About Nick

Nick Jensen, also known as Nick Brick, plays games almost as much as he builds LEGO. He's probably most well known for replicating gaming weapons and equipment at 1:1 scale. He is a member of ChiLUG and attends Brickworld Chicago every year. You can follow his LEGO work on Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Score Internet points on a dull life

Framed in just the right way, any life can seem interesting on social media, as shown in a LEGO scene by Arnaud B. The build and shot are quite clever in this artistic social commentary, with the phone frame hiding the seams between grayscale “real life” and full color “Instagram-filtered life” perfectly.

Selfie Life

Take control of Twitch’s LEGO Shock Drone from Rainbow Six Siege [Video]

One of the most fun games I play with friends is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical multiplayer game of attack and defend resolving bomb defusal or hostage situations. In the attack phase, I like playing as French GIGN operator Twitch, who is equipped with her own hand-crafted camera drone outfitted with a taser. To show some love for this game, I built the Shock Drone with LEGO in 1:1 scale.

Twitch's Shock Drone - Rainbow Six Siege

The bulky design of the Shock Drone compared to other operators’ standard camera drones allowed enough room internally for Power Functions. Each front wheel is powered by a motor and controlled by SBrick, which, just like in Siege, allows me to control the drone with my phone. You can see it in action, as well as a glimpse at the internals and a gameplay comparison for those unfamiliar with Siege, in the video below.

Stunning LEGO Venom mask is fully wearable

The symbiotic anti-hero Venom comes to life in LEGO bricks in a lifelike replica helmet/mask built by Brickatecture moc industries. Shaping is on point in his interpretation of Tom Hardy’s Venom, with tooth plates adding a bit of texture to the jawline and eye.

We Are Venom Wearable Lego Helmet

What makes his Venom mask interesting is the open right side, revealing the symbiote’s host face underneath. It’s a smart decision that adds a lot of character to the build, and shows off the model’s true scale as a life-size mask.

WE ARE VENOM

Rip and tear hordes of demons with a LEGO DOOM Super Shotgun [Video]

The 2016 reboot of DOOM was a fun time blasting demons back to hell with a heavy soundtrack and big guns, as it should be. Kyle Moore shows some love for one such gun with a LEGO replica of the Super Shotgun. The timeless double-barrel design translated into bricks appears straight out of the game.

Kyle’s Super Shotgun is ready to blow imps to bits with working features such as break-action, removable and loadable shotgun shells, and a moving trigger, all demonstrated in this fun video.

Full lineup of LEGO Blizzard Overwatch sets revealed, available in January [News]

Target has today revealed all six of the LEGO sets from the upcoming LEGO Overwatch line, based on the hit team-based video game from Blizzard. This follows the early release of the small-scale mecha 75987 Omnic Bastion from Blizzard’s online store. The full-size sets include minifigures of iconic characters such as Tracer, D.Va, and more.

We’ll bring you an update when we have more information, though we can confirm January 1st availability for these sets. EDIT: The sets are now available for pre-order, shipping January 1, 2019.

See the complete lineup of LEGO Overwatch sets

Exclusive limited edition LEGO Overwatch 75987 Omnic Bastion set announced, available now [News]

Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind multiplayer first-person shooter game Overwatch, unveiled an exclusive, limited edition LEGO Omnic Bastion building set today, available for purchase online in the Blizzard Gear Store and later on-site at BlizzCon 2018 on November 2 and 3, 2018, in Anaheim, California.

Bastion is a hero in Overwatch with two modes: Recon, and Sentry. The Omnic skin reflects the appearance of Bastion units during the Omnic Crisis, and is not the default tan and green skin Overwatch players begin with in game. The set also includes Bastion’s bird companion, Ganymede, which can be perched atop Bastion’s shoulder plate. LEGO 75987 Omnic Bastion retails for $25 USD and is available now in the Blizzard Gear Store online.

Click here to read the full press-release…

A wearable LEGO Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 for your wasteland survival [Video]

Sharing his excitement for Fallout 76 this month, LEGOParadise built a believable, wearable LEGO replica of the Pip-Boy 2000 MK VI (a wrist-mounted device that carries personal information and acts as Fallout’s menu, for the uninitiated). The retro-futuristic 1950s aesthetic is brought to life with a fantastic brick-built Geiger counter, radio, and coiled wire in a fittingly dark tan color shell. For full immersion, the screen houses an iPhone with the Fallout menu.

Lego Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 MK VI

LEGOParadise shows the LEGO Pip-Boy in full detail and demonstrates functions such as glowing vacuum tubes and opening holotape deck in this video.

LEGO Overwatch building set teaser reveals Tracer minifigure [News]

A brief video teaser featuring the Blizzard’s Overwatch game’s lead designer, Jeff Kaplan, assembling a LEGO Tracer minifigure has just been published via the developer’s official social media channels. This appears to be the first official look at the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets since Activision-Blizzard’s announcement of the licensing back in May. Unfortunately, no official release date has been given yet, but we can’t wait to see all the new LEGO sets! Edit: The new Overwatch sets are available for pre-order, shipping January 1.

Watch the teaser below:

The LEGO Star Wars GR-75 Transport is away

Adding to an impressive line-up of spacecraft for SHIPtember 2018 is Anders Horvath with his LEGO replica of a GR-75 Medium Transport from The Empire Strikes Back. Choosing to build a Star Wars spacecraft so iconic and recognizable is challenging, but Anders nailed it with excellent contrast between the cargo containers, central greebling, and relatively slick hull panels. Best yet, it’s even got an interior.

GR-75 Medium Transport 01

The layered elliptic paneling of the hull is built beautifully. The original seen on screen is segmented unevenly, and this is reflected well in the LEGO rendition. The layering of tiles create the divisions between panels and suggests curvature down the length. Continue reading

Build your own LEGO Fortnite Glider and Loot Llama [Instructions]

YouTuber The Action Brick shares the love for Fortnite and his LEGO knowledge with a couple easy-to-follow minifigure-scale building guides. Gather your materials and drop into these instructional videos showing how to build a glider and Loot Llama from the wildly popular battle royale! These mini builds were featured in his vignette of the Fatal Fields region.

The Action Brick LEGO Fortnite Fatal Fields

First, we have the default glider. After following these instructions, all you will need is a minifigure avatar to fly it!

Second, we have the cute little Loot Llama! Will its contents lead to a victory royale?

LEGO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and Starman prepared for launch

In February 2018, an impressive test launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket was conducted with Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster as the payload. For SHIPtember each year, LEGO builders challenge each other to build a LEGO spaceship (in which “SHIP” means “Significantly Huge Investment in Parts”) at least one hundred studs long. Adrian Drake took up the challenge to construct an impressive LEGO model of Musk’s roadster and its dummy pilot “Starman.” Whether it counts as a spacecraft for SHIPtember is debatable (we believe it does count!), but it hits the 100-stud-long mark (about 31.5 inches) and is shaped and sculpted rather well at this scale.

roadster 03

The fully detailed cabin interior is worth a closer look.

roadster 15

See more photos of Adrian’s Tesla Roadster and Starman on Flickr.

Like and subscribe for more LEGO YouTuber caricatures

One can expect outstanding LEGO caricatures from builder SuckMyBrick. Their latest series captures the likeness and personalities of several popular YouTubers well with the bricks. From left to right, we have: Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning; well-known vlogger Casey Neistat; Tyler Toney of Dude Perfect; infamous vlogger Logan Paul; silly singer Miranda Sings; Internet meme legend Techno Viking; and our friend at BrickNerd, Tommy Williamson.

Youtubers

Each build here is recognizable to those who enjoy the YouTube creator community, but my personal favorite here is their build of Casey Neistat.

Youtuber Casey Neistat