Today is the last day of April, which means, another issue of the “LEGO Picks of the Month” (We hope you’ve been enjoying it so far). For the benefit of those of you who are new here, “LEGO Picks of the Month” is a monthly publication during the last day of the month, where we’ll do a roundup of all the interesting LEGO-related news, along with MOCs (My Own Creations) that we’ve featured in our Facebook page throughout the entire month.
Our focus this month is on MOCs by fellow AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGOs). Some of the most captivating designs we have featured in our site and in our Facebook page that were particularly well-received among our community include the Halo 5’s Nornfang sniper rifle, a 1:16 scale Tesla Model S, along with the Simpsons characters recreated using LEGO.
Besides MOCs, there were also some interesting LEGO-related news that we’ve featured, including the announcement of the biggest LEGO store to be opened in Shanghai, just outside of the Shanghai Disneyland Park this June, as well as how an architect managed to build unthinkably complex structures with LEGOs (you’ve gotta see it to believe it!)
You can check out everything we’ve just mentioned (and more) below… Enjoy!
1. Would You Like To See A “LEGO Shop” In A LEGO Shop?
AFOL Kashaka created a rendition of the LEGO Shop – what actually caught our eye was how he created the “Pick-A-Brick” section (with 15 different LEGO parts on offer) inside the shop. From an appearance standpoint, we must admit that we’re really awed by it.
Check out images (17 in total) of this MOC below and let us know if you’re also left impressed by the “Pick-A-Brick” section of the shop too!
2. World’s Largest Retail LEGO Store To Open Just Outside Of Shanghai Disneyland Park In June
Image Source: RocketNews24.com
Are you keen to pay a visit to the world’s largest LEGO store in Shanghai when it opens on June 16th?
3. Halo 5’s Nornfang Sniper Rifle Recreated With LEGO Is A Precision-Made Wonder
Image Source: GamesRadar.com
Halo fans! What do you think of this Nornfang snipe rifle that’s recreated using 9 pounds worth of LEGO pieces?
It certainly make quite a solid impression when we first looked at it… How about you? Do you feel the same way as well?
4. This Architect Builds Unthinkably Complex Structures – With LEGOs
Image Source: FastCodesign.com
Adam Reed Tucker’s one of only 14 LEGO master builders in the world, and he’s spent the last year working 16 to 18 hours a day with a war chest of six million LEGO bricks to reconstruct 13 architectural wonders for the new hands-on engineering exhibit, Brick by Brick.
Check out images of his brilliant masterpieces here…
5. LEGO MOC: Tesla Model S [1:16 Scale]
A fellow LEGO enthusiast Craig Froehle has constructed a model of the Tesla Model S using approximately 700 LEGO pieces. This model is rendered in 1:16 scale, and measures approximately 12” (30cm) long, 5.5” (14cm) wide, and 3.5” (9cm) high.
Find out more about this highly-detailed MOC below…
6. LEGO MOC: The Simpsons Characters Recreated In Brick Form
If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you must check out these MOCs of The Simpsons characters (you’ll find MOCs of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson, Ned Flanders, Milhouse, Apu, Mr Burns, Krusty The Clown, as well as Groundskeeper Willie) recreated in LEGO…
7. LEGO Marks Anniversary Of Shakespeare’s Death In Typically Awesome Way
Image Source: HuffingtonPost.com
To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing, LEGO have recreated scenes from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in wonderful stop motion animation using… Yeah you got it right, the company’s colorful toy bricks…
8. LEGO Star Wars MOC: StarKiller Base Inspired By “The Force Awakens” Star Wars Movie
Inspired by a new powerful space station from the latest Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens”, a fellow AFOL by the name of LegoProvoBro has created this StarKiller Base.
Constructed from approximately 2,000-3,000 LEGO pieces, this StarKiller Base measures 14-inches high and 14-inches wide, and weighs approximately 25 pounds.
Find out more about this brilliant masterpiece below…
9. An Artist Has Created A LEGO Model Of The Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared”
Image Source: Complex.com
Who’s interested in this LEGO-made Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared”?
10. LEGO MOC: Popular Disney Characters In Brick Form
While waiting for the new LEGO Disney Minifigures series (71012) to be released on May 1st, check out these MOCs of some of our favorite Disney characters with their companions by a fellow AFOL DelayIce…
11. The Last 50 Years Of LEGO, In True LEGO Form
Image Source: Mashable.com
So what are the most popular playsets from the past 50 years? What gargantuan sets have the most pieces?
Check out this article by Mashable, where you’ll find answers to the above questions (and more)…
12. How 10 Top Architecture Firms Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White LEGOs
Image Source: FastCodesign.com
What can you build with 3 LEGO Architecture kits, consisting of 1,200 ivory LEGO pieces in total?
Check out the work of art of 10 architects, who have built some simple-looking and at the same time, eye-catchy models…
13. How Much Would You Pay To Look At LEGO?
Image Source: WAToday.com
Will you be willing to pay this price to look at LEGO? We know we will… Simply because we’re LEGO fanatics!
Do check out the post below as there are some really well-taken photographs featuring LEGO minifigures in real life action!
14. LEGO Star Wars MOC: Power Of The Dark Side
Does this MOC of the statue of Darth Vader holding his son Luke in his hands remind you of the Star Wars scene where Vader said the famous line, “Luke… I’m your father…”?
Check out images of this MOC (17 in total) constructed by a fellow AFOL “LEGO 7” from Malaysia below…
15. How To Make A Cheap, But Effective, Light-Box To Help Improve Your LEGO Photography
Image Source: Brickset.com
For those of you who are wondering how you can take good photographs of your MOC, here’s the answer…
All you need is a large cardboard box, a light coloured card to be placed inside the box, a crepe or tissue paper, some white coloured duct tape, a sharp craft knife, a ruler, a pencil, along with steps outlined in the article below…
That’s all for this month’s “LEGO Picks of the Month”. Keep a lookout for the next issue which will be published on May 31st. Meanwhile, you can check out past issues below:
Previous Issues of “LEGO Picks of the Month”