I still remember the days when I would spend hours building excruciatingly small LEGO block structures, only for them to fall apart when my sister bumped into it. I think we all have wonderful memories of LEGO bricks from our childhoods, but also the not so wonderful ones of stepping on them with our feet and feeling an absurd pain shoot up through our legs. Pretty fun times right?! But LEGO is no longer child’s play! Builders, artists and LEGO enthusiasts around the world create amazing LEGO models that will blow your mind. They are the 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. From the tallest LEGO set in the world, which just so happens to be the Eiffel Tower, to an antique lamp made entirely out of LEGO bricks, we’ve curated the best LEGO creations for you to drool over!
1. LEGO JWST model
Just like the real JWST, this LEGO JWST model folds into a stowed position for launch, has all major moving components and is approximately scale with a standard LEGO minifigure,” reads the project description on the LEGO Ideas forum. The replica even comes with the 18 iconic hexagonal mirrors that make up the telescope’s light-gathering reflector module. The miniature LEGO replica comes with every imaginable component of the JWST, including the secondary folding mirror and the layered sunshade on the underside.
2. LEGO Foosball MOC
Watch in the video above how football icons Thierry Henry and Marcus Rashford compete on this mini LEGO foosball table… With its DIY design, you can even customize the players down to their shirts, hairstyles and skin tones the LEGO Table Football MOC might be the coolest interactive build ever! The fully-functional tabletop game is made from 2339 LEGO elements, has 5 players on each team and even has its own dugout that doubles as a spectator while you play a quick game of football… erm, football.
3. The 10307 Eiffel Tower
The world’s largest landmark has landed at Legoland and we are super excited. A colossal 10,001-piece LEGO set has been unveiled by the LEGO Group and stands almost 5ft tall when all the pieces are in place. By the way, that’s the biggest out of the camp and second best when it comes to the number of stones. Aptly named 10307 Eiffel Tower, this scale model will be on the wish list of globetrotters fascinated by the Iron Lady and the charm of the famous landmark.
4. The LED lamp
More simply referred to as an LED lamp, this creation of LEGO master builders Castor-Troy and Max Brich takes inspiration from the Tiffany-style stained glass lamps of yesteryear. Originally popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany (a late 19th-century stained glass artist), the lamps feature an Art Nouveau-inspired shape and tinted glass shade that often fills a room with fragments of colored light. While it seems impossible to us humble folk to make such an intricate lamp out of LEGO bricks, Castor-Troy and Brich put this beautiful piece together fairly effortlessly into less than 800 pieces… an achievement in itself!
5. LEGO 3D printed toy duck
This little red plastic duck is actually a replica of the wooden toy duck designed by Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen. It’s actually not just a “regular” pet duck for each minifigure you use. When you roll it on a surface, its beak opens and closes. Because it uses a selective laser sintering process that allows it to have functional, mechanical elements. This is hopefully the first phase that will allow Lego to make more building blocks, in fewer numbers, and at a lower cost.
6. The LEGO Flip Clock
There’s something incredibly satisfying about Sariel’s intricately built LEGO MOC (My Own Creation). The panels, frame, gear systems and even the motor are all LEGO products. The LEGO Flip Clock is 44 cm wide and 15 cm high (17.4″ x 5.9″) and has a 10:1 gear ratio for counting down the minutes and a gear ratio of 12:1 for the hours (so you can can be reset every 12 hours). The only visual glitch here (and this is purely subjective) is the fact that the minute numbers aren’t as close together as you’d expect, meaning the time reads as 08:5:3 rather than 08:53 slightly can be read.
7. LEGO Iron Man Hulkbuster
This towering collectible features movie-accurate features such as the cockpit clad in red-gold armor or the techie’s data information plaque. For those who are always stumbling over the small details, there’s the Tony Stark minifigure in the Iron Man suit, which adds a unique touch to the LEGO build when rebuilt from the ground up. To maintain realism there are authentic details such as the 3 arc reactor that adorns the chest and is also present on the hands.
8. 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 beefed-up construction features a flux-capacitor light brick, gullwing doors and printed dates on the dashboard. You can add the various devices from the different parts of the movie – including the lightning rod from the first movie and the hood-mounted circuit from part III!
9. LEGO Razor Crest
The first LEGO Star Wars set of its kind in the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series, this collectible building set makes a wonderful gift for any Mandalorian fan young or old. The build is quite detailed, but when complete makes it possible allowing a fan to reinvent the Din Djarin’s spaceship on-screen in bricks. The 6,186-piece set measures over 72cm long and comes with minifigures to inspire role-play, enhanced by the details and intricacies of construction.
10. The LEGO OLED brick
The idea for the LEGO OLED brick originally came to Brown when he was sourcing tiny displays to make a keyboard with OLED buttons that changed depending on the scenario. Once Brown had the idea of incorporating an OLED display into a LEGO brick, he soon turned around and focused all his efforts on making it happen. The result is simply fantastic. To save costs, Brown used a black-and-white display for this project, although it’s likely a matter of time before miniature colored OLEDs find their way into building blocks. Please sign me up for this future.