This is my latest Mech Bay. I built this for the Jersey City Artist Studio Tour 2009, and it took about 4 weeks to make. This year, I curated a show with 18 Artists for my 17th year of participation.
About this creation
Mech Bay 16 features light box construction and uses an ultra rare
large clear base plate. Built as a 'Reprogramming Facility' for the
BLACK BEAR, the bay features an emotive programming automaton and a
single robotic arm. The Bay is built on x4 64x64 base plates and
splits in to separate sections for transportation.
Photo by: Jon Religioso
Can you find Spider Man?
...oooh the Mall...
The Artists had many colorful and intricate masterpieces.
The BLACK BEAR gets an attitude adjustment during reprogramming.
Some construction shots. My desk gets messy.
The emotive programming automaton.
More construction shots, with the final product and Poet "Just Putt".
Photo by: Jon Religioso
Eric Sophie and Mech Bay 16 - Newport Mall
October 3, 2009 - Jersey City, New Jersey
I want to say I got my "Kelso look on".
Nifty graphic celebrating my 17th year showing my creations in this event.
What do you like about this creation?
I like it
December 1, 2009
I think I found Spiderman but being colored blind its alittle hard to be sure. Anyways the whole thing is great, and big. The mech itself is awesome and I like the green stuff, adds some nice contrast. Like your other builds, great job!-George
Quoting Rafael Quintal
Amazing! Where did that giant clear plate come from?
I went to Enfield Ct. to the Lego USA HQ some years ago to meet with the Master Builders. During my visit, I went down to their parts storage room (drool factor x1000) and out of the 8 clear base plates they had on hand, they gave me 4 of them. I used one for Mech Bay 09 (currently on display at Dan's Plastic Brick and Toy Museum in Ohio), also in Mech Bay 12, and the the third one, now, in Mech Bay 16. So I have one more that I will use some day. From what I understand the clear base plates were not for sale, but rather they were produced for special LEGO displays. That is all I know.
Still pretty cool huh? I have seen a small handful of AFoL's that were able to get them some how.
Hey everyone! Many thanks for all the kind comments. I worked pretty hard on this one. Trying to get it finished for my show in Newport. This MOC is big and due to it's size I had to stand while building it. So, physically it was a challenge. Aside from the physical effort, I started to run low on classic gray, so the design got a little off track. Still, it sure is nice to have the BLACK BEAR given a new attitude! BTW, I did not have a chance to finish the back. It needs tons of stair cases and what not. Currently, I have it on display at Grove Pointe. There is a lot of symbolism in this MOC. The bottom line is, "you get what you put in". Thanks again for the feedback folks!
WOW! I wondered when we'd see something new from you and this was well worth the wait! I love the details of the front columns and the arm. Simply beautiful! Can you check out this?
Really nice work as always, Eric!
As I might have said before, the details and the way you use the parts in your creations are really creative and fabolous!
But if you have the time, I would really appreciate it if you could check out PAHAB (my full size robot) and see how well it have turned out.
Anyways, keep up the good work!
As always you never cease to amaze me. This Mech bay is very cool. I envy your Lego collection. I tried to do a battlefield forward area Mech Bay, inspired by your creations, but more a forward area thing. Great work as always.
wow! fantastic job, I love all the little details like the mechanical arm.
I like it
October 5, 2009
Great work as always Eric! With the amount of intricate details that show up in your work, it would be impossible for me to cover everything in one comment. So with that, I'll just say great work once again. I love the color scheme you chose and the 'Emotive Programming Automaton' is a nice touch.