Realistic Flower Painting in LEGO Form


This colorful LEGO Flower MOC was recently shared by flickr.com user and LEGO Fan Birgitte Jonsgard a.k.a. birgburg in his photostream. In addition to he nice use of different colors and realistic shping I really like the use of a great variety of different parts including the utensil dish piece. According to the description the MOC is based on the painting of van Huysum at The Wallace Collection.

Firebreak, Another Futuristic Vehicle by Nick Trotta

Nick Trotta, one of the best Sci-fi builders in the World, recently shared another great futuristic vehicle MOC, 'Firebreak' in his flickr.com photostream. The Shaping is amazing as always. After checking out the details of this MOC be sure to check out our special interview with the builder in our Guests of Honor page.

Hyenas, Amazingly Shaped Cartoon Characters


Some builders really test the limits of building possibilities using LEGO pieces. Talented MOC'er and flickr.com user timofey_tkachev who is known for his many amazing artistic creations shared this awesome MOC depicting the hyena cartoon characters together with a savanna-like scenery. The shaping of the bodies, facial expressions and posing of the animals are awesome and accurate to the original drawings. The different styles of the eyes are absolutely geniusly done to reflect the characters mental state.

Special Interview with Anthony Wilson a.k.a. The Secret Walrus



This week we continue our series of Special Interviews starting with a very talented model builder from New Zealand. This weeks guest of honor is Anthony Wilson a.k.a. The Secret WalrusHe is known for his colorful and amazingly detailed dioramas and extraordinary shaped figures and vehicle. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions but you should check the builders Flickr photo-stream for tons of amazing creations.

Kaplan: We already know you are one of the best LEGO MOC'ers in the world. What can you tell us about yourself other than that? Is Anthony Wilson your real name? We are also curious where does the nick “The Secret Walrus” come from?

Anthony: I’m very flattered that you think I’m one of the best MOC’sts out there. Anthony Wilson is indeed my name. I’m Australian but I’ve lived in New Zealand for most of my life. I’m 21 years old and a computer science student with 2 years left on my degree. I don’t have many hobbies other than LEGO at the moment. I try to write/compose some music as a secondary hobby but it’s not much at the moment and I don’t really share it with anyone right now. I don’t exactly remember where my nickname ‘The Secret Walrus’ came from but I’m pretty sure the Beatles song “I am the Walrus” had something to do with it.


K:  Do you remember the day when you got your first LEGO set? Which set was it? And How old were you when you started playing with LEGO bricks?

A: Aside from Duplo I’m pretty sure my first LEGO set was the original Hogwarts Express. I must’ve been 3 or 4 when I got it which seems like an awfully young age to get a set like that but I built it regardless. I still have the parts from it in my collection to this day.


Harshharvester by Horcik Designs


Technic MOC's fairly uncommon among our blog posts but when we do post Technic MOC's we select the most unique and awesome designs we came across. This post-apocalyptic warmachine based on a harvester was recently shared by flickr.com user and talented builder Horcik Designs who is incredibly talented in both Technic and System type MOC's. According to the description this MOC was built for the MadMax contest in Eurobricks. I really like the earth-tone colors and greebling all around the design which is not very common in Technic designs. Spikes, horns and tooth pieces all around the vehicle adds a lot to the violent  and aggressive look. 

Xylem Attack Craft, Star Fighter with an Unusual Shape

This unusually shaped but amazing at the same time star fighter design was built by talented LEGO MOC'er and flick.com user Inthert. I personally seldom like creations built using lime color but the builder did a great job combining the lime green with bluish dark gray. Ofcourse the major outstanding property of this model is its shape but in addition to that the vehichle includes play functions as well. Check out this video to see them. Also be sure to check out the builder photo-stream for tons of amazing builts and building techniques.

Rebel Assault Frigate by Carter Witz


When we see micro-scale capital ship models from Star Wars universe, they are often modeled after imperial ships. This one is a great exception. This greatly shaped micro-scale Rebel Assault Frigate was recently shared by talented builder and flickr.com user Carter Witz in his photo-stream. Check out the original vehicle to see how accurate the MOC actually is. I really like the greebling in the middle and the addition of star fighters.

1968 Dodge Charger R/T by Firas Abu-Jaber


These awesome Dodge Charger model vehicles were recently shared by flickr.com user and LEGO fan Firas Abu-Jaber who is known by and multiple times blogged with his amazing car MOC's. The shaping and details are beautifully accurate to the real cars. Chrome details add extra flavour to the look too. I especially liked the exposed engine details.

Special Interview with Beat Felber aka Engineering with ABS


After a long break, we continue our series of Special Interviews starting with a very talented model builder. This weeks guest of honor is Beat Felber a.k.a. Engineering with ABS from Switzerland. He is known for his amazing realistic and huge vehicle model MOC's. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions but you should check the builders Flickr photo-stream for tons of amazing creations


Kaplan: We already know you are one of the best LEGO MOC'ers in the world. What can you tell us about yourself other than that?

Beat: First of all I would like to thank you for the opportunity to share some of my thoughts with other LEGO fans out there. Rather than being a top MOC'er, I consider myself to be an avid scale modeller. My name is Beat Felber and I live in the northernmost part of Switzerland, close to the border with Germany. I am aged 40 and work as an engineer at an electric power plant.When not building LEGO models, I tinker with and drive a 1984 Land Rover 110, do some photography and I am also a firefighter with the local volunteer fire department. Back in 2001 I decided to share my LEGO creations with other like-minded people on the internet. It was the birth of my homepage www.engineeringwithabs.ch. I called this site Engineering with ABS because I thought it describes what I am doing: building models of technical stuff using LEGO bricks made of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). In the meantime, I switched over to Flickr. The original homepage is still online but not maintained any more.





K: Do you remember the day when you got your first LEGO set? Which set was it? And How old were you when you started playing with LEGO bricks?

B: The first sets must have been Duplo sets. Of course, I don’t remember them exactly any more. But I do have fond memories of my very first Technic Set: Technic Universal Building Set 8030. I got it as a gift from my late granddad when he was celebrating his 60th birthday. I just turned four years old that day! My first City set was the Shell ServiceStation 377.



Y-wing Evolved by Ted Andes


This great modified version of the Y-Wing star fighter from Star Wars was recently shared by flickr.com user and talented LEGO fan Ted Andes. I personally not a big fan of original Y-wing design because of the exposed mechanical parts etc. but this version is absolutely beautiful. Studless design combined with incredible color-blocking and smooth cockpit design makes this creation great. I like the use of X-wing wind-shield piece too. Check out the builders photo-stream for many great MOC's from different themes.

Cube-Robo, a LEGO transform mech


Talented LEGO builder and flickr.com user LEGO DOU Moko whose creations were blogged in here multiple times before has recently shared another amazing creation. I personelly like the transformer style LEGO robot MOC's and the builder did a really great job on this. Clever use of different tile shapes including the triangular one on outside of the cube enables the the builder to give he robot a great posture. It can be said that the introduction of the small ball joint piece several years ago made these kind of aestehic robotic creations possible yet its still quite a challenge to create such beautiful MOC's. The builder also shared a lot of detail photos of this creation in his blog as well.

A-10 Asimov, An amazingly shaped Starship MOC


We do not often blog gdigital creations, and when we do we try to share extraordinary good designs. This one is absolutely one of them. The shaping and detailing of the vehichle is really amazing. Some of the pieces are non-production colors in my knowledge, other than that small detail this MOC is flawless. I especially like the piping details and incredibly detailed engine design as well as the color blocking on the stripes. The builder, noblebun is a very talented Ship designer and his flickr.com photostream is full with great MOC's.

Terex 33-19 Titan by Beat Felber


This amazing and huge mining truck MOC was recently sahred by talented LEGO model builder and flickr.com user Beat Felber in his photo-stream. The builder has shared a lot of amazing construction and industrial machinery in the past. So this truck is only one of them. The design of the vehichle is incredibly accurate to the real vehicle in terms of both shaping and coloring as well. The truck is not only aethetically perfect its also full with power-functions as well. According to the description the tires used are non LEGO 120 mm tires that fit 1.9 inch rims. So seeing this much awesomeness, be sure to check out the builders other MOC's in his photo-stream.