This depiction of Beorn, the shape-shifting man from Tolkien’s The Hobbit, is quite striking. Adam Dodge has made something pretty unique here. I really love the symbolic look and feel of this piece. The beard is awesome and the bear is beautifully made. The pose of the bear as it reaches towards Beorn’s treasured horses is a great touch too.
I suspect the ongoing HARDnuary challenge will generate many more great builds before the month is out. But as we recently revealed, there already appear to be two ‘heavy hitters’ in the ring. For his latest entry, Carl Merriam decided to build a bunch of matches. That’s right, your eyes do not deceive you… The entire scene below is made from LEGO!
But Kosmas Santosa is no slouch, and responded by playing the nostalgia card with this equally stunning recreation of a vintage cassette recorder, complete with tapes.
Monthly building challenges seem to be all the rage these days. And they result in a flood of awesome builds …sometimes too many for us to keep up with. Old faithfuls such as SHIPtember, MAkTober and Novvember are behind us now, as is the newer FOODcember. Meaning that now it’s time to focus our attention on… HARDuary!
All this month, builders from around the world will be recreating everyday objects out of LEGO. After pretty much shutting down the FOODcember challenge, Indonesian builder Kosmas Santosa is already knocking it out the park with some killer inanimate objects:
But things just got real, because freshly-minted LEGO designer Carl Merriam has entered the fray. Carl is well known for amazingly accurate LEGO builds of mechanical devices and scientific instruments, and is already showing great form with this old wooden office chair:
So pull up a seat (wooden or otherwise), and let’s see how this plays out!
This Rube Goldberg machine by Christian Bechinie showcases an elegantly designed ball contraption surrounded by brick-built dominoes. Check out the entertaining video and see it all in motion.
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..
This brick-built rendition of the famous Greek statue is very striking. The builder, MSP!, was able to recreate the iconic pose with a minimum amount of pieces and achieved a very nice sense of flow. I would love to see a series of these!
This evil warrior, by Mitch (Gamma-Raay), is loaded with all sorts of incredible detail and textures. The builder did an excellent job of seamlessly integrating a variety of parts into a cohesive whole. The finished effect is an incredible piece of art.