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Futurama BrickHeadz: Bender is great

Last month Palixa and the Bricks brought us a fantastic take on Futurama’s supporting cast in the BrickHeadz style. This time around, again working with her husband, she’s completed a second wave of models, depicting the TV show’s main cast in the same exquisite fashion.

Futurama II

See more Futurama characters as BrickHeadz

Futurama BrickHeadz: whoop, whoop, whoop!

Mixing Matt Groening’s unique animation style with the BrickHeadz formula was always going to be a winning formula. Husband and wife team Palixa and the Bricks have certainly seen the potential, hitting LEGO gold with their sequence of Futurama’s supporting cast.

Futurama

Dr Zoidberg is a joy, demonstrating how simple piece selection can make a model — modified clip plates doubling as mouth tentacles…

Futurama - Dr. Zoidberg

Zapp Brannigan is another standout — the slicked hair and ingot belt buckle effortlessly capturing his character…

Futurama - Zapp Brannigan

UCS LEGO Planet Express Ship from Futurama

Good news, everyone! Remember all those times you desperately needed a LEGO spaceship fast enough to outrun a murderous Robot Santa Claus? Or what about those times you justed wanted to deliver a LEGO pizza in a stylish vehicle with a sweet “electric mucus” paint job? Well, you’re in luck because Nicola Stocchi, builder of the incredibly detailed Transformer Grimlock has created a beautifully rendered version of the Planet Express Ship from Futurama. Nicola built this beauty in LEGO Digital Designer with 5112 parts. Seriously, could this LEGO ship be any more spot on? At the risk of sounding negative, no.

Lego UCS Planet Express Ship

Bender TV time

I don’t know about our readers, but I spent a good amount of holidays catching up on TV and video games. Sean and Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral) has basically captured it in this simple yet, awesome build:

A Saturday Bender
While I’m not actually Bender from Futurama, I wish I was.

Bender: Bite my shiny LEGO ass.

Good news everyone!
Adrian Drake (BrickFrenzy) is back with another MEGA awesome build for Brickworld this year. This time, it’s a life-sized Bender from Futurama:
Bender

At 6 feet tall (including antenna) and built with approximately 20,000 pieces – it may surprise you that this build only took about Adrian a month to build. I think this was the single most photographed build at Brickworld, and earned Adrian the Judge’s Choice Award and nomination for Best Mega Creation.

Of course no life sized bender would be complete without a functional chest cavity (featuring one of Brickworld’s finest traditional drinks).

Bender's opening torso

As a huge Futurama fan, I couldn’t help but get caught up in life-sized-Bender Fever, and decided to build Nixon’s head (minus jar) to put on Bender’s body (ARROOOOO!).

Richard Nixon in a Bender Suit

Oh and Adrian totally trusted me enough to let me put on Bender’s Head.

A special thanks to Adam Myers for letting me build Nixon from his collection in Chicago, and for loaning out Nixon head to Adrian to display at BrickFair VA.

“Compare your lives to mine and then kill yourselves!”

Riccardo Zangelmi would like to present the disembodied head of Bender Bending Rodríguez.

Bender

Feel free to leave your favorite Bender quotes in the comments.

Good News Everyone!

Fullerton’s Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) has recreated Futurama’s Planet Express headquarters in micro-scale. Built for Eurobricks Micro Sci-Fi Contest, the model includes the “U.S.S. Planet Express Ship”, a Slurm delivery truck, Calculon and everyone’s favorite alcoholic robot, Bender.

Planet Express