There are no boundaries to one’s creativity – whatever medium you choose, your hard work and detailing can bring anything to life! Have trouble believing us? Have a look at these LEGO build-ups by master builders to be in complete shock and awe.
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!
This immensely detailed fire gorgon took LEGO enthusiast Andrew James Steele a whole year to build. His love of labour is visible in the painstalking details – from the framing of the open jaw to the use of lights on the neck to create the fearsome beast.
What is more iconic yet nostalgic than LEGO? For me it would be Batman. And when you merge them both, you have the ultimate collectible! That’s exactly what LEGO created with their latest collaboration by bringing us the classic vehicle from the iconic 1989 Batman movie. The Batwing also comes with three minifigures in the shape of a cowled and caped Batman, smirking Joker and Lawrence the Boombox Goon, who is of course holding a mini boombox. Place it on your desk or hang it on your wall, this design is sure to grab eyeballs and be the topic of discussion for anyone who enters your space.
Collaborations are like the Avengers, each hero with their own superqualities on their own but together, they are a force to reckon with! This is exactly what happened when Master builder Wonhyuk Son merged LEGO and Starwars to create this cool-ass guitar!
Amenk Sachio’s creation is inspired by the castle’s showcased in Game of Thrones. Boasting of a mountainside facade, the castle includes multiple towers, a moat and various bridges running across this complex creation for the tiny LEGO soldiers to carry messages on. Do pay special attention and focus on the waterfall made out of tiny bricks too!
The upcoming ZX 8000 sneaker collaboration was announced by Adidas Originals as a part of its ongoing A-ZX series. Stepping on LEGO blocks but now they can’t hurt you because you have made allies with the enemy HA! Adidas usually has the classic monochromatic shoes with a few bold limited-edition drop and this sneaker design certainly incorporates elements from both brands in a way that none are overpowered – so you can recognize those Adidas curves but you can also relate to the LEGO colors! Digital sneaker god, Sean Wotherspoon, received a pair ahead of the official release and shared images that unveiled more details like LEGO’s iconic logo on the tongue tag and a miniature LEGO man modeled after him! The detailing on the shoes with grooves and ridges brings in the element of the connecting blocks and the shape of the shoe itself has a very 90’s Adidas aesthetic. It is refreshing to see a bright red sole on a shoe other than Louboutins. One of the most thoughtful details is the green LEGO block that seems to hold the laces in places and I am assuming this shoe will come with versatile lace options as well.
From fiction to reality, if you are creative, LEGO’s are the perfect tool to help you bring anything to life. Michael Kanemoto discovered the same with his wolf design. Pure white and intricately detailed, the overall structure of the wolf is almost scale to size – sure to give you a shock if you run across it in the dark!
So IKEA and LEGO teamed up to make storage bins, called BYGGLEK, that makes tidying up another fun game. The white boxes come in four sizes and can store hundreds of bricks and you can easily stack them up because they are made like giant LEGO blocks. “The box itself can be a house, a swimming pool, a sports arena – there is no right or wrong!” said Rasmus Buch Løgstrup, the Lego designer who led this project. The BYGGLEK range consists of one set of three small boxes, and two sets of bigger boxes and one set of LEGO bricks for the complete experience right from the moment you get your package.
Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi – the art of repairing objects (mostly earthenware like bowls, vases, and more) using molten gold, LEGO showcases their TSUGI collection! The intent is the same with a more modern and quirky output – using LEGO to hold up a broken table leg to a magazine holder. No more throwing away your favourite furniture with LEGO’s to your rescue.
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.
Check out more interesting LEGO creations in our posts from this series!