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Nick Martin | August 23rd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight, News

Jon Lazar’s Awesome Super LEGO Friends Project

Super Friends - All of them

In a very topical coincidence, given our recent opinion piece on LEGO’s Girl Problem, artist Jon Lazar has been working on a LEGO Super Friends line, aiming to make some of the Friends figures more nerdy and awesome by turning them into customs of a wide variety of DC and Marvel Super Heroines.

You can see more of his stuff on Instagram, or see it covered on The Mary Sue or The Escapist. Let me just be up front, and say I’m considering going out and getting this Jubilee right now. More pictures of the figures after the fold.

Super Friends - Jubilee

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Nick Martin | August 12th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

I am Groot by Legohaulic

Look, if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy at this point, this picture will be a spoiler. My suggestion would be to stop reading this right now and go see the blasted movie! You’ve been warned… don’t look down there. Though I suppose we could argue that it was something that was already spoiled with the announcement of the animated show and the picture they released for it.

Anyway, the Guardians of the Galaxies MOCs just keep rolling, as well they should. The movie was awesome. And the MOCs, including this one by Legohaulic, is equally awesome.

I Am Groot

 

I’m still of the mindset that Marvel gets all the money if they make a dancing Groot toy for everyone to enjoy, and while I’m critical of Lego Ideas, I would be beating the drum to get this set made on there.

Ken Robichaud | August 11th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

“Ain’t no thing like me, except me!”

The Raccoon

Powerpig keeps the sketches coming with this latest Marvel character to be realized in brick marker form. I’m seriously considering recreating a few of these stylized beauties and putting them in a frame at this point. I mean it, i’ll do it… probably. These just keep getting better Chris, keep up the good work.

Ken Robichaud | August 9th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Let the Guardians of the Galaxy MOCs Begin!

LEGO Star-Lord Bust

This Star Lord bust by Bruce Lowell caught my eye the other day and a quick spin through my contacts revealed he is not alone in his galactic guardian geekery. The usual suspects are up to their old tricks and once again quick out of the gate.

Rocket Raccoon is looking for trouble in his prison threads by Jordan Schwartz.

It's barely a concept

And finally this mini Milano by SPARKART! is a treat and I can’t wait to see it in the brick when he’s got all the parts in order.

I look forward to more Guardians MOCs and to hitting the theater again this week for a much needed second viewing.

Nick Martin | August 4th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, MOC Spotlight

A Simple Fix for the Exo Suit Shoulders

Exo-Suit Bar Fix

The general consensus on the 21109 Exo-Suit has been “awesome, but those shoulders are just terrible.” I put mine together yesterday, right after I put together 21110 Research Institute, and couldn’t help but notice that it came with an extra 3L bar in light grey/medium stone. Turns out, that’s just about the right length to slip through the shoulder to hold it together.

For those who are curious, this is part 87994 on Bricklink, 17715 on BrickOwl, and the Lego element ID is 6093527 (though it’s sold out on Bricks and Pieces). It came in light grey in the Research Institute, and according to BrickOwl (though not Bricklink or Brickset), it also came in the LEGO Movie Super-Cycle Chase. I don’t have that particular set, so I can’t quite confirm it.

You Will Give Me the Bar

 

No word on how easily the chemist will let go of her beaker stand…

Ken Robichaud | June 1st, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Jerac’s Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera

LEGO Star Destroyer - photo edit by Migalart

For those that think the official LEGO Star Destroyer sets have still been too small, Jerac has you covered with his newly completed Chimaera. At two meters long and weighing in around fifty kilos, it is a massive beasty and worthy of that menacing feeling evoked by the opening scene in A New Hope. As smooth as it looks in the shot above, I think a closer look is important to see the level of detail, including the fully finished undercarriage. All this is achieved with no internal metal support structure and it’s worth mentioning that he feels it is in a, “barely finished state”.

Imperial Star Destroyer ChimaeraISD ventral lightning

Updated with fancy photo done for Jerac by his friend, Migalart.

Nick Martin | May 11th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Full-size (mostly) Lego R2-D2

I meant to post this last week when I first saw it on our forums, but you know, life and what not. Forum member kresty posted his creation and is even running a blog to show off his exploits at a Emerald City Comic Con and a Star Wars day event. Sure, the build isn’t all LEGO… Lego can be used for all sorts of things, but it’s structural ability kind of falls apart when you have to build something to move around (and not weigh like eleven kajillion pounds). Oh, that and you’d need a few million power function motors to move it around like this.

Still, it’s a fantastic little build. Hit up his post on the forum and share your comments!

 

 

 

 

Ken Robichaud | April 8th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Sentinel Of Liberty Brick Sketch By Powerpig

The Captain

I love Chris McVeigh’s brick sketches and this one is no exception. I’m stoked for this movie and bought my tickets for tonight’s showing last week, so expect a review shortly. At this point, I’d like to put a few of these up in a frame on the wall.

Do Winter Soldier next, Chris!

Nick Martin | March 1st, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Jabba Lives… for Revenge!

Forum member (and awesome builder) sparkart, who goes by SPARKART! on Flickr, added a little bit of levity to our weekend with this creative little build that I just absolutely want to see show up in Episode VII. I’ll let him provide the description…

Jabba was not killed by Princess Leia, but merely put into a catatonic state from which he quickly regained consciousness. He suffered major injuries in his escape from the exploding sail barge. During his lengthy recovery and rehabilitation, Jabba lost almost all control of his criminal empire. He lives now, unfavored in the Hutt community, in self-exile, planning his ultimate revenge against Solo and his friends.

I mean, this makes more sense than Maul coming back to life. He was cut in half. Jabba is basically an earthworm that has risen to be a criminal overlord, so cutting him in half would only double his power, right?

 

Ken Robichaud | February 26th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Monsterbrick’s R2 Hologram Would Make A Great Nightlight

Hologram artoo unitR2-Poop-2

Do you wake up screaming through the darkness every night in a cold sweat, your brain still burning with twisted images ripped straight from the vivid landscapes of the PT as they scatter back to the dark recesses of your mind’s eye? There is one sure fire way to calm yourself and help you be sure George Lucas isn’t hiding under your bed, ready to fill your dreamscape with more of his eye catchingly evil machinations, as soon as your heart stops racing and you drift back to sleep.

An R2-D2 nightlight!

Monsterbrick is no stranger to holographic LEGO R2 units, or astromechs in general, but this really stood out for me. Sometimes a builder posts an MOC and I’m blown away. Other times I’m wildly entertained or even lament that I didn’t think of that first. This is a case where I immediately wanted to build my own and my son agreed.

Of course, with too many projects already in the works, I won’t. So, I’m hopeful Ace can distract Matt long enough to make off with it at LEGOLAND’s Star Wars weekend. At least before Don tries first.

I leave you with another of his R2 variations, in honour of Anti Bullying Day 2014, R2-QT.

R2-QT

*Grab this one too, Ace!*