I’m not sure of the historical authenticity of the build, but I can tell you for sure that Dwalin Forkbeard built a cute little viking house:
He’s done a great job with shaping the roof and adding the right amount of details on the side of the building. But what what really makes this moc great for me is the little landscaping – the irregular shape, the carefully placed plates and tiles, and the fantastically balanced fence.
Mushu is almost certainly my favorite Disney character, and this hilarious sculpture by Mike Nieves (Retinence) is perfect. I’m amazed that Mike was able to effectively pull off such a spindly creature while maintaining enough structural integrity for it stand.
Your minifigs might or might not be under the influence of certain substances if they encounter this castle, but just ignore that and admire the lovely bricks in Simon Schweyer’s rainbow fortress.
Micah B.’s (Arkov) beastly villain is a fantastic creature. Titled the Mortal-Foe, it’s a great example of how good posing and careful parts usage can make a model come alive. There aren’t many more parts on display here than in the typical Bionicle/Hero-Factory set, and yet Micah’s fey being displays a great deal more personality and life (and death) than most official sets.
This crumbling fortress by Gideon_83 is an outstanding rendition of a fantasy Arabian castle. While the colors and architecture do an excellent job of establishing the setting for this build, it’s the battered corners that lend a sense of realisn.
I sometimes forget that there are two different types of Castle builds, all too often my thoughts of Castles are that of wonderful fantasy creations from the figments of imagination. So it was refreshing to see Macsen Wledig‘s historic fort:
As Macsen describes it:
Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain between AD 122 and AD126, during the rule of the eponymous Emperor Hadrian. It stretched some 120km between the Solway Firth in the west to the Tyne Estuary east. Along it were placed Milecastles, located at regular intervals of one Roman Mile (approx. 1.5km). Barracks and facilities for cooking and storage were provided at each, with the garrisons varying in number, but up to a maximum of 64 troops.
Then again, it’s fun to see some less historically accurate builds… like dragons. Which Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah) has kindly provided us:
MocPages’ annual MocAthalon is in full swing! One of the more unique contests in the community, teams of five work to build in 30 different zany categories.
Justin and Jordan W. (General JJ) steps up and puts in this fantastic build for his team:
You might say it’s not really that amazing given some of the other micro builds we’ve seen … But take a closer look, this build was for the ‘Pair Dare’ category – where only two elements (of any colour) may be used. Yes, this entire build is made out the 1×1 slopes and the 1×2 masonry profile bricks.
Really fantastic parts use guys, good luck to you, and all the teams (you’ll need it!).
How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.
Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.
Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?
Hungry? Apparently, Cagri Yuz (legoadam) is planning on chicken for the evening meal with this delightful little stone house. Each little detail is just exquisite–I am particularly fond of the door and window, myself.
Lego, by its very nature, can often look fragile and plastic, but this castle by Gideon_83 is impressively solid and substantial. The nicely textured walls are thick and imposing, and the battlements and numerous arrow slits seem ready to rain fire on anyone trying to arrive with a battering ram.