Hidden amongst the trees of the Golden Forest stands a friendly house. No better place to rest and spend some time. This Lego MOC is created by Carter Witz. The focus of this scene is actually the color palette. A lot of thought went into using bright colors. The new yellow leaves are the main focus, but some new azure bricks are used in the river, and the new brighter greens can be found all over the place. This creation has a brick built base which has been selectively broken through in a few different places. The effect creates a contained scene that feels like it is a lot bigger. A few of the special details include the ivy plants growing up the chimney, the green Minifigure hand extending the vine running up the house, the classic bay window on the front, and the slightly disheveled shingled roof.
There is a whole world living underwater, and there has never been a better time to go sightseeing. Just catch a ride in a personal submarine and enjoy the depths of the ocean. This underwater sightseeing Lego MOC is created by Cecilie Fritzvold. It has been built as an entry for an Iron Builder challenge, specifically to use the Lego Dynamite in new ways. You can find a bunch of those explosives forming a coral reef, there is also a dynamite used for scuba air tanks, and you can find one in the engine of the submarine. Underwater scenes are a great way to show off just how colorful Lego is. This scene in particular is a great example. Check out all the different colors and weird Lego pieces in the corals. You can see some pink Minifigure hair, green artist palettes, green lightsabers, and a bunch of purple tubes.
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 Wizards by the Coast is a Lego MOC built by Josh. A few wizards are enjoying their time off from saving/destroying the world. The build has a bunch of interesting and odd details. The first is the giant terraced garden with water magically flowing down each level until it meets up with the sea. A fun part of the scene is how the water changes from transparent clear, to transparent blue when it hits the ground. There is a giant butterfly feeding on some flowers atop a spiraling spire. And a very tiny Wizards tower is topped by a glowing crystal. A magical spell must fit a glorious interior inside the small tower. A few details that are neat include the Lego Minifigure ice cream being used for waves, the bee hive above the rocky cliff, and the Wizard using magic to grill up some fresh fish.
When it gets hot outside there is something about spending all day fishing that just seems relaxing. All your worries from work are left behind as you fall asleep on the warm pier. Catching a fish would be nice, but it doesn’t really matter. You already have everything you need for a sleepy weekend. This scene is perfectly captured with this Lego MOC called “Fishing Cabin,” which is created by Nathan Hake. The simple cabin is actually hiding a lot of little details. Everything that you need to live is nearby. Lego Pumpkins and Vegetables in the nearby garden, a friendly dog to keep you company, a woodpile to supply your fireplace, fresh water, a canoe, and even a scarecrow to talk to when you get lonely. In this build the water looks especially nice. A layer of transparent blue 1×2 tiles on top of other colors creates a body of water with depth. There are even a few 1×2 transparent bricks mixed in giving the impression of moving water. The Lego tree looks appropriately old and gnarled. And the little cabin features a very nice color palette and interesting wooden roof. You can even find a little Lego radio out on the pier.
This Lego MOC is called “Who is better at swimming?” and is created by brickmodified. This build has a really interesting way of creating water. Something that can show how people can get creative. Here a bunch of 1×1 round cylinders have been turned on horizontally and laid out to represent water. Every four studs they are separated by blue and red worm screw pieces. From the platform three competitors are getting ready to battle it out in the water. The human will probably win easily, and the shark-suit person, and penguin-suit person will probably need to be saved. Those wet suits will probably be a bit heavy. This 16×16 stud scene is a perfect example of the humor in Lego. A neat thing is that this Lego swim meet has been displayed at Lego House in Denmark.
After a hard day at work nothing is more relaxing than a bath. This Lego MOC, called “The Bath” is created by Krzysztof J. This build has a few main parts to the scene. The woman is an impressive build. It is not a simple pose, with one leg up out of the water. The bathtub is another great model. The clawfoot tub has gold accents, the faucet is surprisingly detailed. With a gold Lego plate with a reverse 2×2 white round plate as the shower head. The bathtub is a bit more complicated than at first glance. The exterior is grey, with an interior in white, and a layer of transparent Lego bricks for the water. Thats a lot of layers. The whole scene is built on a base depicting a bathroom tile floor. The repetitive tile design looks great, and you can even see a cut out for the pluming. A great detail. A bath mat, and a pair of high heels finish the scene. Just remember your Lego needs a warm bath too.
You will need to take the boat if you’re trying to get into this Lego MOC. The Laguna Domicila is the creation of jaapxaap. It has taken a lot of work to finish this one, and it shows. This house is situated on a watery base. It has a very whimsical feel to it, helped by all the bright purple detailing. The roof, door and boat all pop out when compared to the grey and tan structure. A great use of contrast. The Lego building itself is a great mix of sturdy stone structure, and ramshackle wooden details. Achieved by mixing different brown bricks, and making sure not everything is lined up straight. This is the kind of build that inspires stories. Now what kind of person would/need to live here?
Here is a Lego Bottlenose Dolphin created by Ken Ito. This Lego dolphin has really captured the overall shape and spirit of those wonderful mammals. The two tone color scheme works well and the divide is surprisingly clean. The end result looks as playful and mischievous as the real thing. The dolphin is perfectly displayed with a beautiful stand. The reductive water and waves works well, and most importantly it matches the style of the main attraction. It does not steal the focus. A well placed transparent brick helps sell the illusion that this dolphin is playfully jumping over a wave.
Lego Indiana Jones is adventuring out of your TV. This Lego MOC is created by Lego_nuts, and titled “That’s not something that I expected!” The whole build was centered around the idea of “…shifting from different spaces, or dimensions…” with Indiana busting out of a television. The TV itself is very impressive and the retro design is spot on. The wooden feet and antenna are present, as are the radial dials on the front. The waterfall is always a tricky Lego build, and this one is good. Using different types of blues, solid, and transparent bricks help to give the water depth. Something usually missing from Lego water. What pulls everything together is the lighting. Multiple sources of lights (lantern, cave, water, treasure chest, and global) really help to pull everything together. Lego Indiana Jones has never looks so nice.