This is a walking cottage, designed to survive the spider apocalypse. Because of course it is. Letranger Absurde owns the mind behind it and there’s more to see at his photostream on Flickr. Click here to go cottaging. Sorry, we mean here. We’re nothing if not educational!
Simultaneously harmlessly brilliant and magnificently creepy, Flickr’s Blake Foster sure knows how to both delight and terrify in equal measure.
This Neo-Classic Space walking rover features the usual perennially smiling Classic Spaceman, but riding atop a mechanised body of horror.
There’s more to see of Blakes’s ‘AT-CST’ at his photostream; Click the link above to make the jump or alternatively try here for something featuring a bit less dread.
The mind of Vince_Toulouse is a magical place. After his Walking Bus featured here last month – a creation that should be rather terrifying yet appears utterly delightful – he’s back with another steampunky insectoid.
No, not those Insectoids, but his latest creation does draw upon an even more pointless and short-lived theme, with a few Galidor parts proving that even the worst LEGO sets of all time can be put to good use.
Vince’s ‘Cricket Automobile’ looks a lot more spidery than crickety to us, even though it has the cricket-correct six legs, but whatever its animal equivalent it looks marvellous. See more at Vince’s ‘Cricket Automobile’ album on Flickr via the first link in this text.
For some reason sci-fi modellers often depict future transport as having legs. This is strange because wheels are obviously more efficient and mechanically simpler to design. Walking vehicles also require advanced stabilisation and control technology. Why would society abandon the wheel? Would it eventually mean the end of The Lego Car Blog? How would the Elves win their Smarties?
Perhaps one area where walking machines might make sense would be in a form of racing, such as BobDeQuatre’s Running Flamingo. As we noted earlier in the week, racing competitions often arbitrarily change their rules, so why not ban wheels? BobDeQuatre has created the World Running League for exactly this sort of motor sport. Click this link to see his other MOC in the series or this link to enjoy the extreme stereo-panning of today’s title track from an appropriately pink group.
Mahjqa is back, with perhaps his best creation yet. ‘Tachikoma’ drives, walks, swivels and does many other things our vocabulary is insufficiently broad to describe.
The only way to really understand it is to see it in action. Luckily Mahjqa is a brilliant video editor as well as Technic builder…