“Stand Aside, I Must Apprehend These LEGO X Men”

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These minifigure versions of the LEGO X Men can expect a difficult time with this towering heavyweight. This article is reposted to share this awesome LEGO X Men Sentinel MOC from LEGO fanbuilder extraordinaire Henry Pinto. 

This LEGO X Men and Sentinel MOC is Welcomed Throwback!

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of LEGO and the iconic X-Men universe, where nostalgia meets innovation in the most spectacular way! If you’ve been following our blog, you already know about my fondness for the late 80s and 90s, an era that holds a special place in the hearts of many fellow AFOLs.

This beloved animated series graced our screens for a remarkable five-year run from 1992 to 1997, capturing the imaginations of viewers young and old. Amidst its captivating characters and thrilling storylines, the Sentinels emerged as one of the most iconic elements of the X-Men franchise.

The animated series ran for 5 years from 1992 until 1997. One of the things (or villains) that impressed me the most in the series are those towering mechanical monstrosities called Sentinels.

Before we had their modern, shape-shifting iterations as seen in MCU’s X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), the classic Sentinel was more menacing both in size and sheer power. That kind of wonder and awe for such a powerful villain, whom the X-Men buckled every now and then, really left an impression on me. Much so that we are expecting a comeback of this formidable foe once the modern retelling of the classic X-Men animation is streamed over at Disney+.

So imagine my delight when I stumbled into this minifig scale LEGO X Men Sentinel MOC (My Own Creation) of the infamous colossus created by Henry Pinto for the Sydney Brick Show.  Needless to say, it’s a true homage to the X-Men legacy.

A Closer Look at this Custom and Colossal LEGO Sentinel MOC

Henry’s incredible brick-built Sentinel is a towering presence, standing at a jaw-dropping 101cm (almost 4 feet) in height, with a wingspan of 45cm. It’s not a lightweight either, tipping the scales at an impressive 7.5 kilograms. To fully appreciate the scale of this creation, take a look at the images Henry shared on his Facebook post.

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Love how those LEGO X Men minifigures look so puny in comparison to this mechanical behemoth. The balance and articulation of this LEGO X-Men Sentinel MOC are outstanding considering its weight and dimensions.

What truly sets Henry’s LEGO Sentinel apart is the meticulous attention to detail. Every aspect of this fearsome mechanical beast has been recreated with precision. From the iconic pink and metallic blue color scheme to the stunning light effects, this LEGO Sentinel exudes authenticity and menace, reminiscent of its animated counterpart.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that Henry constructed this LEGO MOC without relying on LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), a digital tool commonly used by LEGO builders for planning and designing their creations. Furthermore, he modestly confesses that he hasn’t kept track of the number of LEGO pieces used. This underscores the power of pure talent and unbridled creativity!

I guess sheer talent and creativity do not necessarily need to have a building manual.

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Like This LEGO X-Men Sentinel MOC?

For those who want to dive deeper into the creation process of this LEGO X-Men Sentinel MOC, you’re in luck. Henry has generously shared an extensive collection of photos on his Flickr site, chronicling the evolution of this monumental project. It’s a treasure trove of insights into the dedication, creativity, and sheer joy that went into bringing this iconic X-Men foe to life using LEGO bricks.

My heartfelt gratitude goes to Henry for sharing his awe-inspiring, brick-built masterpiece with the world. His LEGO X-Men Sentinel MOC not only pays tribute to the X-Men animated series but also showcases the limitless potential of LEGO as an artistic medium. Whether you’re a devoted X-Men enthusiast or simply appreciate the magic of LEGO, this creation is a must-see marvel!

In the realm of LEGO X Men, Henry’s LEGO Sentinel MOC stands as a towering testament to the fusion of nostalgia, artistic ingenuity, and a deep love for the X-Men universe. It’s a work of art that is sure to continue inspiring and captivating LEGO fanbuilders for generations to come.

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

One thought on ““Stand Aside, I Must Apprehend These LEGO X Men””

  1. Even though I’m commenting almost 5 years later, I agree this was one of tee best Saturday morning cartoons a kid or young adult could ask for with regards to the X-MEn. Love the Sentinel MOC. While the future Sentinels in the XMen Days of Future Past are a far cry different from what’s in the cartoon and comics the older or first Gen Sentinels in the XMen movies were a much loser match to the classic ones. I have been collecting Legos and toys since I was a kid and I have one of the giant sized Sentinel toys made by TOYBIZ boxed up somewhere.

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