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 makes me so incredibly happy:
While it’s common for me to get super excited about Nutella, I think it’s a testament to this simple, but well executed build by Brucewaynelego, who manages to capture all my warm fuzzy feeling in this super recognizable model.
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 bust of an enchantress by Mihai Marius Mihu radiates an aura of mystique. The use of the blue blades on the face is superb.
We’ve already seen the internal anatomy of a mini-fig, so I guess the innards of a brick-built figure was the next logical step. This version by Flickr member umamen comes complete with articulated joints, flex-tube veins and arteries, and helpfully color-coded organs. Can you name them all?
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.
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!
Pate-keetongu built her and she is something special. We’ve seen quite a few wonderful figures similar to this one but the face puts her over the top. I have to say that the use of ‘batarangs’ was truly inspired!