For me, there is so much nostalgia pouring out of this beautiful battle droid LEGO build by Dylan Mievis. Appearing in this scale, I’m instantly reminded of the Battle Droid Technic set from 2000. While near-completely (and appropriately) monochrome in tan, Dylan’s clanker makes excellent use of the 1×1 round plate with bar to create all that Separatist jointery. It’s quite impressive that a build with so many minimal connections is capable of standing unsupported. The blaster is a real triumph on its own, perfectly matching the droid’s scale and intricate as all get out! This guy’s ready to help conquer Naboo, for sure.
As Disney continues to absorb every form of media, it will only be a matter of time before the House of Mouse releases a Star Wars/Marvel Comics crossover film. Not one to wait for the inevitable, builder Veynom has taken the first step with a pair of Battle Droids from the Star Wars universe that are truly Super Soldiers. There’s classic “Steve Roger Rogers” with a bright blue color scheme and vintage shield, and modern “Steve Roger Rogers” with an Avengers-era, dark-blue color scheme and shield from the 76168 Captain America Mech Armor. While the pun in the name here is just *chef’s kiss* perfect, I still want to see Veynom tackle the rest of the Avengers in a similar style. There were a lot of droids in the Clone Wars…I’m sure there are some other great matches out there. (At least give us a Super Battle Droid in green with purple pants.)