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Serial builder – horror movie scenes in LEGO

LEGO fan and flickr member Letranger Absurde has been working on a series of LEGO vignettes based on horror movies. I’m not into scary movies at all, and never watch horror, but these small dioramas are full of really interesting building techniques and beautiful details that are worth to discuss. So far there are five vignettes in the series – which I will show you below – with more to come. 🙂

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LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – THE EXORCIST: This is the first vignette in the series, featuring a scene from the 1973 supernatural horror film, The Exorcist, based on the novel of the same name. The story is about a possessed girl, and her mother’s attempts to save her with the help of two priests. The colors, the clean design, and attention to detail are all just right. Also, notice the really well made brick-built door and bedding.

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LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – THE SCREAM: This scene is based on the 1996 film titled Scream, following a high school student who becomes the target of a mysterious killer. The vignette is actually quite lovely, if you ignore that insidious looking character. I particularly like the slight slope of the walls and another nicely designed door. The colors are great too.

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LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – WITCHFINDER GENERAL: This scene is from a 1968 British horror film, based on a novel of the same name. The setting here is outdoors, with a gorgeously twisted tree and lovely landscaping at the base. The poor minifigs are not looking too happy though, but the choices for their facial expressions are perfect.

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LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – WISHMASTER: The Wishmaster is a 1997 American horror film concerning a very creepy djinn, who is after the woman who discovered him. The color-scheme her is similar as in the first vignette, with some really nice furniture details. Check out how those drawers behind the couch were made! Very clever!

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LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – SAW: Even if you are not into horror movies, you have probably at least heard of the Saw. Very scary series of films, so it’s better to just focus on how awesome this vignette is with the debilitated bathroom, and clever use of parts.

The composition, presentation, and details of these vignettes offer great examples of what can be achieved even with just a small selection of bricks and minifigs. Every detail is perfect and polished. Even studs are only exposed when they add to the overall look. If you like this series, you can follow Letranger Absurde through his flickr gallery. He is planning to continue the collection focusing on lesser known horror movie scenes. And he got some other really excellent LEGO creations as well worth checking out.

So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO vignettes? Are there any building techniques featured here that you plan to use in your own designs? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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  • ninja5 May 10, 2016, 11:29 AM

    Funny title for some not so funny vigs. I only know about Saw because someone made an amusing Nerf version of it.

    I agree though, those are all really well built, and contain some interesting techniques.

  • legostuff71 May 10, 2016, 11:48 AM

    More like disturbingly built and great use of color.(yuk!)

    • admin May 10, 2016, 11:52 AM

      It’s odd isn’t it? How nice these MOCs are at first glance, then you look at it deeper and everything gets creepy. 😈

      • ninja5 May 11, 2016, 1:51 PM


  • BLProductions May 10, 2016, 12:09 PM

    I’ve been keeping up with the Brickset Builders’ Guild (now onto page 50!), and he has posted these vignettes, along with many others, on it. It’s always interesting to try to see how he builds them. I quite like the tiled walls on the last one, as well as all the “illegal” techniques used on all of them. I haven’t even heard of most of the movies, so it’s hard for me to find them scary. 😐
    Also, off-topic, but last week I said I was going to get Stitch. That never happened. So I went to the LEGO store yesterday, and was told the Disney figs were sold out again, but a box was coming in today. So I’m off again this afternoon, hopefully to find that little blue alien and 100 extra VIP points. 🙂

    • admin May 10, 2016, 12:18 PM

      Wishing you the best with finding Stich! He is too cute note to have! That’s a great idea to systematically go through the Brickset Builders’ Guild. I think I’m going to do that too! 😀

      • BLProductions May 10, 2016, 5:22 PM

        Stitch status: acquired! 😀 +200 VIP points for my mom.
        It only took a few minutes, two of my brothers and I picked up a bag each, and all three bags were Stitch. 🙂 We stayed for a while though, and we found all the little dragons for the Elves thing, so I asked if there were any promos for it, and the employee gave me an Ep. VII poster, with Kylo Ren and Stormtrooper Buildable figs on one side, and the “Master Your Force” scene with 75105 on the other. I’ve not heard of this poster… was it for anything special? 😕
        I’ve actually been reading the Builders’ Guild since it started, and checking it once a week or so. Lots of great builds there. 🙂

        • admin May 10, 2016, 5:27 PM

          Sweet! I’m glad you got Stich! As far as the poster, I can’t remember what it was for. There are so many odd posters that LEGO releases it’s hard to keep up. But it sounds really nice! Was it folded?

          • BLProductions May 10, 2016, 10:02 PM

            Yes, it was folded, into quarters. It’s about 16×21 inches. It’s not the May the 4th one, as that was the movie poster, right? 😕
            Stitch was definitely worth getting. However, I have complaints regarding his quality. First, his legs and hands are quite obviously a different color from the arms and torso, which I don’t think is right. Also, the head came scratched and with a small marked indent under one eye. His legs also do not fit into his torso very well, which leaves a gap between them that I can’t get rid of. He seems overall rather poor quality (excepting the printing), which seems odd for a CMF. 😕

            • admin May 10, 2016, 10:19 PM

              Hm… I just looked at my Stich, and I see what you mean by the slightly different shade of his legs and hands. I haven’t really noticed this before. On mine the legs fit into the torso just fine with no gaps and there is no indent under the eye. Maybe yours is just a bit battle damaged? 😐

  • Strider May 13, 2016, 7:36 PM

    The Exorcist is the only one of these that I’ve watched, but they all seem like really accurate representations. The bathroom from Saw was especially impressive.

    • admin May 13, 2016, 11:00 PM

      I also thought that Saw was exceptionally well done. I never saw the movie, but read enough about it that I can envision the scene.

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