The individual elements of the build are spot-on, and the overall presentation is excellent. Just looking at the image is making me hungry. This burger definitely came with a side of awesomesauce.
Maybe you were trying to jailbreak your iPhone, or maybe you were rooting your new Samsung. Or, if you’re clever like Ordo, “bricking” your phone means something entirely different—something a whole lot more fun. This artful still life looks like the real deal at a glance, but inspect more closely and you’ll see that not only is the phone LEGO, but the charger, outlet and even the countertop are too.
Birds have already become an independent genre of brick-built sculptures. And whether they’re redoubtable birds of prey or it’s a sly magpie — as built by AnActionfigure here — they all look fascinating and wonderfully realistic.
The title picture of the model barely reveals its main peculiarity. Besides an astonishing, instantly recognizable shape for the bird, its color scheme is much more interesting than one may think. Dark green and dark blue pieces, which are clearly visible from another angle, create the same play of colors as real feathers.
Gaming weaponsmith ZaziNombies takes a swing at the most massive weapon in the popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch. His latest build, Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer, is quite an impressive feat in LEGO engineering. It can be lifted, swung around, and hit against light objects without snapping in half or having any noticeable bend in the handle. Watch ZaziNombies swing his replica Rocket Hammer around and show a few of his construction techniques in the video, and then check out this awesome LEGO version of D.Va’s mech we featured last week.
A seed of plastic
that Emil patiently pruned
One beautiful tree
Chris Maddison has built a marvellous recreation of one of the greatest/stupidest toy fads of all time — the Pet Rock. The rock and straw are nice, but just take a long hard look at that brick-built cardboard box. Stunning.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week – or just aren’t that interested in the Marvel superhero universe – you’ll no doubt have witnessed all the unnecessary media drama over the shocking plot twist revealed in the latest Captain America comic book series. Even though it’s common knowledge at this point, I won’t even repeat it here, seeing how spoiler sensitive we’ve all become!
But I will report that builder Taylor Walker claims he had absolutely no foreknowledge of this news when he originally built this rather impressive (and strangely modified) life-size version of Captain America’s iconic shield. Courtesy of Flickr user Sir Glub, here is Taylor’s shield on display recently at BrickCan 2016 in Vancouver, alongside the LEGO Mjolnir that he co-built with his brother Brandon:
And here is a closer look at that amazing pattern work, from the builder himself:
Sometimes LEGO looks good enough to eat, and this is certainly the case with Sad Brick‘s Cranberry Black Forest cake. This plastic take on the classic German desert appears to have the key ingredients of chocolate sponge, cream, kirsch, more cream and a black cherry on top. A puzzle for you: do you know which part has been used to depict the cherry?
The best part is that this cake is definitely fat-free.
My passion for LEGO and gaming has resulted in quite an expansive arsenal of gaming weapons, and now I present the most massive of them all: the classic dual-tube rocket launcher from the Halo series in full 1:1 scale. I chose to build the most recent iteration featured in Halo 5: Guardians. It came down to small details when I chose this iteration: the orange highlights, the classic lettering of the “SPNKr” moniker, and the bulky grip section were all my favorite.
At 50.5 inches in length and weighing in at 24 pounds, it’s made from approximately 6,000 LEGO pieces, and initially I thought there would be no working features at all! However, there is one: you can open the launch frame and remove the launch tubes, just like how a Spartan would reload it in the game. Watch this demonstrated in this video:
Builder nobu_tary has made me want to eat some LEGO. I might choke during this post, but it will be worth it because this looks amazing and delicious, and is one heck of a build:
Look at the tasty details: the toppings are placed perfectly, just random enough to resemble the real mess of a pizza; the red bricks layered below the cheese make for a great sauce effect; the crust looks great with different shades of brown; and the dripping cheese was a great detail. But most amazingly he built this piece in the most dynamic pose a slice of pizza can have, when you have just picked it up. Now I’m craving for a slice of delicious cheesy goodness even more.
We feature a lot of cute and fun stuff here on The Brothers Brick, but it’s not often we showcase a LEGO model which is genuinely creepy. This fabulous shrunken head creation by AnActionFigure sent a shiver up my spine when I saw it for the first time.
There’s some complicated brickwork going on to create the facial features here, and the use of rubber bands as stitching around the mouth adds a nice touch of the macabre. All-in-all a disquieting little build, and an (un)pleasant change from cuter LEGO creations.