Every once in a while you come across something that surprises you. In this case that something is called Object-4, and it is from uran120. This Lego MOC is a bit more complicated than it looks. It is a bit subtle, but right around the mouth the direction of studs change. It helps give this a smoother appearance and a nice flat top. This build is similar to the deeply weird Face Coin Bank. You can find those over here. Weird Lego faces are certainly an interesting theme. I welcome more. I think.
This brick built Lego Darth Vader is the star of “Welcome to Portland: This is Your Guide.” A Lego MOC built by Patrick Biggs. Darth Vader was built for Bricks Cascade 2019. “So this year, let’s keep it weird! The Unipiper is a uniquely Portland personality, and I appreciate the sense of levity and quirk that he helps imbue the city with.” Check out the awesome Lego Bagpipes, and the Darth Vader approved kilt. Another great detail is the bare skin represented at the knees, and forearms.
“Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.” — Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is a David Lynch directed television show focused on a small Pacific Northwest town that started to unravel when Laura Palmer was found murdered. The original show changed television and has gained cult status in popular culture. After more then 20 years, the show is emerging from a cave with a new show/season.
Citizen Brick created an extremely limited run of Lego Minifigures based on some of the most memorable characters. Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer, Audrey Horne, the Log Lady, and the Man from Another Place. These 5 Lego Minifigs were available for $60, but have since sold out.
Lego Ninjago Rebooted will be released in 2014. With a whole slew of new Lego sets, and an all new TV show. The first official trailer is out now. Taking place in the hi-tech “New Ninjago City.” It looks like this newest version of Ninjago has gone cyber-punk.
“Time has passed and the Ninja have found they’ve become obsolete in this new hi-tech world. The 2014 season of Ninjago will take the ninja beyond anything they would have ever expected … and even thought possible.
The Ninja will be pushed to their limits as they face new digital threats and gain new allies in New Ninjago City.
All new episodes of Ninjago will premiere in 2014. A ninja never quits… Ninjaaaaa-GO!!!”
“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.
Ninjago is back for 2014. They have been on a bit of a hiatus since the debut of Lego Legends of Chima. Lego has repeatedly said that Ninjago would be coming back, and the new wave looks like it will be focusing on Robotics / Androids. This has easily been the craziest Lego theme in years. Often featuring Ninjas fighting dragons, skeletons, lizards, reptiles, and demons. Now the Masters of Spinjitzu can add Nindroids, the robotic ninja villains to that list. Convenient as it was recently reveled that Zane happens to be a Nindroid. These new sets are keeping Ninjago crazy busy.
Lego Ninjago Kai Fighter (70721) looks like Kai and General Cryptor will fight it out with a Ninja (Jet) Fighter.
Lego Ninjago OverBorg Attack (70722) will feature Lloyd and OverBorg fighting with motorcycles.
Lego Ninjago Thunder Raider (70723) will feature Cole and Jay taking on a Nindroid. Cole’s Earth Mech looks pretty nifty.
There are also rumors of an additional four sets coming in 2014. Nindroid Mechanical Dragon (70725), Air Breaks (70720), NinjaCopter (70724), and Destroyers (70726). It will be interesting to see how weird these new sets will be.