The Danish toy company LEGO has risen to the top as the best "building toy" company in the world. As of two years ago, over 560 billion bricks have been produced, and the company stands as both the most powerful brand in the world, and the largest tire producer. Over nearly 70 years, kids and adults alike have not let themselves be satisfied with just the sets that LEGO sells. Instead, they combine parts to do what the brick was intended to do: create something new.
One such man is Thorsten Bonsch (Mr. Xenomurphy on mocpages.com), a German adult fan of LEGO who has become perhaps the best creator of themed MOC's (My Own Creations) in the world. Without further ado, allow me to show you some of this man's amazing work:
The 11th Doctor's Console Room
I created two versions of the “rings” on top of the time column, one small ring and a set of three concentrically rings that are close to the real set design. For display purposes I use the single ring version since the three rings block the view. By the way, the MOC is almost completely puristic. All I did was cutting parts that are “officially” meant to be cut: Hoses of all kinds and string.
Hi, it's me again. Before your mind gets blown again with another amazing picture, let me just again remind you all that this is 99% normal LEGO. Like he said, a few tubes and pipes were cut to size, and then of course the lighting was extra. One more of this, then we'll move on to bigger and better things.
Again, Thorsten's detail just astounds me. Even if you aren't familiar with the TARDIS interior, you can at least see the number of tiny parts and pieces that all fit together in beautiful ways. I especially love the typewriter on the middle left of the console. More pictures of this build can be found here.
Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin
I enjoyed building it (the roof). As you can see, this MOC is as much about architecture in New York as it is about Spider-Man. Maybe even more.
Again, you can see the lovely attention to detail. The architecture in this model looks so real, and every single piece, like the exploding car above, just pops. A side note, but this was built as a tribute to Frank Dillane, a British actor who got passed up back for the 2012 Amazing Spider-Man movie.
Yes, this is real. Yes, this is LEGO. And yes, this is amazing. Probably my favorite Mr. Xenomurphy piece, this 1930s rendition of the infamous asylum is nearly four feet high, and contains thousands of bricks and elements.
Thorsten created an 80 page e-booklet on the building of this monstrosity. Here's a page showing off the detail on the roof. Just for a sense of scale, if you look in the bottom left corner of the right picture, you'll see a minifigure. A minifigure sits somewhere around an inch and a half.
Here are some interior shots, showing off a couple of the rooms, including one that seems to have been Poison Ivy's. You can view a few of the pictures here, where there will also be a link to download this book in PDF form, or to view in Flickr.
Well, there you have it! If that's not inspiration to get up and build, I don't know what is. And don't worry, He's got X-Men, Skyrim, H.P. Lovecraft, even some Phantom of the Opera. I'm pretty sure that if you are a fan of something, Mr. Xenomurphy will have something for you. So, what are you waiting for? Go check out his Mocpages account, and start drooling today!