Tag Archives: Vignette

Vignettes are like the haiku of the LEGO world. Usually built on a base 8 studs wide by 8 studs deep, vignettes show a little scene or a moment in time. But like written poetry, there’s plenty of variation on the basic theme.

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.

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.

Moon Landing

Ted has been building one vignette a week this year, and this is his 31st. Check out his photostream for the rest.

And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

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.

Fall of Jericho

Lego Clue vignettes

Max Pointner recreated the classic scenarios from the board game Clue where players try to figure out the killer, the weapon, and the room of the murder scene. I like the black frames on each vignette that tie the series together. If you enjoyed these vignettes, check out more dramatized scenes of Clue by Alex Eylar.

Professor Plum, In the Conservatory, With the WrenchMrs. White, In the Kitchen, With the Lead PipeMrs. Peacock, In the Library, With the Rope

Miss Scarlett, In the Ballroom, With the CandlestickMr. Green, In the Study, With the RevolverColonel Mustard, In the Billiard Room, With the Knife

Micro Wizard of Oz

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.
No Place Like Home
(Though I will point out the fantastic Red Ruby Slippers on Dorthy).

And here’s a bonus one for all you Scooby-Doo fans:
Scooby-Doo: Haunted House

Don’t forget to check out more of his recent micro builds on his photostream.