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Zombie hordes, nuclear annihilation, rising sea levels, the monkeypox — the future doesn’t look too bright for all those smiling LEGO minifigs. But survivors abound in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, entrenched in well-guarded camps or on the road in crazy armored contraptions. Check out all these post-apoc models to see that there is indeed hope for LEGO humanity after all…

Kombinat: apocalypse is now

A group of LEGO fans from Poland decided to build the hugest Fallout diorama ever, and Bartłomiej Huetter has already built the first part of the project. Kombinat features a derelict factory that’s been turned into a refuge for survivors in the wasteland. Despite all the chaos, people seem to find entertainment in this messy living space. A brewery, an arcade saloon, a dance club and a couple doing not so safe for work activities. I guess we can’t expect more fun out of this apocalyptic world!

Kombinat

Usually it’s quite hard to build a large scale diorama but sometimes they are also full of details that it’s harder to absorb everything at once. Luckily, Bartłomiej has created a huge album on Flickr which displays many details including stickers and digital designs of the early model. Make sure you don’t miss anything. The vehicles and minifigures are astonishing!

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Dale’s RV from The Walking Dead in LEGO

The notion of zombies walking the earth strikes me as completely ridiculous and I never got into the whole ApocaLEGO theme either, but yet, somehow, I am completely hooked on The Walking Dead. I first saw an episode about two years ago and since have binge-watched the first four seasons and am camped in front of the TV for every new episode. I can’t really explain why. Perhaps it’s because some of the characters are so unsympathetic that the thought of a half-rotted zombie tearing their guts out is something to look forward to. Nobody seems safe, however, and whenever the more likeable characters are killed off, such as Dale Horvath in the 2nd season, I feel pretty much gutted myself (pun intended). A lot of fan-built LEGO models based on The Walking Dead are focussed on customized minifigures, but I wanted to have a vehicle from the show as part of my movie car collection. My choice: Dale’s Winnebago Chieftain RV.

Dale's RV from The Walking Dead

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Sector AT.10 of the apocalypse

The apocalypse is now. Civilization is gone. Chaos prevails… Sector AT.10 is the ultimate refuge for cut-throats, savages and punks. Only the most ruthless will survive…

Tim Schwalfenberg has masterfully crafted this dark scene depicting a fallen world often envisaged by pessimist spirits like myself. The choice of dull colors throughout the work helps a lot with the atmosphere. The recycled container, shabby ventilation system, disorganized structure and lying junk perfectly sums up a world without order. The hooded characters present an uncanny and unwelcoming ambiance. But don’t be intimidated! It’s just a perfect work of LEGO which we all should enjoy!

Sector AT.10

Home sweet post-apocalyptic home: Fallout 4’s Red Rocket truck stop

If you’re tired of building your weapons and armor in Fallout 4, take a break and do what Jonas Obermaier did: build your Fallout 4 weapons and armor in LEGO. This super cool minifig-scale scene of the Red Rocket truck stop, which can serve as a makeshift homebase for players, comes loaded with a suit of power armor, weapons, collectibles, loads of desk gadgets, and myriad other components surely destined to be broken down and reused.

Inside Red Rocket truck stop

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Red Rocket in brick form. We’ve previously featured a spot-on exterior by Markus Rollbühler and a stunning large-scale interior by Pierre. And while you’re checking out Fallout-inspired LEGO models, take a look at this life-size Fat Man mortar launcher.

A heap of scrap, assembled to perfection

If you’ve never tried building with someone else’s LEGO collection, I highly recommend it. Everyone organizes their collection a little differently. As a result, you’ll often see strange parts being stored together and inspiration will strike. Or, more likely, you’ll be unable to locate some of your go-to “comfort” pieces and be forced to try something new. Also, it’s just plain fun to build alongside your friends!

I’m not sure if Nooroyd learned any new tricks when he built this scene with his friend Andreas’ LEGO collection, but the result is stunning! The ramshackle building feels very organic and the cluttered composition draws the eye in several directions at once without being completely overwhelming. I particularly love the use of fabric, string, and tubing.

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Light up the darkness

This incredible scene by derjoe is instantly recognizable as the abandoned streets of New York City from the movie I Am Legend. If the minifig representing Robert Neville (Will Smith) and his German Shepherd Sam don’t give it away, then the vampire-proofed Ford Expedition certainly does.

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Those gorgeous garage doors are my favorite detail. Check out all of derjoe’s awesome builds here.

Dial Z for Zombie

This deceptively simple pile o’ figs is clearly a recreation of the Jerusalem scene from World War Z. But builder LEGO Will actually meant it as comment on shopping mania around the new Star Wars merch. However, I think it may become relevant again next week as LEGO fans clamor to pick up their WALL-E and Dimensions sets!

We might be looking at a new LEGO meme here, folks…

Get your Rock on with Mad Max’s Doof Wagon

Anyone who saw this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road will instantly recognize this model by Matt De Lanoy as the most metal truck ever to appear on screen. The Doof Wagon, as it’s known in the Mad Max universe, carries the hortator for Immortan Joe’s crazed army of raiders, blasting out an insane rock ballad while the truck screams across the desert in the middle of pitched combat.

The Doof Wagon

Horse power

Well, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a lot of groovy Mad Max Colon Fury Road builds popping up on our radar this week. Here is the “gigahorse”, excellently rendered in LEGO by alex & milo. I wish I could tell you more about the gigahorse, but I haven’t seen the movie yet and wanna avoid running into any spoilers (…and I suspect the longer I put if off, the harder that’s gonna be!)

Walk Away. Just Walk Away

I haven’t seen the new Mad Max yet, but I’m certainly a fan of the original trilogy.  Calin (_tiler) evokes memories of The Road Warrior with his Nomad.  This thing is the epitome of minimalist, stripped down road-going power.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a stipped-down car rendered in LEGO.  The use of flexible harness pieces as a frame is an inspired way to render the look of a simple cage.

Nomad by _Tiler

The end of the road

This foreboding compound represents the end of the road in an enormous post-apocalyptic LEGO diorama created by Swedish LUG Swebrick for an exhibition they held last month. The full diorama is quite impressive, both in its scale and in its attention to detail …and also in the amount of dark tan used! Thanks to Jonas Wide and Christer Nyberg for the photos.