Almost everybody’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy is Groot. This character has an interesting past, he started out as a villain all the way back in 1960. He didn’t reform his ways until he met Peter Quill (Starlord). It turns out that Groot is a Monarch (Floral Colossus) from Planet X. With the recent rise in popularity comes a whole lot of Lego MOCs. Not surprisingly most of them are trying to recreate the dancing “baby” Groot scene at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are just a few of the many Lego Groots out there:
“I am Groot” is the creation of Tyler (Legohaulic), and can be viewed over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legohaulic/14885786161/
Sean and Steph Mayo created “Baby Groot” and can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legocy/15909759895/
There is also the super cute “LEGO Groot” created by Sparkytron over on DeviantArt: http://sparkytron.deviantart.com/art/LEGO-Groot-479615477
And finally, Chris McVeigh has created the awesome “We are Groot” (Brick Sketch #32), which can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/14978763016
Lego has been releasing a wide variety of brown and green Lego pieces in the last few years. These colors were amazingly limited compared to the more basic colors (red, blue, gray… ), so it is great that these colors are being expanded. This lovely Lego Dryad, created by Anton Sundström, is an example of a build that couldn’t have been done in the past. The new flower pieces, and carrot tops are put to good use in the Dryad’s hair. But, what really sells this is the face. It is very simple but full of personality.
Check out this Lego Dryad over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129291728@N06/15744240639/
The best science fiction landscapes are the ones that look the most foreign. A great example of this is Brickthing’s MOC “Early Explorations Of Foogara–7.”
“Analysis of preliminary scans indicated that Foogara-7 was a hostile and lifeless planet due to the poisonous Chlorine air and noxious swamps. However, an accidental secondary scan revealed a myriad of flora covering the planet surface, somehow able to survive in the seemingly uninhabitable environment.”
Some of the alien flora is beyond amazing.