This brick built Lego dog is the creation of uran120. This good boy (レゴ 犬) was originally made all the way back in 2018 for Lunar New Year. The build also comes with a red and black display stand, and some lucky bamboo. The dog has been built with movement and articulation in mind. It features joints in the legs, paws, tail, neck, ears, and mouth. If you can think of a good pose, chances are that this Lego dog can do it. He knows all the tricks: sit, stand, hand stand, lay down, and wave. The tail is an especially interesting build, using a bunch of white mechanical arm pieces and t-bars to create. This gives it a full range of motion. This little Lego dog should get all the pets.
Today (January 28th) is the start of the Lunar New Year 2017, and the celebrations will last though most of February. This year stars the Rooster. People born in years of the Rooster are supposed to be honest, intelligent, confident, and diverse. All perfect traits for Lego builders. ZiO Chao has been hard at work building a bunch of Lego Lunar New Year MOCs honoring the Rooster over the last month or so. The star of the build is the Rooster himself. A highly detailed and voluminous bird made of Lego pieces. The shapes and feather details are not easy to work with in Lego. Check out those tail feathers!
The bird is accompanied by a few builds of writing. These super complicated shapes are not at all friendly to the squarish Lego brick. What is amazing is just how legible the final MOCs are.
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).
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.
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.
Happy Lunar New Year. The year of the Horse is ready to begin. Flickr user Ryoutachan22 posted this super cute collection of the 12 Zodiac signs. Believe it or not, these were built by a 7 year old. Which, puts my own building skills to shame. These cute animals are a great example of how much variety you can achieve with only one shape (sphere).
Can you can match up the Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Bird, Dog, and Boar with their Lego representation?