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1978 War of the Worlds Blooddrainer
It's the Blooddrainer as seen on the magnificant artwork of The Musical version of War of the Worlds album, by Michael Trim and Geoff Taylor.
About this creation


Some time ago I made the Fighting Machine, the one you can see on the cover of Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds. In addition, this is the Martian Blooddrainer I wanted to do for some time, but always lacked the amount of bricks.










"...The Martians spent the night making a new machine. It was a squat, metallic spider with huge articulated claws-but it, too, had a hood in wich the Martians sat. I watched it pursuing some people across a field. It caught them nimbly and tossed them into a great metal basket upon its back..."










Again, I made the Martian machine in black. First, because I still don't have the white supplies to get the job done (...uhm...that didn't come out the way I wanted it to...)
Second, because an evil machine -especially an instrument of death- goes better with black. And it contrasts better with green.









This is the metal basket some people are refering to in their comments on the Fighting Machine. Mostly people mix up Martian Machines from the 1953 movie, the newest release of the movie with Tom Cruise and the musical version from 1978.
Just to get it right this time: Here, Every Martian Machine has it purpose. There are Fighting Machines, Hunters, Scouters, Workers...

This, Earthlings, is a Hunter.




"...Then, on the ninth day, I saw the Martians eating. Inside the hood of their new machine, they were draining the fresh living blood of men and women and injecting it into their own veins..."









"...I heard the Martian fumbling at the latch. In the darkness I could see the claw touching things, walls, coal, wood- and then it touched my boot! I almost shouted! For a time it was still and then, with a click, it gripped something. The Parson! With slow deliberate movements , his unconscious body was dragged away...and there was nothing I could do to prevent it..."




Not much pictures on the internet of this one; all the fame goes to the Fighting Machine. Anyway, these are the pictures I based my creation on.


















Thanks for looking, and feel free to leave a comment!






Comments

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  January 18, 2014
Very good build! I still do not understand how this machine drain blood. In the movie by steven Spielberg the tripods have hatchs above the baskets fro wich a tentactle comes to drag somebody inside, probably to an blood-drain chamber. But there's no such hatch on this machine, is there? Then how is te blood getting drained..?
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  August 2, 2013
very well done cool in black to!
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  October 5, 2012
This is great! The metal basket is fantastic. On that note, the Fighting Machines from the book did have the basket, and these machines, the Handling Machines, were used to build the Martian pits and assemble more Fighting Machines. Still, a great MOC!
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  May 21, 2012
great! just one question: why is the guy smiling?
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  January 22, 2012
Got to listen to it in year six in class. You made it brilliantly!
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  January 21, 2012
I loved the album and I love this.
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  January 21, 2012
Wicked! In 1978, it must have been a metaphor for OPEC.
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  May 31, 2011
I believe its called a handling-machine. Yes it is. It says it on the cd.
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  August 6, 2010
THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!
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  June 28, 2010
the real name for the machine is the handling machine... but blooddrainer works
  February 12, 2010
veary impressev
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  February 4, 2010
This is a great MOC! Nothing like a human slurpee!
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  December 20, 2009
awesome! this is relly cool! btw, can you comment on my cricketron? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/173069
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  July 19, 2009
fantastic work
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  July 15, 2009
Very accurate, very original, very menacing. A true piece of art here, you really know how to combine bricks in the best of ways!
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  June 13, 2009
this is so cool, have u ever played the old PC game from the 90's? love this.
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  May 21, 2009
Lol. "I don't have all the white pieces to ge the job done" That made me smile. Especially since you said it wasn't what you intended to say. Anyway, nice vehicle. It looks just like the picture! ;]
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  January 30, 2009
Awesome! If you were to make a V2, maybe separate the eyes a bit, the reference pics have them as two ovals. Of course, green ovals are hard to come by in LEGO®… anyway, great job! Hope to see more of it.
  January 30, 2009
This is really strange! I like it!
  January 30, 2009
This evil bug is very well done. You always choose interesting subjects. Amazing work !
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  January 29, 2009
Well that's just cool and creepy all at once! I think when the invasion finally happens, the aliens are gonna give you a pass on the whole blood sucking thing just for this moc alone! ~ Chris.
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  January 27, 2009
UULLLAAAAA! Sweet. I really ought to take another crack at wotw, now that my building skills have improved.
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  January 27, 2009
Oh, wow! You finally built one of those amazing walking machines! I...I don't know what to say....it's...it's....you are a GENIUS!
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  January 27, 2009
Quoting Uspez Morbo Scary Gio! I like the green canopy and nice use of treads as the basket of death thing. I'm confused about this whole musical version... guess I should do some research.
You're absolutely right about being confused, Uspez! I've added a picture of the famous albumcover, to create some clarity on the issue here.
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  January 27, 2009
Scary Gio! I like the green canopy and nice use of treads as the basket of death thing. I'm confused about this whole musical version... guess I should do some research.
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  January 26, 2009
Slurp. Slurp. That's the nice thing about humans. Plentiful and plump. see ya. garth
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  January 26, 2009
Nice! I have to make one of these! I wanted to do it before your MOC, but now... just... can't... resist... build* Build*
 
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