Two men in a tub (does the monkey count as three?) sailing the high seas. What kind of trouble will they get into? This Lego MOC is called “Shark Attack!” and is created by DarthBricks. Built as an entry into Vignweek, the challenge this time is to create a classic pirate themed vignette. There are some really neat ideas in this scene. The shark fins being created out of Axe heads is great, you can see that they are attached to the base by being wedged into a little lever base. That simple blue base has just enough detail to be recognizable as water. The layer of transparent 1×2 and 1×1 bricks helps. These two pirates look like they might be in danger. They better throw away their fish before they become food.
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.
Lego has officially made a lot of watches. But, they are all made for the children’s market with bright loud colors. The watches are also large, probably to target a certain age range. So what would an adult Lego watch look like? Luis Peña has imagined just that with his Lego Wristwatch MOC. A very classic design. An analog watch with roman numerals, and a whole lot of gold. The use of the 1×2 grille pieces represents metal links surprisingly well. The use of the 2×2 clear round pieces is also a good solution to get everything connected. Then there is the large radar dish with the printed clock. A perfect way to finish this personal timepiece.
Lego has always been a place to create your own Mechs. Even Lego has been officially releasing Mechs from at least 1984. Although the official bots are usually simple, the MOCs people have been creating are breaking new ground, in detail and awesomeness. Check out this golden masterpiece, the MFX [F] – Aztech Deity Reborn. It is the third version of the Diety created by Lu Sim. This version features a golden body, with black frame. And, if you look close enough, a little bit of red. The other big change is going with a thinner, more “feminine” type mech. This golden god is just awesome.
Lego Science Adventures is a sort of pseudo sequel to the super popular Research Institute (21110). That set is famous for making it through the Lego Ideas (CUUSOO) system in record time and then completely selling out in its first week of release. The Research Institute featured a Paleontologist, Astronomer, and Chemist. The Science Adventures focuses on jobs in the great outdoors. Featuring a Biologist, Geologist, and Archaeologist. There are some super awesome details included in these tiny vignettes. Such as a cute and deadly Tiger, an ancient human skeleton buried with its treasure, and a hidden gold vein. These three Minifigures would make a fine addition to a Lego city setup.
“Geologist Dr. Coyman is examining an unusual rock formation. Some work with the rock hammer is needed to find out what is inside!
Biologist Dr. Miller is hiding behind a nearby bush when a thirsty Siberian tiger shows up to drink from a puddle of water. A perfect opportunity to study its behavior up-close!
Archaeologist Dr. Yates made an extremely interesting historical find of a fully preserved skeleton and real gold coins. Will this provide the final clue in understanding the ways of the ancient people who lived here?”