LEGO Lord of the Rings — Then King of the Golden Hall

LEGO builder Cameron Wilson has constructed this lovely version of Edoras (King Theoden's capital in Rohan) from The Lord of the Rings and it's a wonderful bit of work. I strongly recommend you click through to Wilson's post where he has a bunch more detail photos (including inside the hall where Gandalf faces down Wormtongue) and a surprising easter egg. You can find that  over at MOCPages.

LEGO The Hobbit — The Company

It's been a while since I posted a good #LEGO build for people to enjoy and it's time to correct that with this impressive set of characters from The Hobbit (Peter Jackson movie versions). The entire of Thorin Oakenshield's company is on display here and the scale used to build them allows for a lot of detail. Pate-keetongu has done a phenomenal job with all of these builds. Apparently it took him most of two years, but you can easily see where the time went. Make sure you clic through to see the closeup shots of the individual dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf. Source: Cyclopicbricks - Hobbitsplosion

LEGO Game Of Thrones — House Stark Sigil

It'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 …Read more  »

LEGO Star Wars — Darth Malgus Lands On Hoth

Christoffer 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 …Read more  »

LEGO Sci-Fi — The Settlement on Epherna 1

Here'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

LEGO Princess Bride — The Final Duel

Inigo 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

LEGO Superheroes — Green Arrow

Obviously 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 …Read more  »

LEGO Spaceships — Reckless Abandon

Spaceships 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

LEGO Architecture: The White House (21006) 28% Off

I love the LEGO Architecture series (as does my son Jamie). These micro-scale builds are not only remarkably accurate to the building they are based on, but they come with a cool booklet that gives a lot of background information about the building. Set 21006, The White House is a good example of what the Architecture series is all about. Because of the small scale the details are obviously limited, but once built you have something that you could very easily sit on your desk or shelf for display. Plus it's thematically appropriate for the day! Amazon.com - LEGO Architecture: The White House (21006)

LEGO Bible — And The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Jericho. No, this is neither the wrestler nor the tv series. We'are actually referring to the Bible here. At first glance this might seem like a rather boring build. After all it's just a grey wall. But take a moment to look at it. The way the tumbling bricks are posed, frozen in motion, is both artful and clever. It's also extremely difficult given the limitations of building with LEGO. Now look again and notice the minifigures trapped in the wall, being crushed as it falls down. The builder mpoh98 did a phenomenal job within the limitations of the build (a mere 16 x 16 area). I had not seen this …Read more  »