For centuries, scientists have labored in vain trying to turn lead into gold. Builder martin.with.bricks remembers the next best thing – Just turn gold into cottage cheese instead! And thanks to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his lab assistant Beaker, today we can do just that. In this lovely tribute, Martin has recreated the classic Muppet Labs, complete with a variety of equipment, technical readouts, and a big set of windows to open in case of fire. (Like that ever happens in Muppet Labs…) I like how just the shape of some of the LEGO elements is enough to transform them into science-ready glassware. Those “minifigure action pose” 1×1 modified plates in the foreground feel right at home, as does that 1×1 with center bar in the background. It’s a set up for comedy
gold cottage cheese all right.
If you don’t remember this particular experiment, we have you covered thanks to a handy YouTube link. It’s also worth a look!
Check out this great entry from our archives if you prefer your Muppet scientists brick-built!
For me, The Muppet Show was the perfect in-between show for those in-between years. It wasn’t quite a cartoon, and it wasn’t quite as boring as those serious shows the grownups watched. It came on in the evening, so you felt just a little bit grownup watching it without going into Murder, She Wrote territory. A LEGO builder who goes by the name j-p-30 his us right in the between childhood and adulthood feels with these three clever busts of some of our favorite Muppet friends. We have poor Beaker, whose scientific experiments tend to end in fiery calamity. Gonzo was the weird bendy-nosed Muppet Show pianist, and the less said about Animal’s outrageous antics, the better. All together, you’ve got the makings of a trio that could make us giggle even if Trapper John M.D. was totally your jam. Well done, Mr. j-p-30!
Of all the beloved Muppet Show characters, Statler and Waldorf are certainly near the top of my list. I would venture to guess that these cantankerous hecklers are a huge favorite for many people. That must definitely be the case for one superb builder, Alex de Jong, who recreated this iconic duo in spectacular LEGO fashion. 5 months of work over 2.5 years went into this build!
Continue to read more about the world’s best hecklers and see photos of how they were constructed!