15 Fantastic LEGO Deadpool Creations!

We’ve pulled out 15 of our favorite LEGO Deadpool creations from Flickr by some really great LEGO builders and customizers. Please comment below on which ones you like the best.

#1 – Deadpool

by Toryman

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#2 – Deadpool

by Michael MGF Customs

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#3 – Will U Be Mine

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#4 – Deadpool

by nobu_tary

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#5 – Deadpool VIP Viper

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#6 – Deadpool and His Motorbike

by 74louloute

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#7 – Deadpool (Smoke Effect)

by Grantmasters   Deadpool//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

#8 – Hulkpool

by James Marshall

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#9 – Deadpool Speeder

by Sean Burns   Deadpool Speeder//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

#10 – DP Sportbike 4

by DanielBrickSon

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#11 – Squirrelpool

by Imperial Brick   Squirrelpool//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

#12 – Deadpool

by Adeel Zubair

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#13 – Deadpool

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#14 – Deadpool Kataner

by Deadcajun71

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#15 – Deadpool

by copnfl

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UPDATE: ON THE COOLEST LEGO BB-8 THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN

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Two weeks ago we featured one of the best LEGO BB-8 project that we have seen so far that was submitted to LEGO Ideas. In just less than a month, the rolling LEGO BB-8 designed by Mark Smiley has already gained the support of 8k LEGO Ideas members.

A few days ago, Mark and his team gave a long awaited update on the latest features and design elements that they added to this awesomely cute astromech. Watch their video below.

According to Mark, one noticeable update was the total number of pieces that they used. Originally at 180 pieces, the current total count is now at 244, with 111 pieces devoted for the BB-8 unit and 133 for the Desert Base Station. They also revamped BB-8’s internal parts, modifying some of the weight arrangement. If you noticed in the video, BB-8’s head seems to be more stable during movement with the tilt being lessened significantly.

Here’s the rest of Mark’s update on their rolling LEGO BB-8.

The new features and design elements are:

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  • BB-8’s insides have been revamped with new colors, tweaks to the weight arrangement, and control panels and “lights” to give a more robotic appearance.
  • BB-8 now has a slot to carry a data drive, which may or may not contain a map to the location of a famed Jedi. Tiny levers are used to keep the data drive in its slot during play.

 Desert Base Station (133 Pieces):

  • The wheels in the rolling pad are now smoother and are geared together which gives much better traction. 
  • The storage bin is larger, has a slide over pop up top, and is in an easier to get to location (used to be between the wheels).

And to add to the fun, the desert creature that can be seen in the movie as BB-8 is fleeing in the first part of the movie now lives in the base with its eerie red eyes.  The creature pops up from under the sand by turning a lever

 

Mark is still working on how to lower BB-8’s head so it sits closer to the body, a pair of antennas, and the possibility of giving him omni-directional movement.

We are sure excited to see how these planned modifications will work out. Check out Mark’s rolling BB-8 over at LEGO Ideas.

 

MOC Spotlight! – LEGO Monstrum Maris

Hello and welcome back to MOC Spotlight!

This week, I caught up with Jonas A.K.A Legopard over at Eurobricks about another fantastic MOC.  This week, we have the Monstrum Maris.

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI thought that this MOC deserved this week’s Spotlight due to the very unusual but superb building techniques that make up the ship, including a variety of tiles, slopes and even fabric pieces. The trans-clear pieces used to make up the waves are all perfect, really creating the illusion of some sort of massive water disruption under the boat which in this case is a huge sea beast! The tentacles for this monster further show the great depth of detail put into this model.

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So, now lets here what Jonas had to say!

1. What inspired you to make this MOC?
Currently I’m competing in an contest where the task is to use the silver Technic connector in my creations.  The idea to use the part as a historical cannon alone was too boring, so I thought about a scene that could fit around it.  The ship and the creature gave me even more opportunities to use the seed part.

2. How long did this  MOC take to build?
The sailing ship was done in 12 hours. For the wave and the monster I needed another 5 hours.3. How many pieces would you say were used in this MOC?
I’m pretty bad at estimating, but I would say 1500 pieces. The brick built water was very part intensive.4. Were there any features of the MOC that you wanted to include but couldn’t because of issues like money and piece availability?
I wanted to give the scene even more action by filling the sails with wind — not literally, but simulate the wind with curved sails. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good looking solution to bend the LEGO fabrics like that.5. Any unusual building techniques used?
There is probably nothing, that is completely new, but the way I did the body of the sailor is something you don’t see that often.
To get the iconic curved shape of the ship I used several 1×4 tiles and 1×4 plates to get long planks. Then I connected these planks on the front and at the rear of the ship and bend them.6. Any advice for first-time builders?
This are the points I would give someone who is new to the hobby or right at the beginning:1.Get your bricks by buying sets. Especially sets with parts/colours you like. (Important to get a base of different brick types to build on to.)2. Take the sets apart; building sets is a good thing, because you can learn techniques and ways to use parts, but when you want to make MOCs, you will need all your bricks.3. Sort your bricks — how accurately you do depends on the size of your collection, but sorting a bit by colour and/or part always helps you to get a better overview about what you have.

4. Start small. Yes, there are people out there who easily fill several square meters with their buildings, but they all started small. Realizing you planned too big is frustrating and even on a 32×32 stud footprint is a lot of place for details and interesting techniques.

5. Get inspiration. Look at build you like (e. g. on Flickr) and try to figure out how it is built. When you find new techniques you should try them out on a small creation so you know how they work and maybe you will need them someday in the future.

6. Build what YOU want. Building something will always be a challenge and there are always points where you struggle and maybe don’t find a solution in the first try. If you aren’t really motivated to build this creation you will not be able to handle that situation. Sometimes it’s worth to think first about what you want to build, what parts could be difficult to build and if you have enough bricks for that.

7. What is your all-time favourite MOC made by someone else?
One of my favourite builders is Michael Jasper, who is a perfect example what you can do with a few bricks in a small scale:

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8. What MOCs can we expect in the future?
The contest ran until 29th February, so there’s plenty more builds with the silver Technic connector.
Beside of that there are still a lot of other ideas on my list.
I will try to build at least one creation a week. So every Thursday a new creation!

9. Where can people find you? (Flickr, Twitter, eurobricks etc)
On Flickr.   https://www.flickr.com/photos/legols/

I want to thank Legopard for his cooperation, and be sure to look out for more MOC Spotlights coming soon!

JK BRICKWORKS MAY SEE ANOTHER ONE OF ITS ORIGINAL CREATIONS LAUNCHED VIA LEGO IDEAS

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We came to know Jason Allemann for his great MOCs over at JK Brickworks, and with the recent inclusion of his LEGO Maze (21305) in the roster of approved projects in LEGO Ideas, Jason’s creations will be enjoyed by more and more LEGO fans and enthusiasts.

However, the stream of success does not end with the announced release of the LEGO Maze sometime in April. It’s most likely that Jason may see one of his projects on the shelves of any LEGO store anytime soon. Now that his LEGO Particle Accelerator project has already achieved the 10k support mark, LEGO officially advanced it to the Review Phase. Here’s what LEGO has to say:

 

Dear JKBrickworks,

It appears that there are many minifig scientists who want to carry out their research at Brickville’s LBC. Although you have successfully accelerated to the 10,000 supporters mark, you will have to wait a little longer to see if you have discovered the elusive and much talked about (Mini)Figgs Boson. You’ve truly captured the essence of a particle accelerator through the novel and interactive play features and done so through a beautifully designed model.

Congratulations once again on this A-MAZE-ING achievement.

We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

 

The Review Phase will begin on May where an expert panel of designers, product managers, and other key team members (aka LEGO Review Board) will examine Jason’s LEGO Particle Accelerator against factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Once the review is complete, which usually takes several months, and the LEGO Review Board finds merit in his project, giving it a ‘go signal’, then the proposed Particle Accelerator will advance to the Development phase where LEGO Model Designers refine the product and develop it for release. This also includes preparing the packaging, instructions, and marketing plans.

Indeed, Jason’s LEGO Particle Accelerator still has a lot of vigorous review to go through.  We wish him all the best here in BrickshowTV! Take a look at these photos of his functional particle accelerator plus the antics of our intrepid scientists as they crack (pun intended) the mystery of the elusive (Mini)Figgs Boson in the video that follows.

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The ‘ball particle’ is launched over this ring structure.

 

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Jason’s LEGO Particle Accelerator uses a propulsion system of spinning wheels to accelerate a LEGO ball around a ring.

 

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These scientists are on a verge of a very ‘significant’ discovery. Watch the video to find out.

WATCH: LEGO ROBOTIC WALKING SHIP FROM THE WILD, WILD WEST

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James Burrows, a certified AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), was kind enough to share his steampunk themed MOC in an interview with Beyond the Brick during the 2016 BrickFair held in the Birmingham Convention Center in Alabama last January.

Inspired by Jason Allemann’s Steampunk Walking Ship as seen in his JK Brickworks YouTube channel, James’ robotic walking ship is a replica of one the mechanical supply ship seen in the 1999 movie ‘Wild, Wild, West’ starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Using LEGO Mindstorms, James’ MOC consists of a series of cams that goes around the robot that pulls the legs at certain pivot points. Operated remotely, the walking ship has very smooth balance and responsive set of controls as you can see from the video below:

Here is Jason Allemann’s Steampunk Walking Ship where James got his inspiration.

This is one MOC that James will definitely share again in the next BrickFair. The BrickFair LEGO Expo showcases some of the very best MOCs (My Own Creations) made by LEGO adult fans and several best buys for LEGO bargain hunters. Upcoming BrickFair shows will be at Marlborough, Massachusetts (May 21-22), Chantilly, Virginia (August 6-7), Somerset, New Jersey (October 29-30), and back in Alabama on January 14-15, 2017.

BE THE ‘MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE’ WITH THESE COOL BRICK BUILT FIGURES

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If you’re an adult fan of LEGO and you’re reading this post, then I guess I will not be doing any much of an explanation. However, for our much younger readers out there, this excellent collection of ‘Masters of the Universe’ build entirely out of LEGO by expert Swedish builder LegoJalex, requires a brief introduction.

Masters of the Universe (MOTU), or sometimes referred to as He-Man, is an early 80s TV animated series that revolves around the story of Prince Adam – who transforms into the mighty He-Man by the help of his magically imbued sword – and his fight to defend the planet of Eternia against the evil Skeletor. Originally created by Mattel, MOTU spawned a variety of products including action figures, four animated TV spin-offs, several comic books, and a feature film.

MOTU was credited for the vast array of memorable characters that it created during the 1980s, and if you still remember that time when you drool over the latest action figures released by Mattell over these series, then you’ll probably get the idea.  Here are some of LegoJalex’s renditions of MOTU’s lead characters, together with how they actually look like on screen.

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I have to put on my wish list an Orko and Battle Cat (aka Cringer) build. It might be a little different and perhaps more complicated than the standard humanoid build, but it will be kind of cool to have one on display. Here’s the rest of his LEGO MOTU builds.

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Be sure to check out the rest of LegoJalex’ creations on his flickr page like his retro classroom build and 1970s office. So, what you think about these LEGO MOTU mock ups? Hit the comments button and tell us what you think.

 

 

THIS COOL LEGO BUILD TAKES PHYSICS AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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A casual scan over at LEGO Ideas yielded a ton of great finds. Since its inception back in 2008 when it was yet an offshoot of the Japanese website Cuusoo, the concept of giving LEGO fans the opportunity to see their ‘ideas’ come to life and be supported by others seems to be a great way to catch the pulse of what the LEGO faithful have to say.

With thirteen official sets that have won the support and approval of both the LEGO community and top brass alike (the latest being Jason Allemann’s LEGO Maze, 21305), there are still a handful of LEGO Ideas projects that are waiting in line to be produced. If you’re not yet familiar with how LEGO Ideas work, you may check out this video. Take note however that you have to be 13 years old and above if you wish to vote for a particular project that caught your fancy, or if you want to submit your own.

One particular LEGO Project that has gone past the 10,000 vote requirement and now being reviewed is this cool set from German builder Christian Bechinie who goes by the username kleinraum42 over at LEGO Ideas. Dubbed as LEGO Physics, his original creation is a serious study of motion presented in a visually delightful way using LEGO bricks and parts.

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Christian’s set is comprised of 200 flat-sided Lego “dominoes” and an intricate marble run that sends multiple balls around a roller-coaster-style track. It also includes a working catapult triggered by falling pieces, plenty of curvy ramps and a point at which multiple balls stack up to set off the next stage of the machine. The grand finale involves a small kinetic sculpture rotating through the air that can really wow even the most expert engineers and builders.

Another cool thing about Christian’s original work is that each part of the set teaches and describes a particular ‘mini lesson’ in terms of movement and use of space. He even posted several videos on his YouTube channel to describe the mechanisms involved in his LEGO Physics Set. We appreciate Christian’s efforts on coming up with these videos because it acts like a tutorial on how each part of the Physics set works, making it more user friendly.

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We sure hope to see the thumbs up sign for this LEGO Ideas project. Other than Jason’s LEGO Maze, the LEGO Physics set is the only one that features more value in terms of usability and playability and the potential for being a fun teaching aid. Watch this video to see the LEGO Physics in motion.

This Transforming LEGO Brick Is More Than Meets The Eye

Japanese LEGO builder Moko shared in his blogsite what seems to be a highly articulated, LEGO MOC that shows an unassuming LEGO brick transforming to a cool, ‘mecha’ or robot. The build is actually similar to the Autobot named Hot Rod as seen in the 80s animated series of Transformers. Based on a rough Google translation, the transforming LEGO brick was designed at a 1:27 scale of the typical 2×4 brick, big but comfortable enough to hold at the palm of your hand.

This particular creation is highly articulated, with plenty of joints that allow this MOC to easily transform from one mode to another.

It is highly posable as well, rendering the transforming LEGO block to do some pretty cool battle stances.

I wish I could get more info on our Japanese creator’s blog without being lost in Google’s translation. So what do you think of this particular MOC? Share us your thoughts (and interpretation in case you know how to read and speak Japanese) in the comments below.

 

THESE STAR WARS MINIFIGURES ARE SURE FUN TO PLAY WITH

LEGO announced recently in its Annual Report for 2015 that the company’s Star Wars themed sets has been one of the best selling themes of 2015. Building on the success of the Star Wars franchise, and the very much welcomed release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, LEGO continues to introduce more play sets as it revealed in this year’s International Toy Fair in New York.

I definitely agree that LEGO has come up with so many LEGO Star War sets that are really impressive. Either owing to their design and playability or to the sheer number of pieces that comprises them, such sets are things of beauty to hold and to play with. Now if you’re like me, you’ll probably want a little bit of this or of that, especially with regards to a set that has a galaxy filled with so many characters and elements. Probably that’s the reason why I am fond of small collectibles from this part of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, and I have particularly in mind the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters.  With three series already comprising of 18 sets under its roster, it’s a great alternative for their larger (and obviously more expensive) siblings of starfighters and vehicles.

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One particular LEGO fan probably has the same inclination as much as I do with regards to keeping things small and yet, fun and playable. Nick Chen has a knack in creating tiny LEGO Star Wars ships that are smaller than their Microfighter counterparts – in fact, even smaller than the ones LEGO had before with their LEGO Star Wars Planets back in 2012. Nick came up with a fun idea of having his LEGO Star Wars minifigs donned with their particular ship as costumes, and was kind enough to share his work for the LEGO community to enjoy. The photos below came from Nick’s flickr page. Check some of his minifigs below.

 

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These small minifig creations are cute and fun enough to make up your own dioramas. You may also come up with your own unique scenes, pairing them up with the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters. I personally go for this mini sets because at $10 per set, you can have a cool replica of your favorite Star Wars ship without breaking the bank and it doesn’t require much of your time, and desktop or table space. What do you think? What is your most favorite among Nick’s minifig costumes? What microfighter would you like to pair it up with? Share us what you think in the comments section below.

THIS MIGHT BE THE COOLEST LEGO BB-8 THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN

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There has been plenty of fan-built LEGO BB-8s all over the internet, but none like what Mark Smiley created and contributed at LEGO Ideas. So, what set it apart from the rest? This LEGO BB-8 ACTUALLY rolls while keeping its ahead afloat, and Mark goes on to show that his rendition of the skittish but loyal astromech droid is made of 100% authentic LEGO parts. Watch its demo video below:

Mark’s BB-8 received a great deal of thumbs-up from fellow LEGO Idea supporters, running at 2398 votes as of this writing. The interesting part is that it gained almost 2,000 votes since last Friday when Lego Gizmodo featured Mark’s ingenious creation. As you may notice, the design of Mark’s BB-8 is reminiscent of that of Sphero’s BB-8 robotic toy.

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Unlike, Sphero’s absolutely cool and sophisticated version, the build of Mark’s BB-8 is surprisingly simple. Using magnets that are bolstered up from a central axle and stabilized by LEGO weights, BB-8’s manages to keep afloat while his main body is rolling. It lacks any electric motor that allows independent motion, however, it comes with a desert-themed docking station that allows BB-8 to roll using hand-cranked wheels while he remains stationary. As expected, there is no standard LEGO piece for BB-8’s spherical body giving Mark experimenting on certain parts as the only option. After countless trials and errors, Mark found the perfect spherical candidate: the desert planet from the Sebulba Podracer and Tatooine set (9675). Mark said, “It took a lot of experimenting…I think I ordered one of every dome and ball shaped piece Lego has ever made off of Bricklink just so I could try every option.” After a quick paint job, the desert planet of Tatooine now houses the mechanisms for this adorable rolling astromech.

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Here is Mark’s commentary on his BB-8 design.

This unique BB-8 was designed with the primary goal of being able to move with his head staying up on top.  The entire model was made using 100% Genuine Lego parts.  His shells were of course carefully painted (and if this model is approved and created by Lego, the parts would come printed as so many Lego parts are).  Inside you’ll find Lego weights suspended from the central axle that bolster up two Lego magnets.  Those magnets are held up close to the top of the ball and attract the two magnets built into BB-8’s head.  The head uses a cockpit dome (painted), hinge parts, and the smallest Lego wheels to skate on top of the body.  The body’s shell started out as Tatooine from the Lego Star Wars Planet series. The total part count is around 180 pieces.

This Rolling BB-8 is super fun to fidget with, roll about, and satisfies a midpoint between static model and full on electric RC.  It would make a great addition to any Lego or Star Wars Fan’s collection!

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We hope to see more support for Mark’s BB-8 (I certainly voted for it) as LEGO gave him additional 182 days as a way of giving a thumbs-up for the project. Perhaps future builds will incorporate NXT programming. The design potential is limitless. Just visit his LEGO Ideas page and click Support if you like to see this LEGO BB-8 roll out in store shelves later on.