“Chapter 4: Sanctuary” created by @ctr_bricks is the next chapter in their series of Star Wars Mandalorian MOCs. This scene represents a huge change compared to the past few builds. Instead of muted earth tones, we finally find ourselves in the lush green landscape of Sorgan. A wooden hut sits in the corner. Made from a variety of posts, plant tops, and brooms. But, the focus here is that Lego Omera is attempting to remove the Mandalorian’s helmet. A nearby pond is full of Blue Shrimp, which look like they might be delicious. These crustaceans are actually Minifigure hands. It looks like Baby Yoda is even hanging out… maybe he is hungry?
There is something about a train that can capture the heart and imagination. Offering a scenic ride through mountains, forests, farms, and cities. Trains are often a more relaxing way to travel. Even commuter trains tend to put their riders to sleep with their rhythmic movement along the tracks. As a way to combat anxiety, Elemental_Lego built this Lego MOC, called “Train Ride.” An imagining of a steam train rolling through a forest in the midst of fall, crossing across a calm lake. This is an excellent Lego build. The microscale train ride uses some surprising Lego pieces. The most interesting is the Unikitty Lego scarf, repurposed as steam exhaust. Then there is the forest being a variety of hairbrushes, blades, unicorn horns, and other miscellaneous horns. The whole scene is tied together with a well built black base. Now where can a Minifigure or Microfigure buy a ticket?
This Lego Elf Retreat is the creation of Inthert. It was built as an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, in the Armless category. Which meant the scene had to feature weapons that were not being used as weapons. With that in mind you might notice that almost everything in this Elf Retreat is built out of weapons. Check out the guns used for the tree trunk, the axes and rifles used as lumber, and even the quiver full of arrows being used as a stair step. The most inventive use though is in that chair at the lookout spot. The crossbows used for chair legs is inspired. The end result is one of the best looking minifigure scale chairs around. Ultimately, there are seven different types of weapons hidden around. It’s hard to tell if all of these walkways are built to stay out of the purple water because it somehow looks relaxing and poisonous. The lego doors being used for these walkways is also a great detail. Giving a recycling vibe to these elves. It seems very fitting.
The recently announced Lego Star Wars: Ewok Village (10236) has been reviewed early. This massive new Lego set has an announced release date of September 2013. With 1,990 pieces and a price tag of $249.99 this is a massive Lego Ewok Village. The whole set comes with a total of 16 minifigures. Four complete brick built trees with a canopy village, make this one of the largest Lego sets out there. The Star Wars: Ewok Village is bound to become a legend.
The new Lego Ewok Village offers a lot of earth tone bricks. Including reddish brown, dark brown, tan, dark tan, dark orange, medium dark flesh, dark green, sand green, green, etc. Based on this selection this set may become the best place to source pieces for landscape / castle / and forest MOCs. All of these bricks come together for an extremely sturdy playset, with many hidden features. Also note, that this set includes the new 3×3 plate that has long been requested for release.
Jared Chan, from Legend Bricks, received an early Ewok Village from the Lego Group. He then promptly reviewed it in extreme detail. Jared concludes that the set is highly detailed, and offers a whole lot of fun. And, although it is not the most advanced build, it does not disappoint.
This week Twitter was lighting up with messages and rumors about an upcoming Star Wars: Ewok Village set. It didn’t take long for Lego to confirm these rumors. With 1,990 pieces and a price tag of $249.99 this is a massive Ewok Village. The whole set comes with 16 minifigures. 7 of which are exclusive designs and only available in this village. The new set will be available for purchase from Lego Shop@Home in September.
The Ewok Village is built up around 4 trees and suspended in the canopy. There is so much brown and green that anyone making landscapes should be interested. Most Lego Star Wars sets are really cool starships and speeders, and it is rare to get a diorama or landscape based build. The set has been designed to replicate all of your favorite scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. From the capture of Luke, Han, Chewbacca and Leia to the false worship of C3PO. Lego has even included details to help replicate the celebration after the Death Star is destroyed, for instance a set of drums made of recycled Stormtrooper helmets.
Hopefully more of these massive set pieces are coming in the future.
“The old mill on the edge of Grim Hollow now stands as a refuge for Lord Owain as he awaits the return of his sister who brings a tired Taryn and Sarlina with her. The once fast flowing river that powered the wheel has now become all but a small slow stream.”
Darkmire Mill is probably the best Lego mill I have ever seen, and I have seen many. Every detail in the scene has been perfectly placed. The waterfall, the creek bed, the ramshackle mill, the gnarly trees, even the extravagantly detailed base.