As part of Creations for Charity 2016, builder Tim Lydy has created a rather worn out LEGO rendition of Thor’s brother Loki. This version of the character is sporting the much brighter attire of the character’s original comic book design and it looks great in brick form.
Loki’s extremely relaxed posture is thanks to him actually being constructed in several smaller sections that aren’t attached to each other, but to the chair instead. The other big trick here is the rug which I definitely thought was not LEGO, but apparently is. Tim states that it’s an official piece from Duplo set 5598 Dino Valley.
When nobu_tary graced us with a LEGO version of Metabee, the main robot from the Medabots franchise, I was happy enough that a relatively obscure show had got some LEGO love. But there was more love to come, as the builder has returned with Rokusho, another bot from the franchise. I implore you to look at the original Rokusho design and then the LEGO version below – it’s spot on!
We love seeing the community taking old LEGO themes and making new creations where the LEGO Company stopped. Today’s examples are two mechs from Blacktron courtesy of SpirituInsanum. The larger, humanoid mech is my favourite here, but please let me know which one you like more.
Remember to check out the builder’s photostream for more angles of each build. Here’s another shot of the bipedal one because I just can’t help myself:
Finally, I don’t know if this is intentional or not, but the larger mech really looks like a mixture of two official LEGO sets to me, namely 8970 Robo Attack and 70704 Vermin Vaporizer.
Built in black and very, very dark grey, Haeundaddy, whose Kaneda’s bike from Akira we featured a couple days ago, has created a version of the UCS Batpod that will definitely please the Dark Knight. The Batpod is Batman’s escape vehicle integrated into the Tumbler — highly manoeuvrable, but leaves Batman somewhat exposed without the Tumbler’s armour.
Haeundaddy has included the important weaponry with dual front-mounted cannons, machine guns and grappling hooks. The Batpod is all about manoeuvrability so check out that steering mechanism, apparently all under the control of Batman’s broad shoulders. That’s real power steering!
This beautiful LEGO sculpture by Xavier Viloria is both intriguing and unique. The builder was inspired by the works of Mari Shimizu and hakkachan and those influences do show in this lovely build. The central doll-like bust is well shaped and those silent tears are a lovely touch. I also like the tendrils that travel through her neck and open into a flow of flowers within her chest.
Without a doubt, my favourite part are the flowers that are made from minifigure cloaks. What a great use of those cloth LEGO parts — very effective.
Pete Strege reminds us of one of the most powerful things in this world — no, not about the Joker’s sense of humor, but about love. Because what could be more romantic than a breathtaking flight in a hot air balloon above Gotham city?
The balloon’s envelope is something of a masterpiece. Those are just regular plates and wedges, but the shape they form is simply perfect. In case you missed it, the black and red diamonds are an extremely smart combination of LEGO parts, including the newest 2×2 wedges.
Following up his excellent Stryder Titan model, Marius Herrmann presents a fantastic LEGO rendition of the Ronin Titan from Titanfall 2. His build of the sword-wielding close quarters Titan frame was built using only the limited angles one sees the Ronin in the various Titanfall 2 trailers as reference, and his research paid off with a highly detailed and intricate model with a spot on color scheme.
Normally there are only four seasons each year, but Emil Lidé has created a series of six microscale landscapes to capture all the changing colours found in nature throughout the year. Each of the six scenes depicts a trio of trees and ground foliage using the LEGO colour palate to full effect, especially those vibrant autumnal tones.
Emil’s trees are fantastic of course – he kindly shared his methods for constructing LEGO trees earlier this month. Interestingly, Emil tells us that the initial starting point for these was this cool technique for a base by o0ger, and the circular bases are a great way to keep each scene compact and contained. My own favourite is definitely late autumn.
We get so used to bulky LEGO spaceships, often with realistically muted color palettes, that it can be hard to know what to make of something wholly and totally different. A Plastic Infinity has posted a bright green alien spaceship, with “propulsive flagellum” and claws for weapons. The repeated circular shapes and black spikes give the craft an insectoid feeling, tapping into our darkest fears.
The builder has also created a small group of escort ships that match the design of the mothership. I really don’t want to know what that forward probe does…
Great builds don’t need to be large, or complicated. Sometimes sticking with simple connections, good photography, and good composition can do amazing things. This pensive character comes from Milan Sekiz. Our gray friend has a grey bird, cleverly using robot arms and wings. The whole spindly scene uses mostly axle connections, and the result is quite fascinating – and beautiful.
We’ve featured numerous Scania trucks over the years, including a British Stobart lorry, 142 wrecker, LT146 dump truck, and more. As ubiquitous on European roads as Peterbilts are in North America, Scania trucks continue to be a popular subject for LEGO builders. Dennis Bosman, whose dump truck I just linked to, has posted a gorgeous LBS 141 from the 70’s, with a clean white color scheme and fantastic details on both the cab and chassis. One of our European readers or contributors will have to explain what the deal is with the terrified puppets strapped to the roof rack…
Back in March, LEGO announced that the next LEGO Ideas set would be 21307 Caterham Seven 620R, designed by Carl Greatrix. Just released this month, we’re pleased to bring our readers a full hands-on review.
This is quite a lovely set with some great parts — both brand new molds and recolored existing parts. Read our full review, but we think you’ll like this set as much as we do.
Click through to read the full review of the LEGO Caterham Seven