Confession time; this TLCB Writer has never seen, read, nor understood ‘Manga’. However TLCB has featured this apparently iconic Manga motorcycle several times over the years, and today ‘Kaneda’s bike’ from the Manga series ‘Akira’ arrives on these pages in mini-figure form courtesy of Dan Ko of Flickr. Dan’s bike complete with cleverly photoshopped decals and cunning techniques can be seen at his photostream – click the link above for more Manga motorcycle.
Kaneda’s Bike from Akira has appeared here several times over the years, but no attempt had been made at a mini-figure scale version – so difficult is the build even in a large scale – until now.
TLCB favourite _Tiler, who we think might be the best Town-scale builder anywhere, has finally allowed Kaneda to feature in mini-figure form, and a stunning job he’s done too.
You can see more of mini-fig-Kaneda’s Bike at _Tiler’s Flickr photostream via the link above, where there are also instructions available, and you can see the larger recreations that have featured here in the past by using the search function at the foot of this page.
Sariel is back, and with something that at first glance looks a bit simple when compared to his usual builds. But the beauty of his recreation of Kaneda’s Bike from AKIRA is more than its stunning appearance – remarkably this model is fully RC drivable! You can see how Sariel has done it via MOCpages, you can watch his bike in action below, and you can read our interview with man himself here.
This beautifully slick creation is a product of the incredibly talented Arvo Brothers. Based on the AKIRA manga work of Katsuhiro Otomo, Kaneda’s bike is a stunning design in 2D, and looks even more spectacular with an additional dimension. Arvo Brothers’ Lego version of the Manga design is to be detailed in their new book, with explanations of how to build it and decals included. Read more at the brothers’ Flickr page here.