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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…

14 of the best post-apocalyptic LEGO models of all time

It’s December 21 now in the Mayan heartland, and the apocalypse seems to have passed us by. (For the record, historians and archaeologists agree that the Maya never actually predicted the end of the world today.) What better way to celebrate than with a roundup of the best post-apocalyptic LEGO creations we’ve featured here over the years!

To give you a sense of how the genre has evolved over the years, I’m listing them in chronological order.

First up, Adrian Drake‘s “Forest Sentinel” was debuted at BrickFest in 2006 and remains one of my favorites to this day.

LEGO Forest Sentinel mecha diorama by Adrian Drake

Tyler Clites spent the better part of 2007 building post-apocalyptic LEGO models, popularizing the brown-and-gray aesthetic that remained in effect for the next several years.

LEGO post-apoc diorama by Tyler Clites

Brian Kescenovitz combined Nannan’s Black Fantasy theme with a post-apocalyptic diorama in “Ephram’s Garden” back in 2008.

LEGO Black Fantasy Ephram's Garden diorama by Brian Kescenovitz

See all of the best ApocaLEGO models after the jump!

Floodtown

Ever since the post-apocalypse theme became popular in the LEGO building community, there have been many interpretations of how the world ends whether through military conflict or zombies. Some of the more exotic visions involve the settings of snow, swamp, and underground.

Now, Julandrius and Eturior add a new element to ApocaLego – the flood. The sunken buildings and worn-down walls are catchy features of their dioramas.

Project Floodtown

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Life Below – subterranean post-apoc

We’ve seen a lot of survivor camps and up-armored pickup trucks from ApocaLEGO builders over the years, to the point that we’ve sort of stopped paying attention to the genre. Dillon (Pendragon) takes post-apocalyptic LEGO in an unexpected but completely believable direction — underground.

Life Below

Dillon’s diorama features complex subterranean landscaping that incorporates salvaged structures and even a partially collapsed cavern.

Get To Da Choppa!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve built anything with my own Lego, but I’m going to post something anyways. I built this light transport helicopter months ago, and have finally managed to get the photos together. I tried to spice things up with a little scene this time, although it may be too little for the helo.

Sparrowhawk Light Attack Helicopter 47

I’m a big fan of tilt-rotors, though I hear this is properly called a tilt-wing. Either way, the tilting adds a fun little activity, when swooshing this thing around.

It’s pretty much my favorite animal

The Light Infantry Grid Runner (LIGR) is my own take on a future fighting vehicle, in the style of the JLTV. I felt that my Iron Mountain Legion theme needed a small scout vehicle, akin to a Jeep or Humvee. Arguably, the name is a bit of a reach, but once I’d decided to put “Light Infantry” in the name, I couldn’t help but try to name it Liger. While this is a post-apocalyptic theme, every apocalypse has a before-time, and these were clearly designed to run on or across a highway grid girding what would become the wasteland. Yeah, that’s the ticket, it’s a Grid Runner.

I thought that it was important to make it capable, and fun to play with, so I started by building a chasis with suspension. From there, I tried to add the usual visual style of the theme, so the model is a little tall and oversized, and, obviously, dark gray. In further pursuit of playability, I added working doors and tail hatches, and a nest on the roof.

Light Infantry Grid Runner (LIGR) 31