Category Archives: LEGO

That’s LEGO, not LEGOS…

I loved LEGO as a child. My children love LEGO. And it turns out I still love LEGO even if I couldn’t possibly afford some of the amazing sets that they bring out.

What I particularly like those is the imaginative and artistic creations that LEGO builders come up with and I like to showcase them here.

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LEGO Game Of Thrones – House Stark Sigil

14569135781 3316c8b307 o 1024x679 LEGO Game Of Thrones   House Stark SigilIt’s becoming almost passe to do artistic variations on the sigils of the various houses from Game of Thrones.

But this one is worth bringing to your attention for a few reasons. First of all it’s LEGO and that makes everything cooler. But also it’s extremely well executed as a poster.

The image takes advantage of the three dimensional nature of the Dire Wolf sigil to cast shadows and texture across itself and then emphasizes that further by placing it on a stark black background. Finish that off with carefully crafted text using the “Winter Is Coming” slogan and you have a very striking poster. Its harsh simplicity very much embodies the house which it seeks to represent.

Omar Ovalle has an eye for both LEGO and design in general I think.

Source: Flickr – House Stark

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LEGO Star Wars Cosplay – LEGO Boba Fett

photo 5 1 768x1024 LEGO Star Wars Cosplay   LEGO Boba FettHow about that for a geek triumvirate headline?

Yes this is a cosplay of the LEGO Star Wars minifigure of the galaxy’s least competent bounty hunter Boba Fett as lovingly created by CGS1 for his son. Even I think it’s really cool and I think Boba Fett is the third lamest character in Star Wars.

It’s probably the most convincing LEGO minifigure cosplay I’ve seen to date

Source: TheDentedHelmet – LEGO Boba Fett Costume

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LEGO Star Wars – Darth Malgus Lands On Hoth

11985450615 b6f7b23c43 k 1024x681 LEGO Star Wars   Darth Malgus Lands On HothChristoffer Östberg or East Mountain as he goes by on Flickr produces LEGO imagery that can only be described as beautiful. They’re also wonderfully geeky and Star Wars related which is a bonus.

It’s the attention to detail which puts these photographs over the top though. Sure they’re using some good LEGO Star Wars models, but look at this one for example. The carefully moody lighting with shadows cast. The snow falling. Christoffer has created a real atmosphere with the staging of this shot. Something that tells a story as well as showing off the LEGO models.

Really lovely work and there’s lots more of it.

Source: Flickr – Hoth Darth Malgus

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LEGO Sci-Fi – The Settlement on Epherna 1

Settlement on Epherna 1 1024x768 LEGO Sci Fi   The Settlement on Epherna 1Here’s a creative use of the micro-scale building style to present a whole city (and not just any city but a futuristic space port) in a tiny space.

Tim Clark has done some great work with this build giving a real sense of a big, busy city complete with buildings and a biodome. And then he’s topped it off with a couple of micro-scale spaceships either coming in to land or taking off

Source: Flickr – Settlement on Epherna 1

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LEGO Princess Bride – The Final Duel

14587434171 087295c39f k 1024x682 LEGO Princess Bride   The Final DuelInigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Count Rugen: Stop saying that!

A movie classic skillfully recreated by a group of nine LEGO builders as part of a 14 vignette collaboration depicting scenes from The Princess Bride.

This one is called The Final Duel and of course shows us Inigo Montoya as he finally faces the 6 fingered man (Count Rugen) who killed his father.

Source: Flickr – The Final Duel – Inigo vs. Count Rugen

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LEGO Superheroes – Green Arrow

14378406210 d383d606af h 768x1024 LEGO Superheroes   Green ArrowObviously LEGO have been selling a variety of superhero sets for some time now under license from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. But this build by Nicolas Picot is something very different and oh so impressive.

For a start it’s about 20 inches in height and if that’s not enough there are 44 points of articulation which is more than many action figures have. Yes, this is a posable LEGO figure of Green Arrow. And from the lack of hood and yellow fuzz on the chin I’d guess this is the comic book version rather than the WB’s Arrow (though I like that version just fine too).

Nicolas Picot actually has several photos up on his Flickr account showing this LEGO Green Arrow in different positions. If this picture alone doesn’t impress you then surely that will.

Source: Flickr – Green Arrow

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LEGO Spaceships – Reckless Abandon

14548336155 fa2307c59e k 1024x768 LEGO Spaceships   Reckless AbandonSpaceships are cool. LEGO is cool. LEGO Spaceships are…  kinda neat.

This build by Chris Maddison is a very distinctive and rather alien looking spaceship that he calls the Reckless Abandon. Chris has used the classic LEGO Space color scheme and the centerpiece light brick (which gives it that alien feel) the result is an extremely stylish fighter ship.

Source: Flickr – Reckless Abandon