It’s Friday night! And after a long week of toil, some of you will now be kicking back and settling in for a solid 48 hours of video gaming fun. But please remember to get up and move around once in a while, ok? Oh, and eat and drink as well! You don’t wanna end up like this literal die-hard gamer, who’s sad demise is modelled in LEGO for us by Letranger Absurde in this scene entitled “Death by MMO”.
The FN P90 is a deceptively difficult design to replicate with LEGO bricks, and adding the Asiimov skin from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive complicates it further. Bryce Dempsey has accomplished this task to striking results. The color blocking of the futuristic Asiimov skin was built well especially along the grip and buttstock of the weapon, as well as clever usage of two mudguard pieces on the front sight.
Bryce’s replica also has a few functions such as a removable magazine, sliding charging handle, and working trigger, which are demonstrated in the video below.
Following up his excellent Stryder Titan model, Marius Herrmann presents a fantastic LEGO rendition of the Ronin Titan from Titanfall 2. His build of the sword-wielding close quarters Titan frame was built using only the limited angles one sees the Ronin in the various Titanfall 2 trailers as reference, and his research paid off with a highly detailed and intricate model with a spot on color scheme.
Whether from the recent Pokémon Go fad, or from the past twenty years of catching them all in other Pokémon adventures, this LEGO Oddish built by Tyler Halliwell is instantly recognizable. I love the way Tyler built the adorable little face of this grass/poison type Pokémon. How could one possibly throw Pokéball after Pokéball directly at a Pokémon this happy?
Ever since I had the chance at Brickworld Chicago 2011 to wear my good friend Ben’s LEGO Master Chief helmet, I wanted to construct a helmet myself. It was far more difficult to build than I expected, and was nothing like building other 1:1 scale builds. I’ve attempted this project before – first time in late 2011, and second in mid 2015, both failing. Finally, in 2016, I found a frame solution that worked well, and now I can present a wearable LEGO ODST helmet from the Halo series.
When the 2016 reboot of DOOM launched we covered a collection of classic demons from the games that included a perfect rendition of the player character (sometimes called Doomguy). Those versions were comprised of Bionicle and Hero Factory parts, but today we’re looking at one created with more traditional bricks by Anton Sundström. Which one do you like best?
If you’re on the fence about DOOM, let me suggest my review of the game. As the year draws to a close it’s looking more and more like the best title to be released in 2016.
As I am not a StarCraft player, I had to look up a Protoss Carrier as it appears in game to judge the accuracy of Tim Schwalfenberg’s LEGO scale replica. I’m looking at this carrier, and I’m thinking, “There’s no way this could be built with LEGO.” But it was built, and built beautifully. Brilliant use of brick bending techniques brings the alien curves to life. Tim adds that his Protoss Carrier was built to 100 LEGO studs in length (just over 31 inches) in only six days, making his build that much more impressive.
The hit video game Overwatch continues to generate a steady stream of great LEGO builds from fans of the game, and this large version of the peanut-butter-loving tank hero Winston by Paul Lee is one of my favorites so far.
ZaziNombies built perhaps my favorite replica from him yet in terms of screen accuracy with his LEGO Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle prop from Overwatch. The V-shape of the muzzle area and the blue barrel paneling are especially outstanding when compared to source material. The build is rounded out with nice touches like a removable top-loaded ammo cartridge and a light-up, wearable tactical visor. See it all in action in the video below. If you’re not familiar with Overwatch, don’t worry; some Soldier: 76 gameplay captures are also shown.
Back in December 2013, Finnish builder Eero Okkonen wowed us with a Bionicle / Technic build of Samus Aran in her Zero Suit. Almost three years later and he’s at it again, this time with the famous heroine in her Power Suit.
This huge build (this time built with regular bricks) is a sight to behold. Thanks to the large size, the builder really got to do some impressive shaping, especially nailing the spherical pauldron. The colour choices too are superb, with the azure blue Arm Cannon being both a literal and figurative highlight.
Sculpting an organic shape in LEGO is tricky. Nathaniel has pulled this off spectacularly with King Bowser, who is offering you a blue shell. I don’t think I’d trust Bowser with that, but that’s just me. This build is just lovely: that expression! The big hands with claws! The hair and shell!
Finnish builder Eero Okkonen has built a fabulous character model of Excela Noa Aura, an Imperial Princess and Dragon Knight from the roleplaying videogame Shining Resonance. Whilst I don’t know anything about the source material, I know a great LEGO creation when I see one. This model is packed full of nice touches and detail — don’t miss the hinges and arches used on the unmistakably anime hair, the smart use of “big fig” pieces for the rather shapely legs, and the near-genius deployment of a neck ruff from the collectible minifig Shakespeare for the lacy cuffs peeking out of the sleeves.