An average-looking cute bunny rabbit, some plastic junk and almighty0404's superb modding skills.
NOTE: This article was taken directly from my academic paper, “Effort Upon Effort: Japanese Influences in Western First-Person Shooters”, which was originally published on December 17, 2015.
As if Thomas the Tank Engine wasn’t already spooky with that smiley face of his. Now he has miniguns and rusty spider legs, thanks to the artists at Y_Nakajima.
Because Lugia, leader of the Legendary Birds, who can tear cliffs down with one wave of its wings, apparently isn’t terrifying enough by itself. So now here it is in the form of a flying death robot.
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
The fantastic colors and the ship’s name “Anunnaki” are just one thing. The true awesomeness here is the huge hangar for LEGO mechs. This is a 30,000 piece monster, and it’s big enough for three robots, all ready for their mission.
Iron Golems? Useful when your village faces skeletons or zombies. Not so much when it's the Colossus.
For your viewing pleasure, see how iconic mecha and robots compare. Because sometimes, size does matter.
You have to be really talented to build tiny LEGO mecha that fit right into ordinary dioramas and, as a result, make it all look natural. Robot enthusiast Zi Zy builds small-scale scenes just like that, and on top of it, takes beautiful shots of them.
Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots.
Is that you, Dog from Half-Life 2? This insanely good LEGO mech looks like him. Such a cool build, with a really detailed workshop, all made by the talented Kosmas Santosa.
The LEGO version of the Armored Personnel Unit from the Matrix movies can't really get cooler than this. Niki Dregant's replica is a 700-piece beast and, as you can see, even in different positions, it's perfectly the same as the ones seen in Zion during Matrix Revolutions' final battle.
Someone give this Finnish man named Juha-Pekka Perämäki a giant mecha. He'd control that just as easily as he controls this giant excavator. Marvel as he builds a small LEGO truck with it, without mashing the poor figurine's head or any of the pieces.
For the live-action Patlabor movies, they made a giant Patlabor mecha. It might look like just some promotional prop, but they built it tough. How tough? Strong enough to weather a typhoon.
Very cool, tiny custom LEGO mechs from builder Brian Kescenovitz. They might be minifig-scale, but he was still able to put in so much stuff and make them look so detailed. Just look at those legs.
It's called the Mega Gargantua, and if you see it appear on the horizon, it's probably a good time to run.
There have been a lot of Gundam side story games over the past few decades and many of them are now quite hard to find. Thus comes the PS3 collection Gundam Side Stories which reimagines these classic games with a modern engine. Let's see what it looks like in action.
Normal military tanks? Boring. How about a spider mecha, which you can use to cause havoc around the city of Chicago? Now that's what I'm talking about.