Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Warrior: Mecha Shock: A Lego Vignette

What on earth?



The Warrior, much to his shock, is suddenly confronted with a giant mecha robot. This mecha, armed with a high-powered laser blaster, missiles, and a shoulder-mounted gatling gun, seems to be only concerned with killing The Warrior, and has absolutely no interest in anything else. For what seems like forever they battle, leaving a path of destruction behind them. Exhausted and battered, The Warrior fails to leap far enough away from the last laser blast. It strikes a telephone pole, and The Warrior is tossed through the air....


Dr. Paleo Ph.D. / Histo-Sci

11 comments:

olde.fashioned said...

Eeek!! Don't leave us hanging -- finish the story!! 8-/

Me loves your vigs. :-)

Stephen Boyd said...

I fail to see the "and they lived happily ever after" coming.

olde.fashioned said...

Hmph!!!! *folds arms and pouts*

Nathan said...

Good work. Not your best, but I attribute that more to MOCing dormancy than anything (I'm afraid of seeing what I turn out next, myself, for the same reason *shudder*). Even still, this is an enjoyable vig, and I'm glad to see it; I've missed the Warrior.

Your mech design is simple, but effective for this purpose. I like it; it's a very imposing opponent for our hero. The brown inverted rounded slopes and 2x2 dark grey discs on the telephone pole are also nice details. The blast looks decent (I really like the flames), but I see a bit of an integration problem with the trans-orange spinner blade; the trans-neon green propeller blade would have fit the blast better on its own, I think.

That said, however, the biggest thing I would change is just a nit-picky stylistic difference, but if you have enough tiles, I highly suggest finishing the sidewalk and road with them. It would also make the road stripes blend in better.

But overall, this is a good vig. The power pole and mech are what really make it, and you've done well to direct the audience to those. I look forward to seeing what happens next! :-D

olde.fashioned said...

*reads Nathan's comment*

*goes back to look at pictures*

Shoot, Nathan, you noticed a lot more than I did!! And I got to see the thing in person!! 8-/

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Wait, the story is over! ...kind of. ;-P I promise, he lives. The robot was destroyed, I guess?

Nathan: I love your Lego MOC summaries. :-D And I actually don't have enough tiles...I like to see studs. :-P

Spencer

olde.fashioned said...

Wait, the story is over...I promise, he lives.

So we get a happily ever after anyway?!?!? hee hee!!

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

If you call living a life of constant combat "happily ever after".

olde.fashioned said...

*clasps hands together under chin and sighs* 8-)

Stephen Boyd said...

It wouldn't be difficult for me to live happily ever after with guns, knives and martial arts around!

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

It wouldn't be difficult for me to live happily ever after with guns, knives and martial arts around!

Hear hear to that one....

I just meant it might be a little bit upsetting to have to sacrifice your personal life for such a way of war....

Spencer