A few years ago I was given a big box of random Lego Bionicle/Hero Factory/Technic parts. I didn’t think there was any complete sets in there, so the box just sat in storage for a long time. A few days ago I pulled it out to see what was in there. I came up with a few original Bionicle-style creatures, and I shall annoy you with Lego posts over the next few days.
Let’s start with my favourite. There was a lot of brown and sandy coloured parts, but no standard Bionicle body, so I put some random parts together and ended up with a very interesting body shape for this guy. Looks like he’s permanently in a sumo-wrestler pose.
Here’s a MOC I built before bed last night. It’s an underwater torpedo carrying tank! It’s good to have a hobby again.
That’s the Aquasharks pretty much complete. (I’m actually missing the smallest set)
Now I just need to collect the other factions…
And right after building that I destroyed it and built this next thing…
Working with these strange parts was a challenge but also a lot of fun. They lead to some really funky looking architecture.
Built enough Lego digger sets that I thought I’d try to build my own. Thought it would be fairly straightforward but I ended up spending 3 hours on this little thing. Lego Technic wheels are cool.
I meant to create some kind of pit stop for cars, and instead I created this weird scifi scene.
Not sure exactly what goes on here, but maybe it’s some kind of border check for vehicles.
I think it’s a bit over-engineered with too much stuff going on.
Also this website now has a Lego category, fittingly.
I made another little robot thing. This guy transforms a bit when he’s moving around.
Here’s some more Lego MOCs.
I’m really happy with how the bone car turned out. I managed to get quite a lot of detail in there without it looking too crazy.
The EBF5 battle demo is on Kongregate for Kong+ members btw. Everyone else will get it in a few days.
Here’s a little Lego MOC I made yesterday.
I think it’s some kind of dental scorpion robot that works in your mouth.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I spent most of the weekend on Lego, here’s an original build that I’m quite proud of.
I’m also learning to use a proper camera again just to get decent photos of my Lego. I forgot how much better the lighting looks compared to a phone.
Lately I’ve started some new collections, and I’m wondering how long I’ll have fun with them before they turn into problems. A year ago I got back into Lego, but I’ve already gotten bored of the new stuff, and have specifically started collecting 90s sci-fi Lego. I got a few Aquazone subs, and I’ll probably continue with those. But all this Lego is taking up shelf space, and I know my love for it won’t last forever. (I’ve already totally forgotten about my Amiibos, after collecting around 50 of them…)
I also picked up the Samorost 3 Vinyl, since the art is so pretty. I haven’t played the game yet, but I’ll get round to that soon. Earlier this year Ronja got me the Hello Internet podcast vinyl, so this is turning into a bit of a collection too.
I’ve got this weird relationship with stuff, where collecting it gives me massive pleasure, but I also know that at some point it’ll just be wasting space and collecting dust. I tell myself I’ll give it to some deserving kids later, but chances are it’ll just go into storage because I don’t want to let go completely. That’s life I guess.