Tag Archives: ApocaLEGO

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…

Bloody puppet, do your dance…

Brian Kescenovitz (mondayn00dle) is another builder who probably has more works featured on our blog than not. What makes this creation unique is the combination of an emotionally arousing scene and backstory (yes, a Lego creation can be more than eye-candy). The rust stains on the rare Bionicle mask of the hardsuit mirrors the stains of blood and adds to the twisted setting. The hardsuit also seats a complete minifig.

Another Dark Bley Creation

This one is mine, though. It’s an addition to the Iron Mountain Legion theme that I’ve been tinkering with on and off lately. I wanted to keep with the overall style of that theme, which meant large bulky armor pieces. It also requires somewhat comic proportions, hence the tall turret.

I wanted this creation to look overtly functional. I tried to add interesting details to support that style, such as the winch and textured armor pieces. This was also the reason that there are so many vents pointing in various directions, so that it looks like it could be held in position by their thrust.

Iron Mountain Legion Prototype Hover Tank

Jumping on the primopoc slavewagon

This primopoc slave transport by Bart De Dobbelaer is continuing his streak of clever and silly scenes that are well executed.

LEGO PRIMO Bart de Dobbelaer primopoc slave transport

I too am a fan of primopoc, but not so much of slavery. After the point-counterpoint intellectual property editorials followed by two posts about modern military depictions, it seemed to be the responsible thing to follow yesterday’s slavery themed post with another. Symmetry.

Is it funny just because it’s primo? Does the smiling leashed PRIMO female figure in the background make it funny, or too messed up? Where are the boundaries? Is it okay because it’s not a depiction of modern slavery?

[In case any of you are wondering, even I'm reaching the end of my ability to continue these debates, so I don't plan on doing similar posts for a bit. Back to featuring basic creations.]

Primopocalypse Now

On the lighter end of the violence-in-LEGO spectrum, I’m predicting a new bandwagon started by KryptonHeidt. It’s called Primopoc, and it’s hilariously awesome.

LEGO Primopoc Reaper

Primopoc combines the tired tropes of ApocaLEGO — chains, buzz saws, ladders, and Gatling guns — with LEGO Primo components from the late 90’s. In doing so, Primopoc undermines the seriousness of ApocaLEGO and the baby-friendly image of Primo, yielding a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

A bird’s eye view of Snowmageddon

Brandon Bannerman (Catsy) may live here in the warmer-than-average Pacific Northwest, but the recent snowstorms on the East Coast — and echoes of Snowpocalypse 2008 — have inspired him to build this scene for the ApocaLEGO Blood in the Snow contest.

LEGO Snowmageddon

Brandon combines microscale with minifig-scale for some truly excellent forced perspective.