Monday, June 30, 2014

Cheese mosaic

One cool building technique that I've never really tried is using cheese slopes to create a mosaic or patterned surface. But I've seen plenty of good MOCs that use this technique. This "stained glass" mosaic by Jeremy Fink (jeremyfink1) uses friction to hold the cheese slopes in place. I assume this is proudly adorning a sunny window in the builder's home...

Cove Island Map

I really like this microscale castle/pirates MOC by Sir Valiant~. It has ships, castles, and some nicely built tiny palm trees, as well as a huge pile of trans-light blue studs! 
Here are Sir Valiant~'s thoughts on the build: 

Good to be building Again!

This is my entry for the Jolly Roger Contest 3 1/2 put on by Bluesecrets and the Forbidden Cove Forums.
The challenge was to build a treasure map out of LEGO bricks. This is my interpretation.

I had a blast building this, and was able to try my hand at many new techniques. I have never built micro-scale, and I don't think I did too bad.
Each Island has a fortress representing each fo the Classic-Pirate faction (excluding Islanders). The bluecoats outpost and also the Redcoats and Pirate fortresses.
Be sure to notice the details such as the Compass, sextant's, telescopes, and microscale ships. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Level Eleven

Bart de Dobbelaer is back in a big way with this diorama, which was "heavily inspired by the French/Belgium comic strip Nemesis - Level Eleven by Alain Janolle and Ange."
The lighting here is just eerie, and those tubes make the creation come alive. Add in some skeletons and those weird tentacle-licious alien things and you have a recipe for horror. And an awesome MOC.

Oh and while I'm still in Bart's Flickr photostream, I may as well blog this fantastic creation entitled "The Proposal": 
The accompanying story may be necessary for full enjoyment: 

After that disastrous first date it took years of therapy for Elizabeth to start dating again. When she finally met Sebastian, she couldn't be more happy since she knew right away he was the one for her. Numerous dates came and went by and on a beautiful spring morning in the park, he proposed to her.

But as soon as Elizabeth saw the ring she started to scream and ran away in terror ... Sebastian never saw her again and up to this very day he still wonders whether his quote "one ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them" was maybe a little too much ...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rumrunner Blackhawk

Inspired by Clive Cussler's The Bootlegger, JBIronWorks, whose castle dioramas have earned him previous fame here on Brickology, built this rumrunner boat from the United States' Prohibition era.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Three things make me need to post this. 1) SPACE!, 2) Benny the 1980-something spaceman, and 3) it is so massively humongously gargantuanly awesome that I wasn't entirely sure it was LEGO at first. Simon Liu (Si-MOCs) is the man responsible for this insane tribute to Classic Space. Man would I like to shake his hand. Oh and sorry for all the exclamation points in the title, I couldn't resist.


He's a hermit crab, his name is Hermie, and he's an awesomely adorable LEGO creation by MorsLEGO.
Also check out Phillip C. Penguin!

Monday, June 23, 2014

HF Pressure Suit

I do like a good clean mech suit. This HF Pressure Suit by Legolupino is pretty basic, without much System integration, but I like it anyway.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jump right in...

This is more a nice photograph than an awesome MOC, but I think it's worth posting anyway. Chris McVeigh cobbled together a swimmer, a shark, and some seaweed to create this "welcome to summer" scene. 
I love the use of the "queasy" minifig head from the new Fairground Mixer set, it makes for a very nice "holding your breath" face too!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome to Springfield

Alex Jones (Orion Pax) has used LEGOs to create ten buildings straight out of Springfield from The Simpsons. I won't show all of them here - just a few so you can get a taste of their awesomeness - but I encourage you to check out Alex's blog to see the full assortment. 

The Android's Dungeon: 
Moe's Tavern: 
First Church of Springfield: 

Friday, June 20, 2014


Builder A Plastic Infinity makes his third appearance here on Brickology with this "High Velocity Ice Cutting Speeder." (I missed the original photos that were uploaded back in February, but the new ones are better anyway.)
And since I'm always on the lookout for nice part use, I feel obligated to point out not only the use of several BIONICLE parts on the Speeder itself, but also the baseball caps on the sides of the vehicle and the chicken-wing element used to create the look of snow. Nice!

Super 7

I've been looking forward to the final version of this MOC for a while. Carl Greatrix (bricktrix) has been posting a ton of WIP photos of his Caterham Super 7 car project, and now it's done. And it's every bit as awesome as the trains Carl usually builds. Have a look: 
 Both cars have full interior detailing, like the dashboard and engine, as well:

Boss fight

It's Bowser!
 Nice build Sir Nadroj.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The sun is setting

Man, has this been a great week for Gundam-style mecha! Patrick Biggs (DViddy) has been leading the charge;  he's rolled out a couple of gems in the last few days. Among them is this "MS-026 Sunset Gundam," decked out with fiery colors and some sweet armor: 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Give a hoot

Lately I've been hearing a hooting owl on the premises at night. I wonder if it's this LEGO-built one by mihaimariusmihu
Note the usage of cloth elements in the eyes. 

Mixels mayhem!

Andrew Lee (onosendai2600) and Jimmy Fortel (6kyubi6) have finished their Iron Builder Battle, and we now eagerly await the results. Countless awesome MOCs were produced on both sides, but this might be my favorite, if only for its sheer weirdness. Andrew cobbled together some parts from the current six Mixel tribes to produce this crazy creature: 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The little drone that could

This mecha by David Steeves (SuperHardcoreDave) sounds like the subject of a Dr. Seuss book: 

A small drone who is really good at obtaining and reappropriating things, but believes he could be so much more. If only someone would give him the chance.
You really can't help but feel sorry for the little guy. And marvel at how awesomely well-built he is. The spare background really adds a lot to the scene. 

Into the jungle

Andrew Lee seems to be taking the current round of Iron Builder into the jungle, judging by a couple of his latest entries. Let's take a look:

I love snakes, and I love LEGOs. Put the two together, like Andrew did, and you get this beauty:
The snake has speed and trickery – and some potent venom – but Andrew's elephant has majestic strength: 
I'd actually quite like to see Andrew build a nice Indian jungle, with mountains and maybe a temple and village, to house these animals. Excellent work. 

Friday, June 6, 2014


When building spaceships there's a certain aesthetic you're going for – the right mix of sleek lines and greebly textures. F@bz has mastered this style and his new "Ghost Tiger" ship is just fantastic. The yellow curves (nicely accented with stickers from the Dino theme) blend into the jumble of brown greebles at the back of the craft. This is beautiful. 

Old red tractor

Every summer there's a "antique tractor and engine show" or something on a farm on the road where I live. This tractor by LegoMarat looks like it belongs in that show, despite being smaller and more plasticky than most of the things I see there. 
Note the use of crow-bar elements on the side. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Punk's not dead!

To close out the night (man have I blogged a lot of stuff today!), let's return to the Iron Builder arena and strap on a couple of these awesome punk boots, designed by 6kyubi6:
And of course we all know who the best punk band of all time is...

'Night everybody; I'm going to go get some much-needed sleep. I'll be back tomorrow (I hope) with more awesome LEGO MOCs!


Good LEGO trucks can be hard to make, especially military ones: They need to look clean and regulated, but also have that dirty, battered look. This Messenger APV vehicle by Andrew Somers is a pretty good example. In particular I like the roof-mounted gun and the "tires-in-tires" wheel technique. 

Nowhere to run

'Sergeant Chipmunk' serves up a nice little castle scene, complete with a well, a skeletal tree, a few little statues tucked nicely into the walls, and a nicely curved building: 
And at no charge to you, here's another sweet MOC by the same builder, called "Hidden Paths": 
As I've mentioned before, I build sci-fi but love a good castle creation (I just can't build them too well myself). These are two MOCs that makes me want to try to put some big stone walls together and slap a dragon on top. Fantastic! 

Scales of the dragon

We do love our olive green LEGO here at Brickology. Here's another dose, this time on an awesome dragon by ZCerberus

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Army green

I love the simplicity and clean lines on this "Military Mech Suit" by Devid VII... and of course the healthy dose of olive green doesn't hurt. 

UPDATE: Here's another shot of the same mech, but with different weapons this time: 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Belle partie utilisation!

For those of you that don't speak French (like me...I used Google Translate!), that says "Nice part use!" In this heated round of Iron Builder, Andrew Lee (onosendai2600) has infiltrated deep into his rival 6kyubi6's home country to produce this microscale Eiffel Tower, built almost entirely out of the seed part, "some sort of micro ball joint tour de force." 
Belle partie utilisation indeed, Monsieur Andrew. 

UPDATE (7/21/14): Well, now I can speak French (sort of), thanks to Duolingo!

Mythical mecha

Named for a Dwarf of Nordic legend, Izzo Legostyle's "Aurvangr" mech is imposing and beautifully constructed. And of course the gigantic guns are pretty sweet too...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Space Ninjas!

I was not previously aware of BobDeQuatre's "Space Ninjas – Legend of the Dragon Cores" project, but now that I've seen the latest addition, called "Whitefang", I can't tear my eyes away from the Flickr album. Take a look at this beast and maybe you'll understand why: 
Come to think of it, I've never even heard of this builder before, much less seen him blogged anywhere else, but looking through his photostream, I saw some amazing work. I think he'll make many more appearances here on Brickology in the future. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pimento cheese

Let's stay up in space (but scale things way, way down after that last post) to enjoy Paul Vermeesch's contribution to the micro-GARC craze, called "Pimento": 
I really like the sticker use on this one, as well as those tentacle things coming out of the back... and of course, Paul's signature olive cheese

Of cosmic proportions

It's detailed, accurate, and totally humongous – it's Jerac's incredible replica of the Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera
This is one of those MOCs where you have to double-check to make sure it's really LEGO. Fantastic job... I look forward to more pictures of this behemoth.

UPDATE: Sure enough, Migalart worked some photoshop magic and produced this: 
And here's the data sheet for the model – as I said, some of these stats are mind-boggling.