One of the most enjoyable aspects of the LEGO hobby is the opportunities it offers for collaborating with other builders – and few collaborations are more rewarding than those that can be placed side by side, especially if the builders are able to work together and ensure a perfect fit! A few months ago, my brother and I found ourselves in the mood for some jungle… so enter one of our biggest builds yet: Contra Oleon!
The build depicts a fight between Oleon – blue coats – and Eslandola – green coats. Or actually, it’s more of a surprise take over than a fight. You can read the full story here and here – right now, we’re going to focus on the build!
I built the lower front section, with two-tone rockwork and a small fort to the right.
Despite its large footprint – actually among the largest builds I’ve ever completed – the entire construction only took me three days. The main reason for that is that jungle foliage, although rather repetitive, is also fairly easy and covers ground quickly, while a more urban setting with several buildings would have taken much longer.
Dynamic minifigure posing is a big part of any minifigure-scale LEGO creation, especially one depicting an attack!
While a rather unruly crew of sailors leads the way, in front coms the Eslandola special forces.
Unfortunately for them, the blue coats weren’t very prepared.
So the natural result…
This build was one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever done, mainly because of the jungle aspect which is something that I had always wanted to try out. On top of that, my brother and I had a good time working together and comparing notes. But of course, the best part is – the blue coats lost!