About Jennifer

Jennifer Spencer received her very first LEGO set, 6419: Rolling Acres Ranch, at age six. But she found the instructions far too complicated and so she forced her father to build (and rebuild) the set for her. He must have grown weary of looking at that instruction booklet because Jennifer did not receive another LEGO set for several years. Jennifer builds her own sets now. She has been active in the online LEGO community since 2011 when she first discovered The Brothers Brick. She’s also a member of her local LEGO users group, NEOLug. You can check out her original LEGO creations on Flickr.

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Oh this is the night, it’s a beautiful night, and we call it bella notte...

Who knew those LEGO hot air balloon panels would make perfectly floppy pupper ears? Well as you can see, builder LEGO 7 knew. In fact, their spot-on take of the iconic spaghetti scene from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is packed full of tremendous NPU (Nice Parts Usage) which gives these two pups a cuddly, soft appearance. The only thing missing from this creation is moonlight and accordion music.

Lady and the Tramp

Who says a temple for worshiping the dark one can’t be colorful?

It’s obvious that jaapxaap likes to incorporate unusual colors into his LEGO castles. Based on his previous creations (remember his walking cottage and witchy fortress?), it seems like purple is jaapxaap’s go-to color. And in spite of the fact that this temple has a staggering amount of texture, curves, and details, it still has an overall clean design that’s very pleasing. There are also tons of great details. My favorite is the swirling rock legs which jaapxaap incorporated into the columns!

The Tanzanite Temple

A challenger approaches

Take just one look at these stunning LEGO video game characters by Anthony Forsberg and you’ll be itching to play a few rounds of Super Smash Bros. Pictured from left to right are four of the toughest characters ever to enter the arena: Mr. Game and Watch, Fox McCloud, Pac-Man, and Kirby. These brick-built renditions of the pixelated icons from your childhood are pretty spectacular.

LEGO Amiibo

And to top it off, Anthony even built adorable miniature versions of these four foes!

Mini LEGO Amiibo

Hey, listen!

You there! Stop smashing those clay pots. Stop riling up those cuccos. Stop everything and check out this breathtaking LEGO creation by Jonas Kramm. Even if you don’t spend your weekends taming wild horses and searching for spirit orbs, you still have to admit that Kramm’s rendition of Impa’s House from Breath of the Wild is pretty amazing.

Impa's House

Kramm says it took him a month and 10,000 LEGO pieces to recreate the Sheikah character’s home. And the end result is instantly recognizable. The color palette, roof shaping, rockwork, and all the tiny details are spot on. The building has a fully-built interior and custom Link and Impa minifigs. There are even a couple of apples out front that you can pick up on your way through the village. After all, you never know when you might need to refuel.

Impa's House - Interior

Sweet, sweet nectar of the gods

Break out the red sugar water, because Forlorn Empire built the perfect bird feeder to attract every LEGO hummingbird in your neighborhood straight to your backyard! Not only does this tiny hanging feeder look just like the real thing, but it’s packed full of some incredible NPU including minifig components (hands and arms), buckets, and the perfect fake plastic yellow “flower” to show the birdos where to sip while they hover.

Hummingbird Feeder

What are the three rules of owning a LEGO Gizmo?

(1) Keep your Gizmo away from bright lights, (2) don’t let him get wet, and of course (3) never feed him after midnight …no matter how much he begs. If you can stick to these rules, then you might be ready to build your very own 1980’s furball. Or it might just be safer to admire John Toulouse‘s adorable LEGO Mogwai (complete with a stylish wooden box). Yeah, that’s probably your safest bet.

Gizmo Box

Serve in Heaven or reign in Hell?

Even in LEGO form, a Neomorph is a terrifying thing to behold. RC Darman‘s most recent creation perfectly captures the horror that is Alien Covenant‘s nighttime wheat field scene. This Neomorph (which is an almost adorable cousin of the Xenomorph) looks lightning fast and is perfectly proportioned. Darman’s figs are also spot on (especially Daniels with that hair!) but I get the feeling they’ll need more than a little luck to make it through the night.

The Neomorph Attack

Living it up in the Land of Cleve

If you’ve ever strolled through the streets of downtown Cleveland, you’ll definitely recognize Spencer Rezkalla‘s most recent microscale creation. It’s Key Tower, the tallest building in Ohio! This build is chock full of amazing building techniques like SNOT and some weird, half-plate offsettings. Spencer even included the Marriott and Society for Savings buildings, making his tiny city block match the original one perfectly.

Key Center, Cleveland

If you happen to be within driving distance of “The Land,” you can see Spencer’s creation in person at the Great Lakes Science Center’s Build it! exhibit going on right now. You’ll also see other amazing LEGO creations that we’ve featured in the past such as Tyler Halliwell’s Monkey King, Adrian Drake’s life-sized Bender and Matt De Lanoy’s Springfield layout, just to name a few.

Key Tower & Key Tower

We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents

If you watched PBS’s Joy of Painting back in the 80s and early 90s, you’ll probably recognize BrickinNick‘s most recent creation. If not, I’ll give you a few hints. This icon was known for his soft voice, his permed afro (which BrickinNick captured perfectly in LEGO brick), and his positive outlook on life. Bob Ross also taught me that there’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.

CoolStoryBob

Freezing temperatures and flesh-eating monsters? These minifigs might not survive the night

These two brave souls have certainly been put through the wringer by Graham Gidman. A horde of undead creatures is swarming their camp and they’ve buried two of their own. And given the lack of snow on those graves, I’d say those deaths were recent. Emotions have to be running high. In spite of the horror depicted, Graham’s LEGO scene is actually quite lovely. The texture on the bridge looks crumbly and the icy river makes my teeth chatter just looking at it.

Surviving, Not Living

LEGO Nexo Knights 70349 Ruina’s Lock & Roller [Review]

70349 Ruina's Lock & Roller

If you’re in the market for a small LEGO set with fun colors and minifigures that look as equally at home in space as they do in a medieval castle, look no further than Ruina’s Lock & Roller [70349]. This set retails for $19.99 USD, but is currently on sale on Amazon for $15.99. It has 208 pieces, with the primary feature being a substantially sized vehicle called Ruina’s Lock & Roller (hence, the name of the set). The roller is essentially castle dungeon on wheels drawn by a GargoBike rather than a team of horses. Along with the gargoyle-inspired carriage, this set also includes three minifigures and two NEXO Power Shields (Gorilla Roar and Forbidden Power Wrecking Wrath) which are scannable and provide power-ups in the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS game.

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Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn

LEGO microscale is typically reserved for contemporary buildings like skyscrapers and pizza delivery shops, but recently Issac Snyder has been building one amazing tiny medieval model after another. Check out his microscale Dwarven workshop and his tiny walled port town. However the micro-masterpiece is surely this gorgeous Edoras from the second installment of The Lord of the Rings films.

Edoras - MELO

If this MOC would look nice sitting on your desk or shelf, then you’re in luck! Isaac donated his lovely creation as a prize in the 2017 Middle Earth LEGO Olympics (MELO 2017) contest over on MOCpages. The first round of the contest runs through May 21, 2017, so you’ve got nearly a month to enter the fray.