No stranger to large scale super hero themed builds, Xenomurphy takes a crack at crazy with his rendition of Gotham’s revolving door psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. I’d suggest clicking the picture and viewing it larger on Flickr to take in the details. Xm even provides a link to download what is essentially a book detailing the projects inspirations and development for this easily escapable nut house and it includes more pictures of the build. Is that insensitive, calling it that? Too bad, they’re straight up crazy.
I first ran across this back when it was posted on TheOneRing.net over two weeks ago but finally getting around to posting it now. There isn’t much I can say about this that wouldn’t be a cliché. Massive, mind-blowing, overwhelming, all appropriate and somewhat trite at this point. What can you say about huge MOCs of this caliber that hasn’t been said before? Maybe… expensive? That’s an adjective. I don’t even want to think about the financial investment. 150,000 bricks and 1,700 mini-figures ain’t cheap. Check out Goel Kim’s flickr stream for way more pics.
This, OneLUG’s Tower of Orthanc, now we just need a proper Minas Tirith.
I’ll admit it… I’m really bad about showcasing MOCs on the front page, but every so often, you see something so amazing you just have to post it. Luckily, here, forum member Veynom posted his own thread on a build that had escaped my notice on Flickr. Built for SHIPtember on Flickr, this thing is one of those rare examples of a build that takes two decent sets, cranks it to 11, and makes you want the version over anything official from LEGO. Seriously, if this was for sale (and he won’t sell his), I would be trying to work it into my budget right now.
I’ll just plagiarize what he said about it in his post:
It had been a while that I wanted to modify the old 10019 Tantive IV in order to improve it seriously. When the 10198 set was released, I jumped on it but was also disappointed by several aspects of the model.
His MOC certainly succeeds at addressing those problems, and is packed with play features, jokes, and nice little touches. I especially like the use of the Escape Pods for the engines at the back (yet not for the escape pods). Maybe it’s the special position that this ship has in the heart of us old Star Wars fans, being the very first ship we ever saw, or cheering for the little guy right up until the Empire erased him from existence.
Oh, and it’s swooshable! You can check out more pictures on the forums, including a link back to his gallery, and see exactly how much awesome he managed to pack into this build.
I saw this pop up in the Flickr LEGO Group, and knew it was something that we certainly had to feature. Misterzumbi has his own take on the DeLorean from back to the future that does more than a few things right. First and most obvious, it’s silver. Second, it showcases the changes throughout the movies, which is very nice. Third, it’s just nice looking! Look at how nice that inside looks!
This shot really shows off the design of it, getting the 50s madcap on the front and whitewalls added by Doc Brown, and the good-ole Mr. Fusion in the back for running the time circuits. You can check out some more pictures on Misterzumbi’s photostream on Flickr.
Deux means two, for those of you who don’t speak French… like me. Chris McVeigh hasn’t slowed down in his creation of pop culture LEGO marker sketches and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to make exact copies of them and put my favourites up in a frame.
Surprisingly, there are other things happening in the world at the moment that don’t revolve around SDCC. Chris McVeigh has been busy with these great brick marker sketches that were inspired by his friends actual marker sketches. I’m sure there will be a lot of sketching going on this weekend and hopefully Chris will keep these brick versions coming. You can also check out his first sketch on Facebook.
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a MOC from Larry Lars so I’m more than thrilled to be reporting on this one. I was linked to his teaser shots before the weekend and now it seems he’s completed his own Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine. He has nailed the look at an almost impossible scale. There are tons of details that make you wish there were more than the four pictures in his photostream. All that’s missing is some of the sweet printed tiles of the dashboard and the flux capacitor from the upcoming official LEGO CUUSOO set to make it, in my opinion, one of if not the best DeLorean MOCs out there. If he decides to make a kit, sign me up. Heck, I’d take even just the instructions and source the parts myself to recreate this bad boy. I’d love to do a side by side comparison with 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine when it’s finally released in mid-July.
That’s a whole lot of comic for just 10 cents! This monolithic magazine mosaic was created for the Denver Comic Con by four committed (or at least they should be, Hiyo!) members of CoWLUG. At 10 feet tall and over 200 pounds it took four people and a forklift to set up the wall of nearly 60 thousand bricks to greet its adoring public. Congratulations to Mark, Mia, Joel & Duane! Well played folks. Just 900 more issues to go!
This Fell Beast from captainsmog isn’t just an obvious upgrade from the retrospectively inferior horses the Nazgul stole from Rohan, but a great MOC in any case. I personally far prefer the LotR sets over the Hobbit ones (with the exception of An Unexpected Gathering which is also featured in those films), so with the eagles now appearing in two sets from the line I think we really need another set featuring the black riders. Let me be more specific. How about a Battle of the Witch-King set complete with “I am no Man!” Éowyn and the King of Angmar’s trusty flying, smelly… thing.