Okay, fine! It's got nothing to do with Chuck Norris. But hey, made ya look. So now that you're here...It seems to me that no Lego portfolio is complete without a nice mech or two. Okay, actually it seems like no Lego portfolio of late is complete without a crappy Halo MOC...buuuuuut, anyway...After taking a short breather from the last creation (I'm not EVEN going to say it's name!!!!) I decided to try putting something together with what little parts were left to me - all three of them. I also promised myself, mostly due to a hefty work schedule, that it would be done just over the weekend. A refreshing approach given the last one took nine months. The end result was not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but for a weekend's worth of work, I at least felt like it was good enough for posting.
I should mention the astounding work of Brian Kescenovitz. His creations have been haunting my midnight MOCpages sessions as of late. So in the time honored tradition of passing the buck, I suggest you place full blame for this...this...THING on him. Oh, I didn't want to do it! No sir! Huh-uh! But his work is so stinkin' brilliant that after every nightly pilgrimage to the holy land (aka Mondaynoodles Lego Pages), I'd stagger from the computer, glassy-eyed and pale, over to the Legos mindlessly chanting Must...build...mecha! MUST...BUILD...MECHA!!
So anyway, here's my first shot at a walker. Bear in mind I'm not really sure what defines a Mech walker. But this version is complete with big-manly-type guns, missles, a flame thrower, magnetic shield generator (for days when you need that exta protection), and a hot chick "controling the action" by (knew I could get that phrase in somewhere!) burning, stomping about, blowing s#* up, and creating general mayhem...
A few of the non-standard features include:
- Tri-dimensional balance regulation system - cause nothing's more embarrassing during an invasion than your mech falling on it's face. - Outfacing Magnetic Shield Generator - to keep out those pesky armor piercing rounds, missles, lasers, frap rays, and harsh language.
Other features include:
- Def Monkey Audio Sound System with twin 18" subwoofers - how can you pilliage and destroy without your tunes? - Freezur Knutz Brand interior air cooling system - I mean, who wants to wreak havoc with sweaty pits?
Possible bumper stickers:
"Chaos. Panic. Disorder. My work here is done" "Keep Honking: I'm reloading" "Guns don't kill people, Lego Mechs do" "I still miss my ex...but my aim is getting better" "Student Driver" "My other ride is your Mom"
Ssssnnnnfffffffff...aah! Still has that new Mech smell.
I kind of like this section. I put a big 'ol honkin flame thrower on the nose of the cockpit. I thinks it's a cool feature, but ya just don't want to be within a hundred feet of that sucker if he sneezes!
The obligatory Mech weaponry.
My kind of gal! (except for the part where she's 2 inches tall and made of plastic.)
Q & A:
Q: Ngeok asked - "It looks quite sweet but I'm wondering if it can walk, if the 'toes' move (for uneven terrain), and why the back looks so exposed. Still, it would make a nice addition to the battlefield."
A. It does have walking capacity, and yes, the toes move. The Outfacing Gravitational Field Generator provides protection against assault. The result is a Mech that no longer needs heavy armor plating, providing greater speed and manuverability. The field adjusts to surface terrain and moves with the Mech, while being strong enough to where it is sometimes used as a weapon itself, crushing enemies, smashing through barriers, and cracking Brazil Nuts.
Wow that is awesome! Fantastic design. I don't believe there are any words that I could use to explain how awesome it is! Very nice! I also like the background and special affects of the main picture! If you could, please comment on some of my creations!
Okay, I remember the MOC-off now. It's just been a long time since it was agreed to, and I'd forgotten about it... I have the attention span of a goldfish sometimes (It's the amphibian in me). Sorry for any confusion!
I have a question or two for the creator. How many pieces did it take for you to create this wonderful machine of destruction? Not to enrage anyone,but is it possible for you to make instructions of it?
You are outside of you mind, Kelso! Seriously, I almost puked and threw my legos out the window. I had no desire to build mechs... Until now! Of course, my attempt will be like Ghandi vs Mike Tyson in a fist fight; you being Iron Mike. Anyway, I thought maybe you could check out my debut ship (I'd insert a hyperlink but I'm at work and in a hurry). Perfect build, as par for the course.
nice work! are groin mounted weapons like the latest fashion in mechs or something? I've just finished building a really good mech and will post it later some time today. It was inspired by your other dawn forge mech and Brian kescenovitz's schism class mech.
Great Mech, i really like the missles lauching out the back of it and how you used the bionical foot on the front for a lazer. BTW- my first entry for my SHIP is done its not very good and needs alot of work, Its accually more of a prototype to set the scale for the thing. Check it out if you want.
oh, common! your first ATTEMPT?? you naughty naughty boy. that is extremely well done for a first try. I'm not gonna do a sentence with the word talent in it... damn, did it anyway. must 've been an invisible hand typing, HU-HUM...
looking at Brian's stuff is kinda like crack isn't it? As for your Mech Mark, the overall form, excellent. The design of the weapons systems, simple yet highly effective. the bumper stickers... Priceless. (come on, if you didn't see that coming then you just aren't trying anymore). Your stuff never ceases to nauseate me. Not because of the reasons most would think (don't everyone go to my site and give one's without reading the rest here) but because on my meger public servants salary, lack of free time, and lack of bricks, I'll never be able to produce anything approaching your artwork. keep it up ~ Chris.
Welcome to the dark side Mark…it’s good to have you here. ;-) Many thanks for all the kind words…high praise indeed from the builder of one of the most stunning SHIPs ever. Your mech here is wonderful. In my opinion, form, structure, and stance are the most important aspects of a mech and this baby is strong in all three. Add to that the nice detailing and serious but not to over the top weapons and you’ve got yourself a winner. Then consider the fact that it’s your first mech, built over a single weekend, and it gets pushed straight to amazing! Really, I hope you try your hand at more. Heed the voices in your head Mark…they’re calling to you…must…build…mecha! MUST BUILD MECHA!!
I like it
February 6, 2008
Of course it's excellent. That's all you know how to do. Maybe you'll come over to the darkside now and make more mechs.
Like all of your creations, there are a lot of awesome little details here to appreciate. The legs are really well made, and I liked the way you used that bionicle foot piece in the flamethrower. The whole thing looks very rugged and overall amazingly realistic. Keep building!
Weaons = Excellent
Greebling everywhere = excellent
Use of 3 Pieces = Excellent
Use of 3 Pieces in 1 Week = Not so Excellet;
That would be a lot of fun to sit at the controls at...and the bumper stickers are hilarious. Suggestion: try a few more mecs, and I would also love to see a smaller sized Star Wars MOC.