I’m a sucker for weirdly colored alien landscapes. With his latest creation, A Plastic Infiity has given us that, plus some funky alien technology, and a floating rock. The scales of justice look balanced in the photo, but they feel tipped towards awesome to me. Also, I had no idea those minifig hats came in a purple shade, I’ll be needing some of those for my own funky landscapes.
Browsing for MOCs this morning, I certainly wasn’t expecting to find a new six foot long SHIP, but David Collins (IntronD) had a surprise in store. It’s quite a lovely shape from the angle below, and the medium blue (or is that azure?) and tan color scheme is just a thing of beauty. Truly amazing is that it’s all built to house a hangar for mecha. Make sure to check out all the photos, as it’s packed full of details and lighting effects.
The post title says it all, both the original design by Frank Lloyd Wright and this LEGO model by Jameson Gagnepain (Jameson42) are absolute masterpieces. I’m no expert on architecture, but according to the builder, this building is called “Wingspread” and was built in 1937. Jameson has captured not just the architecture of the building, but also the surrounding landscape, and even a period appropriate little car. Make sure you check out the entire gallery, to see all the details!
There’s actually a lot more to love about this stunning mecha (MFX [F] – Aztech Deity Reborn) by Lu Sim (Messymaru) than the color. It captures an over the top, extremely intricate, anime style that you don’t often see outside of the actual anmiation (and the occasional model). The various circular structures on the back are a big part of this effect, but what really grabbed my attention was the face.
As a child, I loved the Tintin Explorers on the Moon, I must have checked it out from the library dozens of times. I’ve seen many fantastic attempts at building the rocket Tintin and friends take to the moon, but this latest by Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) is the first build of the lunar tank I’ve seen. Simply put, this is awesome, this scene captures the right atmosphere, from the lunar surface to the brick-built Snowy under one of the domes.
Our friend Pascal (pasukaru76) must have been watching Ghost in the Shell recently, as he’s built a fantastic “think tank” (basically a robotic tank mecha) inspired by the one in the movie. Pascal describes it as a close cousin, and that works for me. The build achieves some simple geometric shapes, which on close inspection prove to be rather elegant implementations of complex techiques, for instances at the angles at the base of the legs. The use of stickers on the model is also top-notch, and really brings it to a higher level.
The Homeworld series of games featured some truly fantastic space ship designs, providing inspiration for tons of Lego space ships, but I’ve never seen anyone attempt to render a copy of this particular ship before now. De_chef has built a micro scale version of the epic Bentusi harbor ship from the games. As you can see above, he’s incorporated lights, and delivered photos that really show off the shape and illumination. Beyond that, he also built a series of smaller ships to accompany it in display, really bringing the scale to the forefront.
Andrew Lee (onosendai2600) brings us two new robots to help out. They offer completely different takes on a utilitarian look, and both work for me. The smiley on the yellow bot really captures the a CyberPunk/Anime vibe that I love. Meanwhile, the neck stalk on the gray bot lends a dinosaur-like life to the model. These were built for “Droneuary“, and it loosk like it’s going to be a great month.
This new fighter by Cole Blaq, makes excellent use of sculpted pieces to provide a detailed and variegated shape in a small form. Take a look, and you’ll notice that the (awesome looking) cockpit is only two studs wide, and the entire creation is probably under 6 inches long.
We’ve received word from LEGO S@H about the deals that will be available starting at midnight Friday morning (which is also when we were allowed to post about said deals). There’s a full list of the deals below, along with a link to the full “Sales and Deals” page (here’s one for Canada). Last year, most of the best deals (anything 50% off) sold out within a few minutes. We wish you the best of luck in your LEGO bargain hunting. As our readers know, we support the blog through referral links to deals on Amazon and LEGO.com, so if you do go shopping online this season, please click through one of our links first.
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|5004236||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||THE LEGO MOVIE DVD SpecEdition||60%|
|850636||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Luke Skywalker||50%|
|850637||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Princess Leia||50%|
|850638||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Han Solo||50%|
|850640||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Obi-Wan Kenobi||50%|
|850641||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Darth Maul||50%|
|850639||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Chewbacca||50%|
|850644||LEGO® Star Wars™||Magnet Yoda||50%|
|5004237||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||THE LEGO MOVIE BLU-RAY COMBO PK||50%|
|5004238||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||THE LEGO MOVIE EVERYTHING AWESOME 3D||50%|
|70134||LEGO® Chima||Lavertus’ Outland Base||20%|
|70133||LEGO® Chima||Spinlyn’s Cavern||20%|
|60020||LEGO® CiTY||Cargo Truck||20%|
|10223||LEGO® Kingdoms||Kingdoms Joust||20%|
|10513||LEGO® DUPLO® brand Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates™||Never Land Hideout||20%|
|10561||LEGO® DUPLO®||Toddler Starter Building Set||20%|
|6759||LEGO® DUPLO®||Busy Farm||20%|
|10575||LEGO® DUPLO®||LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Building Cube||20%|
|10576||LEGO® DUPLO®||Zoo Care||20%|
|70705||LEGO® Galaxy Squad||Bug Obliterator||20%|
|70709||LEGO® Galaxy Squad||Galactic Titan||20%|
|70704||LEGO® Galaxy Squad||Vermin Vaporizer||20%|
|79011||LEGO® The Hobbit™||Dol Guldur Ambush||20%|
|70811||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||The Flying Flusher||20%|
|70806||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||Castle Cavalry||20%|
|70804||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||Ice Cream Machine||20%|
|70812||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||Creative Ambush||20%|
|70805||THE LEGO® MOVIE™||Trash Chomper||20%|
|20200||LEGO® Master Builder Academy||MBA Spaceships||20%|
|20214||LEGO® Master Builder Academy||MBA Level 3||20%|
|20217||LEGO® Master Builder Academy||Co-pack MBA Level 2||20%|
|79102||LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Stealth Shell in Pursuit||20%|
|79122||LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Shredder’s Lair Rescue||20%|
|70725||LEGO® Ninjago||Nindroid MechDragon||20%|
|70720||LEGO® Ninjago||Hover Hunter||20%|
|70728||LEGO® Ninjago||Battle for Ninjago City||20%|
|75013||LEGO® Star Wars™||Umbaran MHC™ (Mobile Heavy Cannon)||20%|
|42005||LEGO® TECHNIC||Monster Truck||20%|
|850884||LEGO® Castle||LEGO® Castle King Key Chain||20%|
|850886||LEGO® Castle||LEGO® Castle Dragon Wizard Key Chain||20%|
|850889||LEGO® Castle||LEGO® Castle Dragons Accessory Set||20%|
|850913||LEGO® Chima||Chima MF Accessory Set Ice||20%|
|851318||LEGO® Chima||Chima Sir Fangar Claw & Shield||20%|
|850908||LEGO® Chima||Rogon Keychain||20%|
|850910||LEGO® Chima||Chima Minifigure Accessory Set||20%|
|851015||LEGO® Chima||Chima Scorpion Sword & Shield||20%|
|850776||LEGO® Chima||Chima Playmat||20%|
|850598||Accessories||Game Cards Binder||20%|
|850607||LEGO® Chima||Keychain Eris||20%|
|850609||LEGO® Chima||Keychain Worriz||20%|
|40118||Storage||Buildable Brick Box 2×2||20%|
|850791||LEGO® Minifigures||Minifigure Birthday Set||20%|
|850425||Accessories||Desk Business Card Holder||20%|
|850967||LEGO® Friends||LEGO Friends Jungle Accessory Set||20%|
|40112||LEGO® Friends||LEGO Friends Catwalk Model||20%|
|850781||LEGO® Friends||Carry Case House||20%|
|850581||LEGO® Friends||LEGO Friends Brick Calendar||20%|
|850591||LEGO® Friends||LEGO Friends Name Sign||20%|
|850597||LEGO® Friends||LEGO Friends Carry Case||20%|