Meerkats are those cute burrowing animals that hang out in groups. They often stand to get a better view of their world. These Lego Meerkats are the creation of Felix Jaensch. They are a life-size recreation (no scaling down) of their real world inspiration. These Lego MOCs are in the same style of other big Lego sculptures. With lots of studs showing off. These little animals have some great details, the claws on the hands/feet are well done. As is the ear/cheek area. Much more complicated than it looks. Around back you can see that the faded stipe pattern is also present. Which leads all the way down to their tails. A good color gradient gives these a very realistic appearance. I could see these Meerkats getting their own television special. Lego Meerkat Manor. This needs to happen.
This is the local Corner Toy Shop, a Lego MOC built by emo Lego. The store is set in the modular building scale, so it fits in well with that theme. There are a lot of details and mini builds around the building. Some even from other popular Lego sets. The first floor features a wonderful Toy Shop. Full of all kinds of toys and games for Minifigure kids. The design uses the new Lego Dots to add a lot of multi-colored details. Outside you can find a clown enticing children to buy things, and a rocket ship coin-op ride. There is a lot going on with the first floor. There is even an oversized mouth welcoming all into the bowels of fun.
Inside the toy store, you will quickly discover packed store displays and models hung up all around. It seems the store has a Lego promotion, selling multiple Lego sets including the first ever Lego Modular. The Cafe Corner. There is also a display of unique hats, hot new video games, trains, planes, and Spider Man. This is a dense Lego store.
The second floor hides a more adult themed building. A pool hall, and a fully stocked bar. The exterior sign is borrowed from the Detective’s Office Modular Building. You can see an excellent amount of detail has gone into the building as a whole. The upper two floors look like they would fit in completely with the official theme.
Then up a flight of steps you can find a service entrance. Inside is a very popular billiards game. The bar is booming. This interior includes a lot of details and mini-builds that are inspired from the Detective’s Office and The Highlander Bar. Although this bar looks much more popular.
The Nintendo Famicom looks a lot different than the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). In 1983, Japan was introduced to the Famicom, also known as the Family Computer. It would take three years (1989) until the rest of the world could play the updated grey box design. The Famicom is a top loading video game system, with a distinct red, white, and gold design. This Lego Famicom is the creation of qian yj. Recreating the original design in Lego, with a period accurate television. The system even comes with a Lego Contra cartridge. So when you pick up your controller make sure to enter in the Konami code. You will probably have a very hard time beating the game without the help.
The Lego TV is completely made out of bricks. It features a Lego made screen showing off Contra’s title screen. There are a variety of knobs and switches on the front, even the classic rabbit ears style antenna. The design also includes a handle on the top (not load bearing), and a fully detailed back. With all the hookups, ports, and power stuff you can find on a TV from the 70s/80s. With the volume of this thing, I don’t know if the weight of a cathode TV or this Lego version is heavier. There is a lot of Lego in this build.
The Lego Famicom with Contra game, is a perfect recreation of the original. The SNOT style building here gets pretty complicated, with moving buttons, and a sliding cartridge eject system. Even the video game cartridge can be removed. The cords and hookups are also made of official Lego pieces. It is all brought together with the use of a few custom stickers.
Every kitchen needs a stand mixer. The easiest tool to mix up bread and cookies. But they are much more versatile than expected. With a few attachments these mixers can make pasta, grind meat, cute veggies, make ice cream, and make juice. One of the biggest brands of stand mixers is KitchenAid. Their design has stayed roughly the same for decades. This KitchenAid Lego Stand Mixer is the creation of Breado’s Bricks (Who recently made a Lego Coffee Maker). Featuring a bright red mixer, with shinny chrome parts. A nicely printed decal/sticker helps to complete the model. The curves of these mixers are very hard to recreate with Lego pieces, and this version is instantly recognizable. The neatest feature is that the KitchenAid folds open, just like some of the real versions. The bowl can also be tipped open. Making this a super easy way to cook in a Lego kitchen. The whole build is sitting on a classic black and white floor. This checkered pattern is a classic design that fits perfectly with these Mixers.
The Cookie Monster is known for his unending appetite for cookies. It got him is a bit of trouble in the last few years, and the Monster had to start a new diet. One of moderation and healthy eating. But, he still enjoys a good cookie or two. This Lego Cookie Monster is the work of kosbrick. Built as part of a challenge/contest called H2H MOC Duel. The goal was to build a character inside a 16x16x16 stud area. This build is instantly recognizable. The body of the Monster uses studs to mimic the furry texture of the Muppet. With two googly eyes, and wide jaws. Another great detail is the base. Which just happens to look like cookie dough. The real Cookie Monster would approve of this Lego MOC.
A peaceful afternoon nap. Snoopy is an expert at those. He is a dog after all. Too bad Woodstock seems to have other plans, but only if he can wake up his best friend. This Peanuts inspired Lego Snoopy and Woodstock is the creation of Tyler Sky. It also features the iconic red roofed dog house, and a little tree. Snoopy is napping, but he can get up and move around too. His head, arms (feet?), and feet are all articulated and can be posed in lots of different ways. If you look carefully you can just make it out that Snoopy’s nose is a black spaceman/motorcycle helmet. Woodstock is perched in his nest getting ready for the day. This duo was submitted into Lego Ideas, but sadly it did not get enough votes. Hopefully they can wake up and try again someday.
This is “Fetchbot” and it is a Lego Clockwork Robot, created by Sven Franic. Featuring retro inspired color choices: red, sky blue, and silver. So many old tin robots feature similar colors. Fetchbot is great at getting stuff, such as a bunch of flowers. Check out the great antenna design, the control panel on the front, the clockwork key, and claw hands. Those hands are using the Ninjago turntable holders, which allow the Lego robot to grip a wide variety of objects. All the better for fetching things.
Mr. Brick and Friends go on a lot of adventures. This time these three bricks are on a roadtrip to the beach in their bright yellow convertible. Created by EVCreations, “Mr Brick & Friends at the beach” is a great Lego MOC. The yellow convertible car is gloriously proud of its studs. It features headlights, a windshield wiper, and a green interior. The vehicle is just wide enough to fit three. Mr. Brick and the other two are great examples of mixing Duplo into the Lego system. The Lego Mixels ball joints and printed eye tiles and pieces go a long way to giving these three expressions. Another great detail is that the background beach scene is just a few pieces of paper, and a tan cloth. Simple yet perfect.
Stephanie spends a lot of time outdoors, riding horses, swimming, playing soccer, and riding a jetski. But did you know she is one of the best X-Wing fighter pilots in the galaxy? Her Lego Friends X-Wing is roughly the same scale as the official Star Wars X-Wings. It features a unique white, purple, and pink paint style. It has all the normal starfighter stuff: engines, s-foils, proton torpedo launchers, and glass canopy. The best feature is the astromech navigation system, or should it be called astrodog navigation system? Currently the best system to help target tennis balls with. This Lego Friends X-Wing also includes a clear display stand, and a small skiff for transporting goods and crew with. The Rebel helmets look great on the Lego Friends figures.