The Gundam Series, Matrix: Revolutions, Killzone 3. All examples have impressive showings of mechanized walkers, the best of which are used to blow stuff up. Aaron Williams, a Melbourne, Australia graphic designer, translated images and sketches into micro-sized mechanized warriors, by using LEGO pieces.
Found on Flickr under the user name “m_o_n_k_e_y,” Williams takes LEGO bricks and morphs them into robots that Michael Bay would be jealous of.
Some of the featured Mechas were developed first through computer designs, with parts being ordered afterward, while others have been created quickly with available parts. Williams cites in one image that his inspiration came from Junji Okubo, the famous “fictional industrial machinery manufacturer.”
Using a variety of colors, Williams takes the military equipment of the future, miniaturizes it, tweaks it, and begins creating.
Trying to make the creations as family friendly as possible, Williams suggests that what look like guns to the untrained eye are actually “hair dryers.” Williams’ later creations also discuss his want to move away from the guns and toward “abstract robotics.”
“Hands? We don’t need no stinking hands.” That’s at least the opinion Williams has when he is building. Why use hands when guns are such awesome replacements? If only everything else in life were that simple.
Watching the ongoing conversation Williams has below the photos of these creations make this Flickr set enjoyable and fun to browse through.
The “Mecha” set is not the only one on Williams’ Flickr stream. You can also find image sets titled, “bots,” “starfighters,” and “Blizzard Class.” Until we can actually begin using mechanized walkers, Aaron Williams’ set of Mechas will have to do.