As a child, I loved sitting and spending hours excruciatingly and lovingly building little LEGO block structures. But, watching my sister bump into them, causing them to fall apart completely was truly heartbreaking. We all have heartwarming memories associated with LEGO blocks from our childhood, as well as the not-so-heartwarming ones of stepping on them with our feet and feeling an insane amount of pain shoot up our legs. Despite these wonderful childhood memories, LEGO is no longer considered child’s play! Master builders, artists, and LEGO enthusiasts all over the world are creating impressive LEGO builds that’ll blow your minds away. They are a result of their hours of dedication, attention to detail, hard work, and creativity. And we’ve put together some mindblowing LEGO builds that recently took our breath away! From a LEGO Antique Chandelier to a life-size Captain America shield – these LEGO builds are gonna get LEGO lovers drooling over them.
1. LEGO “The Moon: Earth’s Companion”
This unique and fan-made creation is built using 2360 bricks and it is a celebration of the beauty and glory of the moon. Called, the LEGO Art space poster “The Moon: Earth’s Companion”, this brick-built Moon features realistic craters and terrains and is made with an impressive amount of attention to detail.
2. The LEGO Antique Chandelier
The LEGO Antique Chandelier looks like something from an old Victorian mansion. It pays tribute to the traditional chandelier with its near-realistic appearance. It measures 16 inches long and weighs 17.8 ounces or half a kilogram. Sadly, it doesn’t light up, but LEGO builder DallasBricks’ had to sacrifice that to ensure the build looks exactly like a chandelier.
3. LEGO Piranha Plant
LEGO has transformed the Piranha Plant from the Super Mario Landscape into an adorable little desk accessory for all the Mario fans out there. The plant is built using 540 bricks, and it stands tall at 9 inches. It features a moveable jaw, adjustable head, positionable leaves, and two golden coins that can be dropped into the plant’s pipe!
4. The Portrait of a Woman in a Hat
Built by LEGO user Mecesoo, this brick-based portrait perfectly captures the essence of Picasso’s stroke by utilizing colorful plastic bricks instead. The painting is made using 1070 bricks without any collisions and no loose bricks. It is almost true in size to the original, making it an excellent replica. It is accompanied by a Minifigure of Picasso, an easel with his canvas on it, and two Picasso quotes with the artist’s signature.
5. LEGO Tower Chess
Ferbrick1’s Tower Chess LEGO build disguises a board game as home decor! The chessboard is cleverly designed and it is morphed into a castle tower. It stores the chess pieces in built-in racks, and the board wraps around to form the tower’s brick facade! Nobody would guess that an entire chess set is hidden underneath!
6. LEGO FedEx Truck
FedEx’s 50th anniversary is soon approaching, and it boasts an inspiring workforce of over 500,000 employees, a fleet of 700+ aircraft, and 200,000 vehicles. And to commemorate the massive company, architect and full-time LEGO fan David Clavijo has built FedEx’s iconic truck using LEGO bricks!
7. LEGO Popcorn Machine
Dimexart has created a Popcorn Machine from LEGO! It’s like the iconic popcorn machine you find at movie theaters. The machine has a retro glory style and is a 955-piece build, although we’re unsure if that includes the LEGO popcorn inside. The popcorn is made from LEGO bricks as well, and the kernel pops out of the machine’s built-in kettle, slides down the ramp, and falls into the popcorn bucket.
8. LEGO Captain America Shield
The LEGO Captain America shield comes in over 3,000 pieces and measures 18.5 inches in diameter. It also has a little Captain America Minifigure to accompany it. Although it isn’t made from vibranium, it looks and feels just like the real deal, but honestly, if you’ve ever stepped on a LEGO brick then you know it’s as tough as vibranium!
9. LEGO MoonGravity06
The LEGO MoonGravity06 has an unconventional yet creative appearance. The entire outer body is built using black bricks that are remarkably accurate. The wheels are 3D printed, while the grill on the front relies on LEGO katana swords. The windows are all hollow, with no glass components, but that’s because it is difficult to find glass pieces matching MoonGravity06’s model and scale.
10. LEGO Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
LEGO master builder Chi Hsin Wei created this stunning rendition of Van Gogh’s sunflowers, which garnered quite a bit of attention on Instagram! The beautiful MOC features a frame, and an excellent three-dimensional rendition of the painting, with the flowers popping out of the canvas, greeting you with their simple beauty and vibrance!