As a kid I was a big fan of Bionicle, and this creation of Turaga Dume and Nivawk by Mitch (Gamma-Raay) evoked memories of the actual set that was released over 10 years ago. The silver markings in this model are really well integrated and add a lot of character to the beast.
Today is Chinese New Year, and Andy Hung from Hong Kong celebrates with these Lego creations of iconic items you may see around Chinese homes such as a candy platter, a paper door decor with the “fortune” character, a bowl of narcissus, and a string of firecrackers. You can see more photos on Flickr.
This yacht by ER0L is skillfully crafted and looks like a real model if you didn’t suspect it was LEGO at first. There’s even a set of working lights to take this build over the top. You can see more detailed shots on Flickr.
This collaborative display of Mordor by Chris Perron and Scott Semple incorporates lights to make the lava look unbelievably realistic. Check out the details shots on Flickr, and don’t miss seeing the microscale Minas Morgul dwarfed by the rest of the build.
Jason Allemann has come up with a design for Lego ballista that can launch a 2×4 brick 15 feet (which will let you hit almost any target in even the biggest dioramas). The best part is that he has posted step-by-step instructions for you to build your own. Time to get ready for battle!
Symphony of Construction is a telephone game that alternates between the mediums of LEGO and music. Already 3 rounds have produced interesting results, and now it’s your turn show us your creativity of interpretation. Check out the Symphony of Construction contest, where you have until March 1st to build a creation inspired by a piece of music and possibly win one of four LEGO gift certificates donated by The Brothers Brick.
Take a look at a sample of the works from the most recent round:
This sculpture by Lars Kumpfert captures the 3-dimensional shape of a face protruding from a seemingly elastic surface. Check out the creation photographed from other angles on Flickr.
This Rube Goldberg machine by Christian Bechinie showcases an elegantly designed ball contraption surrounded by brick-built dominoes. Check out the entertaining video and see it all in motion.
What’s the best way to deliver tequila to the masses on a distant planet? Pico van Grootveld (Brixnspace) presents the Tequilatron Tuk Tuk to get the job done, and it even features a portable parasol and table.
This bust of an enchantress by Mihai Marius Mihu radiates an aura of mystique. The use of the blue blades on the face is superb.