Builder Eero Okkonen is a master of bringing characters to life in brick form. This construct is of Do-It-Yourself-Seraph, a character from the Magic: The Gathering game. I must admit the concept of having a Cyborg Angel as a gameplay character is quite an appealing combination. I love the technique of the windswept hair and downcast gaze giving the character a solemn and thoughtful appearance. Builders who choose to work with only LEGO elements have their challenges, especially for creating unusual characters like this, but it’s always helpful to be able to reach into Technic and Bionicle as Eero has done. If those wings look familiar to you, that’s because the came off a set from The Lord of the Rings theme, Pirate Ship Ambush (79008).
He’s been known by many names: The Mind Sculptor, Architect of Thought, Memory Adept, Telepath Unbound, the Living Guildpact, Unraveler of Secrets, and Vryn’s Prodigy. But now he needs a snappy LEGO-themed name because Magic: The Gathering fan Sergio just built Jace Beleren out of LEGO. Built in the classic LEGO miniland scale, this LEGO creation is based on original artwork by Chase Stone.
Sergio has also built the other members of the Gatewatch: the lovely necromancer Liliana Vess; the fire wielder Chandra Nalaar; the elven nature-mage Nissa Revane; and their commander the warrior-mage Gideon Jura. In addition to the great figures, the composition and lighting on these photos is simply phenomenal.
Magic the Gathering is full of amazing source material for LEGO builders. Last month we featured a jaw-dropping LEGO Sword of Feast and Famine and today we’re looking at Pascal‘s wonderful brick-built Gisela, the Broken Blade. Pascal’s version of Gisela somehow manages to capture both the essence of the original artwork while still remaining true to the builder’s own personal style.
For those unfamiliar with the MTG storyline, Gisela is a powerful angel that was corrupted by the Eldrazi titan, Emrakul (an invincible spaghetti-monster). The pink bits on this build are the first signs of what I call “spaghettification.” Long story short, things do not go well for Gisela or her sister Bruna.