The best thing about a great Lego creation is that you when you get board of it you can modify it into whatever you want. Check out this pair of heads created by Julius von Brunk. The Lego head features movable eyebrows, a compartment inside the head, and the option to wear glasses. One such version called Shock Treatment (above) features built in lighting that is stored inside. It would make a great and creepy nightlight. There is also Game Over (below) which incorporates a whole lot of transparent red pieces. Originally the effect was done with a solid red, but ended up looking too cartoony.
Lego MOCs come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the most remarkable are the also the largest. This is the Samurai Code; a gigantic MOC created by Ben Pitchfork. Just the cost to build something like this is something to marvel at. Thousands and thousands of Lego pieces make up this huge Japanese volcanic island. This project has a little bit of everything, a huge MOC, a Lego Ideas proposal, and time-lapse video.
Featuring an ancient shrine (or samurai dojo), a huge mountain lake, multiple waterfalls, a volcano, beach, rope bridges, islands, steep cliffs, winding paths, and lots of little secrets. This is a masterpiece.
The best part is the whole thing has been wired up with LEDs. Giving these twin peaks a whole new atmosphere in the dark. The lighting brings out new details, while creating dangerous shadows.
Lego Ideas Samurai Code
A piece of the Samurai Code has been carefully recreated as a Lego Ideas project. Go vote!
“Recreate the old tales of traditional Japan with a highly detailed, yet realistic model of ancient Japanese architecture. Featuring one model that you can customize into an ancient shrine or a samurai dojo. Includes a cherry blossom tree, 2 decorative lanterns, and 3 minifigures with a horse.
Designed with lots of exterior and interior details, advanced building techniques, and inside lights for displaying. Unlike previous dojos, this is geared more for adult fans and displaying. There is a detachable roof to allow access and play ability also.” — Lego Ideas
Also, make sure to check out this quick time-lapse video of the project going from concept to finished MOC. It shows off some great building secrets, such as hallow mountains…
If you need more details and more photos of the Samurai Code Lego MOC you can find that over here: Flickr, Lego Ideas, YouTube
“Tony’s helmet had been malfunctioning lately so he brought it out to make some repairs.”
Small Lego vignettes are super popular right now. There is a certain charm about creating a tiny set for your favorite Minifigures. Vlad Hernandez took his recent Lego Iron Man themed StarkLab: Helmet Repair display to another level by adding multiple light sources. There are a total of 4 LEDs embedded in an 8×8 stud space. The most impressive is the customized Tony Stark Minifigure, where the LEDs help show off that embedded Arc Reactor. Iron Man’s helmet and 2 gizmos are also lit up. Now if only someone could take this level of care creating some sort of super Hall of Armor.
The Iron Man Arc Reactor is one amazing prop. The design is instantly recognizable and just plain cool. In the recent films, Iron Man uses the Arc Reactor to keep shrapnel from entering his heart. It is essentially a fusion power supply that has the ability to power the Iron Man suit. It looks hi-tech yet can easily be replicated using everyday objects. This Lego Arc Reactor is simply amazing.
Mr.Attacki has proposed a Lego CUUSOO project based on the Arc Reactor. The whole thing can be built with about 350 Lego pieces, and can be wired with LED lights. The details of this build are beautiful. The design is extremely accurate, and although appearing like a simple build, a lot of advanced techniques are used.
The good news is that Mr.Attacki has included a set of photo based instructions. If only every Lego CUUSOO project would go this far. At least if it never gets considered, fans can attempt to put it together themselves.
The whole project is made even more awesome with the inclusion of some LED lighting. This Arc Reactor look great in a darkened room. You can almost forget that the whole thing is made out of Lego.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’s Warehouse 51 scene is the focus of this MOC, created by Brian Williams (aka: BMW_Indy). Here, Indiana Jones is being chased by Irina Spalko and her soviet soldiers through Warehouse 51. An action packed scene that would set the tone for the entire film. Lego Indy had a very short run as an official theme from Lego, so it is always nice to see these minifigures pop up in MOCs.
This box diorama style is incredibly well made. This Indiana Jones Warehouse 51 is surprisingly tiny, at 48 x 32 studs this is only 50% larger then the size of a common base plate. The illusion of great space is created with some well placed mirrors. With great custom LED lighting, and over 60 custom stickers for the crates, the whole thing comes together in an incredibly lifelike diorama.
Cyberpocalypse is an amazing Lego Cyberpunk city. You can almost imagine Rick Deckard, Case, Hiro Protagonist, Adam Jensen, Akira, or Major Kusanagi hiding out in the streets of Cyberpocalypse. By combining different cultures in this city it helps to capture the urban feel of cyberpunk perfectly. The feeling of overwhelming density, hyper advertising, all mixed with a bit of lawlessness. This is a vision of a future that never came, or a future that is inevitable. Cyberpocalypse proves that Lego and cyberpunk are a perfect match.
Cyberpocalypse has recently been on display at Brickworld 2013. With plans to make an appearance at BrickFair in August. It will be interesting to see where this project goes, as the team is currently planning on adding more to this MOC, and expanding the lighting system too.
The Lego cyberpunk city, Cyberpocalypse, can be found all over Flickr: Here,here, and here…