A spiny lizard beast

This green monster by Mitch Phillips look tough enough to tackle anything, thanks to a heavy layer of armor plating. It’s a fitting LEGO element to use as armor, since that was its original purpose. However, it was originally designed to clad two-legged characters rather than creatures like this. Look closely at the upper legs, too, for they’re actually sea monster heads from the oft-overlooked Alpha Agents theme.

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Crazy city living

These two beautifully built urban houses appear unassuming at first glance, but don’t be fooled. Builder Koala Yummies has sprinkled them with all manner of imaginative ideas. Let’s take the tour and see what’s hidden behind the façade.

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Around the back there are luscious climbing plants, bee’s nests and a birdhouse attached to the wall.

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Up close we also find the owner’s pet pig and robot gardener at work

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In the lobby everyone is gathered around a three-dimensional map. What is this place?

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The kitchen is overflowing with LEGO produce. Hot dogs, chicken, crab, it’s your choice.

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Upstairs everyone’s hard at work on their computers. Check out the “Believe!” cat poster, straight out of The LEGO Movie, on the wall behind them (it appeared as an easter egg in the Ninjago City set).

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Things only get stranger when we visit the lab.

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Right at the top we have a fully decorated apartment, which features a host of clever interior décor details.

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Finally we have two more surprises out front: mobile cake van and ice cream truck, each done in a Japanese dekotora style.

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What Koala Yummies was thinking when they built this amazing creation I don’t know, but I do know I absolutely love it!

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Worn with the sands of time

Builder W. Navarre takes us to a Middle Eastern-inspired fantasy world with this lovely vignette of a royal apartment. What’s striking as much as the excellent agglomeration of official LEGO stickers is the use of worn, dirty bricks to lend an ancient, chiseled look to the walls. Most builders eschew such bricks except as hidden filler, but scenes like this remind us that there’s a use for nearly anything if you’re clever enough.

The Queen's Room

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Cubic LEGO creations squared

The cube is one of the most basic 3D shapes and the building block (pun intended) of many LEGO models. Two different creators have recently drawn inspiration from the cube with wonderfully diverse results. The first model is a plucky little robot by Markus Rollbühler which combines teal and dark red elements in stark contrast. There are two nice parts used in the arms: a minifig torso armor part, and the torso of a B1 battle droid for the hand. The new printed eye tile from the recent LEGO Harry Potter 75950 – Aragog’s Lair gives the eye an unexpected look.

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The next model is this floating star-fighter (coincidentally, also with one eye) by Anthony Wilson and was created for a building competition called Space Jam. But there is more to this model than meets the eye. This star-fighter transforms with a flip of the black guns on either side of the ship.

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