Tag Archives: Diorama

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.

The vastness of LEGO Space awaits beyond this door

A good solid door. On any space station, it’s the only thing standing between you and the dark, dangerous, cold of hard vacuum. Sad Brick‘s latest model focuses in on this essential part of any space facility — and this door certainly looks like it can take the pressure.

Freight station

The vehicle and the little droid are cool, and I like the details and texture on the walls. But the door itself is the undoubted star of this show, with huge hinges and the use of slope bricks suggesting an appropriate heft. This is clearly a serious portal — not for casual opening.

Marching along we’re Adventurers, singing the song of Adventurers

The Annual Meeting of the International Adventurer’ Club from The Knit Knight is a genuine old-school treat. The meeting room is stuffed full of interesting artefacts and curios from around the world — statues, idols, hieroglyphic panels, and at the center of it all, a Pegasus skeleton. There’s a nice collection of adventurer characters in attendance too — a mix of classic and newer minifigs which works surprisingly well.

LEGO Adventurers' Club

I like the model, but it also makes me sad, reminding me how much I loved the now-defunct Adventurers’ Club at Pleasure Island in DisneyWorld.

LEGO Space base plays host to excellent fleet

ZCerberus will make Benny The Spaceman very happy with this huge star-base built in Classic Space colors. The model was created for Brickworld to play host to the builder’s spaceship display.

Spacebase, Spacebase, SPACEBASE!

The base is very smart, with nice landing pad details and good rockwork. But take a closer look at some of the spaceships themselves…

Click to see more images of this fabulous display

Gotham Theater Showdown: Epic LEGO Batman comic book cover

Everyone knows Paul Hetherington is no stranger to phenomenal Batman-themed dioramas. Even so, I was completely blown away by Paul’s latest Batman build. This thing is brimming with clean lines, super-sharp details, and even moving parts! The 1950s Batman logo looks like a sticker rather than LEGO brick and the dual-distanced skyline is simply inspired. The Art Deco theater gives me chills it’s so good. Even the lamp posts look like tiny pieces of art. Seriously, look at a closeup photo and tell me you’re not going to start redecorating your living room in brown, black, and gold today. I know I am!

LEGO Batman vs Joker Gotham Theater Showdown

Paul explained that he modeled his Gotham theater off of the Marbro Theater which used to stand in Chicago. He also posted a terrific video showing all of the amazing power functions. Check it out here:

Check out more photos of this amazingly-detailed build on Flickr.

Fallout 4 Abernathy Farm settlement in LEGO

While most Fallout 4 players are building their own virtual Commonwealth settlements, Wookieewarrior took it to another level with the bricks. Haphazard construction techniques for the wood paneling, rusty colors for the amazingly detailed high voltage tower, and a large palette of subdued colors for the overgrowth create the perfect nuclear fallout atmosphere. I also enjoy the small details here, such as the precarious windmill on the roof and the tato plants out front.

Fallout 4 - Abernathy Farm

Skyrim’s Dwemer ruins in LEGO

I remember the first time I ran across Dwemer ruins in Morrowind. It was a mysterious cavern full of strange pipes and hissing steam, and then I heard a noise, and something rolled at me and I died. Needless to say, I came back for more, until I’d vanquished the curious Dwarven artifacts left to guard the riches of the lost Dwemer race. I enjoyed the amazing steampunk relics again in Skyrim years later, and LEGO builder Bartłomiej H brings that experience to the brick with these fantastic Dwemer ruins. They truly evoke the feel of the disheveled passageways and abandoned rooms filled with metal machines and odd artifacts. He even includes an intrepid adventurer (like you!) to fight through the devious Dwarven devices.

Dwemerium_Front view

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Tread lightly, LEGO Breaking Bad Superlab

Have you ever wanted to cook your own tiny, 99.1% chemically-pure LEGO crystal meth? Well now you can with the LEGO Superlab from the TV show Breaking Bad! Builder Paul Trach packed an incredible amount of detail into this scene. My favorites include the utility sinks (made with cupboards turned on their backs) and the tiny barrels of phenylacetic acid made with 2×2 black round bricks and three yellow rubber bands (And yes, I imagine they are each stamped with tiny, little bee logos). Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Paul created a spot-on Walter White with just a simple yellow shirt, pants, and blue gloves (no fancy hazmat suit required).
Superlab

Superlab

Click to check out all the details in the lab

Crush the Rebel scum in a LEGO AT-AT

Alec Doede shows his skills with constructing screen-accurate Star Wars builds again with this Walker Assault scene on planet Sullust inspired by EA Dice’s Star Wars Battlefront. The highlight and most prominent feature of the LEGO diorama is of course the AT-AT, with incredible detail in the legs and armor plating positioned at just the right angles. However, the realistically damaged TIE Fighter wing and the bunker to set the scene shouldn’t go overlooked.

Walker Assault

A stylish gas station: the classic Esso

With World War II behind, the Netherlands was rapidly rebuilding its infrastructure, and the vast highway system required many gas stations. But resources were scarce, so the Dutch turned to stylish minimalism to make best use of what they had. Willem Marinus Dudok, a Dutch architect, was commissioned by Esso Netherlands to design a gas station. He came up with a modernist building which was fairly simple yet elegant. We previously featured LEGO builder Andrea Lattanzio’s Esso van and many of the interior decorations, but now he’s worked hard to replicate the entire building, and has managed to incorporate each and every detail of the functional and inexpensive design. Check out the original building to compare with Andrea’s interpretation.

Esso Gas Station

Make sure you check out the rest of the photographs because the amazingly detailed and beautiful interior is fantastic. The workbench, sliding doors, cracks on the wall, the lamp, the decoration, ventilation and pretty much everything is well crafted!

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A return to ye olde outpost, on the road to riches and glory

1989’s 6276 Eldorado Fortress was one of the pinnacles of the late 80s Pirate theme, with the blue-clad Imperial Guards protecting a small Spanish-inspired dock. Taking his queue from set designer Daniel August Krentz‘s nostalgic old beauty, David Hensel pays homage to the classic with this magnificent redux.

Eldorado Outpost

This reminds me a bit of when I tried my own hand some years ago at reinterpreting another nostalgic classic Pirates set, 6267 Lagoon Lock-Up (sadly, I’ve yet to try again despite the fun in it).

Park 0937: perfect LEGO theme park for all minifigs

It may have taken two years to complete this amazing diorama but Alexis Dos Santos definitely nailed it! Alexis covered the whole theme park with numerous attractions including a fantasy castle, horror mansion, drop tower, flyer, carousel, hurricane, log flume, circling railroad, Ferris wheel, gondola and many more!

Most of them seem to be fully functional with the help of Power Functions parts. The diorama is not only filled with amazing details but it is also built in a stylish manner which adds a lot of character. Park 0937 turned out to be my most favorite theme park ever!

Park 0937