Samus Aran, the famed bounty hunter, in her Phazon Suit from Metroid Prime.
About this creation
Built for a contest on BZPower.com, where we were asked to build a character from a video game. I chose Samus Aran, from the Metroid series. I originally began building her in her traditional orangeish yellow and red suit, but realized quickly that I did not have the parts to realize the MOC with those colours. In Metroid Prime Samus receives the Phazon Suit, which is a slick looking black and grey/silver suit with red highlights, and in all honesty, I've always preferred how that suit looks anyway. So it was a no-brainer for me, and I switched the MOC to that design.
The MOC looks sort of odd in static poses, because it was not designed with those poses in mind, it was built to stand in more traditional Samus poses, such as the one seen in the main photo, where the more obviously odd proportions were designed to mimic the game graphics.
There are a few other design liberties I took, but most of them are because I was building this out of LEGO, you know?
I thought it looked just like Samus to begin with, but then I looked up Phazon suit Samus and realized just how much you got right! The chest and shoulders are standouts, but the little red highlights and armor ridges are all represented somehow, it seems, and well. If I have one complaint I'll join the masses and pint out the thin shins, not that I have a better idea. My HF shell pet peeve when building is that if you don't cover their backside, they look strange from a lot of angles, and you have a couple of cases of that here. Slick build as always.
I like it
March 19, 2014
Not very recognizable out of the traditional colors. Still nice though.