Six years ago I lived in London. It may have been for not quite a year, but I lived there. I rode double decker buses, I ate fish and chips, I paid council tax and I avoided the dreaded TV detector vans (look it up). After my time there this MOC by wycbrandon resonates with me. While life was hard there, it was an amazing experience, and seeing landmarks I used to pass on my daily commute to Soho like Big Ben and the London Eye makes this an especially poignant art piece.
Cheeseburgers are the perfect food. Think about it, you have the whole food pyramid in one little, delicious package (assuming you get some veg on there, pickles are delicious). Builder Gilcélio must be a fan too, judging by these scrumptious looking mini burgers. Not only do the look yummy, they're a pretty cool little assembly of nifty part uses, like the capes and the green army men bases for pickles.
Though February has come and gone, Batman builds are continuing to pop up (as to be expected). The (debatable good / bad) film Batman V Superman introduced yet another variant of the Caped Crusader's famous vehicle, almost a mix of the Dark Knight Trilogy's Tumbler and the previous, sporty designs. PsychoBrick46 has combined set and MOC to create an awesome, play-friendly model of the Batlfeck's Batmobile. This vehicle was a highlight of the film, for sure. Using the official LEGO set's cockpit design to make it movie accurate, the builder created a sleek yet tough appearance for his model. Not a vehicle I would want to mess with, for sure!
One of the best things about the LEGO community is that we can learn from one another. Here at BrickNerd, we like to share techniques that we see from builders all around the world. . .
This week we're featuring another wall technique demonstrated by Mala43b. Using 1x2 jumpers (tiles with studs in center) and normal 1x2 tiles, the builder gives an example of a heavily damaged structure. A technique like this would fit perfectly in a city battle, perhaps with military tanks advancing on the town. It's great to continue to see more wall techniques that have nice texture, but use common elements to great effect. Build on, everyone!
Thunderbirds fans should recognize this beauty, it's Lady Penelope's Fab 1. And it's Lady Penelope herself, driven by her butler Parker. This six-wheeled, bullet-proof modified Rolls Royce in stunning pink not only gets you there in style, but packs a punch with forward and rear machine guns, oil slick and smoke screen. Although some of those features might not be included in this brilliant MOC by redfern1950s.
He's a Tex Avery classic, Droopy. Everyone's favorite slow talking, perpetually downtrodden dog. In a little bit of friendly rivalry builders J.B.F and 74louloute have both taken a crack at him, and the results are brilliant. While I prefer J.B.F's Droopy, the addition of the Big Bad Wolf and Red Hot Riding Hood certainly make 74louloute's pretty awesome too.
The Ministry of Magic seemed very dark and gloomy in the Harry potter films. When reading the novels, I always pictured it as a bright and colorful place to work. For his Iron Builder round, Eero Okkonen has brought some much needed color to the Ministry. How abut that Arthur Weasley figure, though? The use of colors on him is just as creative as the fireplace. Arthur here also features a technique for spectacles that I have not seen before, using handcuffs around the eyes (is that kind of ironic?). Fifty points to Gryffindor!
Djokson's new "Black Gryphon" model is beastly. The wings work incredibly well, and are my favorite parts of this build. It's very interesting how the builder used many teeth elements and angled them to curve to bodily features, yet not leaving major gaps in the model (like the beak). Here is a creature that many Griffindor students would be proud to wear on their Hogwarts robes!