During Bucky Barnes time as Captain America, he is troubled by his past actions as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed assassin under the control of the Soviet Union. Fitted with a metallic arm and trained to kill without justification or remorse, the Winter Soldier was kept frozen in stasis between missions for over 50 years until Captain America was able free him from the mind control. This MOC is based off of the 2004 Ed Brubaker written Captain America storyline in issues #1, 8, and 11-14 and the awesome new Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier (which is based off the Brubaker run).
About this creation
After Steve Rogers’ death at the end of Marvel’s Civil War, Bucky Barnes served as Captain America, carrying Cap’s shield and wielding a pistol, continuing to fight enemies like the Red Skull, Crossbones, Arnim Zola, and others. Bucky Barnes tries to live up to the legend of his late friend Steve Rogers, but through the mirror he always see the reflection of his past as the Winter Soldier.
The Winter Soldier awakens for his next assignment (I used our light set to illuminate the control panel and the containment unit).
Here is Bucky getting reconditioned / brainwashed in a chair modeled after the one seen in the movie. Random evil Russian scientist monitors his progress on the light up monitor (I put both rooms on hinges so I could open up it up for pictures and show both sides of Bucky/The Winter Soldier).
The Winter Soldier has been programmed for his next mission.
Now that he has his memories back, Bucky is forced to relive his past. A defense contractor in Germany, a nuclear scientist in Brazil, a CIA operative in a foreign embassy, a judge in London, the list of his victims goes on. And the new Captain America struggles with his guilt every day…
I forgot to add some more photos (think I was having problems uploading them and gave up). The MOC opens up on hinges at the back so you can see both sides. They are looking through two windows at eachother to symbolize a mirror. And there is the old Captain America costume in the white display case on the left side of the MOC. Of course this MOC has been destroyed since I put this all up for more parts.
The boy and I finally saw the movie. I was especially impressed when two guys fight with knifes, inside of a giant slowly crashing aircraft… in order to decide the fate of the free world. Never seen that before. As for this build, as always, your attention to detail and excellent photography totally trump the actual story. The way you cover the lower half of that tile on the sleep tube is very cool. Bucky remains a profoundly unfortunate name. I just can't get past that. He could have been named Bill, or even Fred… but Bucky? Hail Hydra!
Quoting 'Essence Of Randomness
Great! Really good work! Bucky's cap looks good, but perhaps not how I'd have done him. [Ess]
Thanks. Bucky wears black pants and carries a pistol as Captain America so there wasn't much else to do with him unless I modified the printing on the pieces (which I almost never do). To make an actual Cap figure with hair Lego needs to take the orange Obiwan Kenobi hair and make it blond. That way, Cap and Stark won't have the same hair (unfortunately I have thought about this a lot).
Quoting clayton Marchetti
Wow Joe this is fantastic! I love the industrial freezer and the reconditioning chair. The last pic of his victims is fantastic! Amazing work Joe!
First MOC in a while. I have had this idea in my head since I read the Winter Soldier Arc in the Captain America comics over the winter. I loved the movie and cannot decide where it is in the Top3 for Marvel movies with Avengers and Iron Man but its great. My son and I are going to see it again this weekend. I also added the record player since Bucky and Steve are both from the 40s as a nice little touch. Thanks again.