Builder Joe is back and this time he’s built a technically and technologically impressive LEGO desktop complete with a window into a virtual world. The entire scene is a practical-built exercise in forced perspective as an off-screen player manipulates characters in the medieval game with her mouse and keyboard setup.
There are several instances of nice parts usage in this scene including minifigure legs as keys on the keyboard and balistraria. I’m also quite keen on the warm, swirling sunset built into the background. There’s also an adorable duck with brick separators for a bill.
This orange, perfectly balanced scale by Joe incorporates microscale vignettes representing the effects of time. There are several details to hunt for and appreciate here — check out the teeny tiny tree trunks on the mountain side of the scales, and the really subtle shaping about a third of the way up from the base of the clock achieved with minifig chairs placed top-to-top.
One of the first things I’m going to do when the lockdown comes to an end is head out for a decent burger. This LEGO model by Joe has got me in the mood for fast food. It was initially the “wooden” table which caught my eye in this creation — a nice combination of colours and parts evoking the feel of a cracked piece of timber. However, a closer look revealed something else notable — a plethora of minifigure leg parts used throughout the model. The burger patty, the lettuce, some of the fries, and the straw — all made with minifigure legs. Not sure leg meat is the best source of protein for a burger, but hey, if it tastes good, I’m in.