The story of how this build came about is as follows.
I moved out this past July and left all of my many many Legos at my parents house. Yearning to create I felt I needed to buy some new Legos. So I went out and bought myself one of the new "Creator" sets that comes with instructions to build three different creations. I built all three and then decided to challenge myself. I was never very good at building mechs but it was something I was always interested in. The usual outcome was either a mech that was very scrawny and uninteresting, or a mech that was very cool looking but had features that weighed too much for it's joints. So I decided to challenge myself to build a functional and visually pleasing mech with just the pieces from this set. I am fairly pleased with how it turned out although he can get a bit tippy at times.