I got the idea from another mech builder to make a mech in a green and white color scheme, since those are the school colors of the Spartans of Michigan State University, my alma matter. But I couldn't build the Spartans a mech without building a smaller mech in yellow and blue to represent our archrivals, the University of Michigan Wolverines (okay, their colors are "maize" and blue, but yellow is as close as Lego gets). Whoo-hoo, Spartans win again!
Thanks for the comments, everyone. I was active on MOCpages from about 2004-2006, and every once in a while one of my old creations ends up in MOC of the day (I think it's just a random draw).
My MOCs from 2008 to the present can be found on Flickr, if you're interested:
I've recently started posting on MOCpages again to participate in the Metal Legion group.
This post is now seven years old. I still like the builds, but obviously there are things I'd do differently now. The photos are pretty poor, however. These days I've got a better camera, better lighting and better editing. I'm still no pro, but I've improved.
I'm still a Michigan State fan (graduated in 1995!), but I moved away from the US three years ago, and they don't show US college sports on TV here very often, so I haven't kept up with the MSU athletics very well.
I like it
September 28, 2011
That's a very nice use of ordinary blocky parts. Nice going.
"The deluxe Wolverine cockpit appointments were paid for by the pilot's dad. Dad paid for the Classic Space tatoo on his chest, too."
Sparti-ZING! All of the burns here are great. And oddly accurate. Specifically the one mentioning coeds. I also really like the way you sum up the rivalry. "We beat them more than we should have the right to." Well-said!
Also, cool builds.
Heh, yeah I live in Michigan (obviously).
Nice Mechs! And that leg design looks nice, whenever I try to make a mech I get stuck on the leg part...I migh use, but give credit to you of course. The chunky legs on the spartan look really good too...
I love the scale, particularly of the green and white one, but the color scheme makes it hard to read the shapes of the bodies. If I could give fewer than one smiley off for that, I would.
I don't quite follow the leg structure on the Spartan, but it sure is interesting. I don't see any knees...
very cool mechs, I like the color schemes as well, you don't often see those... maybe I should make a blue and yellow ship.
The only (minor) thing I don't like are the weapons on each arm, they need more... blaster-y bits ;) instead of just open ports
Great set, however I would have added some sort of auto-surrender option to the wolverine model- it would seem fitting for their style of play. The Lenny shot is also a classic (also from someone who tries to follow in his footsteps).