Video games are a constant inspiration for LEGO builders, as they are sometimes for me. I do try to avoid pop-cultural inspiration in my builds, striving to keep them as unique and imaginative as possible. But for a game that has been with me for about half my life, Diablo 2, an exception could be made. The build is a somewhat loose recreation of the titular final boss, Diablo – the Lord of Terror. The reason for this looseness of recreation is timing, more about which can be read by clicking on the picture, whose description has said information.
I am quite proud of the muscular torso design (let us not speak of the back) and the legs look good on some photos in my opinion, but the arms kind of need a rework, which would be done if time permitted so. I wish there were more pieces in dark red (and that I would own them!) so that I could have done a more gradual transition from black to red, because the current situation makes it nearly impossible to photograph, with black claws, horns and spikes standing out so much, that they get mixed up in pictures.
No sleigh required here — aido k‘s LEGO Santa Claus seems quite happy taking a ride directly on Rudolph’s back. This is a fun model, with printed eyes giving Santa’s face a whole heap of character, and nice use of Mixel joints to provide dynamic posing for the dashing reindeer. Santa’s gloves are excellent, and I love Rudolph’s nose and antlers. The white base is a smart touch, giving just enough context to the model, and suggesting a bouncing boisterous progress across the snow.
Unless you’ve been living on a forest moon, you know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters this week. TBB’s own Iain heath takes aim at what some fans are worries might be the next ewoks of the Star Wars universe, the feathered creatures known only as porgs. In this diorama, Iain features a pair of our favorite furry teddy bears hunting an unsuspecting, wide-eyed bird-thing. As always, Iain’s eye for the elemental details in characters remains flawless, capturing the essential form of both creatures.
Hey there, yes, you… reading this article on The Brothers Brick or Facebook, or Twitter or– it doesn’t really matter… You probably know me, and how good looking I am, but just in case you don’t, my name is Wade Wilson and my not-so-favourite food that I eat only on alternate Wednesday mornings for breakfast is chimichangas. I wear red because the bad guys dig it. I do have to thank BrickinNick for loving me so much he had me immortalised in a bust of none other than me in my favourite pose when I’m quite hungry or surprised. Pick one, toss a coin, doesn’t matter. Either way, always remember, with great powers comes great superheroes made of LEGO bricks.
Oh, yeah. I love Bob Ross, so here I am, all dressed up for a party, nowhere to go. Give me a call will ya? It’s 1-800-BOB-ROSS. I’m waiting for that call to come in, so do it now, okay?
This build of a seemingly cute warrior by John Cheng is so much more than it seems. Imagawa Yoshimoto was a feudal lord during the 16th century in Japan who was very good at not only battling but also at diplomacy and securing key alliances during his reign. His black steed and the accompanying base is quite a unique complement to the usual BrickHeadz builds that we’ve seen quite a lot of lately. Aside from being brick built, Pokémon Conquest fans may recognize him as a playable character.
Iain Heath never misses a chance to capture the latest pop-cultural phenomena with LEGO bricks, so it was just a matter of time before he would publish his tribute to the upcoming The Disaster Artist movie. This build is so terrible, it’s actually impressive.
Transparent clear is definitely not a rare LEGO colour, but the pieces that come in clear tend to be ones appropriate for windows and similar constructions. Apparently disagreeing with that, Grantmasters has built a stealth Predator figure using as many translucent parts as possible, and even the odd gray elements do not stand out somehow. While we wait for LEGO to release more diverse parts in translucent colours, this figure transpires to be one of the more impressive in its scale.
Photographing LEGO in a non-LEGO environment may be viewed as cheating by some, but I believe it adds a lot to the character in this specific example.
One thing’s for sure, you can always count on Tyler Clites for fun holiday themed builds, and his latest tactical turkey is no exception. I like Tyler’s simple yet effective solution for the bandolier and while easy to overlook, the single round sticking out of the out of the side of the machine gun is a nice touch. My favorite part has to be the determined facial expression and furrowed eyebrows, making this turkey look determined to live another year.
From all of us here at the Brothers Brick, we wish everyone in the US a happy Thanksgiving, and as you sit down to enjoy some delicious poultry, we hope none of your turkeys put up this big of a fight.
In this technology-driven age, our devices have a big impact on our everyday life. We have devices to track our sleep, devices that shop for us, and devices we wear and carry with us wherever we go. With this collection of LEGO creations, nujumetru has captured the wonderful and sometimes disturbing relationship we have with our technology.
See more photos of each model in the series after the jump
It’s what’s inside that counts. Or at least, that’s what Helen Sham seems to say with her large-scale brick-built LEGO figure — artfully dissected to reveal the organs within. This creation manages to be both fun and a little sinister — that smiling half-face in conjunction with the staring skull eye is giving me the heebie-jeebies. The different-coloured innards peeking between the bones of the torso are excellent, and I love the choice of bricks for the intestines — spot-on. Best bit of all? Those polkadot underpants. Lovely.
We’ve featured Martin Redfern‘s Alice In Wonderland LEGO creations previously, but this latest scene — the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party — is a cracker. The table features a brilliant array of teapot designs (some including fireman’s helmets as lids!), and I like the variety of chair styles on display. The surrounding scenery is great, and gives the model a real sense of place — an impression helped by the tight crop of the photo.
As ever, Martin’s work on the characters is excellent. Here’s a closer look at the Tea Party Trio…
Charon was the Ferryman of the Dead, transporting the recently deceased across the waters to Hades in his skiff. Charon’s fee was a single coin which was placed in the mouth of a corpse upon burial, those unable to pay the fee and were left to wander the earthly side to haunt the world as ghosts. Brick Spirou has captured the eerie presence of Charon and his skiff in LEGO form with a brick-built Charon, his face obscured by a long black coat with hood. I love the lantern hanging on the back of the boat, the builder used a light brick and some trans-orange plates to perfect the look.
Just make sure you bring the exact change needed for your fare, no credit cards accepted!