Tag Archives: Mecha

We all love a good LEGO Gundam or Macross mecha, but LEGO builders everywhere are also creating excellent models of their own designs. Have a look at them here.

Spider robot creeps out of your nightmares

David Steeves has created a fabulous “spider drone”. The legs and various greebly bits give this a wonderful steamy/dieselpunk feel, and the smart use of the net across the “eye” makes for a frankly brilliant Bioshock-esque porthole effect. To top it all, the spider’s body is made from a large rubber LEGO wheel turned inside-out. All-in-all, an excellently creepy and clanky model with smart parts-usage — good stuff.

Spider Gunner VIII

Mecha aid: not for the faint of heart

Builder Shadowgear6335 says this Medic mech is a ruthless, profiteering healer for hire. Nevertheless, you may still pray to cross paths with her on the battlefield, since she’ll save your bacon; she’ll just charge you an arm and a leg for it — perhaps literally, if you’re delinquent on payment. On another note, this a fantastic blending of Hero Factory pieces and System bricks, and the Hero Factory H logos are put to great use.

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Cleaning up the world with LEGO Mini Wall-E

We have featured many, many versions of Wall-E over the years, including Angus MacLane‘s success on Ideas, resulting in 21303 Wall-E. To say we’re big fans of this adorable little robot might just be an understatement.

It’s no surprise that we found tastenmann77‘s mini-Wall-e to be perfectly adorable. I particularly love how expressive the eye bits still manage to be at this tiny scale! It’s completely recognizable.

Lego Mini WALL·E

Lego Mini WALL·E Size Comparison

Dragon lady

I’ve always considered the silhouette of a mech one of the most important aspect of its design. You can recognize the most famous mech from that alone, and this AL-HDAMCT H’DA created by Lu Sim has one of the best silhouettes I’ve seen:

AL-HDAMCR H’Da

The dark green and golden color combo is just majestic and suits the design perfectly. The reverse knees, a very unusual configuration for a reFrame, a very oriental “dragony” vibe and that amazing spear complete this fantastic build. For more details check out the post on Lu’s blog.

Fluffy and furious: When good pets go bad

God help us all if grandma’s spoiled brat of a poodle ever gets its paws on a miniature-canine sized mech. And we’re definitely doomed if Fluff the kitten gains control of a flame-throwing bipedal hardsuit. This scene of certain terror is brought to us by Galaktek, right before the mouse began using an rocket launcher.

When Pets Rebel

Killing. Machine. Ready. Sir.

Beep. Beep. Target. Acquired. Target. Eliminated.
You can’t outrun the red robot of retribution. This menacing tricycle of doom hails from the mind of BobDeQuatre, and is ready to strike (or shoot) fear into the hearts of anyone who approaches. The integration of huge Technic wheels in a moderately-sized mecha is quite fun, and the Transformers-looking face gives it a soul-piercing glare.

AG: Monkey Business

Next gen Scuderia Ferrari races into the future

There’s only one thing better than mecha racing, and that’s mecha racing in a Ferrari. Gamabomb‘s latest creation is a brilliant four-legged “spider mech” fitted out in classic Scuderia Ferrari colors.

MRL Ferrari SF48-O

The model makes excellent use of stickered parts to create a genuine “racing car” feel, and the greebly mechanical details make for a believable-looking futuristic construction. I’m a big fan of the support work around the rear spoiler, and those little white wheels are magic. To cap off the great model and strong presentation, the builder has included an interesting technical description and a bit of backstory for the driver. Nice to see the sports of the future don’t let gender considerations stand in the way of talent…

MRL Ferrari SF48-O Aurora Rossa

Past his prime

Let’s face it, sometimes we like to root for the bad guy. Or bad robot — as envisioned by Joe Perez in this scene featuring an amazingly accurate and fully posable LEGO version of transformer Nemesis Prime.

Amusingly, Joe recently bought a Nemesis Prime action figure and was surprised how similar his version ended up in terms of detail and scale. And of course like the toy, his version also transforms!

LEGO model of Psycho Zaku from Gundam Thunderbolt

SPARKART! used around 2200 carefully selected and arranged LEGO pieces to create this model of the MS-06R High Mobility Type Zaku II from the anime/manga Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, a gritty, violent, and dramatic sci-fi space war story. The model is about 1 foot wide, 1.5 feet high, and 1.5 feet long (30cm X 45cm x 45cm).

The horned devils

Here’s a pair of fantastic characters of the diabolical persuasion. Fresh from the brimstone lands, they’re sure to wreak havoc or worse upon anyone they meet. First up is the creepy hellspawn Lungorthin the Devil, by Leonid An. The shaping of the beast’s head is nothing short of brilliant, with so many intricate pieces flowing smoothly together to form a snarling visage.

Lungorthin the devil

And then we have chubbybots Mazinkaiser, who hails from the anime of the same name and isn’t a hellion at all but rather a giant mech, though it does fight Dr. Hell.

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Cause it’s better when your mechanical companion has four legs instead of just two

If you follow the latest trends in LEGO mecha design, you’ll know that four-legged machines are very popular right now. We already covered the Lego Junkie’s version of Mack from the upcoming game ReCore. And now Simon Liu suprises us with his own vision of the cute yellow robot. I love it for its larger scale and great amount of greebling on the legs. And bonus points for the beautiful building solution used to make the blue core: a clear sphere filled with transparent blue pieces.

ReCore: Mack

Meanwhile, it looks like there’s nothing that can stop Gamabomb from churning out similar quadrupedal masterpieces right now. His transport mech is very on-trend, but isn’t mainstream at all. And it has everthing you like, even that old orange hockey helmet.

Typ "Heuschrecke" transport truck

Alt-WW2 mech waddles into battle

Marco Marozzi has built an Alt-WW2 tripod mech which manages to look both menacing and cute at the same time. The arms and fists on this thing are wonderfully beefy, and the use of Power Miner wheels for the torso adds nice depth of texture.

WunderWaffe Spinne Pz.Kpfw I

If you like this sort of dieselpunk alternate-history building, be sure to check out the Brothers Brick collaborative build for BrickCon 2016 — WW2 1949. There’s some great models starting to show up in the group photo pool for the event — get building and get yours in there too.