LEGO is the perfect example of how simple things can become a cultural phenomenon, spawning decades of play, experimentation, innovation, and joy to kids and adults alike! While we all have seen large LEGO structures of our favorite characters, the builds displayed here are the product of a Master Builders love and dedication to his craft – taking these humble bricks to bring their design to life – be it a rebuilt of their favorite city or place or one they imagined. It is an artist at work here, swapping paints for the LEGO bricks to bring his canvas to life and show you, why LEGO is not just a children’s toy!
Using over 100,000 Lego pieces, designer Ekow Nimako imagines the Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE a Ghanaian metropolis 1000 years in the future. This artwork is the centerpiece for his exhibition titled Building Black Civilizations and showcases details like nothing you have ever seen before, almost reminiscent of the Game of Thrones title sequence! Oh, and if anyone wants a challenge, I truly believe it would be awesome to have a LEGO title sequence for Game of Thrones!
Bring your favorite tunes to life with Hsinwei Chi’s Jazz Quartet. While LEGO is well established as a building base for landscapes, having those simple bricks bring to life the dynamic energy of a musician’s band is a sight worth marveling over! Each of these jazz players captures the stance of his tune perfectly, making us feel like we are almost there, watching those melodies being belted out by this quartet!
Did you know there is an entire book filled with LEGO builds of everyday products? Named The Art of Everyday Play, this collection by Chronicle Books showcases the best of our daily life, only made with LEGO! And looking at the deliciousness of this LEGO Ramen, we are sure this book will make us want to live in the world of LEGO!
What happens on Neptune, stays on Neptune. While that would have been the case previously, Peter Carmichael showed us his version of a Neptune Discovery Lab with this epic build displayed in BrickCon 2019! What we truly can’t get over is the beautiful details added to the design – from the pod-like monorail, the vibrant flora and fauna, and the little LEGO men in suits floating over the space!
Grand Piano that you can build and actually play tunes on! With 25 keys attached to their own hammer, the piano connects with your phone as well to auto-play your favorite tunes! The concept is inspired by LEGO Fans and submitted under the LEGO Ideas page and is brought to life by LEGO after it received immense support from LEGO fans!
Meet the LEGO Super Mario Interactive Building Sets, a Mario gameplay experience that brings the beloved Italian plumber to life along with his entire world. The starter kit comes with a LEGO Mario, complete with dynamic eyes, a screen on his torso, and even vocal effects that should light up your eyes when you hear the familiar high-pitched “It’sa Meee!” The series also comes with multiple expansion packs including popular environments like the Piranha Plant Power Slide, Boomer Bill Barrage, Mario’s House & Yoshi, Toad’s Treasure Hunt, Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle, and King Boo and the Haunted Yard. You get the ability to custom-build Mario’s obstacle course using the blocks provided, and Mario even appropriately reacts to blocks, creating sound effects when he punches blocks and collects coins, or dying when he gets hit by a bullet or steps in lava.
Takamichi Irie is a LEGO master, and his detailed builds of insects prove it! A self-designated brick artist, Takamichi merges his love of the macro world of insects with the adventures of LEGO to create everything- from a grasshopper to a honeybee. I must admit though, I prefer the LEGO bugs over the real ones!
What is better than a supercar? A miniature of the supercar showcasing all the details built with LEGO! This super-intricate model that boasts of 8 hours of build time comes with doors that open, lifting the back panels and of course the iconic Lamborghini wheels! For sure, this car promises to be easier to maintain than the original supercar!
Milan Sekiz combines his love for Iron Man, wearable designs, and all things LEGO with this Iron Man suit! The main challenge for Milan to build this Iron Man-inspired MOC was to find a way to improve his mobility while wearing it and of course make it visually appealing at the same time.
I find it almost impossible to say the words ‘Under the Sea’ without breaking into the iconic Little Mermaid song! But this entire structure created by Ryan Van Duzor (@the.bearded.pescador) has me in awe! Displayed at the LEGO House, this complex structure replicates the underwater life with beautiful details, focusing on the littlest fish to a shark, all replicated to scale. It is true, everything’s better when it is wetter, under the sea!
Want more inspiration for your own LEGO build? Check out the first part of this series for more immersive builds by master builders!