Is there anything cooler than an awesome diorama? It's like fan art that you can walk around. The most awesome dioramas tell a story and burst with amazing details — and tons of awesomely weird humor.
Check out some of our favorite dioramas, including tributes to Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Blade Runner and Futurama — made of LEGO, candy, peeps, and muppets!
The image above is CyberCity Collaborative Project, a futuristic city which seems to mash up Blade Runner, Akira and tons of other amazing stuff.
According to the project's Flickr page:
This was a collaborative display presented at the Bricks by the Bay 2011 Lego convention held in Santa Clara on March 27th. Members from RoninLUG, PCHLUG, and elsewhere (at least 14 builders all together, and from as far off as Europe) combined forces for this cyberpunk near future alien ghetto city diorama. Minds were blown, faces were melted, trophies were won (Best Space Structure, Best in Show, and Public Choice).
You really owe it to yourself to watch the video showing the whole thing in action.
Another picture from CyberCity Collaborative Project: "He say you under arrest, Mr. Deckard." Amazing Blade Runner reconstruction. Says the Flickr page:
Mosaic by Polywen on Legosamurai's lightbox building.
Spinner built by icgetaway (based on Kaitimar's design (inspired by Nakany))
"Sith Reunion," our favorite of the fan-made dioramas that were finalists in Hasbro's Star Wars diorama contest. Sadly, the original link is down, but you can see more at Geekologie.
The Battle of Isengard from Lord of the Rings, depicted in LEGOs. See more here.