When looking at Thorsten Bonsch’s (Xenomurphy) MOC of what I am sure is a McFarlane-era Spider-man, it’s amazing how he was able to capture the essence of ol’ webhead using LEGO elements to form the mosaic. Look a little closer and it’s even more mindblowing to realize that the pieces are just scattered on a black dropcloth and then photographed. It definitely showcases how LEGO can transcend from toy to art.
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Super Hero fan mmccooey spent the summer building large scale super poseable figures of some of comics’ greatest characters and why not, it was definitely a summer of heroes. He started with the Dark Knight, moved on to the Merc with a Mouth and finished with a Spectacular showing before going into stand-by mode. Before his temporary self imposed exile, he teased at an Avengers themed build for the holiday season. Well Happy Holidays, Iron Man has arrived! This is a great model that’s packed with functionality and play features, so take a look through the gallery and let the work speak for itself. I hope his other Avengers turn out this good. Excelsior!
I think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is another of those minor polarizing themes. Some people sit firmly in one camp and refuse to acknowledge the others or simply comtemptify them. Others don’t care whether it’s the comic book Turtles, the cartoons or the movies, they’re just happy to watch these ridiculous characters do their thing. I guess I sit in the later catagory, though (as with many properties) I prefer the original comics. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the first film and was a fan of the original cartoon as well, so I was pleased to see this new build from bruceywan last night. It’s a great likeness and before anyone complains, the scale is perfect when you consider that Krang’s body had a circut that allowed him to grow into a giant version of himself. What, that’s a dealbreaker for you? Take a second and think about the entire premise of the franchise and really let it sink in…
You know, with the advent calendars offering ultra small models everyday for 24 days, some models really just suck hard. Of course, it could be worse. You could end up with a single element for the day. Larry Lars proves that great things can come in small packages. His micro-scale Tumbler pictured above is only 12 pieces. As a comparison, the AT-AT from day 10, which isn’t terrible, has the same piece count.
Now I’m wondering if a LEGO Super Heroes Advent Calendar is feasible. LEGO would probably have to make two separate calendars though, one for DC and one for Marvel.
And they would sell like gangbusters.
Iain “Ochre Jelly” Heath built these figures because he felt (along with many others) that the One Ring from the official LEGO sets was ridiculously out-of-scale with the mini-figs. Honestly, I don’t care what his reasons were, I’m just really glad that he built these fantastic figs and that I’ve already purchased tickets for my favourite seats at the Friday premier here.
Staff member Allen “Tohst” Carley participated in his train club’s (Nothern Illinois LEGO Train Club annual holiday show at Cantigny Park. One new MOC he built and displayed was the above Star Wars Angry Birds-inspired TIE Piggy or what I like to call a Sty Fighter. I doubt this will be the only MOC based off the Lucas/Rovio collaboration that we’ll see.
Check out this motorized Tumbler built by Paweł “Sariel” Kmiec. It’s got tons of features including headlights, independent front suspension, simulated flame exhaust, and remote firing mechanism that fires two Technic missiles. If only LEGO sold a kit like that, I bet it would sell like gangbusters.
This stubby little Batman by bruceywan is a spot on likeness of the Funko POP! Heroes version that he built for his son. I’m a fan of the vinyl toys and have wanted to buy a few of these for some time, but again, I don’t need to start another collection. Thankfully once again, a builder shows me I could just be building my own.
Our old friend LegoManiac is back playing in the super hero sandbox and has reproduced this game in LEGO form for his daughter. I’ve never seen this game before, but it looks like my son would also love it so I may have to reproduce his reproduction so we can have a go at it ourselves. Being a big fan of the LEGO board games, I love seeing people make their own or even recreate existing ones out of brick. You can check out more pics of the game on LegoManiac’s family blog here.
This does give me another idea too, guess I’ll add it to the pile.