César Soares built a series of vignettes depicting various rooms of a stylish apartment. The presentation of the vignettes by stacksing the rooms creates an illusion of the tight quarters of an actual apartment.
I never thought it’s possible to build such a realistic minifig-scale Cacodemon from Doom, but Jarek with his skills for crafting minute details has proved me wrong. This vignette would make a killer desk-buddy for any Doom fan who also likes Lego.
In what can only be described as “best part usage of the month”, Paddy Bricksplitter used the oversized minifig head from his LEGO Art Carousel to create this perfectly staged vignette entited “Attack Of The 50 foot mini figure“. Although I think “50 inch” would have done pretty well too!
I’m digging the trendy furnishings of this downtown apartment, which appear to include a Mondrian, and the forced perspective skyscrapers in the background, and OH MY GOD THERE’S A GIANT HEAD OUTSIDE THE WINDOW (ﾉﾟοﾟ)ﾉ
In a unique take on the phrase “year in review”, Ted Andes built a new 8×8 stud LEGO vignette every week over the entire course of 2014. The resulting collection covers all manner of topics, from the well-known to the downright weird. Often inspired by current events, the builds are always imaginative and creatively built. They also demonstrate a wide variety of building styles, proving there’s an awful lot you can do with a simple 8×8 space!
It’s almost impossible to pick favorites, but here goes…
As well covering all the most popular holidays, Ted managed to include some more ‘extreme’ annual events from around the world:
SPORTS! Clever building techniques are used to convey scale and speed, respectively:
Reinforcing my opinion that Mixel eyeballs were 2014’s most exciting new LEGO element, Nick Sweetman has started chronicling the life of Nigel, a sentient potted plant with a taste for junk food (and possibly human flesh).
Unfortunately Nigel has just rushed into marriage …which I have no doubt will turn out to be a total disaster! We look forward to seeing his ongoing adventures. And finding out how adorable and numerous his offspring will be.
I’ll enjoy a good vignette any day, and this one by Jonas O. (-Wat-) is an example of one that captures ample detail without trying to be extravagant.
This vignette by Brick Vader uses bold techniques to create an intricate scene. I’m not sure if the garage will collapse if I lay a finger on it, but it looks good in the photo.
The summer vacation is drawing to an end, and kids in the US are now drifting back to school. It’s such a magical time of year …for us parents! This vignette by Ted Andes celebrates the new school year by turning a couple of high school stereotypes on their head…
Microscale and space colonies are a match made in the heavens. Karf Oohlu’s Colony Base Omega may be fighting for life on a foreign world, but it does so with panache. This slick modular sci-fi outpost looks fresh off the mothership and ready to get some terra formed.
Ordo is a multi-theme builder whom we haven’t featured nearly enough, I think. (Frankly, I suspect the broader LEGO builder community tends to overlook fellow builders whose primary theme is Star Wars — it’s a bit unfair, and I admit to passing over some pretty good Star Wars models myself from time to time.)
Ordo has begun dabbling with steampunk, and this little vignette is packed with detail — as both steampunk and vignettes should be.
The small steam-cycle and robotic drone are nice little steampunk builds in their own right, but it’s little touches like the key on the vignette’s base and the scattered pink flowers that really distinguishes Ordo’s work from so many other builds in the genre.
Be sure to check out Ordo’s photostream if you haven’t already — there’s lots to like.