There is a whole world living underwater, and there has never been a better time to go sightseeing. Just catch a ride in a personal submarine and enjoy the depths of the ocean. This underwater sightseeing Lego MOC is created by Cecilie Fritzvold. It has been built as an entry for an Iron Builder challenge, specifically to use the Lego Dynamite in new ways. You can find a bunch of those explosives forming a coral reef, there is also a dynamite used for scuba air tanks, and you can find one in the engine of the submarine. Underwater scenes are a great way to show off just how colorful Lego is. This scene in particular is a great example. Check out all the different colors and weird Lego pieces in the corals. You can see some pink Minifigure hair, green artist palettes, green lightsabers, and a bunch of purple tubes.
Lego Minifigures have a variety of jobs. One of the most exciting is exploring the depths of the ocean. You never know what you will find in the depths of the ocean. Maybe a beautiful jelly fish, an octopus, or even a long lost golden anvil. This Lego Yellow Submarine is created by Anthony Wilson for an Iron Builder challenge. The special part for the challenge is the Lego dynamite, which you can find here being used as some sort of coral, the subs engine, and the body of the red octopus. Other great details include the towering kelp made out of Lego leafs, purple tentacles used for sea life, and even one of those rare Atlantis treasure keys. Every thing comes together to make a very pretty Lego creation.
This Lego Nautilus is created by Mitsuru Nikaido. Specifically it is a Mecha Nautilus Mk2-10. This robotic sea creature features a grey and white color palette, there is no color here. The design is amazingly complicated. A system of clips and hinges create the spiral shape, and a whole lot of white plates protect it from harm. There are some surprising Lego pieces to be found. A part of an airplane jet engine is used for the top of the Nautilus, a few Bionicle pieces are around the top, and a Hero Factory logo/icon piece is used for the eye. The tentacle/feeler propulsion system looks especially good. The end result is a very organic Mech, kinda like something you might find in Horizon Zero Dawn.
The Flying Lion is an Imperial Frigate built by lego_sleepless_night. This Lego ship can run down any pirates operating at sea. The design features a red and black theme with gold highlighting. It matches the flag well. So well that this Lego MOC almost looks like an official release. It fits into the style and scale of the 80s-90s Pirates theme. It has three masts and the techniques used to build them match the old sets. There is even a rope running from stern to bow. A few of the great details include the wings / lionhead on the cabin, the wrap around walkway, and the ladder/ropes all the way up to the crows nest. The frigate comes equipped with a duel anchor system, and even has a monkey stowaway.
The Pirate’s Cove is one of those legendary locations. A skull shaped rock or fortress hidden on a deserted island. This Lego “Pirate’s Cove” is created by CheeseyStudios. Built as an entry into Vignweek 2020. The challenge was to create a Lego vignette with a Pirate them. The end result has some really interesting ideas. The ocean water is floated two studs above the base, achieved by a a layer of transparent plates. The effect works well, and the blue light that shines through the plates onto the ocean floor looks great. The mini pirate ship has all the expected details, cannons, sails, crows nests, captains cabin, etc. A lot of of stuff to pack into such a small build. The island features a few tropical trees. And, the 1×1 round brown pieces work surprisingly well as palm tree trunks. The rocky skull design is instantly recognizable, if maybe a little too attention grabbing for pirate work.
The giant rogue wave is a rare event that can happen almost anywhere. There have been many documented waves reported from lighthouse keepers and ships. The real life version can reach up to 100 feet or 30 meters. Over time these rogue waves have been elaborated on, and have reached mythical proportions. This Lego MOC called “New Wave” depicts one of those mythical waves. The scene is built by Ralf Langer. The wave effect was achieved by using a lot of Lego hinges, and a lot of transparent blue pieces. The end result is awe inspiring. You can spot two tiny ships probably in the process of battening down the hatches. A brick built peninsula is getting ready to hold its own agains the forces of nature. The tiny village is well built, and the local lighthouse is a great mini build all on its own. There are a lot of interesting building techniques here. Check out the mini tree; built with a Lego carrot top, and two Minifigure hands.
Two men in a tub (does the monkey count as three?) sailing the high seas. What kind of trouble will they get into? This Lego MOC is called “Shark Attack!” and is created by DarthBricks. Built as an entry into Vignweek, the challenge this time is to create a classic pirate themed vignette. There are some really neat ideas in this scene. The shark fins being created out of Axe heads is great, you can see that they are attached to the base by being wedged into a little lever base. That simple blue base has just enough detail to be recognizable as water. The layer of transparent 1×2 and 1×1 bricks helps. These two pirates look like they might be in danger. They better throw away their fish before they become food.
It’s time to get your feet wet and catch a wave. Just be careful, you never know what lurks below. This Lego MOC is the creation of MadLEGOman. At first glance this is a great scene of a Minifigure Surfer at the beech, and the hidden world below the waves. But the build has a huge secret. Almost all of the scenery is built out of Minifigure Legs. Both the cresting wave, and the sandy ocean floor are completely made out of legs. Even one of the deadly sharks is eating some legs (from a poor diver). The way the water legs shift and change color, working in white and dark blue pants is a great illusion. Another great use of all these legs, is with the sandy floor. Some of the legs are sticking up to support the sharks and plants. The builder has challenged everyone to count how many legs there are, and even hints that there are two answers to this question.
There are some weird fish living in the deepest darkest trenches in our oceans. The Abyssal Fish is well known for its bioluminescent lure and its oversized jaws. The ocean is so dark, that any light can attract all sorts of fish and creatures. Almost like a fishing pole with a light bulb for a lure. Prey cannot avoid their curiosity and swim right into its mouth. This Lego Abyssal Fish, created by Luis Peña, is an excellent recreation of the deep sea creature. Using neon transparent green bricks works well as the bioluminescent features. The overcrowded and oversized teeth are well done. But the best detail are the Lego sausages being used for gills. I certainly wouldn’t want to catch one of these creatures when fishing.
Prawns are crustaceans that live in salt water, and fresh water. Although the Tiger Prawn prefers salt water. Often interchangeable with large shrimp. This is the “Giant Tiger Prawn” Lego MOC designed by midian454. The designer was inspired to build these prawns after thinking that the Lego Minifigure microphone piece looked like an eye. Which you can see being used as one here. Two versions were built, the brown and blue one is how the prawns look alive, while the orange and yellow version is how they look after being cooked. Too bad for the orange one. A display stand has been designed specifically so that when the prawn is displayed the tail is curled up underneath the model, the Lego prawn can be also be removed easily. That way, everything can be unfolded.