I certainly couldn’t guess what’s on Timofey Tkachev’s mind with this sculpture, but I sure do know that I like it because it’s not your typical build but a peek into an artist’s own emotions. Over and above the mystery of the mind, the exterior shaping leaves you wondering about the techniques used to sculpt a 3D skull. Such a masterpiece indeed.
One of Singapore’s favourite pastimes is enjoying great food — and that means great access to food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Featured as a Food Culture Mini-Build gift with purchase promotion in Singapore by LEGO, this unique food culture and national identity of Singapore is made available from June onwards across various stores each week featuring a different build. What’s more important is that these snacks and dishes not only taste good, but their LEGO incarnations look pretty sweet, too!
Soundwave was always one of my favourite Decepticons as he was unusually cool-sounding and had additional tiny transformers stored inside himself in cassette form. One un-glamourous thing was his alternate mode — he turned into a boombox of all things! Your superpower is to blend in to very unique situations! Thankfully, he spent most of his time in ‘bot’ mode. This incredible transformable build by Moko really is quite a feat.
Not only does it morph into the boombox, but it comes complete with Ravage, Rumble, Buzzsaw, and Frenzy.
It’s easy to get over-excited while constructing mecha, since it’s easy to over-greeble details to the point that it becomes too complicated and loses its humanoid look. Khairul Nizam’s build stands out as it has good proportions and great flexibility in poses. That huge rotary canon-like weapon looks like it could do some major harm if someone gets upset. What makes this build stand out is that even thought it’s built in shades of grey and black, you still get a great visual which sometimes can be hard to pull off with a minimal use of colors to separate one section of the build from another.
Builder Brandon wyc has put together a wonderful LEGO café — a tranquil oasis in the middle of a bustling city scene. The lighting adds to the atmosphere, but what’s most impressive are the details depicting everyday life both inside and outside. The café itself features a kitchen with a bakery, and pretty much everything you need for the business to run all day, including cosy corners for a quiet book read, or a simple dinner date for two. The pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the junction is all nicely-placed, giving the scene a real sense of activity.
Builder hichiroku24 shares the means for constructing your very own earth friendly, zero emission, instantly recognizable two-seater from the Stone Age era. Two cylinder, duo tree trunk, feet powered and with a top speed of 15 mph, this is a must-have for anyway caveman on the go. The only question is, will you put in your order at the nearest Bricklink store today? We’ve got blueprints in the form of a video instruction guide, so what are you waiting for? Yabba-dabba-doo!
It’s quite rare to see a fully functioning roller coaster, especially one this large and complex and using 100% off-the-shelf LEGO elements. It does a look a little fragile at times, with the whole structure wobbling away in the high speed turns, but I’m pretty sure builder Hoezer2 has got it all figured out and it’s gonna hold up. The construction not only has the look and feel of a real roller coaster, but the turns and runs actually have a top speed of 10.3 kmh (6.4 mph) thanks to the use of Mindstorms EV3 motors and sensors.
I still can’t quite grasp how those carriages stay fixed to the tracks, which has always been my number one fear of roller coasters. But in the world of LEGO, minifigures don’t feel pain so it’s all good if they have to endure the occasional derailment.
There’s something magical about the classic Star Wars vehicles. They’ve withstood the test of time and remain a constant source of inspiration for LEGO builders. Miro Dudas is a skilled builder with a love for all things in a galaxy far far away, creating this fantastic mini AT-AT. This small AT-AT is a wonderful build with clean lines and almost no visible studs.
It even has the added articulation of bringing the AT-AT to its knees as in the movie scene. There’s the nice touch of footprints in the snow platform. The best part of it all? You get to recreate this scene in your own home, once you gather the parts from this list. Instructions can be downloaded from Miro’s site.
When I first laid eyes on this, my brain refused to comprehend the crossover theme! Builder BrickinNick certainly accomplished his mission to put me in a daze. At first glance, I could see Chewbacca and Han Solo, but then something told me it was also Groot and his buddy Rocket Racoon. So is it a Groobacca and a Han Raccoon duo or a Chroot and a Rocket Solo team? You take your pick! I’m still bewildered and amazed.
What attracted me to this interesting looking mansion is its unique foundation built over a canal and seated at the edge of a small cliff. However, the striking front with full height windows overlooking the harbor is only a small part of this quaint looking home. What’s inside this build by morimoilego is just as beautiful and equally interesting, since the home has been partly converted into a quaint and cozy coffee shop.
What’s not to love about this action-filled nano-scale diorama of the Battle of Hoth by Belgian builder GolPlaysWithLego. The AT-AT is built with almost no visible studs and a perfectly shaped body section, and a clever use of the signal paddle element for the head mounted blasters. Two T-47 Snowspeeders swing into action, just as the AT-AT is about to be brought to its knees.
The DF.9 turret (looking a tad bit helpless but ready for action) and the 1.4 FD P-Tower complete this throwback to one of the most iconic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back.
The recent tradition of LEGO releasing special collectible sets for the official Star Wars convention, known as Celebration, never fails to capture anticipation and attention. This year’s event – which also coincided with the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars – happened a few weeks ago and LEGO did not disappoint eager fans. This year’s exclusive LEGO item is a 220 piece set called Detention Block Rescue, and features Luke and Han in detention block AA-23 from Star Wars: A New Hope.