LEGO Mechas!

It is no shock to anyone that I am a massive LEGO fan.  We have a heck of a lot of it at our house (and no, we don’t have kids!)  I’ve always loved the versatility of the stuff, but in recent years my appreciation has moved more towards the accuracy and cleverness of the licensed kits (Star Wars, POTC, etc…)  But something was always missing for me…why no Japanese or Anime themed LEGO?  There are tons of fan-built mechas on the internet, so why had LEGO not gone down this route?

So imagine my joy at discovering LEGO had gone down this route, just a few years ago, with their EXO-FORCE range!  I never saw these sets released in the UK, but I may have just missed them.  But wherever they DID come out, they are quite simple the VERY FINEST LEGO SETS EVER!  Oh yes, they are incredible.  Superbly designed, beautiful concepts, well-balanced with fantastic articulation and playability factor.  The anime styled mini-figs are ace, but the mechas are the real deal.  Some even come with light-up bricks that channel red light through to the cockpits and guns.  So…fracking…cool.

But don’t take my word for it, here’s a few snappy snaps of the three new Exo-Force mechas we now own.  They seemed quite at home in our Japanese themed garden 🙂



About hokusbloke
30-something radio producer/director/writer, owner & MD of Ladbroke Productions (the UK's oldest independent radio production company). Lover of far fetched fiction, scifi and fantasy, my cats and all thinks tech. I am also the Chair of the Radio Independents Group, a former Trustee of the Radio Academy, and a Fellow of the RSA. I co-wrote, produced and directed Robert Rankin's "The Brightonomicon" audio series, produce Dr Who audiobooks for the BBC, and directed several sci-fi radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2009. I am a strong advocate for more SF audio and radio...keep watching this space for upcoming news!

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