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.

Every space habitat needs an Augmented Robotic Companion

Rob has been putting together a great little series of LEGO robots, each with a different designation and function. The building techniques are good, with some smart connections and solid color choices, but it’s the presentation of the models which really sets these creations apart — detailed technical spec sheets accompany shots of the bots in action.

HZ-D4K - Data Sheet

Click to see more of the A.R.C. Bot

RoboCop and ED-209 square off at the smallest scale possible

We’ve seen many great LEGO renditions of ED-209 from RoboCop in a variety of scales, but none this small. Grantmasters has managed to make both the hulking robot as well as RoboCop himself using only a handful of pieces. We don’t have an official count but it looks to be under a dozen of LEGO’s smallest pieces.

Smaller Still

If you’re still in the mood for microscale ‘bots, check out this equally small AT-ST.

Ion and Northstar Titans on standby, signal when ready

Marius Herrmann continues to impress with his LEGO Titanfall Titan builds. Adding to a series started by Titanfall’s Stryder and the sequel’s Ronin are Ion and Northstar. First, let’s highlight Ion, a Titan specializing in distributing power to various laser abilities. Marius has built mostly lightweight Titan frames in the past, but his skills work well with a slightly more armored mech. What really caught my eye on Ion is the perfect color choices for the Splitter Rifle.

Ion (from "Titanfall 2")

Equally impressive is Marius’s model of my most played Titan frame in Titanfall 2, the hovering railgun sniper Northstar. The array of massive jump-jets, the spherical sensor package, and the rungs on each leg are my favorite details on this Titan build.

Northstar (from "Titanfall 2")

Is twelve rockets enough?

Bringing us a very shapely mech is Brother Steven with this AFS Karhu mech. There’s a lot of stocky mech goodness here mixed up with select circular elements which I really like.

Better yet is the fine shaping done near the centre using the smaller Mixel joints. These little pieces are so versatile and I hope we continue to get a steady supply of them when LEGO discontinues the theme.

AFS Karhu

It is I, your Pumpkin King!

I do hope you enjoyed carving your pumpkins this Halloween, as the mecha Pumpkin King is out for tribute. This adorable mechanized squash from LEGO 7 is bright, angry, and makes excellent use of the great little pyramid tile pieces from Nexo Knights. The use of black wings as a swishing cloak is a nice touch; I particularly like the use of Ghost Rider’s head as a scepter.

Bow down, mortals!

The perfect Christmas gift for your little Strahl Youth

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.

Kinder-Kröte

A little LEGO hound

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.

Another LEGO Medabot done right

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!

Rokusho

Making old themes new again with two Blacktron mechs

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.

[MOC] Bla.K:Tron - Exterminator & Incinerator

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:

Bla.K:Tron Exterminator

Finally, I don’t know if this is intentional or not, but the larger mech really looks like a mixture of two official LEGO sets to me, namely 8970 Robo Attack and 70704 Vermin Vaporizer.

Titanfall 2’s hit and run specialist, the Ronin

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.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus

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.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus

The mecha is fully poseable, prepared to whack all comers with the aforementioned big giant sword.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus

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.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus

The EGHJORT shambles toward your doom

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.

eghjort_01_b

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.