Yes, I know ... another mech build. I like building mechs. Actually, I have been spending most of my recent building time over the last month working on a much larger build which I plan to showcase soon on the PittBrickyard YouTube channel. But this past weekend, I wanted to take a break from that big build and work on a quick mech build that I had been thinking about recently. I had been mulling over the idea of doing a more agile, lithe sort of mech build. My usual mech builds have been more bulky with lots of heavy armor and accessories. So I took a break and knocked out this one this weekend. I like the black and tan color scheme and was happy with the movement that I was able to get out of it. Check out the YouTube video. I will eventually add it to the mech page when I get a chance.
I uploaded a new video of my Black and White Mech No. 1 build. I am trying to do some quick video tours for the new YouTube "shorts" format. Going forward, I'll probably start doing long tour versions of my MOC videos on the regular YouTube format with a companion #shorts video.
My 17 inch tall mech build, the "Mächtig Jaeger," have been posted on the PittBrickyard YouTube Channel. I came up with this name because the build reminds me of a powerful Pacific Rim style "jaeger" mech. The idea behind this one was to do a large format mech with dark blue ("Earth Blue" in official LEGO color parlance) and orange colors. The challenge at this scale is to prevent it from collapsing under its own weight. I ended up completely rebuilding it, including redesigning the feet after an initial test build proved too flimsy. It stands well now and without support. However, because a push can send it toppling over, I have built a support display stand that can sit behind it and help prevent it from falling over when displayed for long periods (and to hopefully guard against it pitching over off my display shelf in the next California earthquake!). Check out the video for a full tour.
One improvement that I would make would be to replace the black brick to which the antenna is connected (a "Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Studs on 4 Sides," sometimes called a "Travis Brick"). I really wanted to use a red brick there but, for some reason, could not find one in my giant drawer of SNOT bricks. I will keep an eye out and probably replace it the next time I see one turn up in one of my bulk LEGO brick bins. Check out more photos here.