This Lego Chainsaw, called the “Cutting Edge” is created by Bryce Dempsey. This is a great tool for cutting down Lego Trees, and even the Lego Undead. Built as an entry into an Iron Builder challenge. The specific challenge involved using the Minifigure stud shooter in unique ways. You can find a whole lot of them here being used as the chainsaw chain, in the handle, and as the grip on the starter rope / cord. Another really interesting part usage in this Lego Chainsaw is in the orange body. There is a 6×6 orange cockpit in there. So make sure to grab a pair of safety glasses, some ear protection, and gloves. It is time to get to work.
People are working from home more often now than ever. With no one around, you can find yourself in weird situations when you get a call from the boss. But, that doesn’t stop some people from getting things done. This Lego MOC is called “Zoom Meetings, Quarantine Day 45” and is created by Chris Malloy. This build ended up winning the Master Build at the virtual BrickCan 2020. The challenge was titled “Holding it together” and you could only use pieces from the Lego D.Va & Reinhardt (75973) Overwatch set with a six hour limit. A few of the fun details include the Minifigure hair piece used as a washcloth, the Overwatch logo pieces uses for eyeglasses, and the slippers. The faucet is a great minibuild on its own, and the brick built figure works well. This is just one of the Overwatch alternate builds, but it sure is memorable.
Working from home is becoming increasingly popular. You mostly get to set your own hours while you dress how you want. If you add up all the time spent in the office with meetings, talking at your desk, and taking breaks you might find that you are a lot more productive at home. So what do you do, when you find all your work finished in the first three hours of the day? Play video games, watch tv, make lunch, clean the house, and make Lego stuff. Check out this little Lego MOC, called “ ‘Working’ from home” created by jasoncichon. It is a very clean Minifigure scale desk. The mouse is especially great, as is the flat LCD monitor. All of this and not one stud in sight.
Lego has a new Calendar available, and it is way different then their older one. Its release date is January 17th, and comes in at $19.99, £15.99, €19.99. With 278 brightly colored pieces this will stand out wherever you put it. Huw, over at Brickset, has written up a full review of this new set. They note that this is a sturdy build. With superfluous pieces being used to help align the square shapes. It is an interesting review, that notes that the Brick Calendar is probably only good in very particular cases.
Recently Lego Turkey revealed their new office space. Completed in 2014, these offices are located in Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul. Lego has focused on creating a workspace that feels unique while accommodating 23 personnel. The space itself is only 350 m², which works out to be about 3,750 ft². The super colorful space is inspired by Lego products as a way to strengthen the brand identity. The entrance and ceiling make references to the popular Lego brick, while Minifigures have been used on walls and partitions. Photographs of the original Lego employees and manufacturing plant are also used for wall treatments.
“In the office where a dynamic and modern design language has been adopted in general sense, it has been aimed to create venues which are integrated with the corporate identity, have high energy, and where comfort conditions are provided at a high level.” — OSO Architecture