This Creepy LEGO Spider Mech is Made from Minifig Bodies

Do you like creepy, crawly stuff? Then this LEGO construction should give you quite the thrill, as it’s about as gnarly looking as anything we’ve ever seen built from bricks.

This awesomely creepy black widow mech was created by LEGO artist Markus Rollbühler, who put it together for Creations for Charity, a non-profit organization that raises funds for underprivileged children during the holidays by selling LEGO builds donated by its community. What a great idea!

What I love about this spider bot is how he managed to incorporate the bodies of some minifigs into each of its eight pointy legs, along with a skeleton figure in its see-through red abdomen. The thought of this thing harvesting minifig bodies to augment itself just makes it that much more terrifying.

Be sure to check out more of Markus’ amazing LEGO creations on his Flickr page, and if you’re interested in buying any pieces from Creations for Charity, check out their shop on Bricklink.

[via Brothers Brick]

MegaBots 2-Story Mech Goes up for Sale on eBay

Do you have a neighbor who likes to steal the parking space in front of your house? Well, have I got the ultimate deterrent for you! All you need is a gigantic, car-crushing mech to stand guard on your front lawn, and they’re sure to stay away.

Yes, if you’ve got the money and the space, you could soon be the owner of this giant, bad-ass mech that recently went up for sale on eBay.

Originally built for the MegaBots battle between the U.S. and Japan – at a cost of nearly $2.5 million – this massive beast could be yours if the price is right. The listing describes the machine as a “15-Ton 2-Story Tall Gasoline Powered Car-Smashing Piloted Giant Battle Robot,” in case that wasn’t obvious from the photos.

The robot, known as Eagle Prime is up for sale because MegaBots has sadly gone bankrupt. It’s powered by the engine from a Corvette, and is fully functional. The auction includes a container full of spare parts, as well as a variety of destructive attachments for its arms, and all of the original CAD plans for the robot. According to the sale video, it will need some maintenance to keep it in good fighting shape, so if you plan on using it to crush cars yourself, it’ll need some care and feeding.

As of this writing, the bids are up to about $50,000, but it’s sure to go up from there. I’d imagine the shipping charges alone will be a serious bite in the wallet. If you’re interested in tossing your hat into the ring, check out the auction listing page.

LEGO Minifig Battle Machine Concept: Mechafig

There are few things more recognizable in the world of toys than a classic LEGO minifig. Sure, we’ve seen them dressed up in all kinds of costumes and color schemes, but at the end of the day, a minifig is a minifig. Though I’ve never seen a minifig like this.

This awesome minifig battle machine concept design comes courtesy of LEGO Ideas contributor Jinhwi Kim, who decided it was time for a new look for the classic red, blue, and yellow minifig. This mech-style figure towers over other minifigs, and features things like giant articulated claws for hands, shoulder-mounted missile launchers, and a cockpit inside its head for a minifig to sit inside of. In other words, it’s simply awesome.

If you’d like to see the minifig battle machine become an actual LEGO kit, show your support by casting a vote at LEGO Ideas today. It takes just a minute of your time, and it’ll help get this amazing idea into production.

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CASIO G-SHOCK Gundam Collection Puts a Mech on Your Wrist

Gundam fans have some sweet new collectables, and they look amazing. This collection of Gundam-themed G-SHOCK watches from CASIO are made to celebrate Gundam’s 40th anniversary. Can you believe the mech franchise been around for four decades?

There are four watches in the series, each with colors and designs inspired by Gundam, including RX-78-2 Gundam, MS-06S Char’s Zaku II, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee.

Aside from good looks, each of these watches comes with a “Haro” storage container with the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee in Green Haro while Char’s Zaku in Zaku Red Haro storage. In case you didn’t know, “Haro” is the ball-like robot that can transform from ball to robot.

The Casio G-SHOCK x Gundam Collection will be available on CASIO’s China ecommerce store on Taobao in mid-2019. The RX-78-2 is 1,390 yuan (~$207 USD), Char’s Zaku II is 1,090 yuan ($163 USD), RX-0 Unicorn Gundam is 1,090 yuan (~$163 USD) and the Banshee is 1,690 yuan (~$252 USD).

Aside from looking way cooler, these watches are pretty much the same G-SHOCKs you know already, with all the same features and functionality.

[via Gundam Kits Collection via Mike Shouts]

Battle Your Friends with Liphier Cavalry Robots

Liphier Cavalry Robots are robotic toys which are designed for battle. The little robots can be controlled via the accompanying mobile app to defend or attack head-on. These interactive robots are described as self-balancing, but they look like they just spin around on wheels. Still, they look like fun.

Each 5.3″ tall robot has a “laser” gun and reflective shield. You can send out digital attacks and block commands through the app, so it seems like you could have some pretty tactical fighting back and forth. These robots can be used in four different battle modes and you can adjust the sensitivity before each battle:

  • LASER BEAM: click to launch, resulting in medium damage to opponents, every 10 shots need to reload.
  • REFLECTIVE SHIELD: stop and reflect the beam from opponents.
  • DESTROY CANNON: click to fire, causing minor damage and then briefly losing control after launching.
  • PARTICLE GUN: long press to launch, causes high damage and require cooling time after launching.

The robots deliver up to 25 minutes of battle time per charge, which isn’t bad as remote-controlled toy robots go. You can grab a pair of these little fighting robots for just $69.99 over on Amazon.

[via gadgetify]

Transformers Bumblebee Masterpiece Toy Features His VW Beetle Form

Transformers fans who want a little Bumblebee in their life can get their hands on a Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-7 Bumblebee figure that transforms into a Volkswagen Beetle. The toy looks really cool, and is highly detailed compete with rusty, muddy decoration around the bottom of the car and wheel wells.

The figure features 26 points of articulation, some die-cast parts, and transforms into a 1967 Beetle in 57 steps. It sounds like one of those complex Transformers that lots of kids of the ’80s broke trying to transform. The toy is an official Takara-Tomy/Hasbro product, inspired by the Bumblebee film released at the end of 2018.

It’s available now over on Amazon for $79.99. Bumblebee would go perfectly with your fancy Optimus Prime Masterpiece edition toy we talked about last month.