This is the Lego FW-808 Skyraider created by Vince_Toulouse. The super stylish airplane is a mixture of a bunch of different styles. The end result works well, and stands out from the crowd. The first thing you notice about this flyer are the finger like wings which are made with Lego Technic Helicopter blades. They look great in this application and they look like could flap in the wind. The other major impression this flyer leaves is just how sleek it is. All the curves flow into each other and nothing looks bolted on. The double engine grabs your attention and is contained in dark green curves. The two bubble domes seem very fitting when matches with the retro avocado color scheme. Although the most impressive part of this build is the landing gear. Besides the curving supports, each wheel has a protective ring around them. It all works well.
In the Fallout Wasteland there is nothing better than a Nuka Cola (well maybe some RadAway). This incredibly popular soda pop can be seen all over the land. Lego builder Keith Reed has created this scene, and describes it as such: “A family trying to reach a bomb shelter, takes up refugee in a delivery truck.” The Cadillac style sedan is an excellent rusted Lego car. The use of the different greens mixed with tan and brown works well. It adds a lot to the story; you can guess just how long these people have been trapped in the Wasteland. The blighted landscape is well built, the stagnant green water and the odd mushrooms immediately give off the feeling of sickness. The Lego Nuka Cola truck is appropriately rusted out and even includes a brick built logo on the side. Inside the truck, is the sad realization that the family did not survive the apocalypse. One of the best details in this Lego MOC is the road, the broken up pot holes are expertly created with SNOT techniques, and provides a great contrast to the rough (and stud filled) landscape.
Forbidden Planet is a classic science fiction film from 1956. The film had a character that for its time, was one of the most unique robots. This Lego “Robby The Robot” is based on that character, and is built by j-p-30. This robot is completely built out of official Lego pieces. Lots of hoses and tires went into this build. The technique of folding a tire inside-out is used here for the lower torso area. The smoothness breaks up the tire tread texture from the legs. Giving the robot more contrast between its parts. The glass dome is a Lego cockpit filled with all sorts of tiny pieces to recreate the mechanical face and brain. A few custom stickers helps to lend detail to the control panels. These retro robots would prove popular in all sort of movies, tv, and toys.
This is “Fetchbot” and it is a Lego Clockwork Robot, created by Sven Franic. Featuring retro inspired color choices: red, sky blue, and silver. So many old tin robots feature similar colors. Fetchbot is great at getting stuff, such as a bunch of flowers. Check out the great antenna design, the control panel on the front, the clockwork key, and claw hands. Those hands are using the Ninjago turntable holders, which allow the Lego robot to grip a wide variety of objects. All the better for fetching things.
Somewhere between retrofuturism and the atomic age swims this lego Squid Sub. A creation of Peter Carmichael. The submarine is an entry into MOC Wars 2020, specifically challenge 19: “Seafaring Is Needed.” The guidelines for the challenge include a swimming vessel, and a witty defense mechanism. Check out some of the details, there is jelly fish on the left, the ink cloud being released, and the colorful coral. The best feature are the 2 pilots, never have lego minifigures been more excited to be exploring the deep sea. Although, it looks like they could use a martini.