This Lego MOC is the creation of Ben Cossy, and titled “Fighting the Beholder.” It looks like these five friends have an uninvited guest on their quest. The Beholder is one of the more famous baddies from the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. A giant floating eyeball with tentacles caped with even more eyeballs (eleven eyes total!). Adventurers need too beware the petrifying eyebeams, sharp teeth, and over sized jaw. Not only that, but they are telepathic and psychokinetic so make sure your brain and intellect are up to the challenge.
This quest through the Underdark is an excellently built scene. The D&D theme captures the spirit and danger of the game. Check out the slightly uneven Lego tile flooring, and the cavernous walls. This is another example of great lighting, making the Lego look as best as it can. The special effects added in later are also well done, and help to animate the magic effects. Lego does similar effects for their marketing too. Now lets just hope this Lego Beholder is the last boss…
“It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatinous green immensity through the black doorway… The stars were right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do by design, a band of innocent sailors had done by accident. After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight.”
— H.P Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
Carl Merriam has created a horrifying Cthulhu Lego MOC. With a whole lot of specialized Lego pieces that one would not normally associate with a build like this. There are Velociraptor pieces, Medusa bodies, and weird tentacle bits. All of these are combined into a huge SNOT style figure. Which is instantly recognizable, and captures the terror of this monster.
A lot of the details really stand out. A lot of Lego builds have problems when viewed up close, but this Cthulhu looks even better when zoomed in. Especially the mouth area.
The other stand out detail of “The Madness from the Sea” is the little Lego steam ship. The simplicity is a great contrast to the much more detailed Cthulhu. It also lends a sense of scale to the figure. This thing is supposed to be monstrously big. But, best of all is that this little detail adds so much to the story of this MOC.