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Nick Martin | August 30th, 2013 | MOC Spotlight

“If You’re Gonna Build a Time Machine into a Car…

… why not do it with some style?”

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.

Powerpig’s Remarkable Brick Sketches – Part Deux!

The Empire's Finest

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.

Man in the Iron MaskShellraiser
Ken Robichaud | July 18th, 2013 | LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Powerpig’s Remarkable Brick Sketches

Bleep Bloop

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.

Bounty SketcherBeware the Batman
Ace Kim | June 30th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, MOC Spotlight

Lars’ DeLorean

DeLorean Open Door

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.

DeLorean - Side View
DeLorean - Top View
DeLorean Time Machine

Thanks to Firespray for keeping me updated.

Ken Robichaud | June 6th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

Massive Action Comics #1 Mosaic

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!

Ken Robichaud | June 5th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, MOC Spotlight

Death From Above

Nazgul on Fell Beast - howling

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.

Ken Robichaud | April 9th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Hall Of Armour, Complete With Two Turntables And A Microphone

Iron Man - Hall of Armour

With all the Iron Man suits floating around now, I’ve been calling for MOCs of Tony Stark’s Hall of Armour and have found the first one to tickle my fancy. Jared Chan has put together a nice rendition of the hall as seen in the upcoming film and has taken pictures of it as presented in many promotional shots. Tony may be a rich, egotistical engineering genius, but he’s still a guy and what self respecting man cave comes without tunes?

Two Turntables & A Microphone

Seriously, I don’t know. I’m more of a rumpus room kind of guy.
Though I do love the term LEGOratory

Ken Robichaud | April 8th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Ochre Jelly Releases The KR-KN!

Welcome to Iain Heath’s solution to the problem of the big, bley, boring SSD. The Rebel Alliance’s mind controlled Space Kraken is a fun and whimsical concept, but if you think this destroyer destroyer is too over the top for Star Wars…. no seriously have you seen the Clone Wars? Based on that, my experiences with the old Marvel comics and other EU stuff, yeah this could totally happen and should. Head over to the Jelly Flickr page and read the full story. I wonder if Disney is taking script submissions.

Many Ewoks were harmed in the making of this super weapon.

Ken Robichaud | April 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

jmfbtb’s Death Star Docking Bay Construction Is Complete!

DB327_ISO_Finished_Black

Ace reported on this excellent endeavour a month ago and jmfbtb has completed his months long task of recreating docking bay 327 to house his UCS Millennium Falcon and it’s quite a sight. He’s been kind enough to share his LDD files and part lists for those interested in building their own, so head back into the thread and check it out. All that’s missing now is a picture of his final casing set up and I definitely wish him luck on finding a perfect (and affordable) solution that works for him in that respect.

DB327_Finished_No_Falcon

I’ll be honest, after all the work put into this project I’d choose a table with sturdier looking legs. ;)

Ace Kim | March 18th, 2013 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MOC Spotlight

Okay’s Turtles

Lean Green Ninja Team

I simultaneously applaud and curse Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) for the above MOC. Anyone watching the cartoon will instantly recognize the above recreation of one of the opening shots from the cartoon’s intro, and for that I applaud him. But I also curse him for reminding that we’ll never get official versions of the turtles like this. This is how the turtles should have been made. Or at least have a set or two with their eyes like this. An exclusive maybe? Is that asking for too much? This is also one step closer to how I prefer my turtles. Sigh.