Futurama? In LEGO? Shut up and take my money! LEGOfolk built everyone’s favourite potty-mouth robot, Bender Bending Rodríguez! The simple and elegant grey build perfectly conveys Bender’s physique along with iconic, instantly recognisable head. In other words, LEGOfolk really nailed Bender’s “shiny metal ass!” But my favourite aspect is how Doc Ock’s new tentacles in the Daily Bugle set inspired the arms and legs. Such a simple combination of LEGO elements really allow for great poseability! I certainly can see this technique becoming the norm for appendages of this style!
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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.
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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.
Dr Zoidberg is a joy, demonstrating how simple piece selection can make a model — modified clip plates doubling as mouth tentacles…
Zapp Brannigan is another standout — the slicked hair and ingot belt buckle effortlessly capturing his character…
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.
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:
While I’m not actually Bender from Futurama, I wish I was.
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:
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).
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!).
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.
Riccardo Zangelmi would like to present the disembodied head of Bender Bending Rodríguez.
Feel free to leave your favorite Bender quotes in the comments.
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.