Tomorrow is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. I hope we see many moon-themed LEGO models over the next couple of days, but we’ll start with this fantastic microscale version of the lander by Ted Andes.
Ted has been building one vignette a week this year, and this is his 31st. Check out his photostream for the rest.
The traditional LEGO vignette (on a 6×6 or 8×8 base) seems to be less in vogue these days than it was a few years ago, but this slightly larger vignette by Matthew Oh has such a great sense of motion that it instantly caught my eye. Depicting the Biblical miraculous destruction of the ancient walled city of Jericho, this vignette makes excellent use of implied motion to draw the viewer in.
This vignette by leon scopes is packed with details. Hopefully it’s enough to hold back what’s on the other side of the fence.
Built for Classic-Castle’s seed part challenge, Brother Steven brings us this gorgeous little scene of study and meditation. Can you spot the seed part?
It takes a lot of work to make an empty building look good, and Stijn Oom (DutchLEGO) managed to capture it perfectly:
Here’s a wonderful little vignette by Steve (workshysteve) depicting a British soldier in Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia) during the British invasion of 1868. The monochromatic browns really bring this vignette together, and Steve’s design for the hut’s thatched roof is perfect.
A while ago, Nick Sweetman (MinifigNick) built a vignette of a butcher’s shop…
…Two years later, he revisits the idea after obtaining some custom pig heads.
Don’t miss the minifig anatomy poster featured in the vignette!
It’s been awhile since we last saw iridescent nohow, but he’s back with a whole slew of micro builds that will make you think twice about a lot of pieces.
I was going to point out all the extremely clever piece uses here, like the drum sticks, the little flesh hands and each of the mini-micro figs … but at eight studs long it’s pretty easy to see all the nice piece usages.
(Though I will point out the fantastic Red Ruby Slippers on Dorthy).
And here’s a bonus one for all you Scooby-Doo fans:
Don’t forget to check out more of his recent micro builds on his photostream.
Jonas (Legopard) packed a lot of detail into this exotic vignette of a bamboo hut. The water technique is perhaps the most interesting feature to point out.