The Titan AT-ST is what you get if the classic Star Wars walker had a more modern mech design. Created by I-Have-An-Alibi, this Titan comes equipped with a huge (mini?) gun, Boba Fett style shoulder cloak, legs, and fully working arms. Overall a huge upgrade over the rather basic AT-ST. If the empire had these mechs, they may have won the Battle of Endor. But they didn’t. Oh-well.
This trooper is armed with 2 Z-8 chain guns. Droids won’t know what to do as they are blasted to bits. The Lego Prototype Anti-Droid Exosuit is an MOC created by tommilorenzo. It is amazingly compact and fits a single Lego Minifigure perfectly. The reactor core on the back of the exosuit is a great detail, as are the various vents and pipes (for cooling?). It all comes together pretty well!
The popular video game Titanfall (and its sequel) is one of those perfect universes that can translate into Lego extremely well. The first-person shooter stars some amazing robots that just ooze style. Marius Herrmann has created a small series of Titanfall Lego MOC’s. The creator worked hard to get some of the details as accurate as possible. Focusing on proportions, and color. The collection of mechs include Ion, Northstar, Ronin, and Stryder. Stryder is the only one based off the first game, and is actually and update to an older Lego MOC (the legs got completely redesigned).
The British television show Red Dwarf has been floating through space for over 20 years. It is about time the crew get their own Lego Ideas set based on the cult comedy show. The Lego Red Dwarf set features an amalgamated interior of the ship, and references to a lot of classic episodes. The main design is based on Season X. It includes the famous bunk beds, posters, a sliding airlock, Holly Hop Drive, and Skutters. Also included in the Lego Ideas project is the Blue Midget, which is anything but small. There are six custom Minifigures, created by Minifigs.me, which includes: Dave Lister, Kryten, Arnold Rimmer, Daune Dibbley, CAT, and Ace Rimmer.
A neat thing you don’t always see is that this Lego Ideas project is listening to the comments and updating the design. The Blue Midget has had its front redesigned, a Talkie Toaster added, and improved Holly screens.
“Whether you’re a diehard fan of Red Dwarf, Adult, Child or just love Lego! There’s something here to enjoy for everyone.”
The STILTwalker is a yellow and black Lego MOC. This mech is outfitted with a duel cockpit design. It is held together with Technic Axles, which also allows the body to adjust height by sliding up and down. The walker is controlled with 3 main engines, and 2 smaller “movability” engines. It is outfitted with multiple guns, and even comes equipped with an anime style sword.
“Did you know there is also a Thor buster, Magneto buster, even Galactus buster? Why not a Chicken buster?” — Peter C.
There have been a lot of Lego Hulkbusters over the past few years, most of them great. It is about time we get the other Busters. First up a Chickenbuster. It looks like Tony Stark woke up late, and grabbed the wrong helmet. He is ready to turn some villains into omelets. Look out. The Chicken Buster is the creation of Peter C, who is having a good time creating new ways to mock the Hulk.
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.
Lego has made at least two versions of the Star Wars AT-ST and each has their own unique problems. The AT-ST (7657) is a Minifigure scale walker that is just plain ugly. Lego has also released an Ultimate Collector’s Imperial AT-ST (10174) which looks great but is much larger then previous AT-ST. It is way too large to display with Lego Minifigures. There is a great demand to have an accurate representation of the AT-ST that is appropriately sized to the Star Wars Minifigs. Over on Lego Ideas, user hobocamp has proposed a project for a fully posable AT-ST. The walker has a surprisingly large range of motion, thanks to its ball jointed legs, and is sturdy enough to stand on its own.
Lego and robots are a very popular theme (see here). Sometimes these themes combine to create something cool. This chibi styled Lego Gundam (という訳でガンダム。初代ガンダム。), by Moko, is one of those prefect Lego MOCs. The cute little mecha features SNOT techniques that create a remarkably articulated model. The Mobile Suit needs all of this movability if it is going to survive the war. Lego has been releasing robot themed models at in increasing rate. Maybe someday something as complicated and sleek as this Chibi Gundam will have an official release. We can only hope.
Not only does this Gundam come with a huge gun, and shield but Moko went as far as creating a whole arsenal. It appears that there is access to two sniper rifles, two “light sabers,” a huge mace, and a ball-and-chain. Nothing can stop this robot.
If one Lego theme could sum up the 1980’s it would be Blacktron. Jeremy Williams has created the Alienator, a Neo-Blacktron reboot of official Alienator (6876) from 1988. The iconic black and yellow color scheme, the laser gridded star field, and the clunky design is all perfectly represented. The first thing to be updated were the swinging skies which are now four hydraulic legs. One of the best features of this walker is the hidden Pulse Generator hidden in the central body.