Brick Ninja forged his weapon not from hard steel, but from plastic building bricks! I think life size, brick-built swords are some of the coolest replicas built in LEGO form, and this blade is no exception. With a long blade, a "leathery" grip, and excellent shaping for the pommel, this awesome sword looks ready to battle any medieval invader.
Eero Okkonen has a long history of building what are effectively elaborate action figures, like these two wonderfully expressive warriors - but everybody knows that action figures are the most fun when they're being played with. His newest scene pits a Samurai against a Shogunate on a serene bridge. The whole model is stunning, from the color scheme to the poses to the small details, like the snakes used as detailing on a sheath.