It's the Weasley family homestead! From the Harry Potter series, if you're not already familiar. Marcel V. presents his largest moc to date, and what a build it is. Ingenious techniques abound in this display, and Marcel gives credit where credit is due. If you happen to be at the Comic Con in Germany, you can see it in person. And yes, Harry, it is brilliant!
One of the real crowd pleasers at BrickWorld Chicago was VirtuaLUG's Miniland Putt Putt collaboration, and one of the contributors was BrickNerd's own El Barto. This is his Star Trek inspired segment of the course, inspired by the episode The Apple. I haven't played miniature golf in ages, but if the courses where more like this, I think I'd be more inclined to go...because Vaal calls to me. Let us go to him. He hungers...for balls.
Often, a good LEGO build hints at a backstory, but a great one tells a story of its own. This fairly simple build by legophthalmos showing a samurai warrior departing for battle is an excellent example of how to effectively tell a complex story with a visual medium like LEGO. The thought-provoking narrative shown here, combined with some very slick building, makes for an impressive overall effect.
Collaborative builds, especially on this scale, are hard to cover and do justice to the MOCs. After months of work, the builder group GamerLUG (Nick Brick, Lego Junkie, Si-MOCs, DR.Church, Masked Builder, Alec_D, EdgelessAbyss) combined forces to present a show stopping and trophy winning Borderlands 2 display. As much as I'd like to feature every individual MOC, there's just not enough time, so I'll invite you to visit all these builders' individual Flickr streams and check out the video.
This heavy melee mech by Gamabomb looks ready to pummel. The unconventional proportions, color combinations and distinctive features (like that blade-like head!) all add up to a very compelling, battle-ready robot. There's so many wonderful little details on this I don't know where to start, so I'll just invite you to gawk like I am.
The unveil of builder Tim Lydy's brilliant Batman MOCs continues. This time it's Scarecrow, the homicidal hallucinogen-using psychopath. As unsettling as Nolan's Scarecrow was, the Arkhamverse version is truly the thing of nightmares and Tim has captured his essence perfectly in this beautifully frightful character MOC.
No, that's not a typo, it's a pun. Anyway, Guy Smiley posted this absolute beast of a mech. It looks incredibly utilitarian and rugged, what with the combination of smooth armor panels and greebly mechanical bits. The builder says this is a vertical tank, and I couldn't agree more. This thing could totally demolish whatever it met on the battlefield.