Tag Archives: Sculpture

It’s hard to define which LEGO models are sculptural and which are just a regular pile of bricks, but we know a good sculpture when we see one — even if it’s a funny cartoon character and not the Venus de Milo.

Chicken and Fries

This heart attack waiting to happen was so beautifully presented that I just had to highlight it. Kosmas Santosa has served up this lovely little meal, with ketchup on the side, and it makes me hungry just looking at it. It never ceases to amaze me when a builder can take just a few pieces and turn them into something that knocks your socks off. Simplicity is a wonderful thing..

Fried Chicken…anyone?

Torgrar the Clobberer

I like this guy. My family comes from the same general vicinity and I’m sure my ancestors were much like him. Well, probably more like the boneheaded companions mentioned in the description, but I digress. The Deathly Halliwell did a great job sculpting this figure. Naturally the torso stands out, but I also really like the face. The use of dark tan for the beard makes for a nice subtle effect and the dumbfounded look on his face is priceless!

Torgrar the Clobberer

I am Iron Man

I still remember Avro Brothers’ Iron Man which is in my mind the definitive LEGO Iron Man build… until today. That’s when I saw George Panteleon’s (ZetoVince) incredible 1:2 scale Iron Man bust:

IronMan Bust

Surprisingly this 24cm tall build only required about 700 pieces to create this master piece.

IronMan Bust

I love the use of the LEGO LEDs to light up the eyes and the shaping that George has been able to achieve using the various curved pieces, not just on the head, but taking the time to shape out the top of the torso as well. George plans on continuing this build and creating the rest of the chest – and the of course the arc-reactor!

Giant LEGO tribute to Mouse Guard unveiled at BrickCon

If you’re a fan of fantasy and/or talking rodents, then there’s so much to love about David Petersen’s world of Mouse Guard. This groundbreaking and expansive comic book series, with its rich cast of characters and detailed world, has already been turned into a roleplaying game, and now even rumors of a movie version abound.

Canadian builder Paul Hetherington unveiled this enormous homage to Mouse Guard at BrickCon last week, and promptly won “Best in Show” for his efforts.

Paul is well known for his epic minifig based dioramas such as the Fabuland Fun Fair and Joker’s Funhouse. So I’m personally rather excited by his recent diversion into the weird little world of brick-built characters! It was great to see both his Mouse Guard and Tintin builds in the flesh last week.

 

And if just one LEGO Mouse Guard creation is not enough to satisfy you, Seattle’s ArchLUG is planning a series of Mouse Guard themed builds for Emerald City Comic Con next March, so watch out for that!

Bruce Lowell: Staple of the LEGO community

If the creation below doesn’t have you quoting Milton from the movie Office Space, then there’s something wrong with you! After seeing an earlier stapler design by Jimmy Fortel, the amazingly talented Bruce Lowell decided to adapt it to take advantage of the fact that LEGO bucket handles are now available in gray.

Fun movie fact: Originally, Swingline never made red staplers. The movie’s makers had to paint one red. But after the movie’s success, so many people bugged Swingline about it that they eventually did started producing red ones!


If you’re not familiar with Bruce’s work – which focuses on realistic versions of everyday objects – then you really need to check it out. To get you started, here is a tasty roundup of some of the things that Bruce produced over this past summer:

 
 

(…no, I’m not suggesting Koala’s are tasty; but I have tried barbequed Kangaroo, and it was delicious!)