Tag Archives: Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed Unity in LEGO: Interrupting an execution

Love it or hate it, the Assassin’s Creed videogame series has brought many historical themes into the collective consciousness of the younger generations. And while LEGO builders often don’t need another incentive to look for inspiration in history, with classic LEGO themes like castle and pirates at the core of our hobby, Assassin’s Creed falls perfectly into such time frames and therefore makes a perfect subject for our beloved bricks. One of the recent builders who picked up this inspiration is Wookiewarrior, with this amazing diorama representing a scene from Assassins Creed Unity. The scene is part of a collaborative project built for the German Comic Con a project that involves some of the best builders from Germany.

Dans les rues de Paris - Assassins Creed Unity

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Nothing is true, everything is permitted

Inspired by the upcoming stealth-adventure game Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Kevin J. Walter presents a LEGO statue of ancient-Egyptian protagonist Bayek. His leaping pose is dynamic, enhanced by the flow of fabric from his outfit. The shaping is excellent and the choices of parts and colors for his assassin’s gear match up well with the character in the trailers.

Dawn of the Creed Bayek Statue

Venom vs. Spider-Man by Shawn Snyder + bonus Assassin’s Creed Altaïr

One benefit of getting together with other LEGO fans at local club meetings is that you get to hear the thought process that goes into their LEGO models. Shawn Snyder (Flickr) has been building fantastic character sculptures for years — remember his amazing Predator bust? — and lately he’s been bringing his figures to SEALUG meetings long before he posts them online.

One of his recent figures is the villainous Venom, here taking down Spider-Man. Venom’s brick-built spider logo and teeth are particularly nice.

Venom vs Spiderman

What’s fascinating about Shawn’s building style is that he says he never starts with a particular scale in mind. He always starts by working at building a head until it looks right, and then he works his way down (or not, in the case of his large-scale busts). Shawn’s characters are also nearly always articulated, and he incorporates structural support to enable dynamic posing. My brain just doesn’t work like that.

Since it looks like we missed it when he posted it after Emerald City Comic Con last year, here’s Shawn’s awesome Altaïr from the original Assassin’s Creed.

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I can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the SEALUG display at ECCC this year, in just a couple of weeks.

Leap of faith from Assassin’s Creed

Justin Stebbins reconstructs a depiction of one of those memorable moments from the video game Assassin’s Creed when Altair takes the leap of faith from a high vantage point. I estimate the tower to measure somewhere around or over two feet. I hope the hay pile is packed nice and fluffy.