Christmas is in the air, colored lights and holiday shoppers everywhere… It just makes me want to jump into a 60 ton tracked vehicle and go defend Poland. Forget nativity scenes; all I want for Christmas is a massive diorama of the North African Campaign.
Marin Stipkovic posts this beefy Eastern Bloc design, based on a 1948 prototype;
From the same time period but opposite weight class, Intense Potato shares this teensy M3 Stuart;
The East comes roaring back with Nick’s slightly futurized T-90;
But he runs headlong into Alex Zelov‘s Somers-style Abrams;
And finally, a blast from the past, Jeffrey Mille shares this adorably twee FT 17 from the Great War;
I love this latest by Alexander Safarik (Malydinar), the inaccurately titled Just Another Spaceship. It’s a densely textured greeblefest, with more guns than your average side scrolling shoot-em-up. I particularly like the wide variety of colors; using bright splashes sparingly on an otherwise grey-and-white ship has a fantastic effect.
Alex has been churning out awesome spaceships lately; here are a couple more that we missed.
It’s nice seeing some conscious use of studs in a subgenre that’s been inclined toward smooth-hulled ships lately. While some aren’t fans of the ‘Lego-y’ look, it still has a nice effect when used deliberately.
Jason Corlett has just shared this beefy Overseer mech, featuring arms large and small for any industrial work you might need.
While I’m partial to the headless variant shown above, Jason has whipped up a number of different designs to show what the mech looks like with a wide variety of heads.
Bart de Dobbelaer is a masterful storyteller, and his latest scene is no exception. Despite being completely devoid of description, the image is so packed with grandeur and detail that it immediately invites the viewer to create a narrative around the picture.
The Sulaco is one of my all-time favorite spaceship designs, a big brutalist box with pointy bits coming out the front, reflecting the aesthetics of the Marine’s pulse rifles without overdoing the similarity. It’s a classic design and has been done skillfully by various builders quite a few times over the years, but this latest by Shannon Ocean might be the best yet.
Adam Dodge shows us that the meteor didn’t annihilate the dinosaurs, it carried them to the stars. This build combines two of my favorite things, to the utter delight of my inner eight year old. I’m looking forward to seeing the new possibilities for remixing dinosaurs with the Jurassic World sets.
Zi Zy has been consistently churning out fantastic small-scale mecha and creating scenes for them that mix Lego and more traditional model-building elements. The result is an amazing hybrid that imbues the Lego models with an unusual degree of realism.
Just in time for the holiday, Tyler Sky posted this adorable trio of Snoopy, Woodstock, and tomorrow night’s dinner.
Galaktek has a long-running series of animals piloting mecha, but this penguin themed one might be my favorite so far. Even in robot form this penguin can’t fly, but who cares about that when you can glide along the ice with this level of panache?
Vince Toulouse is a master at building curved shapes out of Lego, a consistently difficult feat. His latest spacecraft combines his curved style with a vertical axis to make something that feels properly alien. The variety of manipulator arms at the bottom cement the otherworldly vibe.