It looks like we can look forward to a whole bunch of new molds and pieces. And, it is good to see Lego not cram the Angry Birds into their Minifigure design. Then if you look at the whole wallpaper image, you can see silhouette of the Pigs. Believe it or not this red bird is named Red, and he looks like his wings can hold standard Lego accessories and also move up and down. This theme is still over 6 months away, so keep on the look out for more early reveals.
All of the Lego Friends and Lego Disney Princess figures need a place to stay. Especially if they need to fend off a horde of baddies. This glimmering white castle is the creation of Hrczs1. It features a keep and two towers, making an amazingly compact castle. There is very little room to spare. While the overall design is compact it is tall. Creating a kind of forced perspective trick that creates the illusion of size. The design is highlighted with purple, pink, teal, and gold trim. The most charming detail is the balcony attached to the central keep/tower. It looks like something out of Sleeping Beauty. A nice detail is that Cinderella’s Carriage fits perfectly inside of the gate. See if you can spot some of the other hidden details.
Check out this Lego Joy from the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. This Lego MOC is based on the official Joy Poster, and it is pretty accurate, maybe a little less sparkly then the movie version of Joy. The details that really stand out are the blue hair, and the shoulders. Plus there is a creative letter “O” there too. This Lego poster is created by Miro Dudas, who happened to be be inspired by the recent “Angry” Lego figure. Maybe, we will actually get all of the feelings represented in Lego soon. If you spot any more, let us know!
In the past few years Lego has been adding new pieces/molds to their collection that really help create more expressive and smooth builds. A good example is this Anger, from Disney/Pixar’s recent film Inside Out. You just wouldn’t be able to build this ten years ago. This Lego figure is spot on, and the creator Angus MacLane, has set a high bar for any more Inside Out Lego MOCs. The SNOT style building is faultless. Check out those awesome teeth, and spot on tie. It’s hard to be Angry around this guy.
“This model took me a while to get right, but it was a lot of fun to build. The arm angle and scale were particularly tricky. The general reaction to this MOC has been, “Neat! Where are the other emotions?” I’m fairly positive that my green, light yellow, lavender, and medium blue collection is not sufficient to do so. So I’ll let that be a building challenge for the rest of you.”