Since Wonder Festival Winter 2017, I've been really pumped about writing "Screaming Metal" (the first short story in what I hope becomes a series entitled Metal Fiction), as well as following robot / mecha garage kit builders from Japan.
I dug models as a high school kid, but never was very good at them. But now, there are a ton of new styles out there in the garage kit world which include utilizing Legos as well as Stikfas type ball-and-joint materials. (As I'm extremely new to the collecting scene, I don't really have the proper vocabulary to describe what I'm encountering, so I apologize for my lack of knowledge. I hope to rectify the situation in the near future.)
In any case, I wanted to share more inspiring images of the work I'm seeing on Twitter because I really feel that this is something that is not just cool to look at but is in fact, really something that a lot of people could get into. Depending on what you are using, it could be as inexpensive as digging through items found at used toys stores (which one guy told me he did) or even just digging into your (or your kids') Legos sets.
So, without further ado, here are some images along with links to the original accounts and the creative talents who put them together. Also, if you know of any great links or creatives, please feel free to share them in the comments below.
Today's images come from Analog Mole (アナグラ @analog_mogura) who claims on their Twitter account that they "love Legos". Most of the images below are original creations or mockups of robot designs from others that Analog Mole enjoys.
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