Why not make a Buddha out of LEGO? Actually, while we’re at it, why not make a posable Buddha mech? That’s what inspired Moko to build this odd-but-beautiful creation, and the posable figure is actually quite intriguing. The body shape is nice, and the face, as well as the hair made with exposed studs on the head, are expertly crafted.
Moko is also quite good at taking photos that really bring his characters to life. If you can read Japanese (or roughly approximate it with an in-browser translator), you can learn more about Moko and his build on his blog. Actually, even if you can’t, his plethora of pictures are quite interesting! Yes, a minifigure can indeed fit in the compartment behind that muscular chest, so we guess that makes this technically a mech.
LEGO just announced the 76115: Spider-Man Mech vs. Venom Mech playset. It is slated to launch later this year on December 1 with a piece count of 604 and priced at $49.99.
The press release is included below:
76115: Spider-Man Mech vs. Venom Mech
Launching: December 1, 2018
Piece Count: 604
Stage an awesome mech battle between Spider-Man and Venom!
- Includes 4 minifigures: Spider-Man, Ghost Spider, Venom and Aunt May.
Spider-Man Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit, poseable joints, shooter to fire tech spider or web elements, and a gripping claw with attachment points for alternative web elements.
- Venom Mech features a minifigure cockpit, poseable joints, a long tongue, and gripping claws to grab minifigures.
- Also includes Ghost Spider’s ‘hoverboard’ with 2 stud shooters and a translucent flame exhaust element, plus 9 assorted new-for-December-2018 web elements to customize your builds, minifigures and weapons.
- Accessory elements include the Aunt May with ice cream.
- The Spider-Man, Venom and Aunt May minifigures are new for December 2018.
LEGO Mechs come in all shapes and sizes and a well-designed mech is usually packed full of details and mind-boggling parts usage that can leave you wondering, just how does that fit together? This Seraphine II mech by Devid VII is a great example. Using the mech cockpit part featured in many LEGO Nexo Knights sets at its core, Devid VII has created a slender but battle-ready mech. One of my favorite details is the orange rollerskate part used as part of the mech’s jaw.
If you think that any mech’s goal is to kill, you’re wrong, dead wrong! Moko reveals his lovely MFS-019 Octopus designed with only one purpose — to give hugs! Otherwise, why would a mech need so many limbs? And can you name a color more friendly than pink?
It looks like when LEGO 7 finds inspiration and the right LEGO bricks, nothing can stop him from delivering awesome creations one after another. A stunning Nexo King is now accompanied by a gorgeous Centaur Knight Mech. This hero consists of a crazy variety of pieces — slopes, modified plates and bricks, tiles of many shapes and types — which both make its body and legs very flexible and awash with tiniest details. Of course, proper lighting of the model during the photo shoot makes the transparent orange pieces glow as if they are full of nexo energy, and this is simply awesome.
Who said mechs can’t be elegant and graceful and killing at the same time? I bet this wonderfully looking build by Anthony Wilson can teach many other ugly gray machines a lesson of elegance and charm – while hitting its enemies as efficiently as a dozen of barrel guns can do. Make sure to take a closer look at the wings; they might look simple, but their design is a very smart combination of bars and cones in pearl gold. And have you noticed nearly 30 pink minifigure cups used for decorating of the wings?
Before you mistake this for 76105 Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, it’s not! It’s a modified version of it by the famous Singaporean Mecha builder Kelvin Low, who’s better known in the fan-builder circles as Chubbybots. Hardcore Mecha fans like Kelvin will never be satisfied with stock builds which sometimes may have limitations because of the way parts are used. The only right thing to do is fix it! I think with the mods he’s made, it turned out well much better than what LEGO did!
Click here to take a bette look at this massive Hulkbuster…
I love when a builder takes an existing LEGO set and creates an alternative model. Dvd has gone one step further with his Exo-Recon Walker, using the parts from Peter Reid’s successful LEGO Ideas set #21109 Exo-Suit to recreate another of Peter’s designs, the Recon Walker. Not only that, but Dvd has even been so kind as to include an LDD File so if you have the Ideas set, you can build your own Exo-Recon Walker!
This stylish mech by Marco De Bon is giving off a serious anime vibe, from the massive, multi-angled feet to the rounded shoulders, not to mention the dual mounted guns on the back. The pilot’s rig is surprisingly simple but very well designed. I also love the mech sized pistols.
Bonus: this mech actually features 2 cockpits, allowing the gunner to ride in the back panel.
What is the most important part of a military mech? A massive ion gun? A heavily armored cockpit? MiniGray! always has a different take on the most popular building concepts, and mechs are no exception. This time he puts emphasis on the vehicle’s legs making them look very complex. However, the secret of this winning design isn’t the complexity, but rather a stunning contrast between colors and shapes. Round yellow Technic half bushes, which are almost useless in Technic builds, steal all the show here.
Blogging the best LEGO creations is all about trying to explain the idea behind an awesome build. But sometimes we’re helpless, especially when even the author can’t construe their work. Chris McVeigh, who is a genius when it comes to aesthetics of creations, shares a carrot mech that is so bizarre, even Chris can’t explain its purpose. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do, but to admire its bright and ludicrous design.
It doesn’t matter how unique and powerful your weapon is, you armour must always shine bright. And there is no colour brighter than gold. Japanese builder Moko continues experimenting with LEGO pieces of chrome colours. Just like the last time, he skilfully decorates his new mech with shiny chrome-gold rings — along with a ton of chrome-gold tiles. What is especially remarkable is brilliant implication of old chrome pieces like Sun Disks and Dragon Heads.