For a sci-fi universe based almost exclusively on rare Japanese plastic models, Maschinen Krieger has a broad fan base within the LEGO building community, supported by an annual building challenge in October. We’ve featured the LEGO mecha created by Andy several times here on The Brothers Brick, many of them integrating Belville figures as supporting characters. In what might be the smallest Ma.K mech we’ve featured — built from only about a dozen pieces and judiciously applied stickers — Andy has created an adorably lethal “Kinder-Kröte” that could well prove to be dangerous to kids and kitties alike.
This adorable little Hund comes from SweStar. Hund is full of some fantastic details. I see something new each time I look at it.
I particularly love the LEGO coffe mug on the head, as well as the ball joint feet. It looks very dainty on those tips, and I could imagine a clunky sort of ballet. I like the wheel hubs around the shoulder area, too.
When nobu_tary graced us with a LEGO version of Metabee, the main robot from the Medabots franchise, I was happy enough that a relatively obscure show had got some LEGO love. But there was more love to come, as the builder has returned with Rokusho, another bot from the franchise. I implore you to look at the original Rokusho design and then the LEGO version below – it’s spot on!
We love seeing the community taking old LEGO themes and making new creations where the LEGO Company stopped. Today’s examples are two mechs from Blacktron courtesy of SpirituInsanum. The larger, humanoid mech is my favourite here, but please let me know which one you like more.
Remember to check out the builder’s photostream for more angles of each build. Here’s another shot of the bipedal one because I just can’t help myself:
Following up his excellent Stryder Titan model, Marius Herrmann presents a fantastic LEGO rendition of the Ronin Titan from Titanfall 2. His build of the sword-wielding close quarters Titan frame was built using only the limited angles one sees the Ronin in the various Titanfall 2 trailers as reference, and his research paid off with a highly detailed and intricate model with a spot on color scheme.
LEGO mecha builder Caleb L. has celebrated the new season of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans by posting this lanky Gundam with a big sword and curvy horns.
The mecha is fully poseable, prepared to whack all comers with the aforementioned big giant sword.
I’m always fascinated by the underlying frames that LEGO mecha builders design as the skeletons for their big stompy robots. Caleb’s frame uses lots of clip connections with pneumatic T’s, and a ton of studs-out bricks (“Travis” bricks, headlight bricks, and so on) to affix the mecha’s skin.
The Maschinen Krieger “Ma.Ktober” build challenge continues, with this rather terrifying entry by LEGOLIZE IT MAN. A monstrosity of the builder’s own design, the “EGHJORT” is presumably a powered suit like the rest in the Ma.K universe, and LEGOLIZE IT has captured the unique design aesthetic of that universe perfectly, with the domed face shield and canisters sticking out every which way. Even without a single visible weapon, this is not a fellow I would want to meet in any alley, poorly lit or otherwise.
As always, I’m particularly impressed with the builder’s excellent presentation — multiple views, blocks of text, and graphical elements that direct the eye toward the LEGO model itself.
Grantmasters is back with another scene from that 1980s classic movie, Robocop. This time the action takes place in the boardroom with the infamous line spoken by ED-209: “You have 5 seconds to comply.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. I am now authorized to use physical force“. Although the ED-209 robot is a fantastic little build, the micro Delta City is my favourite part of this scene. Great parts in microscale, and a welcome change from seeing the white life preserver part used as a toilet seat!
If you fancy trying your hand at re-creating a scene using ED-209, Grantmasters kindly shared the parts required for the build and a partial breakdown. Just watch out for any glitches…
The Maschinen Krieger (Ma.K) themed Ma.Ktoberfest continues with this great entry from Marco Marozzi. The orange and tan give this mecha an industrial flair, but I wouldn’t want to be caught by its left hook.
The backhoe piece as the mech’s head is a particularly ingenious parts usage, complemented by excellent sticker application throughout.
It’s that time of year again, when MaKtoberfest brings a parade of LEGO creations inspired by the distinctive near-future aesthetic of Maschinen Krieger sci-fi. The curved organic style of MaK is difficult to pull off in bricks, but this biped walker by Pico van Grootveld properly hits the mark.
This has all the requisite curves and awkward angles for a good MaK creation, and I love the little touches like the stickered plates at ankle and thigh. But what makes the model for me is the addition of the smiley face — exactly what you’d imagine the walker’s pilot adding in a moment of bleak humour. The presentation is excellent too, depicting this creation as a scale model kit (a format which provides much of the inspiration for MaK builders).
I have no idea what world this LEGO mech by Unijob Lindo inhabits, but in my head it’s an irate Health & Safety bot who enforces the regulations with extreme prejudice. I think there’s no doubt about it, if the shenanigans continue then deadly force is authorised and that sidearm will see use…
Vince Toulouse brings us this excellent automaton — ready to roll out on its single wheel and come to the rescue of any malfunctioning contraption.
The retro-futurism of the design here is just awesome — slick and smooth, yet unmistakably “old-timey” in its sci-fi. The color scheme is spot-on and the greebles strike that balance of believability and character essential in good steam- or dieselpunk building. The red-tinted goggles are a masterstroke, lending a wonderful dash of personality. Lastly, this is one of those models which looks as good from the rear as it does from the front. Great stuff.