This creepy and distorted castle by Ryxe is quite a mind-bender. The walls meet at unusual angles to form a fortress that only a madman would call home. Even the pieces used for the building consist of a hodgepodge of bricks, tiles, wedges, plates, tiles and more — all scrambled to create a chaotic texture.
Check out more photos of the creation from different angles on Flickr and see how the structure looks different with each view.
The great American eclipse of 2017 may have passed, but this microscale build by “why.not?” still casts a cool shadow. The backdrop uses dark blue tiles to create the effect of the eclipsed area. It goes to show that a simple concept is sometimes all it takes to make a wonderful creation.
The Battle of the Alamo in 1836 marked a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. This LEGO version of the Alamo by Jason Hlavenka looks just like the iconic Texas landmark as it is seen today.
The detailed facade is worth taking a closer look for its clever building techniques, such as the barred windows.
You can see more photos on Flickr.
This vignette of dad’s busy garage by Mike M. is packed with the tools for all his fixin’ needs. The Technic figure scales nicely with some of the tools that are otherwise too big for minifigs to use. From buckets of paint to spare tires and cabinets full of gadgets and gizmos, dad is ready for a busy morning. Looks like junior came just in time to help!
Pete Strege takes a classic carnival ride and puts a new spin on it. This lumberjack-themed Ferris wheel imitates a water wheel situated over a river and looks like it’ll fit right in at Frontierland or among some old wooden roller coasters and log flumes.
There’s even a complementary lumberjack and ox statue to add to the thematic scenery. Check out the video of the ride in action!
The latest Chinese architectural wonder by qian yj depicts an old residential building in the city of Huizhou. The tall white walls enclose an intimate courtyard surrounded by ornate two-storey wooden houses. The scene is set amidst narrow canals interlaced with quaint sidewalks. Who wouldn’t want to take a vacation in such a poetic destination?
This desktop sized vignette by Obedient Machine pays homage to the memorable movie The Iron Giant. It features the heroic extraterrestrial robot mounted on a pedestal and bearing a microscopic figure of the story’s protagonist Hogarth. Represented by only 4 tiny elements, Hogarth remains unmistakable to anyone who’s seen the film. Despite being a seemingly simple creation, this model apparently went through three iterations in LEGO Digital Designer, proving that even small creations can take time and effort to perfect.
Brick Fiesta is an annual Lego convention taking place in cities throughout Texas since 2010. This year’s event is happening in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex from June 29 – July 2 at the Mesquite Convention Center. The theme is Automation, featuring Great Ball Contraptions and motorized gizmos at the center of display amidst over 35,000 sq. ft. of convention floor space. Register early by May 31 for $55 or thereafter for $65. Visit the convention’s website for more info.
If this is your first time attending a fan event, please check out our Attending LEGO fan conventions series!
I’ve seen a lot of LEGO medieval houses, but I can’t remember ever seeing one with feet. Builder Jaapxaap says he’s been there and done that as he unveils his second building with legs (his first moving mansion even had a beard). Is this the concept of mobile homes back in the olde times?
Who needs to hit the gym when you have abs made of ABS? This stud by timofey_tkachev has the perfect grin to show off his six-pack—or should that be six-brix? The use of the tan large-figure parts for the pecs, lats and calves are spot on.
Who knew LEGO brick separators could be so handy? Kevin Low turned his extra brick separators into claws for this swift-looking mecha. The flashy orange claws stand out as the key features of this creation, and the subtle use of orange pieces elsewhere ties the whole model together.
Swiss builder Hannes Tscharner has crafted another Star Wars masterpiece, this time building his own UCS style model of the Imperial shuttle Tydirium from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. At 94cm wide and 102cm tall, the model stands larger than LEGO’s own 10212 Imperial Shuttle and contains more than twice as many pieces. It also features several play features including motorized folding wings, light-up engines, a full interior, and more.
See more photos of this huge shuttle, along with an action video!