If minifigures can feel dread or fear, what do you think our little LEGO plastic pals are most afraid of? Is it being stepped upon by their human counterparts? Or be left unintentionally into the perpetual darkness underneath an uncaring washer? Or like any sane minifigure, to be eaten alive by this imposing LEGO Attack on Titan MOC by fan builder funnystuffs. I have not written about LEGO MOCs for quite some time since my last commentary on that excellent piece of work which is the custom LEGO Sauron from Lord of the Rings. But looking at this custom LEGO Attack on Titan, I know I needed to say something about this extraordinary brick rendition.
Shingeki no Kyojin (or popularly known as Attack on Titan) has been one of the most popular mangas out there with quite a following. It has also been adapted to an anime series bearing the same title as well. The series’ storyline is a typical coming of age story given a dark, apocalyptic twist: pit a bunch of young, zealous soldiers against a horde of man-eating creatures in all shapes and sizes, and watch how the fate of the world hangs in the balance. If you haven’t read the most recent chapters of the manga series, then I guess I will stop here to avoid potential spoilers.
This LEGO Attack on Titan MOC depicts the Attack Titan used by one of the manga’s lead characters, Eren Yeager. LEGO fan builder funnystuffs managed to convey a terrifying brick version of this towering monster with all the necessary points of articulation complemented by its accurate size and scale. The choice of color is also spot-on, giving it a natural skin color similar to how this infamous Titan is depicted in the anime series. The way the head was sculpted, and how the Attack Titan’s hair was depicted, is also impressively accurate. The rough, wooly look on this brick Titan’s head was achieved using a combination of black, oversized claw, and tooth pieces. I also love how the green translucent pieces accentuate its eyes as well.
And like the mysterious inner workings of Titan anatomy, this custom LEGO Attack on Titan also features a hidden cockpit on its back. It even has space for a minifigure version of Eren to fit in. To be more precise, such an internal, fleshy compartment is to be found underneath the nape of a Titan based on the manga. But given the size of this minifigure-scaled creation, then I guess placing it at the back is the most reasonable option.
Finally, the complete array of the Scout Regiment’s fiercest warriors are also complete and in full battle gear in their latest omni-directional mobility gear. Seeing the minifigure versions of Levi and Mikasa Ackermann makes me wish to see LEGO’s official versions of them.
Whatever is the case, I’m pretty sure that minifigures will tremble in fear in seeing this brick of a monster. They just have to run fast enough to avoid being eaten. Be sure to check out funnystuff’s incredible brick creations that you can find over his Flickr page.