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.

Blood for the blood god, skulls for the skull throne

There’s been something of a renaissance in computer rendered Lego builds lately, and leading the charge is the prolific Garry (Garry_rocks).

Using parts in colors that have never been available toes the line of what I consider cheating, but there’s no question that the results are stunning. I’m particularly fond of these two fearsome builds from the Warhammer 40k universe.

Friday Night Fights (Round 37)

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight it’s a classic match of bots not seen since the rock’em sock’em days of old. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.

In the Yellow corner, Lu Sim (Messymaru) enters his thorough-breed beefy boxer:

[Frame Hu_BETA] GIGAS_Phase 2

In the Blue corner, ZephyrChaos comes in with sleek and agile fighter:

Luna (primal)

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this bout by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the valentine’s day special there was truly love in the air as Nathan and Chris just kinda hug it out with a 4-4 tie. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!

SD Command Gundam by Moko

Growing up in Japan in the 80′s, one of my favorite toys (other than LEGO, of course) was little plastic models of the SD Gundam characters. Moko (Flickr) might be a bit younger than I am, but we do share a love of these adorable little mecha.

Don’t be deceived by the diminutive source material — this is a substantial model with an amazing amount of detail. Just look at the subtle grooves around Gundam’s mouth!


The full load-out is also impressive:


See more pictures on Flickr, along with break-down shots on Moko’s blog.

You can run, but you won’t get far

Milo_Z comes back from hiatus with a vengeance, posting this killer mech inspired by concept art from St Theo. Possessing a gangly greeblyness that’s not often seen in mecha, this is the last thing any fugitive would want to see on their trail.

The color combinations are particularly nice, with each color tied to a different function on the mech. And despite the spindly appearance, it even fits a fig!

Tractors without wheels

I’ve admired Captain Eugene‘s military LEGO models for a while, but I’d never noticed that he’s quite an accomplished mech builder. In fact, I nearly overlooked this pair of fantastic industrial robots because I thought from the thumbnail that they were plastic miniatures.

And then I noticed the minifigs.


I think that building military models gives you a very solid sense of the purpose that every mechanical detail has; greebles are great, but believable details trump greebs any day. It’s clear that Eugene has invested every detail in these two mechanical monstrosities with purpose, and that makes a huge difference.

Three of a kind

This gorgeous lineup of mecha from David Steeves (SuperhardcoreDave) offers three flavors of destruction for the price of one. Dave maintains a nice cohesiveness of design across all three, even though the details of each are radically different.

And if you’re craving some color in your mech diet, check out this tasty chicken walker David posted a couple of weeks ago.

Retro-future is retro-tastic!

Newcomer Dan McPharlin dives into the scene with a stable of mecha and spaceships from a future that never was. Combining the rounded bubbliness of MaK with the vivid colorschemes of ’70s scifi, Dan uses his artistic background to bring these builds to life.

One aspect I appreciate about these builds is the lack of armament on any of them. While I know firsthand how tempting it is to slap some colossal guns onto every applicable surface, it’s refreshing to see a vision for the future where giant mecha are used as explorers rather than wrecking balls.