Westworld is an interesting show. Originally based off a book by Michael Crichton. The newest version is a complicated narrative about humans and androids. While navigating the amoral Wild West, everyone seems to be trying to solve The Maze. A way to unlock the trapped android mind. This collection of Lego Westworld themed Minifigures is the creation of XxDeadmanzZ. Almost all the main characters have been represented here: Maeve Millay, William, Teddy Flood, Bernard Lowe, Opening Credits Figure, Robert Ford, Dolores Abernathy, The Man in Black, Logan, and Hector Escaton. Can any of them escape, or are they stuck in the new narrative?
Meet the Household Arrival People Introducer Robot, or HAPI for short. This little lego robot is the creation of Tom Gerardin. It features one of the new Lego Dots, which is a new theme focused on emoji and smiley faces. Normally used for bracelets and accessories. Just goes to show that you can borrow from any Lego theme to make your creations. Standing about as tall as two minifigures with a lot of personality squeezed into its frame. Check out the robot pauldron used for the head, and the minifigure laser guns for the jets on the back. It looks like HAPI might hang out with the Mixels in its spare time.
“Chapter 3: The Sin” is the latest creation by @ctr_bricks, and is another entry in their series of Lego Mandalorian MOCs. A recent Star Wars theme that has been exploding with creations. The Sin is a highly detailed city scene filled with aliens, bounty hunters, and smugglers. A very bustling street. Here the Mandalorian is on a mission to rescue Baby Yoda. The planet Nevarro has a lava setting, some of which can be seen peaking out between the stones. Check out some of the little details: the lego dice being used for an electronic box, the various space junk littering the scene, and the interesting curtain/doorway design.
This is the Lego K-9 Multi-Purpose Support Unit, built by Red. This cyber-dog is part of bigger team, and looks ready to go on a mission. The various robot looking augmentations, face shield and antennae, are all sleek modifications to the dog body. This build is super smooth. With great curves, which are very hard to achieve with lego. Check out the hind legs, and the front chest area. The end result is is a doberman robotic dog that looks like it leapt right out science fiction (or, maybe cyberpunk?) In fact, his brother might just be “Rex,” from Fallout New Vegas.
The Alien Xenomorph is an iconic figure in science fiction. Instantly recognizable, and yet it can blend in and hide almost anywhere on a spaceship. Their standard variants of Egg, Chestburster, Facehugger, and Queen are all terrifying. There is also an interesting feature to them. The Xenomorph can be born with some of the aspects of their hosts. The Dragon Alien (dog), Newborn (human clone), Predalien (Predator), Deacon (Engineer), and the Neomorph (spores). This Lego MOC is the creation of _Zenn, and is called the Prowl Xenomorph. It was created for the Space Jame 2018 as an Extraterrestrial Entry. It captures all the details expected of a Lego Xenomorph. Check out the black Lego hands used for the tail, and the Lego arms hidden inside the chest.
It seems that Death Stranding is a bit polarizing. Either the best game of the year, or the biggest disappointment. No matter what you may think of the recent video game, you have to give credit to an amazing amount of creativity in the characters. Jonas Kramm has recreated five of those characters as Death Stranding Lego minifigures. Represented in this collection is (from left to right) Fragile, Die-Hardman, Sam Porter Bridges, Higgs, and an otherwordly BT. A few of the details to note is the futuristic umbrella, the extremely large backpack, and the whole BT setup. It all works very well in Lego.
“The Klingon Bird of Prey is, since I can think of, my favorite Spaceship-design and as well the one, which inspired me the most in my childhood and all my own spaceship Models.
After completing the BoP as virtual Model (2008-2010), it was always a dream of me to build it some time with real bricks. I’m really lucky the dream became true six years later!” — Kevin J. Walter
This is a Lego Klingon Bird of Prey, created by Kevin J. Walter. It is a beautiful MOC based on Star Trek. This model was first built digitally, which allowed every piece and brick to be carefully thought out. This served as a “rough draft” for the physical model. There are so many details to take in. The wings are absolutely amazing. The patterns created between the brown structure and the green paneling is something unique. The color combinations lend this model an almost copper color.
What really makes this model stand out is the photography. The masked model with black backgrounds looks good and helps sell this as a starfighter. The downside is that we do not get to see the support structure that holds this ship up. Then there are the photos where the Bird of War has been placed in other photographs using an image editor. The Golden Gate bridge (above) and the Warp scene (below) creates an illusion where the Lego bricks fade away and the ship becomes real.
The popular video game Titanfall (and its sequel) is one of those perfect universes that can translate into Lego extremely well. The first-person shooter stars some amazing robots that just ooze style. Marius Herrmann has created a small series of Titanfall Lego MOC’s. The creator worked hard to get some of the details as accurate as possible. Focusing on proportions, and color. The collection of mechs include Ion, Northstar, Ronin, and Stryder. Stryder is the only one based off the first game, and is actually and update to an older Lego MOC (the legs got completely redesigned).
It is just a few days away from the 30th anniversary of the famous Nintendo Metroid franchise. The series hero, Samus Aran, has been consistently busy fighting space pirates and aliens. Even though the recent games have left a scotch mark on her reputation. Lego fan Jared has been creating MOCs for over 2 years based on his favorite Metroid games. This newest one is a recreation of the Parasite Queen boss battle. This is also a great example of how much lighting can effect your creations.
“…as I scrolled through the comments section, I noticed one that speculated how cool it would be if I were to build the Parasite Queen from the intro stages of the same game. Well, that was it, I decided I would do at least one more Metroid Prime build before the anniversary. Suffice to say, I got rather over-ambitious in this build and wasn’t able to really finish it like I had planned, but nonetheless, I hope everyone enjoys it all the same (at least the parasite queen looks awesome, I hope).”
Lego and Transformers seems like a pretty good match. The problem is that the recent movies and the cartoons take extreme liberties in the design. Usually there is no way these robots could fit into a tiny car. Since a computer can cheat and hide away a lot of the conflicting elements, the films get away with this. When you are working in Lego these conflicts need to be carefully worked out. Ralph S has created an extremely detailed Lego Optimus Prime. What separates this from all the other Lego Transformers MOCs is that this one can actually transform. The truck from is a good looking Lego MOC, even if you didn’t know what was hiding inside. Then with some careful transforming, Optimus Prime, stands tall. At 45-50cm in height, this makes the models scale at 1/22. Even better Optimus can stand on his own (although don’t sneeze around him, and don’t tell the Decepticons).