I fell in love with Calin’s superb MaK SAFS as soon as he posted them, but while they are an uncannily accurate reproduction of the rounded source material they lacked that sense of excessive viciousness that I love so much.
So, having adopted the core of his model with some small changes, I incorporated spindly arms and digitigrade legs to get something much more sinister. Add in some boilerplate creepy backstory and a name from Native American mythology and voila, you’ve got a monstrous mech and six of his dearest friends.
The team behind the incredibly successful Mobile Frame Zero is at it again, this time bringing microscale battles into the void of space.
The original game spawned an entire subcommunity around the competing factions of mecha and has brought a number of new builders into the AFOL community through the fusion of Lego, wargaming, and the timeless appeal of giant robots smashing into each other.
Check out the kickstarter here!
After Tyler posted an anti-frog build, A Plastic Infinity decided to show us Frogs are smarter than the average bot, with this amusing build:
While it was definitely the humour that caught my eye (not to mention the cute little frog), there are actually a lot of fantastic build techniques he’s used in the bot itself. From the brilliantly illegal shoulder joint connections, to the marvelous finger connection – this bot just fantastic.
The drone bandwagon keeps rolling, with the past week seeing a number of particularly nice examples of the genre.
Paul Meissner (legosamurai) pays homage to the artist that launched a thousand drones with this superbly accurate reproduction of a well-known piece of concept art by StTheo. And be sure to check out the rugged tactical variant, too.
Michael Wilhoit (MijeW) continues his trend of funky drone designs with unpronounceable names with this derpy-faced and spindly-armed design;
Xavier Fernandez (Bezor-1) finally takes a half decent photo of his excellent mecha builds with this elegant design. The minimalist color scheme makes the turquoise katana look all the better.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight we’re recapping the best of Marchikoma – the yearly think-tank build month. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.
In the Bley corner we have Cole with his Jigatsu MZ-5000 (with cool truck):
In the Green corner we have Blaq with his AMT 853-JH:
Yes you read that right, Cole vs Blaq, in the first and probably only FNF self contest – Despite my best effort, Cole Blaq’s efforts last month was jaw dropping good. And of course if you missed any Koma’s – you can see an overview of all the builds here.
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, Micro GARCs, Jacob wins the race 8-5 ! Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
Galaktek brings us a whimsical creation that looks like it would be right at home in The Lego Movie. It looks completely ridiculous and over the top for garbage collection, which is part of what makes it so great. Watch out for those dumpster claws!
Thanks to : Volume X :, I’ll be thinking of blue Monday in a positive light from here on out. This think tank looks very cool, with great details and shaping throughout. The builder has made especially good use of xpod lids and cement mixer drums. The sticker usage is also superb, adding just the right touches of detail.
Yes, we like Mechs on The Brothers Brick, and I know we just posted some great ones just a few days ago, but this Heavy Loading Mech by Evan (LegoJunkie) is just too cool to pass up:
Set in the far future where Mega-corporations run rampant and these monster mechs are necessary to stock shelves. While Evan brings us a really unique mech and background story, but what makes this go from cool to LEGO-Movie-Awesome are the pneumatic functions he puts in:
Check out the full story and more pics here
It’s 2-for-1 mecha tuesday, and zi zy is presenting us with both the bare-bones rough and ready groundpounder;
As well as his fully tricked out, all options included ivy league cousin. Heated leather seats and extra large cup holders come standard.
Jason Corlett spent 70 hours making this faithful replica of the hulking Cherno Alpha jaeger from Pacific Rim. Standing almost three feet tall, this build looks ready to cancel the apocalypse all on its own.