The Chibi-style has been a popular pop-toy creation with the kawaii big head and small proportion body. S2 Toys Studios aka Sam Cheng builds his own custom cute transformable Autobots called Chibi-Formers. He’s created an Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe and Grimlock figures.
I sometimes buy LEGO sets just for the minifigures because they are so cute and cool. Most fans display and play with their minifigs, but this guy does one step further by photographing LEGO minifigs in action poses or funny scenes. Photographer Sofiane Samlal aka Samsofy has an eye for photographing LEGO minifigures, while making the political statement or social commentary in our world around us.
A popular Star Wars campaign took place on the icy planet of Rhen Var. Known as the Battle of Rhen Var, LEGO custom builder Markus builds an awesome recreation of the Rebel base with fighters in action and Imperial troopers on the attack. The detailed diorama features LED lights, a command center & hangar bays with X-Wings, Y-Wings and Landspeeders. It was a 10-month build with over 250,000 LEGO bricks and 250 minifigs.
It’s now official from LEGO, the iconic rock band The Beatles and their magical Yellow Submarine get the Lego treatment. From the LEGO Ideas imprint the set features 550 bricks and 4 minifigures: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. There is also Jeremy Hillary Boob figure included.
Look at these cute mini-carved pumpkins! The Pumpkin Patch was created by artist Hedley Wiggan and is on display at Legoland Windsor Resort in the UK for the month of Halloween. The mini Jack O’ Lanterns took over 60 hours to carve.
In a new effort to PR the new Rogue One film and push out the toys, Lucasfilms and Tongal have teamed up with fans to create a series cool stop-motion shorts using Rogue One toys from Hasbro, The LEGO Group, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and the Disney Store.
I always find it amazing what LEGO builders can do with LEGO bricks. I remember as a kid buying those Bandai Snap-on Gundam models and this custom LEGO Gundam RX-78-2 Mobile Suit looks just like those model kits. This huge mecha unit is highly detailed with articulation built by LEGO builder JAN LEGO.
One of the most iconic theme park places is the Disneyland castle and LEGO has just announced their Disney castle version. The LEGO Disney Castle 71040 will be one of the neatest builds with over 4,000 pieces and 5 minifigs: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinkerbell. The Disney castle will have 5 floors of play features.
One of the most iconic film buildings is the original Ghostbuster’s Firehouse HQ. With the new girl-power Ghostbusters flick is coming, LEGO fan-builder Eric Duron aka Baronsat builds a new custom Ghostbusters HQ with the Chinese Restaurant.
Don’t bad guys always have cool HQ’s? If you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the First Order Garrison base was pretty incredible. Now LEGO master builder No More Bricks builds a big custom First Order Garrison HQ. It was displayed in Philadelphia at the 2016 Philly Brick Fest.
Okay, I admit I’m a Marvel fanatic and I’ve watched Captain America Civil War 3 times already in 3D IMAX. The airport battle scene was amazing. Now if you want to re-create this movie history scene again, then take a look at this LEGO Marvel Super Hero Airport Battle 76051.
One of the iconic scenes in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was the battle on the snowy planet Hoth. This big set Assault on Hoth 75098 features the Rebel Echo base and various modular sections. It comes with 2 vehicles: the Snowspeeder and Speederbike. The set includes the 2 animals: the Tauntaun and a Wampa. There’s also 15 minifigures in the set: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, R3-A2, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers. JangBricks reviews the brand new set for 2016.
LEGO Technic and Porsche fans will enjoy this highly detailed Porsche 911 GT3 RS upcoming release on June 1, 2016. The LEGO Technic – 40256 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will come in a special full-color box packaging with special collectors book about the history, the origins of the build and other details.
For LEGO fans who can build cool stuff, like a detail car, action figure or robot might find it a little easy. Joe Perez aka MortalSwordsman not only built the iconic Decepticons Soundwave in robot mode, but also made it transformable into the classic cassette Walkman player with transformable cassette tapes Laserbeak, Ravage and Frenzy (headphones not included).
Over the years, one of the most popular custom LEGO builds is Batman’s secret lair, the Batcave. Now this LEGO custom Batcave is super amazing by Dan Glasure. This LEGO Batcave MOC features Wayne Manor house and the underground Batcave.
Over 500,000 LEGO bricks took to build one of the world’s biggest Star Wars diorama, the Empire’s Death Star. Fifteen LEGO builders took 3 months to build this special effects laden LEGO diorama/playset for Legoland Windsor in the UK.
Batman fans of the 1960s TV show will now get a LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batcave 76052. The playset comes in 3 different sections along with the iconic Batmobile, Batcopter and Batcycle. You will also get 9 minifigures this set: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Batman, Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler and the Penguin.
One of the most iconic large playset toys from the 1980s was the G.I. Joe USS FLAGG aircraft, a monster 7-foot long toy of joy. If I had the room I would own one and another iconic ship, is the SHILED Helicarrier. Only LEGO has come close to making a identical carrier from the Marvel’s Avengers flick, but it wasn’t scaled well enough and to be able to move planes around. From Taiwan, LEGO builder and fan ZiO Chao and his friends Dada, Kimura, Kuan-Wei, Stephanie, Tiger and Will from Formosa LEGO club builds the ultimate SHIELD Helicarrier.
This LEGO Designer Video takes a look at the new and official LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters 75827. The design team mention taking some fun parts of Ghostbusters 1 & 2 and putting it altogether into the firehouse. And if you’re a minifig fan, this includes 9 minifigs: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost. And it comes with 3 cool ghosts: Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.
If you remember a couple of years back when this LEGO Ideas 21303 Disney*Pixar Wall-E item came out? Well, it actually took LEGO Ideas member and fan designer Angus MacLane around 10 years to build the ultimate version of Wall-E. Here’s an interview with animator and director Angus MacLane of Pixar Animation Studios.
If you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan and like building cool dioramas and sets and then taking cool imaginative photos, then this is the book for you, the LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy by DK Publishing.