Tag Archives: Cyborgs

What makes us human?

What makes us human? Or what makes a LEGO creation acceptable? Much like a cyborg, this build by Marco Marozzi straddles the line between worlds, as it boldly incorporates a non-LEGO action figure leg. Better to provoke a response than to vanish quietly into obscurity. That’s sure to raise the hackles on some, but it doesn’t diminish the artistry on display. And this model is wonderfully done–I won’t say it’s beautiful because frankly it weirds me out a bit, but whatever this spindly techno-organism is, it’s fascinating and I want to see more.

CHARLIE X5

The heart of the matter

Well, this story has clearly taken a dark turn. If you had the choice, would you replace that troublesome organ capable of causing so much pain? In this stark model by Revan New sinister-looking drone resents a cyborg with that very choice, as his intestines slither away (see what I did there? cuz its a red snake?). I’m not sure which is more disturbing, the heart, still pumping in a mechanical shell, or the fact that the blood on the floor seems to be flowing in the wrong direction.

Remove the heart