Sorry, I couldn’t think of a better title than the cheesy one I put up for this post, but this Rivendell MOC is truly a masterpiece in size, scope, and detail. The MOC made its debut at Birmingham, AL’s Brickfair event and is a product of the collaboration between Blake Baer (Blake Baericks) and Jack Bittner (Bitts and Pieces). The duo was also responsible for last year’s Amon Hen scene. Someday, all of the great LOTR mocs will come together to form one giant movie scene… someday…
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Take a look overhead! This super posable version of The Amazing Spider-man by mmccooey has 48 points of articulation which easily trumps any wall-crawling action figure I’ve ever owned. Before you say anything about how much easier it is to make larger figure more posable, keep in mind the massive Marvel Legends Icons Spider-man figure that still only has 30 points of articulation (that didn’t stop me from getting both the masked and unmasked versions). Take a look through the album and check out all the clasic Spidey poses this fig can do, it’s really quite impressive and a great follow up to his Batman and Deadpool figures. I chose my favourite for the pic above because it’s always felt like the most uniquely Spider-man pose, but others would disagree.
The Anárion half of the Pillars of the Kings at least. I’d love to see Glory_Forever compliment this with the addition of Isildur, but I will be content with the scene as is. I’ve always been inspired by the description of these gates and the many different artistic interpretations seen over the years and this is one is no different.
…The MOC’s are just getting started. The latest in builds grand enough to dare to capture the books/films epic scale is this massive version of Helm’s Deep. With talk of OneLug’s “Last March of the Ents” and Nick’s review of the official set today, I figured this would be a good time to bring Daniel Z “DNL”‘s version of the fortress to the attention of anyone who may have missed it. As Nick mentioned in his review, the causeway to the gate needs to be high enough that it would be doubtful you’d survive the fall and this pulls that off well. Add to that the height of the walls and the fantastic rock work and this makes for a keep that will never fall as long as men defend it, or until Daniel decides to build something else.
You should recognize Brandon Griffith‘s name. And if you don’t you should at least recognize his work. Having completed large scale chess sets based on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back films, he’s completed the third movie-based chess set from the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi. The set debuted at LEGOLAND California’s Star Wars Days back in 2011, but he just recently had professional photographs taken of this gorgeous set. He’s poured the same attention to detail in the ROTJ set as he did the first two, and it clearly shows. His work is outstanding so please, take a few moments and enjoy the eye candy.
_Tiler has taken the latest incarnation of the Batmobile and MINIfied it. My favorite part of the photo of is the reflection off of the cheese slopes used for the windows. It’s a great effect to give it that glass look.
He’s also made some camo versions, as well as a MINI The Bat:
Check out his photostream for more awesome MINI and full sized creations.
My fondness of Midi-scale ships doesn’t end with Star Wars and this SHIELD Helicarrier by Ewok in Disguise is a fantatsic build that would look great on a shelf next to the Millennium Falcon. It uses some great techniques like the mixing of the old and new wheel hubs for the rotors, the angled upper deck and I even like the sticker use. One little detail it’s missing is the 64 on the side of the hull, since seeing the movie it’s left me wondering if this helicarrier is a heavily retrofitted USS Constellation or if the number is just an obscure shout-out to Whedon’s favourite game system.
I’m a sucker for the now defunct midi-scale line and this 22 inch version of the Executor, Darth Vader’s personal Flagship, would make a great addition to that series. Pellaeon‘s Dreadnaught Class Super Star Destroyer is a bit larger than the previous official Midi models and tiny compared to LEGO’s UCS version, but still manages to pack in the details and balance them well in this difficult scale. Any day I get to quote the Ackbar is a good day indeed.
In some ways Boba Fett is the Elvis of the Star Wars Universe. His outfit is instantly recognizable, he partied like a rock star, died in a humiliating fashion and yet many of his fans refuse to believe that he’s really dead. Legohaulic’s Bust of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter is a excellent build at this small scale and a fitting tribute to the character who could also be looked at as the SWU equivalent of Schrödinger’s cat.
Paul Vermeesch has crafted this mind-blowing LEGO Star Wars spin on M.C.Escher’s “Relativity.” Here’s what he has to say about it:
Six months in the making, I present my largest creation to date: a 1x1x1 foot model of M.C. Escher’s print “Relativity” reenacted in the Lego Star Wars theme. A far larger, cleaner, and more detailed rehashing of my 2010 version, this diorama is fully lit from the inside, presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counterclockwise format, and even features a minifig-scale theatre in the back which plays Lego’s CG version of the Star Wars saga. Enjoy!
He’s managed to cram the entire Original Trilogy into one stunning diorama. This is truly a work of art. It beautifully captures the spirit of both Escher and of the Original Trilogy. Be sure to check out his MOCpages page for many more photos.
This would be one heck of a Cuusoo entry, wouldn’t it?
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