Mr. Radio is a Lego MOC built by Brohirrim. It was inspired and submitted into the Lego Ideas “Music to our ears!” contest. A challenge to build “anything and everything to do with music” and the top four winners get prizes, and maybe even a chance at a Product Review. This Lego radio is an old cabinet design, with built in speakers and even a surprise or two. The gold colored detailing and the cut out design for the speakers is a really great detail. Even the channel indicator in the center, being a Lego compass, works well. The big secret is the radio lab hidden inside. Where you can go tinker and broadcast all day and night. The front panel opens up and you can even see the backside of the speaker drivers.
A charming cottage can be warm and inviting, or it can be creepy and haunted. You never know until you knock on that door. This Medieval Cottage Lego MOC is the creation of Paul Robinson. It features a stone foundation and a simple first floor with reinforced door. Above that is a very steep and overwhelming roof with who knows how many floors inside. It is part of the mystery. A precarious chimney, and whether vane finish off the details. The green shingle roof is amazing. Great use of texture and color. One odd detail in the scene is the amount of animals around: two dogs, a cat, and even a hidden baby dragon. Now you just need to decide if you will will knock on the door…
The Fiat 500 is a classic car often seen across the European continent. The two door compact car was famous for its ability to fit easily into tight city streets. It was manufactured in Italy between 1957 and 1975. As the years passed, the smaller design mixed with the curvy styling quickly made this a collectible. All of which makes it perfect as the latest release of the Lego Creator theme.
The Lego Fiat 500 (10271) is currently available. With 960 pieces at $89.99 the set seems to be right in the middle for pricing. The vintage vehicle features all sort of details. There is a fully detailed engine compartment in the back hatch. If it is too hot, you can open the sunroof. And, if you find yourself in some trouble there is a full size spare tire under the front hood. There is even a portable artist easel, perfect for painting various historical landmarks.
The Fiat also features a fully detailed interior. With gear stick, steering wheel, hand brake, blinker, and speedometer. Besides the iconic yellow paint, the reclining seats are in a classic red. Make sure to check out all the details.
You too can relive 1984 with this Lego Apple Macintosh 128k. Ryan McNaught built the Mac, and almost everything else on the desk out of Lego. The Rubik’s Cube, Pencil/Pen Cup, the Pens, Calculator, Rolodex, and even that little Pencil are all Lego. The only thing that is not are the wires connecting the keyboard and mouse. This MOC took Ryan over 22 hours to build with some 4,500 pieces. There are so much beige bricks. Some of the best details include the retro multi-colored Apple logo, the keys on the keyboard, and the plates used as the rolodex cards. But the best detail is the screen and icon. This Lego Mac seems a little less happy then normal.
You can put your Lego creations to good use by making them into bookends. Check out these Lego bookends by Deborah Higdon. The theme is “learning,” which is very appropriate. Each side features a vignette of learning. The left bookend is an old time schoolroom, complete with wood burning oven. The map hanging over the desks uses some rubber bands to help give a more realistic appearance, mimicking the coast lines. There is also a brick built mosaic of a mountains landscape, and the desks even recreate that old iron detailing. On the other side of the books, is the right bookend. This scene is of a dorm room. A completely different habitat compared to the schoolroom. Here many life lessons can be learned. The room features an unmade messy bed, a dead desk plant, a laptop, and many many expensive textbooks.
customBRICKS has created this minifigure scale Lego Apple Macintosh. This micro 128k computer is perfectly simple. Every piece has its place, and no Lego piece is superfluous. This little guy is actually a micro version of Chris McVeighs larger Lego Mac “hello.” which can be seen here. I don’t believe the 128k can get any cuter.
There are a few iconic computer designs. One of the most recognizable is the original Apple Macintosh, also known as the Macintosh 128k. With its 512 × 342 black and white display happily greeting the world with a friendly “hello.” Chris McVeigh, aka: powerpig, has created one of the most popular Lego MOCs of one of the most popular computers. There are even free instructions available at http://chrismcveigh.com/cm/welcome.html. You can also buy a custom kit based on the 128k Mac. Hopefully the Lego version is a bit cheaper then the original $2,495 price tag.
This old style Lego truck makes you wish that Lego would release some historical sets. Treat it like the current architectural sets, but with a more historical/museum quality theme. This Lego Old Truck is designed by Carl Merriam, and can be viewed on Flickr. Using a window piece worked out perfectly for the old style radiator, and including such details as wooden spoked tires, and a wooden truck bed help to sell the retroness of this vehicle.
The wood tiles used to create the truck bed, were specifically chosen to showcase the custom printing from Print-A-Brick. They help to create a retro look to the pickup that would be harder to achieve without. The logo featured on the door is also a custom brick from Carl Merriam.
Little tiny robots are one of the best genres of MOC builds, and when someone changes it up a little it can really stand out. For instance these Steam-Bots don’t look very deadly, but the steampunk robot on the left has a chainsaw for a hand. The choice of color and pieces is really nice, the ice cream for steam and the gold/brown color scheme really helps sell these robots. Hope you didn’t spend all your money on your new top hat and mustache cream, as robot insurance would come in handy here.