“Hey! It’s time to wake up! Don’t make me get loud.” — That is probably what this Lego Alarm Clock is yelling out every morning. This MOC is created by Vincent’s LEGO Creation. This cartoony timepiece features a mix of clock parts. It has digital LCD parts for the eyes / goggles. The round body of a traditional clock. The huge brass bells of an old fashioned alarm. Plus the clock has a mouth, arms, and hands (and large hammers in those hands). All of which are needed for it to perform its job to the highest standards. The shapes here are all well done. The feet have a great design, and the roundness of the clock is great too. It is not a perfect round Lego circle, as a few parts needed to be fastened onto it. I’m afraid what will happen if someone pushes the snooze button!
This Lego MOC is called “Who is better at swimming?” and is created by brickmodified. This build has a really interesting way of creating water. Something that can show how people can get creative. Here a bunch of 1×1 round cylinders have been turned on horizontally and laid out to represent water. Every four studs they are separated by blue and red worm screw pieces. From the platform three competitors are getting ready to battle it out in the water. The human will probably win easily, and the shark-suit person, and penguin-suit person will probably need to be saved. Those wet suits will probably be a bit heavy. This 16×16 stud scene is a perfect example of the humor in Lego. A neat thing is that this Lego swim meet has been displayed at Lego House in Denmark.
This is “Getting Carried Away on Holiday” a Lego creation built by Ted Andes. A humorous scene with a bunch of out-of-towners getting caught up in some sheep. There is a lot going on here. The European style cottage is a great build on its own. With a gray sloped roof and very clean white walls. The white Lego snake piece used for chimney smoke is a great detail. The farm grounds, and the small street in front look like the proper scale. And the herd of sheep are great. These little animals have exposed studs recreating their wool fur. A great example of using texture in a Lego build. The best detail might just be the brick built background. With giant 3D clouds and an ocean horizon, it helps establish the rest of the scene. The barge in perspective is just genius.
The Lego Splat Friends are the creation of Inthert. This super cute duo is ready to brighten your day. These new splat styled gears started to appear in 2019. Their friendly round shape makes them perfect for a lot of different applications. Perhaps the simplest use is in these Splat Friends. A few Minifigure ratchet tools, some 1×1 clips, and some printed eyes is all you need. These two were created as an experiment for the 2019 Parts Fest at New Elementary. Although they look very flat in photos, it looks like their is a bit more depth to them than expected. Maybe 3-4 plates deep. No matter what, these two Friends certainly leave a great impression.
This is Crocodile Jack. He is having a great day and wants to make sure you are too. The Lego Crocodile is the work of Matt Goldberg. Jack is inspired by children’s artwork. Starting out as a doodle, and being fully realized as a Lego MOC. This is a great build featuring a very rare Lego color. The Mixel eyes are what really pulls this creation together. There is a lot of personality in those two white orbs. The pink tongue also does a lot of work in making this animal look friendly. Jack is also fully posable and articulated. With a moving tail, fully movable feet, legs, and jaws. Jack is ready for almost anything.
Lego Minions are one of the most popular themes for MOCs. Almost everybody seems to like them, and there are a million different ways to build them. So it is no surprise that Lego has officially announced a new Lego Minions Theme. Five sets were revealed at the 2020 New York Toy Fair. The biggest set (and coolest) revealed is 75551 Brick-built Minions and their Lair. It features two substantial brick built minions, Kevin and Stuart. They look great on their own, but they also come with 3 Minion Figures/Minifigures. They also mention that you can rebuild Kevin into Bob, but exactly what is going on is unclear in the photos.
The surprise with this set is that the giant Minions can open up to reveal their hidden lairs/rooms. Kevin opens up into a tall laboratory. Perfect for inventing crazy stuff. While Stuart opens up into a bedroom. Full of toys and games. The new sets also feature Instructions PLUS, a new interactive set of building instructions for your phone and tablet.
One of the most painful feelings to a human is stepping on an unexpected Lego brick. Sharper than a thousand needles, more painful than a stubbed toe. It is the worst. This Lego MOC called, “They have a plan!” is the creation of Didier Burtin. The blue lego general, is giving his soldiers the command to inflict pain on the incoming foot. The foot/map is the star of this build. Achieving good curves that accurately portray a human foot is not easy, especially in lego. Note, that the whole build is a recreation to the infamous lego meme (below), called “Know your enemy.” An art print created by Lim Heng Swee of ilovedoodle. Good stuff.
In one of the weirder marketing moments of this new year, it has been revealed that the new Lego Batmobile is “built by Chevy.” There is even an official website. It looks like Lego Batman paid $48,000,000 for his new wheels. It has 120,000 lbs. max towing capacity, 20,000 horsepower, and comes equipped with 4G-LTE connectivity. Also listed as features are flame rocket boosters, fully-articulated wheels, and a standard 60.2L V100 engine. The Batmobile can operate in three modes. Race Mode, Monster Truck Mode, and Parallel Park Mode. The only downside… it seats 2 Minifigures.
“Every angle, sharp as a tack. Every element, handcrafted for hot pursuit. When dreaming up the LEGO® Batmobile, designers drew inspiration from a combination of classic renditions and other-worldly shapes. The result? An enemy-evading machine that will draw stares and fend off foes in equal measure.”
Lego has created one of the most funny Minifigure heads in their new Lego Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack. Finn the Human has a goofy smile, and on the back side a derpy smile. Reddit user ColmiYveul realized the potential that this piece had and combined it with other well known Lego Minifigures. As you can see the results are something to remember. Then they quickly put together a small series with Tolkien and Disney Minifigs.
If you want to make your own, the good news is that the Adventure Time Level Pack is new, and still in stock at most retailers. Who knew one piece could has so many uses.