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LEGO Picks of the Month – May 2016

“LEGO Picks of the Month” is a monthly digest we publish on the last day of every month, where we will do a recap of some of the most interesting MOCs (My Own Creations) by AFOLs (Adult Fan of LEGOs), as well as other interesting news in the world of LEGO that we have featured in our Facebook page throughout the month.

LEGO Picks of the Month - May 2016

In this month’s issue, you’ll find a 6.5-feet high and 4.5-feet wide Cinderella Castle, a microscale Batcave and Batman’s Tumbler (along with step-by-step instructions), along with an article that outlines the qualities you need to have if you desire to become a full-time LEGO designer, an iPhone case built out of LEGOs that survived a 100-feet drop test, along with an up, close, and personal look into the life of an AFOL from Edinburgh who left her full-time role as a PA to a chief executive to build her dream career with LEGOs:

 

1. Becoming A LEGO Designer

Becoming A LEGO Designer

Image Source: BrickWarriors.com

Do you have what it takes to become a LEGO designer?

Find out all about it below!

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2. LEGO MOC: Cinderella Castle Constructed From Over 50,000 LEGO Pieces

LEGO MOC: Cinderella Castle Constructed From Over 50,000 LEGO Pieces

This amazing replica of the Cinderella castle took a long time Disney fan, Erik Jones, over a year to design, source, and build. This MOC took more than 50,000 LEGO bricks to construct.

Enjoy the images (9 in total) of this amazing masterpiece below…

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3. This Might Convince You To Make Your Next iPhone Case Out Of LEGOs

This Might Convince You To Make Your Next iPhone Case Out Of LEGOs

Image Source: PopSugar.com

A guy covered his iPhone with LEGOs (just like what you see in the image below) and… Guess what happened?

Visit the post below to watch a short video created by YouTuber TechRax DIYed, where he built an iPhone 6S case out of LEGO bricks and tested how well this LEGO-built cover protected his phone by dropping it from 100 feet…

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4. Would You Like To Build Your Own Microscale Batcave And Batman’s Tumbler?

Would You Like To Build Your Own Microscale Batcave And Batman’s Tumbler?

Step-by-step instructions to build a microscale version of the Batcave and Batman’s Tumbler. No rare LEGO pieces required.

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5. Woman Builds Herself Dream New Career… With LEGO

Woman Builds Herself Dream New Career... With LEGO

Image Source: SundayPost.com

Meet Kitty, an AFOL from Edinburgh, who quit her full-time role as a PA to a chief executive two years ago to create plastic brick masterpieces to order alongside husband Warren.

Together, they have amazed fans with their intricate models of the Great Barrier Reef, the London skyline and the Seven Wonders of the World.

Find out more in the post below, and be amazed by what they have done with LEGO…

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6. LEGO Is The Perfect Medium For Telling A Nerd Love Story

LEGO Is The Perfect Medium For Telling A Nerd Love Story

Image Source: Kotaku.com

This LEGO animation which LEGO animator Brotherhood Workshop created to illustrate his love story with his wife is just so, so sweet!

Do you share the same thoughts as well?

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7. LEGO MOC: Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Characters

LEGO MOC: Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Characters

A Korean LEGO enthusiast re-created a beautiful rendition of the main character of the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie: Po, Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Crane, Mantis, and Tai Lung.

These models are, in our opinion, just too cute not to share them with you. Check them out for yourself and let us know if you feel likewise!

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8. LEGO MOC: World City Central Station

LEGO MOC: World City Central Station

In our opinion, this World City Central Station (created by a fellow AFOL Claus-Marc Hahn alias Valkon) is one stunning LEGO MOC, so much so we just couldn’t take our eyes off it! This MOC measures 114cm x 114cm x 96cm, weighs 25kg, and took over 140 hours to construct.

Check out images of this brilliantly created MOC below (23 in total) and let us know if you share the same thoughts as us…

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9. LEGO MOC: Pingu

LEGO MOC: Pingu

What are your thoughts of this really adorable penguins? We simply love them!

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10. This LEGO-Inspired Video Recreates The Walking Dead Finale Perfectly

This LEGO-Inspired Video Recreates The Walking Dead Finale Perfectly

Image Source: NZHerald.co.nz

Fans were left at the edge of their seats after the tense season finale of The Walking Dead, but one YouTube user has given the show’s closing scene a Lego-inspired makeover.

Check out the re-creation of the harrowing moment in which Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan selects a victim for his barbed-wire baseball bat Lucille, right up to the bludgeoning of Negan’s unknown victim, below…

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11. Wales’ Historic Euro 2016 Qualification Recreated In Brilliant Detail

Wales’ Historic Euro 2016 Qualification Recreated In Brilliant Detail

Image Source: WalesOnline.co.uk

Following Wales’ first ever qualification in a major soccer tournament in 58 years by reaching the Euro 2016, AFOL Ashley Weaver have created a short LEGO stop motion featuring the Welshman Gareth Bale’s dramatic late free-kick and wild celebration against Andorra, as well as the famous win in Haifa and the celebrations after a place in France was sealed in Zenica…

Ashley has paid lots of attention to the players’ details – from Joe Ledley’s beard to Radja Nainggolan’s hair, as well as the accompanying background commentary when the goals were scored – All in all, the entire stop motion animation has just no flaws in our eyes… and one that’s delightful to watch!

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That’s all for this month’s “LEGO Picks of the Month”. We hope you’ve enjoyed the contents we’ve presented for you this month. Check out next month’s issue which will be published on 30 June. Meanwhile, you can check out the past issues below:

Previous Issues of “LEGO Picks of the Month”

Issue #4 – April 2016

Issue #3 – March 2016

Issue #2 – February 2016

Issue #1 – January 2016