This LEGO G-Shock Mudmaster looks just about as realistic as the original

It’s proportionally accurate, has a stunningly realistic dial, and can even be worn on your wrist. The LEGO G-Shock Mudmaster comes with a display stand and even has a set of interchangeable straps, all made out of LEGO bricks. In fact, the only thing this timepiece can’t do is tell the time… but then again, is it even supposed to?!

Modeled after a timepiece from one of the most iconic rugged wristwatch brands, this G-Shock Mudmaster will most likely fool you into thinking it’s the real deal. You see, the LEGO brick’s inherent chunky, blocky design lends exceptionally well to the G-Shock’s rugged brand language. The design comes from the mind of LEGO Builder Pedro Jimenez, who submitted this concept to the LEGO Ideas forum where it’s currently racking up votes in a bid to turn the one-off build into a readily available LEGO box set.

Designer: Pedro Jimenez

The LEGO G-Shock Mudmaster is unshakeable proof that with just the right LEGO bricks, you can build just about anything, from a functioning orrery to even a lawnmower. Although Pedro hasn’t specified how many bricks it takes to build the Mudmaster, it looks fairly complicated compared to average LEGO builds and even comes with a glass cover, a realistic dial with hands, a digital screen sitting at the 6 o’clock position, and all the text and branding needed to convince even the toughest of critics.

Along with the watch, Pedro even built out a plastic stand that lets you put your timepiece on full display. From afar, it’s practically indistinguishable from the real deal!

At just over 1000 votes, Pedro is slowly inching towards the 10K vote margin required for LEGO to consider the fan-made build for retail. To be honest, this is one of the more impressive LEGO MOCs (My Own Creation) I’ve ever seen. It isn’t often that you come across something so stunningly realistic. I mean, the watch even comes with its own set of replaceable straps! (and for all intents and purposes, this one is probably insanely waterproof too…)

Click here to vote for the G-Shock Mudmaster in the LEGO Ideas forum.

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LEGO creations by masterbuilders to awaken your playful inner child

Remember when we spent our summer vacations and free time after school fiddling around with LEGO blocks, and sometimes painfully stepping on them with our feet? Fun times, right? But, LEGO is no more 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. They can be considered works of art, and I love scrolling through these creations, admiring them, and feeling an intense surge of satisfaction at their perfection. And, we’ve curated the best of the lot for you to drool and go gaga over!

1. The new LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine

The new LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine is improved, detailed, and better than ever! The jazzed-up build features a Flux Capacitor light brick, gull-wing doors, and printed dashboard dates. You can add the different equipment from the different parts of the movie – including the lightning rod from the first film, and the hood-mounted circuit from Part III!

2. The Atari 2600

This LEGO set is a follow-up to the Nintendo Entertainment System comprising 2,646 pieces – but one can’t deny the Atari 2600 set’s significantly higher perceived value. To keep things interesting for gamers who love anything classic from the 70s or 80s, there are the three cartridges of the classic games – Asteroids, Adventure, and Centipede – slidable into the main body of the brick console. Each of the games also gets a matchable mini figurine to complete the look.

3. LEGO “I Am Groot”

Modeled on the popular Marvel sentient tree who can only utter the words “I Am Groot”, this little figurine does a pretty good job of being an actual action figure that you can build and then play with. Made from 467 bricks, the Baby Groot statue is ideal for kids above the age of ten and Marvel fans well into their adult years. The I Am Groot build sports movable limbs with adjustable fingers too, and a perpetually smiling face that is reminiscent of the dancing Baby Groot from the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie!

4. LEGO Speed Champions

This LEGO playset with 2 Mercedes-AMG racers lets you collect, build, and race your own LEGO Speed Champion. In fact, it’s just like the real thing – it’s been power-packed with original Mercedes design details. This one is a definite must-have for LEGO lovers!

5. LEGO Batmobile

Inspired by the rollercoaster movie plot, TaeYang Lee tried to recreate the film’s mood but didn’t come good with his own expectations. Later on, he discovered Mecabricks, a LEGO modeling tool, and hence came into existence this cool build. Just like the on-screen Batmobile this one too is set in a dark gloomy world which magnifies its sinister character.

6. LEGO Vintage Toaster

In the latest series of weirdly awesome LEGO builds that actually work (like this LEGO lawnmower, or LEGO Polaroid camera), dimexart’s LEGO Vintage Toaster is a rather cool retro-inspired appliance that turns leavened bread slices into nice, golden toast. The entire build is made from LEGO (including the toast too, sadly), and uses about 658 LEGO bricks, along with 2 rubber bands that get the toast to come vaulting out of the appliance!

7. The Starry Night LEGO Set

Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night LEGO Set

Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night LEGO Set

The Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night LEGO Set is a 3D representation of the famous oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. It’s another product of a Lego designer’s imagination put into production and turned into reality from an idea. The final production set is up for purchase and is ready to sell fast.

8. LEGO Great Pyramid of Giza

You can now recreate one of the ancient wonders of the world – the Great Pyramid of Giza! The beautifully detailed cross-section build features main tunnels, chambers, and the system that may have been used to move big rocks and boulders during the construction. It even includes 2 small pyramids, 2 mortuary temples, Sphinx statues, a workers’ village, and an obelisk.

9. The LEGO Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE

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!

10. LEGO Botanical Collection

Designed to provide users with a means for rest and relaxation, the Botanical Collection is like a sort of three-dimensional puzzle that merges the childhood joy of LEGO building blocks with the patient game of jigsaw puzzles. While children and adults enjoy collecting LEGO blocks and building microscopic cityscapes from that collection, the Botanical Collection marks a clear effort from the toy block’s company to ‘adultify’ their collection of LEGOs.

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LEGO recreates life-sized Atari 2600 gaming console to revive nostalgic memories

The LEGO Atari 2600 set has been in the rumor mill since April this year, and now finally it has gone official. Pretty obviously, the set is based on the classic game console that triggered the era of gaming in the 80s. Marking the 50 years of the brand’s legacy, the LEGO treatment for the most popular console in their history.

All you gaming nerds might remember the four-switch version of the Atari 2600 that arrived in 1980, This particular LEGO recreation is based on that model with a total of 2,532 pieces and a moveable joystick to bring back old memories. I wonder why they didn’t make it a 2,600 pieces version though!

Designer: LEGO Studios

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This LEGO set is a follow-up to the Nintendo Entertainment System comprising 2,646 pieces – but one can’t deny the Atari 2600 set’s significantly higher perceived value. To keep things interesting for gamers who love anything classic from the 70s or 80s, there are the three cartridges of the classic games – Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede – slidable into the main body of the brick console. Each of the games also gets a matchable mini figurine to complete the look. The LEGO console opens up to reveal the diorama of a 1980s living room which I absolutely adore.

The life-sized set is designed by Chris McVeigh who said that it has been “an incredible experience to bring two icons together – Atari and Lego.” Bringing back those cherished memories of the days when a handful of pixels meant the world to all of us, is what makes this LEGO creation special. To top it off the set recreates details such as the vented top plate and the wooden accents on the front. The only thing I miss here is the LEGO adaptation of the RF adapter for this set.

LEGO Atari 2600 will be available on August 1, 2022, which coincidently is Atari’s 50th-anniversary date. The price tag of $239.99 will have many collectors all over this set I’m sure, and don’t be surprised if it goes out of stock in a jiffy.

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LEGO Builds a 14-Foot, 663,900 Piece 1:1 Scale Bowser for Comic-Con

To promote the upcoming release of its Mighty Bowser build set, LEGO went and constructed a massive 14-foot animatronic 1:1 scale replica of the reptilian villain, made up of over 663,900 pieces. Wow, now that’s a lot of pieces! They should make this a buyable set.

While 663,900 LEGO bricks are certainly nothing to shake a stick at, that’s still probably only half the number strewn across my living room floor that I have to tip-toe through in the middle of the night like a minefield on my way to the fridge for a midnight snack. Or, if I’m being completely honest, a midnight meal.

The King Bowser statue will be on display all this week at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, which I’ve unfortunately been unable to attend ever since my 2016 ban. You’d think I’d just be able to go in costume, and they wouldn’t be the wiser, but they must have microchipped me or something because security always manages to meet me at the door.

[via TechEBlog]

LEGO’s I Am Groot figure comes with repositionable limbs and even its own LEGO mixtape cassette!

Modeled on the popular Marvel sentient tree who can only utter the words “I Am Groot”, this little figurine does a pretty good job of being an actual action figure that you can build and then play with. Made from 467 bricks, the Baby Groot statue is ideal for kids above the age of ten and Marvel fans well into their adult years. The I Am Groot build sports movable limbs with adjustable fingers too, and a perpetually smiling face that is reminiscent of the dancing Baby Groot from the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie! If that didn’t steal the show already, each Groot also comes with a mixtape cassette (made from LEGO) that may not play, but it’s absolutely on theme!

Designer: LEGO

Standing at 10.5-inches, the Baby Groot figurine isn’t just your average LEGO build that resembles a woody character… it’s exceptionally on point as far as the details go. The height and proportions are perfect, as are the large, curious eyes. The bricks are also the ideal shade, and your Baby Groot action figure also comes with a few stray vines, branches, and leaves that give it its earthy, natural effect!

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LEGO Releasing 2,807-Piece Mighty Bowser Build Set

Because LEGO and Nintendo are a match made in heaven, LEGO will release a 2,807-piece Mighty Bowser build set this October for $270. It’s not the cheapest LEGO set, but it is probably the most likely to steal the princess and constantly move her to another castle.

LEGO Bowser stands approximately 12.5″ tall, and his head and neck can be moved via a button underneath his shell, which can also be pressed to launch a fireball from his mouth. His arms, fingers, legs, and tail are all poseable, and if I don’t get one for Christmas this year, I’m ostracizing my entire family.

In the video, they talk about how fun a build it is, which I believe. Especially with the internal mechanisms to move Bowser’s head and shoot the fireball. Will I be able to build it successfully? Absolutely not. Not that I’m going to open it on Christmas anyways… so-called family that loves me!

[via Polygon]

LEGO Vintage Toaster will actually take white brick slices and turn them into brown LEGO toast!

Although it’s using the classic switcheroo rather than actually toasting the plastic bricks, LEGO master builder dimexart’s vintage toaster build is nothing short of fascinating!

In the latest series of weirdly awesome LEGO builds that actually work (like this LEGO lawnmower, or LEGO Polaroid camera), dimexart’s LEGO Vintage Toaster is a rather cool retro-inspired appliance that turns leavened bread slices into nice, golden toast. The entire build is made from LEGO (including the toast too, sadly), and uses about 658 LEGO bricks, along with 2 rubber bands that get the toast to come vaulting out of the appliance!

Designer: dimexart

The LEGO Vintage Toaster was recently awarded a ‘Staff Pick’ in the LEGO Ideas forum. The forum invites users and enthusiasts to submit their LEGO designs, and calls upon the community to vote for their favorite builds. Builds that get 10,000 votes are then reviewed by LEGO’s staff, and get the honor of being turned into a box set that people can then buy. The Vintage Toaster, for instance, just crossed the 5K vote mark, with another 605 days to go till the voting period ends.

This isn’t dimexart’s first rodeo, though. The seasoned builder has been quite the LEGO enthusiast, all the way back since 1997 when he was 8 years old. In fact, his antique cash register recently crossed the 10K line, and is now in the process of being converted into a retail kit!

The way the toaster works is rather simple. Just put the white slices of bread into their designated slots and pull down on the lever to ‘get them toasting’. Meanwhile, the toaster already has a pair of brown slices loaded on the inside that get pushed into place upon pressing a button on the front. Then lift the lever back up and the brown toast pops out with a spring, just like the real deal! Although I’m pretty sure this one’s gluten-free… Don’t quote me on it, though.

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LEGO creations by masterbuilders to give you all the LEGO inspo you need

Remember when we spent our summer vacations and free time after school fiddling around with LEGO blocks, and sometimes painfully stepping on them with our feet? Fun times, right? But, LEGO is no more 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. They can be considered works of art, and I love scrolling through these creations, admiring them, and feeling an intense surge of satisfaction at their perfection. And, we’ve curated the best of the lot for you to drool and go gaga over!

1. The new LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine

The new LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine is improved, detailed, and better than ever! The jazzed-up build features a Flux Capacitor light brick, gull-wing doors, and printed dashboard dates. You can add the different equipment from the different parts of the movie – including the lightning rod from the first film, and the hood-mounted circuit from Part III!

2. The Iron Man Mk 43

Created by LEGO Master Builder Ransom_Fern, the Iron Man Mk 43 is actually a mashup of two separate LEGO sets – the Infinity Saga Iron Man (code 76206), and the Eternals in Arishem’s Shadow kit (76155). The result is a figurine that’s much larger than the original Infinity Saga build, and arguably better looking too. Ransom_Fern spent two full months putting this piece together and the result is a much more proportional action figure, with a better silhouette, a great stance, and the same classic appeal.

3. The Fairground Collection set 10303 Loop Coaster

LEGO released the Fairground Collection set 10303 Loop Coaster as a part of the Creator Expert series which releases a unique set every two years. Using kinetic energy to complete the ride in one motion is an incredible feat in itself, since the size of the 36-inch-tall LEGO set is still compact by any standards. The 11 minifigs are lifted to the coaster’s top on an elevator using the winding motion of a manual crank. There is also the option to automate the function with a motor upgrade if you are willing to pay more money.

4. LEGO Speed Champions

This LEGO playset with 2 Mercedes-AMG racers lets you collect, build, and race your own LEGO Speed Champion. In fact, it’s just like the real thing – it’s been power-packed with original Mercedes design details. This one is a definite must-have for LEGO lovers!

5. The LEGO Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE

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!

6. TheCasleFan

LEGO Stefano Boeri Vertical Forest Milan

Celebrating Boeri’s designs is TheCasleFan, a LEGO builder who has created a tiny replica of Boeri’s Milan project. The building is a scaled-down caricature of the original 2014 structure called Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest in Italian. TheCastleFan’s LEGO MOC (My Own Creation) really nails the details wonderfully. The building comes dotted with what really seems like countless plants, perched not just on each floor, but also along the walls. Balconies come with creepers that descend downwards, and solar panels on the terrace give the green building a greener touch!

7. The LEGO Classic Phone

Made from 572 bricks, the LEGO Classic Phone comes from the mind of a LEGO master-builder who goes by the name of Brick Dangerous. Inspired by a Paramount Collector Classic Series brand, they decided to create a replica that could decorate any corner of the house, filling the void left behind by the landline phone that used to be a standard of every modern household before Y2K.

8. LEGO Batmobile

Inspired by the rollercoaster movie plot, TaeYang Lee tried to recreate the film’s mood but didn’t come good with his own expectations. Later on, he discovered Mecabricks, a LEGO modeling tool, and hence came into existence this cool build. Just like the on-screen Batmobile this one too is set in a dark gloomy world which magnifies its sinister character. Those beaming headlights that seem to stare you right in the eye, or the flaming exhaust that warns you not to cross the periphery!

9. LEGO Luke Skywalker’s rugged X-34 Landspeeder

Well, it’s time for the Luke Skywalker’s rugged X-34 Landspeeder to take up the LEGO form. Yes, the Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder 1,890-piece LEGO set has officially landed. The iconic orange Landspeeder set is 19-inches long and comes with a detailed interpretation of the exposed turbine engine on the left, a curved windshield, and cute little minifigs. Priced at $199, this detailed LEGO brick interpretation is not cheap by any means, but then, nothing is too expensive for Star Wars fans, or is it?

10. LEGO Globe

Once the user assembles this tricky LEGO set piece by piece, it spins too, and the printed names of the continents and oceans glow in the dark. According to LEGO Group Head of Global Marketing for Adults, Federico Begher, “What is so wonderful about this set is that, with a little imagination, it allows fans to discover the world through LEGO bricks. The globe is a symbol of dreams and aspirations of travel to come for all who are seeking a bit of adventure or for those looking to learn about our world.”

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This LEGO rotary phone is one of the coolest builds I’ve seen. It even has a coiled receiver cable!

With a dial that actually rotates like the real deal, this rotary phone MOC (My Own Creation) from the LEGO Ideas community is rather impressive. It also comes with brass detailing, a build that’s 1:1 to scale, and a receiver that you can actually pick up and talk into!

Made from 572 bricks, the LEGO Classic Phone comes from the mind of a LEGO master-builder who goes by the name of Brick Dangerous. Inspired by a Paramount Collector Classic Series brand, they decided to create a replica that could decorate any corner of the house, filling the void left behind by the landline phone that used to be a standard of every modern household before Y2K.

Designer: Brick Dangerous

With a stunning amount of detail, the LEGO Classic Telephone has all the bits and bobs you’d expect from its vintage counterpart. It comes with the rotating dial on the front as well as a hand-operated magneto crank on the side, which would alert operators when you were trying to make calls (this hand-crank would generate an alternating current which would cause the telephone bell to ring!)

In the case of this particular build, the bells (two of them) were located under the telephone. Alternating current would cause the striker to vigorously swing left and right, hitting both the bells consecutively to make the unmistakable ringing sound associated with old telephones. Brick Dangerous has done a pretty phenomenal job of replicating all the details, even down to the screws on the back which would allow you to open up the phone for servicing.

The most impressive bit, however, is the phone’s receiver, which can be lifted off its stand thanks to the signature coiled cable, made from LEGO’s ribbed hose bricks. Since everything’s built to scale, you can even hold this right up to your ear and pretend you’re talking to someone. Just don’t hang up too hard! Bakelite landline phones could take it – this one, not so much!!

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Terrifying ‘Realistic’ LEGO Minifig: Everything Is Not Awesome

Because a pleasant night’s sleep void of nightmares is overrated, model builder and YouTuber North of the Border went and crafted this ‘realistic’ LEGO minifig, complete with a terrifying face and unholy finger and toenails. I think it goes without saying, but my wife is going to be annoyed that I insist on sleeping with the lights on tonight.

Those eyes. That mouth. Those nails! Nothing about this is okay, and I really wish North of the Border would have reconsidered the project before going through with it, and that the website I saw it at reconsidered before posting it. Yet here we are. I don’t like it here.

Well, at least it doesn’t move. At least there’s that. And don’t let that give you any new project ideas! Good lord – could you imagine this little creeper crawling out of your toy chest and sprinting across the room to the foot of your bed right when you’re about to turn the lights off for the night? Sweet dreams!

[via Neatorama]