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This LEGO parade really floats our boat!

Big Easy Bricks has crafted a pair of wonderful parade floats that make me yearn for a big old LEGO-themed parade. Both feature some classic LEGO themes and some great microscale building! First up is a fan favourite – Classic Space. The float features two iconic space sets in the form of the Galaxy Explorer and Monorail Transport System. The trailer itself also has a rocket blasting away from the Earth and Moon, made up of a mere nine pieces!

Float 01 - Classic Space

Float number two is a bit more rootin’-tootin’, as it depicts the perhaps niche (although no less legendary) Fort Legoredo from the 90s Western theme. This time we have some miniature soldiers and cavalry to man the fort, which is a superb imitation of the original set. Take note of the miniature cannons as well! Once again the trailer captures the Western aesthetic with some stars and horns. It’s a simple touch, but a really wonderful way to tie it together.

Float 02 - Fort Legoredo

I hope Big Easy Bricks have got some more floats lined up. There’s plenty of classic themes, and they would look great on parade together!

This 9,500+ piece LEGO Cobra Terror Drome will have G.I. Joe running for cover.

The new partnership between LEGO and Hasbro has prompted plenty of discussion about what the future could hold. Builder Big Easy Bricks has crafted my dream new set with this incredible take on the Cobra Terror Drome playset from the original G.I. Joe toy line. While the military theme of G.I. Joe might conflict with some of LEGO’s brand philosophy, some of the line’s more fantastical hardware isn’t too dissimilar from the likes of Ninjago or Nexo Knights, and the Cobra Terror Drome is a perfect example. It’s a high-tech, octagonal remote headquarters unlike anything that exists in real life. So, let’s knock out a couple of Cobra Troopers, slip on their uniforms, and infiltrate the interior of this Cobra headquarters for a full tour.

Cobra Terror Drome 01

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A real American LEGO

The G.I. Joe Wolverine was one of my favorite toys as a kid, and Big Easy Bricks is giving it the love it deserves with this near 1:1 brick recreation. Every slope and vent and piece of greebling from the original toy is accounted for and, thanks to a set of reproduction stickers, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking this was a picture of the vintage vehicle. There are even some upgrades on this version, like a pull-out storage rack for extra missiles. The Wolverine feels oft forgotten about in discussions of 80s nostalgia. Maybe it’s the unfortunate mutant-shared name. Maybe it’s the fact that it came with a female driver in the early 80s boy-toy market. But I’m happy Big Easy Bricks has let us know the Wolverine still has some fans out there. Because, after all, knowing is half the battle…

G.I. Joe - Wolverine 01

Who’s that guy with the big, big head?

M.O.D.O.K. — Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. Easily one of the most distinctive Marvel villains out there. And boy is he out there. Anyway,  this uniquely shaped baddie is given his just due in LEGO thanks to Big Easy Bricks. I’m particularly fond of the nested arch/curved slopes to form his signature grimace, as well as the range of motion provided by those Mixel ball joints in the arms. The clouds of jet exhaust are also smartly rendered, with some nice use of 1×1 dome tile to create interesting texture.


M.O.D.O.K. also looks great “in the round”. The rear-facing engine and the ridges of his chair are both very nice, and the use of Hero Factory armor for the shoulder pads scales up perfectly.


One of the best things about the popularity of Marvel characters is all the great LEGO creations that are inspired by them. Check out our archives for more stellar builds!