The brick-built world of Pandora

Avatar movie posterWhile I enjoyed the discussion about Avatar on the post featuring Harvey Cu’s Bionicle Thanator beast, I can’t say that it really convinced me to go see the movie. Nevertheless, we plunked down $15.50 each yesterday to go see the move in IMAX 3D, and I’ll grudgingly admit that it was well worth it — not for the story, which had the audience laughing in several places, but for the sheer spectacle.

Naturally, a major blockbuster movie like this wouldn’t be complete without the LEGO fan community cranking out creations inspired by the film. Here’s our round-up.

Imagine Rigney (imagine’s brickzone) gets us started with a great vertically oriented diorama complete with a Na’vi flying an Ikran, AMP suit on the ground, and Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson hovering in the air:

LEGO Avatar Pandora battle diorama

Harrison (corran101) uses the new Woody legs from the Toy Story sets for the 12-foot-tall Na’vi in the background of his vignette:

LEGO Avatar Pandora vignette

JasBrick (Flickr) takes a rather different approach with this pair of highly customized figs. The Na’vi minifig is actually an old Jack Stone figure!

LEGO Avatar minifigs

Finally, Colonel Quaritch stomps around in his AMP suit in this vignette by MasterChief 1:

LEGO Avatar AMP suit

For more LEGO Avatar, there’s already a Flickr group, of course. (As much as I enjoyed the movie and like the LEGO creations I’ve featured here, here’s hoping Avatar isn’t the next Halo…)

3 comments on “The brick-built world of Pandora

  1. David4

    Yeah the movie is funny at times, but a little humor in the movie is good. ;)

    I saw it for $6 at a Real D 3D and it was well worth it. :)

  2. Josh

    That use of the Woody legs is pretty cool.

    I thought the funniest humor in the movie was unintended. The intended humor was mediocre, much like the rest of the plot. I saw it in RealD as well and I’m glad I did. But I doubt that I will ever watch it again.

  3. IOWPunkPoet

    The film was a Sci-fi version of Pocahontis, good fun but familiar, unlike these models, really like the Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson how do people do such angles?

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