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.

Posts by Jennifer

Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise...

This stormtrooper probably needs to step closer to his target. Or maybe he should take a step back? One thing’s for sure, Jme Wheeler‘s tiny Star Wars blaster pistol practice scene in LEGO points out an obvious truth from the films: Contrary to what Obi-Wan Kenobi may tell you, stormtroopers are not gunslinging sharp shooters. So keep practicing, little buddy. Keep practicing.

Pride of the Empire

It’s on like Donkey Kong

Whether he’s hurling barrels at Jumpman, riding a rhino through the jungle, or power-sliding around a tight corner in his go-kart, Donkey Kong is one impressive ape. And vincentkiew‘s LEGO Kong has all the charm and style of the iconic gorilla. Just look at those opposable digits! There’s also some tremendous Nice Parts Usage (NPU) in the necktie, mouth, and banana peels.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/170419

The battle of Helm’s Deep is over. The battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.

When Saruman sends his orc army to knock on your front door, you have to be prepared. Lucky for LEGO King Théoden and the rest of the Rohirrim, Classical Bricks has constructed an impressively massive and rather sound-looking fortress. This walled stronghold is built right into the mountainside (using some interesting rockwork techniques) and it looks like it came straight out of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel.

Helm's Deep V2 (Main)

The diorama is 6.3 feet long (nearly 2 meters), and includes about 200 minifigures. Despite its size, the scene certainly doesn’t lack detail, with the fortress integrated with rockwork built from angled plates.

Helm's Deep V2 (2)

Oh, yeah! It’s time to get schwifty!

Ever since LEGO revealed their BrickHeadz line, AFOLs around the world have entered a building frenzy trying to replicate the souless, blocky style of the series. Out of the hundreds of custom BrickHeadz I’ve seen, Yang Wang‘s Rick and Morty Brickheadz are hands down my favorite.

Rick and Morty Lego Brickheadz

Yang chose the perfect color palette to depict Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. Just look at Rick’s unibrow and spiky hair! Morty even has two Megaseeds. And while the background might be an offense to the eyes, it’s a clear reference to Dimension 35C (home of the coveted Megaseeds).

We are lost in the nowhere

I haven’t read Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams but this massive LEGO creation by Caleb Schilling makes me think that I need to pick up a copy of the book right now. I mean, nobody would build a 5 1/2 foot tall LEGO creation based on a book that wasn’t worth reading, right?

Tunnels

According to Caleb, this LEGO creation weighs 80 pounds and separates into multiple sections. I can’t get over the sheer size of this thing. And it’s not just impressive because it’s huge, it’s also incredibly detailed! Each layer has a unique feel. The base features nicely-done brick-built versions of the first two book covers. I love the rockwork on the first subterranean layer and the creepy tan layer (called the “Pore”), and the train, and the underground city… ugh. I’ve got to read this book.

Side by Side
Tunnels 2
The Great Plain

For more photos of Caleb’s incredible creation, check out Flickr and for those visiting Brickworld Chicago this year, you’ll be able to see this behemoth in person!

Gotta get back, back to the past

After a 12 year hiatus, the 5th and final season of Samurai Jack is finally here! (…though Cartoon Network has now moved it to their night-time adult swim segment). Based on these stunning LEGO busts, I’d guess Yu Chris has a soft spot for the time-traveling samurai and his diabolical shape-shifting foe Aku.

Samurai Jack & AKU

From their angry expressions to Yu’s color choices, these models capture the cartoon’s unique artistic style. In particular, I love how Yu nailed Jack’s massive square jaw and top knot, and Aku’s iconic silhouette.

Building by candlelight

At first glance this melting LEGO candle by Jonas Kramm looks like the real thing. The goopy drips of wax cling together perfectly, and the candlestick has the just the right amount of detailing. Nevertheless, I can’t help but wonder if this candle would look better in white – but what else can an Iron Builder do when forced to work with bright green Duplo squiggle bricks?

Candle

There are many forms of thirst

Generally, LEGO builders strive to avoid blocky, repetitive designs. And, of course, many of us cringe at the mere thought of large patches of exposed studs. But Loysnuva fully embraced these little-favoured styles in his latest creation, and the result is simply mesmerizing! These sand dunes have an almost pixilated quality to them that works wonderfully.

You are the true hero and your legend is now

My initial thoughts about this LEGO scene had nothing to do with Bionicle (which is the actual source material). Instead, I imagined a sci-fi world where robots roamed computer-generated deserts. And let me tell you, I immediately wanted to know more about that world.

Don’t swim alone in the shallows

Luckily for this stranded surfer, a sturdy-looking buoy was nearby when the great white shark attacked. I haven’t seen the classic movie that Letranger Absurde‘s most recent LEGO creation is based on, but I instantly recognized the scene from the trailer. Like all of Vitreolum’s characters, this brick-built Blake Lively has some great contours and details. I particularly like her shredded wetsuit and asymmetrical hair. The shark poking his head out of the water is also pretty adorable.

The Shallows

You want to know what I was before all this? I was nobody. Nothing.

Fans of the graphic novels or the AMC show will appreciate these Walking Dead LEGO creations by Jonas Obermaier. The first scene features everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic redneck, Daryl Dixon. Jonas created a sleek motorcycle for Daryl that has just enough detail (look, there’s even some chrome!) to look like a million bucks. He also turned out Daryl’s legs for a more natural pose.

Daryl Dixon's bike

Jonas’s other Walking Dead build is a gruesome scene featuring Negan. There are a lot of interesting building techniques here, but what I love most is the ribbed hose (cut into strips) used to enhance Negan’s bat. And word on the street is that Jonas is working on a larger Walking Dead display for ComicCon Germany, so we should be seeing even more Walking Dead LEGO very soon!

Negan

LEGO Niantic logo

A Pokemon trainer from northeast Ohio named Adrian Drake recently took a break from sneaking up on squirtles and evolving his eevees. What did he do with his spare time? He built the Niantic logo out of LEGO bricks, of course!

Niantic

If you’ve played any Ingress or Pokemon Go (and seriously, who hasn’t?), you’ll probably recognize this hot air balloon that also kinda looks like an atom carrying a ship. But even if you don’t recognize the Niantic logo, you have to admit Adrian’s 3D LEGO version is pretty sweet.

We can rebuild him, we have the technology

Thank goodness Eero Okkonen had the incredible foresight to rebuild this lizard beast. After all, there aren’t that many Tyrannosaurus Rexes left in the wild! Using ABS plastic and discarded Bionicle technology, Eero was able to piece together all that remained of this once-great creature (including his Duplo grass spine and even the very tip of his tail) and transform him into a six million dollar dino.

CMT-Rex