With some of the most inventive LEGO part usage I’ve seen in a while, Daniel Cloward has assembled quite the bright-colored cottage. His ingenious roof technique utilizes a lattice of rounded tiles held within the clips of this part. Add that to the paintbrushes as door hinges, hot dogs in the round window frame, and minifig headwear as rocks on the front lawn, and the build is bursting at the seams with exquisite part usage. But the cherry on this NPU cake has got to be the inclusion of Clikits in the cobbled walls of the structure.
The striking Assault Symbiont Syrinx is described by Djokson as a “Surgical precision instrument.” Which reminds me of a precision timepiece. You know, like the LEGO Clikits watch that’s serving as this figure’s head. That’s just one example of the creative part usage here, too. Check out that neck ring made by a Spinjitzu rotor, or those transparent-blue garage door panels. Even the “hands” use uncommon parts like metal train axles. It’s kind of sad that “Assault” is part of this creature’s function – the colors and shaping remind me more of a medical droid. I suppose that’s just the sort of great camouflage an Assault Symbiont would lean into, though.
Be sure to check out Djokson’s other featured creations for even more “is that LEGO? I’m not sure” moments.
LEGO has officially revealed its long-rumored new product line, LEGO Dots. The initial wave of the 2D tile-based arts and crafts theme features bracelets, picture holders, a jewelry stand, a pencil pot, and the first in a series of “Extra Dots” emoji booster packs. Prices vary from US $3.99 to 19.99 with availability beginning on March 1st.
The spiritual successor to LEGO’s previous Clikits play-jewelry product line, the Dots theme centers on colorful 1×1 tiles (square, round, quarter-circle and new gem tiles) with bright colors and expressive prints including emojis, rainbows, glitter, animals, space, music, and more. (Keen-eyed readers will also note that several of the tiles have appeared previously in 21045 Trafalgar Square’s hidden art gallery.)