Cube Dudes
August 3, 2014 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Back in 2009, Pixar animator (and LEGO enthusiast) Angus MacLane posted over one hundred pictures of his own personal LEGO creations he called Cube Dudes. The builds were pop culture characters that had squared off heads with one corner where the nose would be. It was a unique concept that immediately caught fire within the LEGO online community. Other builders emulated the style with builds of their own. The LEGO corporation even produced a pair of special LEGO Star Wars Cube Dude sets that were sold only at conventions. But if missed out on these sets and you'd like to build your own Cube Dude Boba Fett, there are instructions available online.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (16 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
The Dracula Gary Oldman is just perfect. Riker needs a chair.

And I'd never thought that I'd call Alien adorable.
posted by arcticseal at 6:48 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

CubeDude Walter Sobchak.

Thanks, AlonzoMosleyFBI!
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:51 AM on August 3, 2014

So cool!

But why not Zoidberg?
posted by ian1977 at 6:57 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

CubeDude Iron Man looks kind of puny compared to CubeDude Batman.
posted by fuse theorem at 7:09 AM on August 3, 2014

CubeDube Aang and Appa. Sweet.
posted by Atreides at 7:33 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

These are great!
posted by jacquilynne at 8:06 AM on August 3, 2014

I could (will) look at these for hours. They don't need to do anything, just exist, and I am entertained.
posted by dogwalker at 8:45 AM on August 3, 2014

So cool!

But why not Zoidberg?

Fan-made Zoidberg.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 9:04 AM on August 3, 2014 [4 favorites]

I foresee hours of fun and frustration as tween Coffeespoons tries this. Thanks!
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 9:25 AM on August 3, 2014

The Robocop is fantastic; Marge and Homer somewhat... frightening?
posted by colie at 9:48 AM on August 3, 2014

Those are pretty cool. Cubedude Mr. Brainwash (I had to Google him) could pass for cubedude Neil Young.
posted by TedW at 10:12 AM on August 3, 2014

What a happy surprise to find the Cubedude I thought was s'posed to be Saddam Hussein turned out to be Dabney Coleman as Jack Flack (who always escapes).
posted by Spatch at 12:28 PM on August 3, 2014

Using the little peg things for teeth is a great touch. Although it makes everyone look like they're smiling when some would obviously be clenching their teeth menacingly instead.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 12:41 PM on August 3, 2014

Some of these are kinda... disturbing. When they try to make pronounced cheekbones, the result just looks like a pigmented skull. The Halle Berry Catwoman and the Conan O'Brien in particular.

In contrast, the anime characters work really well. Weird.
posted by ardgedee at 12:47 PM on August 3, 2014

Just confirming once again that Lego is wonderful.
posted by JHarris at 1:44 PM on August 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

I am astonished by how many of these I can recognize. Like Adam Savage or Grand Moff Tarkin. Very well done.
posted by aubilenon at 5:45 PM on August 3, 2014

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