“The Great Ball” is a Lego MOC built by Tiago Catarino. The Great Ball is a slightly better version of the Poké Ball. Which is one of most iconic items from the Pokémon video game series. It features a striking blue and white color pattern, with red highlights. Luckily all of these things can be replicated with Lego. Even the button and seam stripe are accounted for. Building a Lego sphere is a great challenge that requires a lot of little plates. To learn how to build your own Lego Poké Ball make sure to check out the video instructions below. There are a few surprises if you have never built one before!
The Nintendo Entertainment System is an icon in video games. The original NES had some 700 or so games released. Having a collection of the whole library would take up way too much space, and cost way too much money. But the idea of playing every video game in one place is very popular. There is the official NES Classic Edition, which was never as widely available as the market wanted. It also only contained a selection of the more famous games.
The good news is that you can create your own version. A Raspberry Pi system is cheap, and easy to work with. Which is why a whole community has formed with people putting the system in all sorts of old electronics. To create a NES Raspberry Pi the hardest part is finding a shell, or old system to work with. If you have some Lego, you can even build your own.
Here the YouTube creator LGR has put together the Retro Power. A Lego NES Raspberry Pi System. If you have all the bricks, you can even put it together following along with the video. LGR goes through all the instructions and goes over everything from design to final product.
You can watch “Building a ‘Lego’ NES Mini Console (with a Raspberry Pi)” over on YouTube or below:
The Nintendo Switch is a phenomenon. It is an almost perfect blend of portability and console. Proving to be the best way to play most video games, especially indie games. The Switch even has a lot of Lego video games. (Lego Worlds, City Undercover, Marvel Superheroes 2, Ninjago Movie Videogame, The Incredibles, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Lego Movie 2, and DC Super-Villains. With many more coming!) Making a Nintendo Switch out of Lego is a fun build too. 3DS Animation has provided a few video instructions, showing how to make a Lego Switch, a Dock, and Joycons. Check them out below.
Another Lego project you can build is a working Nintendo Switch Dock. Through the top you can slot the system into the Lego Dock. Then you can attach optional Lego Joycons to finish the illusion. A cool detail is that you can build multiple Joycons in different colors. This build is also from 3DS Animation, who again provides video instructions for the Lego Dock.
“Inspired by the ornate architecture of New Orleans, this modular brings a touch of the Big Easy to the Modular street. At ground level is a gumbo restaurant with indoor fountain, a beignet bakery, a pirate statue (containing hidden treasure), and a wall fountain being sipped at by a bayou frog.”
This Lego MOC, created by inklingbricks, looks almost like an official release. The Lego Modular New Orleans Jazz Club contains three floors, perfectly matching the scale of other Modulars. On the side is also the narrowest building ever created. Between these two structures there is a restaurant, bakery, bar, club, and store. It even looks like the Blues Brothers are booked upstairs. This modular moc also contains a whole lot of easter eggs and secrets, all ready to be discovered. Finally the Jazz sign on top is perfectly built with a lego saxophone.
There are so many lego Baby Yoda builds out there, and this is one of the best. This cute little guy was built by hachiroku24. It is completely made out of Lego parts. The key pieces are the ears, which are from a recent Lego Elves set (part 11089). They did make a small cheat, the 2×2 rounds with a hole, near the ears, have been photoshopped to match the rest of Yoda. Below you can see him being built.
Check out the Lego Baby Yoda building instructions above, in a handy YouTube format, which can also be found here: https://youtu.be/SgIMLmKoOGU
A good amount of Lego fans have at one point or another fallen in love with the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES was originally released in 1983 in Japan with red and gold styling. The black and gray system didn’t show up until 1985 in North America and 1986 in Europe. For many people this would be their first video game console. Most kids at the time could be found in front of their TV having an adventure with Link or saving the princess with Mario. A good many of these kids were also enjoying the Lego Classic Space or Castle theme at the same time.
Chris McVeigh (Powerpig) has created a great Lego NES MOC with only 220 pieces. The end result is the main console, two controllers and two games. Perfect for some multiplayer. The cartridges can even be inserted into the NES. Although you may need to blow on them first.
The coolest thing ever, is that Chris McVeigh has provided super detailed instructions for you to build a Lego NES at home. Check out the PDF for a parts list. If you don’t happen to have all the necessary pieces My First Game Console (Sprite Edition) is available for purchase through Chris McVeigh’s online store. With preorders shipping out in about 2 weeks.
The LEGO Architecture Studio (21050) is a very mysterious set. Currently only available in the United States, this set can be hard to find. Because of this, the set is wrapped up in mystery. Jim Butcher got his hands on this massive set and broke it open to document and review what he found. The Architecture Studio contains 1,210 pieces and comes in a very unconventional box. Most official Lego sets are released in a flat(ish) rectangle shaped box, not so for the Architecture Studio. This is a huge package. Taking up the space of 3 or 4 normal Lego sets. Inside is a very unique set, that Lego has never produced before.
Besides the 1,210 Lego pieces the set comes with two clear sorting trays. Fun fact: these sorting trays are official Lego pieces. They work well, and help to manage the massive amount of like sized/shaped pieces. Speaking of which, almost every piece is white. With the exception of a handful of transparent pieces. The whole point of the Lego Architecture Studio is to use the included pieces to begin building technically minded architecture models. The monochrome color scheme helps break the Lego models down to their core concept, while reinforcing the minimalistic goal of the set.
The large Lego piece count and sorting trays are not the main focus of this set. The instruction manual or book is the star. A huge 272 page perfect bound book. Featuring tips, building techniques, styles, history, and general information about Architecture and Lego. The book does not contain standard instructions. No step by step builds of famous architectural models. Instead the book features very general instructions, often showing the building of a model across only 3-4 steps. The Lego Architecture Studio (21050) is an educational and inspirational set, sharing more in common with Lego Mindstorms then Lego Star Wars.