The Blue Lion Castle – An Epic Lego MOC

PockyLU Lego Blue Lion Castle

If the Lego King’s Castle (70404) is just not big or detailed enough then this Blue Lion Castle might be what you are looking for. This classic looking castle is made up of tens of thousands of Lego pieces. The whole things sticks to a gray and blue color scheme that works extremely well. These Lion Knights and Soldiers are protecting one of the most epic Lego castles ever built. The detailing in the walls, the stained glass, the grand entrance, and the huge tower make this thing a work of art.

PockyLU Lego Blue Lion Castle Army

The Lego Blue Lion Castle was inspired by the famous Hohenzollern Castle. Which is located on the top of Berg (Mount) Hohenzollern in Germany. The iconic Hohenzollern Castle shares the blue and gray design, and overall floor plan with the Blue Lion Castle. The Lego version though seems to be much more ornate then the real life inspiration.

PockyLU Lego Blue Lion Castle Knight

You can find the Lego Blue Lion Castle over on the Pocky LU Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pockyland/15200404634

The Chinese Lego Lion Dance (Barongsai)

Donna Liem's Lego Chinese Lion Dance

Get ready to ring in the lunar new year. The year of the sheep (goat, ram) has officially started. If you happen to see any giant Lions dancing, make sure to join in the fun. Those Lions are hungry for green. Flickr user, Donna Liem, has created four “Barongsai in action” Lego scenes. Featuring the traditional Lion Dance, with drummers, and even an old lady feeding the lion. Barongsai is the Indonesian word for the Chinese Lion dance (採青).

Donna Liem's Lego Barongsai In Action, Lion Dance

The four Lego Lions are all distinctively different. There are two red and yellow Lions, a black and yellow Lion, and a black and white Lion. Interestingly the Black Lion is the youngest of all the Lions.

Donna Liem's Lego Barongsai In Action

There is also another series titled the Chinese Lion Dance (採青), which features the same four Lions but in a more simplified display. These guys look awesome. Check out the different ways the eyes have been used to show their personalities. Each one is extremely similar but they are all different too. Check out the red Lego mug being used to connect the eyes to the body in the second Lion. Gung Hei Fat Choy.

Donna Liem's Lego New Year Barongsai, Lion DanceDonna Liem's Lego Chinese New Year Lion Dance

 

You can find all four of these Lions over on Donna Liem’s Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105128883@N07/16389140339/

A Lego Castle MOC: Welcoming The King

Teabox's Lego Castle, Welcoming The King

“Welcoming The King” is an almost perfect Lego scene. The biggest disappointment is that the display is not larger. A great way to show off your Lego MOC is by taking great photos of them. The overhead view with a plain or cutout background is standard, but when the camera is zoomed into the scene it can help liven it up. This is a great example. The crowd shot above, makes this parade look extremely lively, full on energy and sound. You can almost hear the crowd. Zooming in even further can highlight some of the tiny detail that would otherwise go unnoticed. For instance the banner (flag) saleswoman at the very edge of the scene is easy to miss. Yet here, the details have been brought out, creating what looks like a special Lego moment.

Teabox's Lego Castle, Welcoming The King Pt. 2

A Lego Castle MOC usually focuses on the main keep, but it is nice to see the rest of the castle and village. For instance this gatehouse leading into the city has been extremely well made. The classic Lego red roofs have never looked better. Check out the tiny windows that hint at a forced perspective.

Teabox's Lego Castle, Welcoming The King Pt. 3

“Welcoming The King,” created by Teabox, can be viewed on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26629915@N03/9301207144/

Shinjen the Samurai

[Rhymes_Shelter]'s Shinjen The Samurai[Rhymes_Shelter]'s Shinjen The Samurai Left

Shinjen the Samurai is a wonderful Lego figure. Packed full of little details with amazing Lego building skills. Using a combination of Lego bricks, Bionicle and Hero Factory almost seamlessly. The design for Shinjin is based from the idea of a hybrid of the Chinese lion statue and the samurai. The green eyes, built with the Lego lime dome really help to sell this little guy. Using the balljoints for the hair/lion mane is another great unique use. And, the shingled armor around the waist is actually built with a piece I have never seen, but it looks good.

Check out Shinjen the Samurai, built by [Rhymes_Shelter], on Flickr: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62087062@N07/9045299098/

“Do Not Feed” — Mosaic Window Display

Hilary Leung and Steadibrick's “Do Not Feed” Mosaic Window Display

Hilary Leung and Steadibrick created this wonderful 3D mosaic window display titled “Do Not Feed.” This display is currently up in the Sherway Gardens Lego store in Toronto. It is not everyday that you see people combining a typical Lego mosaic with 3D objects, which is a shame because it can look great. As usual the pixelated 8-bit style design is a great fit with the blocky Lego. Everything is just so cute.

Make sure to check out this project over at Threadless, where you can vote to see it on a T-shirt!
http://www.threadless.com/threadless/do-not-feed/

Check out more creations by Hilary Leung on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hilaryleung/8908017754/
and check out Stedibrick’s page on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62587416@N07/8908676620/

Hilary Leung has also been featured before on LegoGenre: Lego Mosaics By Hilary Leung: 
http://everydaybricks.com/lego-mosaics-by-hilary-leung/