It’s actually quite hard getting LEGO ruins to look right — it’s not as simple as knocking a few bricks out of the building you’ve just made. Kyle (K.Kreations) blows a big hole in his building and shatters the windows to recreate the look of a ravaged city in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. I also like Continue reading →
LEGO Diorama models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
There’s nothing like a massive LEGO diorama to prove that you’ve arrived as a LEGO builder. The LEGO dioramas we feature here span everything from realistic medieval castles to scenes from World War II, and more than a few post-apocalyptic wastelands.
James Pegrum or peggyjdb just posted a very immersive diorama called “Be careful what you wish for…” depicting the final moments in the life of Saint Thomas Becket. The setting for the recreated murder is Canterbury cathedral, which the builder has captured effectively with a variety of techniques. James has been on a roll lately Continue reading →
The 2013 MocAthalon is churning out some imaginative entries, like this future-sport diorama from Jon Blackford, a.k.a. Heiwa71 called “Zero-G Classic Spaceball”. Constructed for the category “No Gravity”, this impressive model features Classic Sports boilerplate like cheerleaders, goals, fans and even a machine to generate the “jump-ball”. The only thing curiously missing is a score-board, Continue reading →
One of the MocAthalon categories this year is to build a medieval inn. Julien Andries (Julandrius) has built one full of character and detail — from the battered tile roof to the splotched walls and rough stonework.
LEGO magnets are cool, but most people just use them for connecting trains or picking up crates. Not so for Simon Liu, the ever-innovative Canadian builder. This mass transit suspension bridge is actually held aloft by magnetism, providing a cushy platform for the mag-lev train that rides on it over an earth-quake riddled fault-line. Be Continue reading →
Now here’s a gorgeous bit of medieval architecture by Paul Vermeesch. Paul says this lovely seaside monastery was inspired by his deft modding of Bombur’s hair into a tonsure. The white and medium-dark flesh tones of the building give a wonderfully refreshing feeling that’s different than the gritty, disheveled look so many castle builders aim Continue reading →
Lasse and Anne Mette Vestergård displayed their Ancient Greek Lego layout at LEGO World in Copenhagen last month. This diorama is not only impressive for its size but also the architectural details of the Greek buildings that are seldom depicted in Lego. Check out more detail shots on Lasse’s Flickr.
There are some structures you’d think just wouldn’t translate well into LEGO, and Superman’s frigid Fortress of Solitude, with its towering icicles seems like it’s one of those things. But then a talented individual, in this case Chris Melby, comes along and builds a jaw-dropping version in LEGO. This cathedral of ice is simply gorgeous. Continue reading →
Alice isn’t the only SEALUG member bringing something epic to Emerald City Comicon this weekend in Seattle. David Frank (Frasland) is part of a big group of local builders collaborating on a large-scale Hobbiton. David’s section includes a field and two tiers of Hobbit holes. I can’t wait to see this come together tomorrow! (And Continue reading →
✠Andreas returns to TBB with a detailed diorama that looks much larger than its 16×16 footprint. The scene is part of the ongoing, multi-builder storyline called The Purge. I tried unsuccessfully to get into the narrative, but my eyes kept wandering back to the model. Nice work Andreas.
We need some more Castle up in here. So I present you with this adorable Wizard’s Shack, posted by Dubbadgrim. It’s simple, and that’s okay. I like the little building built right into the rockery and the tree. I do like these little dioramas
I’ve noticed a lot of futuristic military scenes made recently and I wanted to give it a go as well. I spent one day to make the olive green tank and two more days for the backdrop. I tried to emulate the urban decay style with what time I had, but my lack of experience Continue reading →
Millie McKenzie, better known to most viewers as Leda Kat, takes one of the best moments from the otherwise forgettable 2011 film Paranormal Activity 3 and translates it into an eye-catching LEGO diorama. I realize this model doesn’t exactly qualify as new (it was posted 12-5-12), but I just recently discovered it and I’m willing Continue reading →
Here’s a great Hobbit diorama for you. This scene by Legopard depicts the tricky situation Thorin’s company find themselves in, as they’re backed to the edge of a precipice before being rescued by eagles, which is also the subject of the official set Attack of the Wargs. Legopard’s eagle is a true standout here, with Continue reading →
I’ve really come to enjoy building in microscale, especially for space models. I can build large scenes that actually fit on my desk, like my latest foray into microscale, this asteroid mining colony.