Scaled Up!

A LEGO pieces made by LEGO pieces! That’s an awesome idea by Matija Grguric (Brick Architect) who made this build back in 2012. I bet he’ll be happy to know that now he can replace the top of the broom’s stick from Dark Tan color to a 2×2 Brick Dome in reddish brown, though it is still a rare piece that only appear in 1 set in 2015’s Friends Heartlake House set.

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Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II.

I always love war and military theme but what caught my interest from this build made by Myles (M&MSteamCo.) was the realistic shore and water effect! The details are amazing and the water looks so real, using tan as the dry sand, dark tan as the wet sand, and trans clear as a top layer of the water.

Omaha Beach

Pong!

I never saw this 70’s Atari Pong machine with my own eyes (I’m glad I’m not that old), but this build by Quy Chau (quý) in 2013 looks exactly like the real thing. Now I just wish I had the chance to play it in person back then, it would be so much fun for sure!

Atari Pong

Jedi Steamfighter

What happen if Star Wars took place a long, long time a go in a steampunk era? Well this happened! This awesome mashed-up made by Zach (zachmoe) was meant as an entry for Steam Wars Contest held at FBTB back then but unfortunately he never got around to finish the hyperspace ring.

For whatever his reason was, I still think this build is so awesome and have the right amount of mashed-up between the two worlds…very inspiring!

Jedi Steamfighter

Orbscure

The first time I saw this in 2013, I thought it wasn’t LEGO at all since I’d just got back from my Dark Ages and haven’t quite familiar enough with other theme besides Duplo and System (yeah I know, so newb! lol).

This mean looking machine monster was made by Ray Paulus aka BioRays, inspired by armandeo64 concept robo which now I even more convinced that this is one of the best Bionicle mech I’ve seen. The bulky shape, the black and gold colors, and the parts choice specially those Technic panels seems fits perfectly! Such an awesome job Ray!

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Gangster Car

This 30’s Ford Model A was made by one of the best minifig scale car builder Calin (_Tiler) in 2013 and still as one of my favorite LEGO MOC all time. I’ve been planning to replicate this for quite a while (almost 3 years now…lol), but I only managed to replicate this not even half front of the car which I still keep it in my shelf. It’s just too many unusual and brilliant technique there which my head can’t keep up. Bravo my friend!

Last Man Standing

HF88 Minotaur

I always have a thing with walker mech type, and this beast made by Tim Zarki aka ѕроок in 2012 was inspired by a Hawken artwork here. I’m always amazed on builders who can make walkers with tiny legs on a large body like this one, those are sexy legs for sure!

HF88 Minotaur

Vote for Popeye on LEGO Ideas!

Popeye

 

I love Popeye, he is one of my childhood hero! Not long after I’d done making this build, I thought hey maybe it can fit as a LEGO Ideas project and share it with everyone who love Popeye too 🙂 So if you want a Popeye LEGO set to be officially sold, please click the support button on this LEGO Ideas page, here: ideas.lego.com/projects/121627

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Basic Info:
– Dimensions: Width 12 cm x Height 20.5 cm.
– Number of Pieces: (+/-) 391 pcs.

Description:
This LEGO Popeye model is perfect to be put as a display in your home, office or on your working table. There are 14 point of articulations spread on the neck, arms, hands, hips, legs and feet which makes this model really posable and can be played anyway you like 🙂

Behind the Build:
One of the reasons why I love Popeye is because it reminds me of my late father who have passed away more then a decade ago. Back then when I was a kid he’d always rent and show me a Popeye video whenever I’m eating my green vegetables (and yes, I still hate vegetables even till now), and one of the things I remember about Popeye is that eating vegetables and spinach can make you stronger! Now I have 2 boys of my own and I tell them the same thing, “Boys, eat your veggies so you’ll both be strong like Popeye!” 🙂

PS: If you happen to notice the missing pipe on his mouth then you are right; the new modern Popeye and the upcoming Popeye movie (whose trailer you can see on Youtube) isn’t using the pipe anymore, which fortunately fits with one of the rules in LEGO Ideas that prohibits the depiction of smoking 🙂