Living in the post apocalypse can be surprisingly comfortable. This reclaimed gas station is home to a small group of survivors who are just making day-to-day. This Lego creation called “Gas Station” has been built by hellboy.lego. Built as an entry into the Vignweek 2020 challenge. This post apocalyptic Gas Station features a small rural style station that has been turned into an outpost/watchtower. It welcomes nobody, with its multitude of Never Stop signs (from the Lego Move 2 sets) mixed in with a bunch of Nuclear Fallout signs. Everything here is Lego, no custom pieces. The soda vending machine, the old classic car, and the EAT sign are all great details that bring a lot of personality to the build. There is even a cute rubber ducky hiding out! Did the survivors get the RV and car up on the roof, or did the nuclear explosion?
It looks like Benny has been self-quarantining up in space. He brought all the stuff needed for a long stay: soda, t-bone steaks, Lego sets, and toilet paper. This Lego MOC called “Benny’s Quarantine” is created by EMazingbrix. Built for the recent Brickzlab Challenge, where the goal was to create a self-isolation scene with at least two walls. The final vignette has one giant wall on a diagonal, featuring a giant window with a brick built space scene. Off to the side is a tiny wall that connects at an angle. A lot of work went into getting the two to connect as tightly as possible. The base features multiple SNOT techniques to get everything flat. Benny looks like he appreciates it, any sharp corners or studs could mean doom in his space suit. Although I am not so sure what he is going to use a crate of TNT for…
Some Minifigures prefer to live under expansive domes topped with red roofs, while others like to live in rectangular buildings with classically sloped blue roofs. And, even though they have a river flowing between them, they still have a bridge connecting them. This Lego build of a micro Castle City is created by Isaac. The little Lego city is a Summer Joust 2020 Vignette Prize. An incredible amount of details has been fit into this city. By using a variety of pieces with different textures, it gives the illusion of more detail. Check out the 2×2 round flat plates sandwiched together which creates windows. The use of the 1×2 bricks with technic beam holes is another great way to create windows. Another good small detail is the Nexo Knights shields used so show the water flowing.
The Pirate’s Cove is one of those legendary locations. A skull shaped rock or fortress hidden on a deserted island. This Lego “Pirate’s Cove” is created by CheeseyStudios. Built as an entry into Vignweek 2020. The challenge was to create a Lego vignette with a Pirate them. The end result has some really interesting ideas. The ocean water is floated two studs above the base, achieved by a a layer of transparent plates. The effect works well, and the blue light that shines through the plates onto the ocean floor looks great. The mini pirate ship has all the expected details, cannons, sails, crows nests, captains cabin, etc. A lot of of stuff to pack into such a small build. The island features a few tropical trees. And, the 1×1 round brown pieces work surprisingly well as palm tree trunks. The rocky skull design is instantly recognizable, if maybe a little too attention grabbing for pirate work.
The Space Fan is one of the many characters in Series 20 of the Collectible Minifigures. Her figure comes with a set of blueprints, a model rocket, and a wrench. More than enough accessories to ignite the imagination. This Lego build called “CMF Series 20 Vignette – Space Fan” is created by justin_m_winn. A great 8×8 stud vignette that shows off a corner of the Lego Space Fan’s laboratory and the roof top launch pad. This scene has a few small details that break out of the build. The ladder, the magnifying glass, and the collection of vials. This helps to suggest that the scene is bigger than what is being shown. A couple of other great details include the discarded pizza under the lab shelf, and the Lego ice cream being used for exhaust from the rocket.
As you start to collect Lego after a while it starts to take over. First a box, then a shelf, a room, and before you know it a whole house (and maybe a storage unit or office). But what happens when your Lego collection starts collecting Lego. That is exactly what is going on with this Lego MOC called “Just arrived” created by brick_expert. You can go vote for it over on Lego Ideas. The Lego Collector has let Lego overrun their room. But that doesn’t slow down amassing new sets. His newly finished Lego Star Destroyer looks great, but where should it be displayed? There are a lot of details in this build that are similar to real life. The overpacked shelves full of Lego models, the boxes of sets stacked up in the corner, and the carefully sorted drawers full of awesome pieces. A great detail is the brick built carpet on the floor. And the drawers in particular ended up being an amazing build. You can never have enough Lego bricks!
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.