Lego and giant robots are a perfect match. There are countless official and unofficial creations. Even so, there is an incredible variety and new builds are always a treat. This Lego Mech is called the Yellow Jackrabbit and is the creation of Alvaro Gunawan. It features a striking yellow and orange design; powerful looking legs; and a huge (mini?) gun. The whole robot can even fold up (transform). Although, the best feature is the cockpit in which a lego minifigure pilot can fit inside.
This is the Y-3 Walker Mech and it’s Pilot. It looks like it has been built out of broken machinery, but it is completely made up of Lego. This creation could fit in perfectly with the world of Mad Max. Scavenging the desert waste lands, looking for any oil or scrap. The unnamed Pilot is the real star of this show. Using a variety of obscure Lego pieces, Minifigure accessories, and inventive SNOT techniques, this guy (or gal) looks more organic then most Lego figures. The gas mask is an especially nice build, as is the use of the old Technic gears for the boot cuffs. The other little details are fun too, communicating that this Pilot is a collector of some sort.
A crazy Pilot must have a crazy vehicle. The Walker Mech Y-3 is a chicken style walker barely big enough to carry one person. It has been outfitted with a luxurious orange bucket seat. The whole thing seems to mainly serve as a place to store knick knacks. Check out the boombox, coffee mug, road signs, and even Mia’s signature. This thing is full of awesome detail.
Hail Mary! is another great entry in the Lego Friends MOC flight genre. There is Mia’s Beauty and Olivia’s Flash, both extremely well made MOCs. Hail Mary is a starship with an experimental design. Having an almost “U” shape, this ship looks like it could be out of Star Wars. The use of the green donut pieces works very well here. The green color gives the impression that Mary is some sort of rogue or bounty hunter. Having two cockpits means that Mary will never have to go alone on a mission. The whole starship looks very impressive.
Lego Friends seems to have found a great place with the rest of the Lego Themes. Showing up in many MOCs and blending in very well. It will be very interesting to see if Lego Friends is here for the long run, so far, it is off to a great start!
“I spend hours inventing things. I can reuse and recycle almost anything.” — Olivia (Lego.com)
According to the Lego Friends website, Olivia would like to be a scientist or engineer. Fast forward to the semi-distant future and it looks like Olivia has accomplished her goal. Having just completed building her new spaceship, nicknamed “Flash,” Olivia is ready to see the universe. Knowing that it would be a lonely adventure, Olivia also invented and built a robot copilot named SNAFU (Stellar Navigation Artificial Friend Unit).
This is a super retro Lego rocket ship designed by Shuppiluliumas. This Lego Friends MOC is featuring a very sleek design, dinner plates for engine details, and even an umbrella for the rocket. Accompanying Olivia is a fun little robot, made out of a bunch of tiny parts. This is one elegant starship.
“Taking her concerns for animal health and welfare to the skies, Mia teams up with veteran gunner Oscar and takes to the skies in ‘Beauty’ a retro-inspired, environmentally conscious low-emission long range scout.”
A Lego Friends MOC with humor and great design is Mia’s “Beauty.” This is a great 1930’s style airplane. With a very fun use of a Lego Friends sticker to create the pin-up girl art, that was so common during this era. “Beauty” is outfitted with a twin propeller (twin-prop) engine and a really cool glass canopy. Mia is ready to fly the skies in her lime green long range scout. Mia’s copilot is her hedgehog “Oscar.” A dangerously cute gunner.
Mia’s “Beauty” is a great example of combining the Lego Friends theme with the other Lego themes. This, along with the Lovely Hotel is one of the most memorable Lego MOCs in the recent years.