The upper leg. On the original version, the legs were way too skinny, so I beefed them up a
bit, and the result isn't bad.
The lower leg. One of the parts I didn't make as detailed as I wanted.
the structural support for the knee joint. Clicky hinges may be strong, but not so strong.
The feet. Again, not as detailed as I'd have liked it to be.
This is actually an interesting detailed. If that 2 x 2 45° slope wasn't (apparently) misplaced in that way, the leg and the whole mecha would inarrestably fall down. It's the 90° angle between the Star Wars cannon, solidly connected with the leg, and the slope, that connects the legs to the ground, that makes the Syblith hold by its own. After building this, I can certainly say: the first one who calls LEGOs a 'children toy', I'll punch him right on the nose.
The head lifts and...to the cockpit!
My usual 'cockpit opening sequence'.
The cockpit without the pilot (I apologize for his completely unfitting colours, but he was
standing on my desk and so I used him for these pictures). Those round-headed tools
make excellent control sticks.
This feature is actually quite silly...I initially built those 'plasma cannons' when I made
the cockpit area, but I never could be bothered to rempve them after thinking about how
dangerous would have been for the pilot if some 5000+ °C hot guns fired continuously half a
metre from his head. 'Multifrequency sensor jammers' sounds way more sensible (not mentioner
safer for the pilot!)
A shot with a minifig for size comparison. Not really needed, but it makes the Syblith feel a bit more important.
If you're seeing this, you're probably going to be mercilessly squished.
Look, it's leaning its head to say goodbye! That, or it's adjusting its sensors to aim better at you...eiter way, thank you for making it through my extremely verbose commentary + background information, and I hope I've not bored you too much. If you want to toss a review in the review bin, I'll be more than glad to read them. Adieu!
This is spectacular, pure awesomeness.
Before reading your quote about evangelion, I commented my brother: hey!, that's just like eva's abs!, few secconds later I discovered you actually based it in evangelion!
Possibly one of the most unorthadox yet brilliant Mech designs I have seen for a very long time.
Your construction skills are second only to you imagination and your descriptive analogies of the weaponry and back story of the Siblith is supurb but by far my favorite part is the cockpit deployment system - genius.
All in all, a fantastic peice of Lego craftsmanship - 1st class mech!!!
Hmm...I would suppose that the synchromagnetic rails function in a way to facilitate a physical occurance that could be modelled in some fashion by Gauss' theory of syncronic linear induction? I must say, Mr. Phlaminus, that I enjoy your use of science theory in your creations, as well as your increasingly impressive vocabulary and fine attention to maintaining a grammatically correct conversation.
Most intimidating, and quite EVA-like. I'm really impressed with the delicate balances used to keep it upright. This is structurally great considering the joint technology you used. I thought an anthropoid over 45 cm with click hinges would fail. After that, I projected based on my mech's joint failure weight that you would have to use worm gears in the legs. If only it was more poseable! Metric rules.