I am a huge fan of Lovecraft’s writing — and horror in general — so imagine my delight in seeing Revan New‘s latest spooky LEGO creation. This crumbling manor hides eldritch secrets that would render the casual viewer mad as a hatter! The building is architecturally beautiful with its front columned entrance and central tower. I really like the builder’s use of sideways building to bridge the area between the main building and the upper tower piece. The multiple roof treatments are quite nice too. The two smaller side roofs have a pleasing shape and the central domed roof is just beautiful. The landscaping serves the scene well by sticking with muted earth tones to continue the theme. The whole scene reminds one of an abandoned mausoleum, which is not a bad comparison when you’re trying to evoke a scary atmosphere.
Of course, no tribute to Lovecraft would be complete without an eldritch, tentacled creature. Read on to see what horrifying secrets await inside
Carl Merriam displayed an awesome build of Cthulhu at Bricks by the Bay. Check out the use of snake tails as mouth tentacles and dinosaur bodies as hands. You can read more about the creation and see more pictures on the feature article from Tested.com.
I like to think that H.P Lovecraft wrote on a typewriter like this one by Matt Armstrong (Monsterbrick). To me, it’s the cthulhu face/octopus that makes it.
H. P. Lovecraft is, arguably, the most important author in the history of horror. The recalcitrant racist from Providence basically invented the modern horror genre back at the turn of the 20th century. Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) has created (with some help from Legopard) a highly atmospheric LEGO imagining of his study, complete with diabolical details and pretty presentation.
Another entry for Mocathalon 2013.
PS. And yes, I am planning to enter Alliterathalon 2013.
My favorite quote from H.P. Lovecraft inspired this surrealist work. The quote goes like this: “the blind cosmos grinds aimlessly on from nothing to something and from something back to nothing again, neither heeding nor knowing the wishes or existence of the minds that flicker for a second now and then in the darkness.”
You can buy this creation from Creations for Charity, and there’s only 5 days left before the store closes for this year!
Imagine Rigney says that he’s always wanted to build a LEGO Cthulhu — H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic god-monster. I think Imagine has captured Cthulhu’s tender visage especially well.
The end, that is, of October and Jamie‘s fabulous advent calendar. I want to present this week’s batch, with my top two favorites: The Broken and Take your Cthulhu to Work Day.
The other figures from this week are below:
Mr. Xenomurphy pays homage to H. P. Lovecraft with the summoning of an Old One from a grim mansion. Click through the picture for a story and more shots of the build.
Cameron (Primus) applies lessons he’s learned as one of the most talented Bionicle builders on the Web to an exceptional dark creature inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft.
The BURPs don’t do much for me, but the Old One more than makes up for a lack of detail in the landscaping.
I’m glad to see an addition to Mark Stafford‘s Cthulego series, which as implied by the name is a mix of Lovecraft and LEGO. This scene depicts some agents trying to reclaim a stolen artifact and is thwarted by demons from the beyond. So Mark, what the hell are those pink fairy things?
Paul Lee steps into the Reasonably Clever Spooky Star Wars contest with this orange beast — the Cthulhu Terrain – Pumpkin Transport:
From concept through execution, Paul’s walker has “Winner” written all over it.
From Mark Stafford, a man who hardly needs an introduction. Click the image for more pictures, with descriptions, on MOCpages. Via, oh, pretty much everywhere.