French builder F@bz is well known for building fabulous sci-fi vehicles of every sort. His latest futuristic LEGO creation has some sharp, clean lines and a lovely pop of lavender. But what really caught my eye was the use of those Paradisa roof slopes on the rear of F@bz’s spacey drone.
In fact, those printed tiles remind me so much of LEGO Set 6419: Rolling Acres Ranch (and consequently, my childhood) that I cannot stop picturing these drones being remotely controlled by a crack team of horse scientists (via hoof-compatible controls, of course). Come to think of it, the shaping on this drone looks a little like a horse’s head and neck… anyone else see that?
It may not be advanced, but this Twin Ion Engine fighter (aka TIE fighter) by Tim Goddard is quite stunning. It looks fragile and tough all at the same time. There’s a lot of detail packed into this simple little build. Those lipstick laser cannons are genius, and the SNOT wings are masterfully constructed using hinges, plates, slopes, bars, and even robot hands.
LEGO makes a wide variety of minifig-scale motorcycles, including a dirtbike, a large police-style bike, and even a pretty nifty Duplo motorcycle. These vehicles are nice, but it’s always refreshing when builders create their own unique vehicles instead. And that’s exactly what BenFifteenTheChicken did with these amazing superhero motorbikes.
Ben’s motorcycles look small enough to be made from a single LEGO mold, but look closely. Each of these bikes are built out of tons of tiny pieces like minifig hands, weapons, and headlight bricks.
I love that Ben built different bikes for Wolverine, the Punisher, Ghost Rider, and (everyone’s favorite) Deadpool. Each of these bikes have their own unique style and closely relate to the comic book character’s style and personality.
There’s no debating that David Bowie was the master of style. His numerous personas were larger than life. From Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, to the Thin White Duke and Jareth the Goblin King, Bowie never failed to evolve his colorful personas into something new and utterly enchanting. The heartbreaking news of his death stunned fans all around the world. Josh Fowler turned his grief into an amazing LEGO tribute: 100 Miniland-scale figures chronicling Bowie’s colorful career, which he unveiled today on the first anniversary of the star’s passing.
Josh’s builds include the LEGO-fication of iconic Bowie images from 1969 to 2016. His series runs chronologically through Bowie’s career and includes nearly every persona and costume from album covers, tours, and music videos. There are even a few magazine covers thrown in and characters from films like Labyrinth and The Prestige.
Josh included interesting facts about David Bowie’s life and even posted the source images for each and every build. To see some of our favorites, click below…
If you read our site often, you’ve probably noticed that a group of builders have been collaborating on an ongoing Harry Potter LEGO series. Each builder has tackled a different book in the series, producing a small vignette scene for each chapter. Mel F. recently finished the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with 30 vignettes for the book’s 30 chapters, and the tiny scenes just keep getting better and better.
Mel’s take on the Harry Potter vignette series is quite spectacular and a little different than those who have come before her. Most noticeably, Mel incorporated several intricate building techniques and even some microscale buildings (the Burrow) into her series. Of course, she also included a plethora of Unikitty tails (Mel’s signature LEGO piece) into her builds.
If you missed any of the previous Harry Potter vignette series, be sure to check them out here:
See each of the fantastic Half-Blood Prince vignettes below.
We’ve featured several LEGO versions of Relativity over the years, including a traditional staircase scene with great lighting and even a Star Wars version of M.C. Escher’s famous lithograph. But we’ve never seen a version quite like Lårs Kumpfert‘s monochromatic one.
By using only red pieces and intricate Gothic designs, Lårs created a creepy, gravity-defying LEGO scene that would be right at place in a Guillermo del Toro movie.
Back in 2010, German builder Kevin J. Walter designed an impressive LEGO Klingon Bird of Prey using virtual bricks. Now, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Kevin’s six year mission to recreate that design using 25,000 real LEGO bricks is finally complete, and the result is phenomenal!
Kevin’s design is simply stunning. I love everything about this build, from the spot-on color palette to the intricate shaping and detailing in the wings. Even the exposed studs feel right for this Klingon vessel. Of course, there is also some great part’s usage in here too. Can you spot the guns belonging to Toy Story’s Army Men and Bilbo Baggin’s front door?
Click here to see more images of this ship
Star Wars: Rogue One introduced the world to the AT-ACT, an imperial walker with a large cargo hold and plenty of fire-power. It’s the perfect vehicle when you need to haul cargo across the beaches of Scarif, but still need to be prepared to start a counterattack against rebel forces. Forgotten Days‘s minifig-scale version of the AT-ACT is impressive, most impressive.
Day’s walker has some great shaping and textures, especially on the legs and head. And check out those ground troops on the beach; perfect marching formations even in the face of incoming rebel fire! If minifig-scale LEGO creations aren’t for you, there’s no need to fret because [E]ddy Plu has your back with his microscale AT-ACT.
Even at this tiny scale, Plu captured the distinct walker with its orange cargo hold and delicate legs. Best of all, the tiny splashes of water and lazer beam bolts give this miniature beach a real sense of action. And the microscale stormtroopers and rebels are pretty cute too.
Those orcs surely had something sinister planned for their prisoners, but luckily for these poor souls, the King’s cavalry arrived just in the nick of time. Paul Trach‘s latest LEGO scene might not include any grand castles, but it’s got some action-packed fig posing and lovely autumn colors. Of course, the star of Paul’s scene is that ingenious jungle gym-esque cage made of tubing and robot arms.
Using only the movie trailers as reference, Graham Gidman built this excellent little scene from Star Wars: Rogue One. Graham was able to create an accurate slice of the imperial-occupied city of Jedha and the people that inhabit it. There’s a ton of texture and personality in that tan building.
And if you think that AT-ST Walker looks like an official LEGO set, well you’re correct! (…it’s the 75153 AT-ST Walker).
“What is this? There’s children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys and absolutely no one’s dead.” Now that you’ve got one of the catchiest Christmas songs ever stuck in your head, take a look at Cesar Soares‘s amazing Nightmare Before Christmas LEGO sled, helmed by none other than Jack Skellington and his faithful ghost-dog, Zero.
This Halloween, we featured Cesar’s incredible Nightmare Mayor-mobile and now that it’s nearly Christmas there’s no better way to celebrate than by kidnapping the Sandy Claws, taking over his job, and delivering gruesome toys to all the children of the world. Like Cesar’s prior Nightmare build, this one is incredibly accurate to the movie. In addition to Cesar’s great characters, I love the rickety-ness of the launch ramp and that each skelly-reindeer is unique.
Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and initially thought, “that thing is downright ugly.” But then the longer you look at it, the more interesting it becomes? Well, I had that exact same experience when I first looked at F@bz‘s strange pizza slice-shaped space shuttle. At first, I couldn’t get over the bland palette and the fact that the rear end looks like two futuristic electric razors.
But then I looked again and I couldn’t stop looking at it. This ship has some amazing details and somehow, the longer you look at it, the better it gets. I love how F@bz incorporated several of the new Nexo Knight pieces directly into his ship, and then mimicked their unique shapes throughout the entire build. Also, if you look closely, you can see the builder stealthily included his self-portrait in the final product (like many great artists have done before him).