This idea originated with the Comic Bricks! Art Show and was displayed by a group of talented AFOLs at DesignerCon 2014. I found this to be an amazing concept and I immediately got to work on some favourite covers of my own. I still love building my own interpretations of classic covers and don’t intend to stop anytime soon.
Hulk Pint-Size Special #1
As soon as I saw the Comic Bricks! idea, I knew I had to build this. A favourite comic when I was a kid and a cover I always loved and have seen many artists recreate over the years. If I scaled it properly to the big fig version of Hulk, it would have been small and so this is much less claustrophobic, but he’s working just as hard.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
TMNT was the first comic I ever collected. Of course I didn’t have this issue as it was super rare and valuable. I did however have an original collection with the cover in it. I enjoy the challenge of incorporating varying text into builds with different art styles and trying to stay within specific dimensions as closely as possible.
Also, TURTLE POWER!
World’s Finest Comics #7
I was disappointed with the bleak, darkness of the new DC Cinematic Universe and with Superman in particular. Batman vs Superman lacked the hopefulness the character embodies and so I wanted to build something that hearkened back to the feeling of hope and positivity. Even during WWII, the DC characters were beacons of light. This is also the first cover I added non-LEGO titling to. I had been trying to avoid it, but I really liked the idea of it here.
When I think about iconic comic imagery, this is right up there. I liked that it was minimalistic, but not an easy task by any stretch. While it seems like simple shapes and text, it was a challenge to pull off the rounded edges and integrate the font at the proper dimensions, but it was a lot of fun and I’m very happy with how it came out.
“No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise.”