Scan in the piece where you live

One of the great things about a fandom like LEGO is that it can accommodate and celebrate so many disparate special interests, from tractors to ancient Rome to ornithology. Builder voxel123 give the full otaku treatment to a subject I’ve never seen in LEGO before; radiology. Voxel has previously built medical scanners at minifig scale as well as BrickHeadz tributes to pioneering radiologists, but for his latest series of models, he works at a larger Miniland scale, using Belville dolls to staff the facilities. Each piece of machinery is part of a larger vignette where studless surfaces are crafted with the bright colors and geometric patterns you might see in a medical facility catering to children.

First, we have an open MRI system, a scanner that can accommodate those who might have trouble with the standard tunnel MRI machines, like children or claustrophobic patients.

A waiting room puts younger patients at ease with a miniature MRI model and boxes of plush toys to scan. I especially like the quarter circle tile mosaics, balanced inside a transparent brick, a variation of a technique I first encountered in the Ninjago City Markets karaoke lounge.

In this LEGO radiotherapy playset, Voxel adds a touch of whimsy with googly-eyed brick separators as the patients, but the commitment to accuracy is no less on display. The room on the left features a linear accelerator (LINAC) machine, while on the right is a CT scanner. Between them is the control room where Belville physicians (one of whom is an M-Tron fan, nice touch!) plan treatments while an anxious azure brick separator awaits his turn. Again, the mosaic work on the walls at this scale really captures the aesthetic of a modern medical facility.

Finally, we have a replica of the Siemens Gammatron S65 “Cobalt Bomb,” a radiotherapy device largely replaced by the newer LINAC models in the scene above. In this staging, Voxel turns the adorbs dial to 11 with Dr. Brick manning the machine.

The full gallery is worth a visit, both to appreciate the fascinating builds and to learn about the machines and science featured thanks to voxel123’s meticulous notes and links.

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