Nick’s got the small arms of Titanfall covered, but when it’s time to call in the big guns, you need this Atlas by Sam Wormuth (-infomaniac-).
The staff here is sadly unsavvy to the details of Titanfall, but it doesn’t take an expert to appreciate the level of detailing on this thing. You can practically feel the ground shake just by looking at this killer mech.
Forest King (KingBrick) has finally unveiled his most massive build yet, the 4 foot long Kingfisher. Forest has employed many of his signature techniques to great effect here, with faded white bricks and chunky paneling all lending a sense of extreme durability and resilience. The mix of colors is particularly nice, with orange, red and yellow highlights accentuating the tan, white and grey color scheme and giving an industrial feel to the design.
Suckmybrick just unveiled a series of 16 despots and notables, ranging from tinpot dictators to messiahs, and all sorts of historical figures in between. The caricatured style means there’s something to love about each of them, but for whatever reason the bad guys tend to be my favorite; who can stay mad at Kim Jong Il with those adorable glasses, or Castro and his tousled beard?
Thanks to reader (and coworker) Chris Byrne for the tip!
Grant Davis gives us a new perspective with this cross section of a medieval sapper at work. The cartoony style makes even this most terrifying of medieval occupations look like just another day in the life of the put-upon minifig.
This crazy conglomeration of tiny twee turrets and giant crazy treads, all decked out in a blindingly yellow color scheme is somewhere in the middle of terrifying and adorable. Huib Versteeg calls it the Obnoxiously Yellow Landship. I call it awesome.
The second kinda-annual Small Starfighter Contest is in full swing, and a week in we’re already seeing some strong contestants. My favorite entry thus far is the R7 Senex by Nate Rehm-Daly. Compact, with just the right mix of greebs and armor, all wrapped in a fantastic color scheme.
Kurt Vinnedge (vinn) has been slowly crafting this sweet microscale ship over the past year. The Helena debuted at BrickWorld a few weeks ago and somehow looks even better in person – just don’t bump it, or those awesome faceted angles will fracture into a thousand blue shards.
Masterful storyteller Bart De Dobbelaer shares another otherworldly scene with us in this mysterious diorama. As much as I enjoy Bart’s episodic stories, the lack of backstory here is somewhat nice as well, leaving the viewer to fill in the blanks for themselves.
It’s a good week for small mecha, as hot on the heels of the previous gundams we have a double fistful of pintsize brawlers.
In the green corner we have the Triple-M by Devid, coming at you like a mullet, all lethal armor in the front and human burrito in the back.
And in the teal corner is the Mech with No Name from Guy Smiley, warming up for the match with a fleshie punching bag.
Just because it’s not friday doesn’t mean we can’t spill a little blood. Vote your winner below and we’ll see you fight fans another week for the next pay-per-view Two for Tuesday bloodbath.
Dane Erland (Mechanekton) has been ladling out delicious servings of mecha goodness in a distinctly stubby and bulky style. The most recent of these has a name best not repeated in either polite or impolite company, so I’ll let the picture do the talking.
And harking back to a simpler time (aka four months ago), Dane posted this duo of deadly tin cans brimming with character.