Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year. The dystopian futuristic setting is a perfect location for Lego creations. The closest we will see Lego get to an official cyberpunk theme is some of the recent Ninjago sets. A dense city, an assault of advertising, wild technology, and the crazy future fashion are what make this an interesting theme. The upcoming game promises a lot of ultra violence, complicated moral choices, and a huge open city. One of the most unique ideas in 2077 is daytime. Usually Cyberpunk is set in the deepest of night. The sun promises to shine a spotlight on everything going on. This Lego MOC is called “Cyberpunk 2077 City Center” and is created by Alex TheLegoFan. Everything is built with Lego, all the printed bricks and stickers are official pieces. This small vignette captures everything that makes Cyberpunk great. There are some real interesting Minifigures walking around, can you identify where each piece comes from? I can spot Widowmaker hair!
This is the “Clone Patrol” Lego vignette built by Josh. It depicts the busy streets of Coruscant from Star Wars, and one of the Biker Advanced Recon Commando’s (BARC) on patrol. The trooper is riding on one of the cutest and smallest speeders around. This build uses a lot of newer pieces. You can find transparent Nexo Knights shields being used for architectural details, and the new 1×1 flat triangle plates for the flooring. The transparent blue windows look like they are upside down Lego Dimensions function circles. Details like these are a great way to lend a science fiction look to the scene. These type of small vignettes are a great way to display your Star Wars Minifigures.
The indoor rock climbing wall has become very popular and accessible. You can find climbing walls at state fairs, in new offices, in co-working spaces, and even in kids playgrounds. These walls are easily customizable for all skill levels, and some can even go upside down. It is a great way to exercise with staying inside. This “Keep on training” Lego MOC is the creation of Faber Mandragore. This Minifigure vignette is based on their own experiences training while staying in doors. The scene features a rough brick wall, especially broken up behind the rock wall. The stacked plates look great. The climbing wall is recognizable and even has a bunch of different hand holds. It is good that the little Minifigure has thought of safety and laid out a few foam pads.
It’s time to get your feet wet and catch a wave. Just be careful, you never know what lurks below. This Lego MOC is the creation of MadLEGOman. At first glance this is a great scene of a Minifigure Surfer at the beech, and the hidden world below the waves. But the build has a huge secret. Almost all of the scenery is built out of Minifigure Legs. Both the cresting wave, and the sandy ocean floor are completely made out of legs. Even one of the deadly sharks is eating some legs (from a poor diver). The way the water legs shift and change color, working in white and dark blue pants is a great illusion. Another great use of all these legs, is with the sandy floor. Some of the legs are sticking up to support the sharks and plants. The builder has challenged everyone to count how many legs there are, and even hints that there are two answers to this question.
These microscale Lego Star Wars models are the work of Rod Gillies. You cannot get much smaller than this. Each tiny model features a vehicle or two in its iconic setting. Most of these vignettes have been built off of a 4×6 grid, with a few exceptions going up to 6×6 studs. Microscale is an interesting challenge, you need to include just enough detail to get an impression while building as small as possible. These three sets are each based off of the original trilogy. The sets from A New Hope feature the Sandcrawler, Millennium Falcon, and a X-Wing and Tie Fighter. The little radar dish on the Falcon and the tiny s-foils on the X-Wing are especially well done. The sets from The Empire Strikes Back feature an AT-AT Walker, Luke’s X-Wing and Yoda’s Hut, and the Cloud City of Bespin. The X-Wing being sunken into the swamp is a great effect, as are the sunset stained clouds on Bespin. Finally, the three sets from Return of the Jedi feature Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Imperial Shuttle, and another Millennium Falcon. The tiny Sarlacc pit, and the pipes from the Death Star are a couple of the stand out details.
There are many great ways to display Lego Minifigures. One of the most creative is the vignette or diorama style display. A small scene featuring a few Minifigures, with a background or a few props. This “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Lego MOC is the creation of gonkius. The scene features the Jack Skellington and Sally Minifigs from the Lego Minifigures Disney Series 2 packs. A giant yellow moon is set against a dark blue background. With the iconic spiral hillside, and a few pumpkins to finish the setting. This is a great SNOT style build that really shows off the Minifigs. The contrast between dark and light really makes things stand out. This diorama is a great display to have out whether or not it is Halloween, Christmas, or any Holiday.
Trying to find a free Wifi signal can take you to some weird places. Even willingly sitting for hours in a small bathroom. This little Lego MOC is based on the recent film titled Parasite, and is the creation of dewback1. The weird split-level tiled bathroom is one of the films memorable locations. The lego 1×1 flat plates are perfectly misaligned. It is quickly recognizable as a basement. Thanks to the small narrow window, and the spider infestation. One of the best details though, is the sock on the ground. A great use of a Harry Potter piece!
The Lego Minifigures Series are fun to collect. They always look great too, especially when displayed in a group. One of the best ways to show off your collection is to build little mini MOCs or vignettes. These Lego Minifigures Series 19 vignettes are super cute. Created by zaru_soba, they show off all the different figures and create a mini story. The personality of each minifig matches up perfectly with their scene. The video gamer battlestation, the bathtub wave surfer, the dog sitter, and the retro gardener are some favorites. What is great is that these type of MOCs take relatively few pieces to build.
The Flight of the Conchords are a humorous folk band from New Zealand. They are most well known for their great HBO television show. It has been years since the show ended and the band has recently reunited for a tour. So it is no surprise to see a new Lego FOTC MOC.
There are a total of four vignettes in the series. The iconic bedroom, a tiny kitchen, a stage, and Murray’s office. Each one of these scenes is instantly recognizable and is great for displaying the Minifigures. Of which, we have four. There are the main characters Jemaine and Bret, the band manager Murray, and the crazy fan Mel. These are spot on, and no one is going to get these Minifigs mixed up.
FOTC MOC Video
There are many more photos of the Lego Flight of the Conchords over on Flickr. And if that is not enough, make sure to check out all the details in the video below.
Winter is here, which means peaceful white landscapes, bitter cold, and a lot of hard work shoveling. Hornet Razvan has created a charming Lego Microscale Winter Vignette. An iconic red building is the center piece, but the giant clouds and snow Lego built background is what makes this stand out. There are even some extremely tiny cars trying to drive, and two little snowplows keeping the roads safe.