2.16.2013

This is pretty much just a mecha blog, now.

I started following Waka's mechs sometime last year. His style is reminiscent of the work of  Monday Noodle (Brian Kescenovitz), who has been out of the picture for a while.
 Cynomys_02
I like the shapes on Waka's most recent mech; normally I find that too many slopes kills form but Waka's model is large enough that it still looks pleasing. In the same way that I judge people by their footwear, I've taken to judging LEGO mecha by their feet. The separated heel and toes totally satisfying. The arched form looks like it actually handles shifting weight; there's something anatomical about it. The largeness allots for a good amount of detail, check out the ammunition belt and fuel hose:
Cynomys_05
In addition to  his Flickr photostream he has a Japanese website. Also, Catbus!

4 comments:

Vaughan Ling said...

hey, really love the blog! I've always wondered how long one of these models would take to build from scratch (including figuring out how it should come together)

Nori Toy said...

I don't mind this being a mech blog. That is the reason I had been subscribed to its feed for so long anyhow.

Giulio Harding said...
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Giulio Harding said...

It's a credit to these designs that even though I myself have tried to make something similar, and failed many times, they still inspire me to try, try, try again! Awesome stuff.

 
Jacob
Occasional driving force of the blog, self-proclaimed Lukas fanboy, and aspiring engineer, Jacob spends too much time building LEGO, not enough time practicing piano, and not nearly enough time doing school. He also enjoys long sentences. In the instance of blogging, he believes in quantity over quality, wherever quantity can be maintained.
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