Zombie Creation: Zombie Territories

There’s a lot of zombie stuff out there, and most of it is crap. People like to jump on bandwagons and produce quick tie-ins rather than investing love and effort into their creations. Luckily for you, I’m here to help separate the wheat from the chaff. Check back every Friday, when I’m going to share the coolest zombie-related creation I can find out there on the web.

This week’s creation, “Zombie Territories” by Patrick Begin on MOCpages, is impressive in its scale. It features a small horde of zombie clashing with riot police in a small downtown, with several completely built storefronts and apartments flanking either side.

Some impressive buildings. Also, zombies.

Pretty cool, isn’t it? Here’s a closeup of the zombies and the rats that follow in their wake.

Rats following the horde of zombies

And here’s some zombies that stepped away from the horde to queue up at a lunch truck. Also note the graffiti on the building to the right.

Zombies in the lunch queue

The attention to detail and scope of this creation are both fantastic. All the buildings are well crafted and would fit into any city I could think of. The streetscape is well defined and there’s a nice little touch of humor.

My only criticism with this creation is that I don’t get much of a sense of motion out of the zombies and police. It looks very static. I assume that’s because this was a display item, and needed to be pretty resilient. Creating a sense of action in LEGO® generally means the creation is very fragile.

Have you seen a great zombie-related creation out on the web? Are you working on the next great zombie MOC as we speak? Well you had better let us know right away, otherwise we’ll never be able to include it here.

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Christopher

I like the way Scrimshaw is just standing there not at all worried about the Zombie horde.

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the dude person

I’m so jealous… I could really use a massive street scene like this for my comic.

That certainly is a fantastic creation. Although I agree with you on the sense of motion, Dave, one of the first things I noticed was how static it seemed to be. Although from shooting pictures for my contest MOC a while back, along with the street scenes in the flashback in ZO, I’ve learned that it is INCREDIBLY difficult to get your zombie hoard stood up in the middle of the stud-less street in a walking position.

I would have positioned the police cars a little more angularly (as if they were trying to block the road) but I suppose that also may be intentional, depending on what angles from which this display is to be viewed (if it is indeed meant to be a display piece.)

“All the building are belong to us.” I mean… “All the building are well crafted.”
(I think you get the point; you missed an ‘s’ in the third-to-last paragraph!)

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Dave

Thanks TheDudePerson, I’ll correct that now.

Well said about motion. It’s both very difficult to pull off well, and very unstable in LEGO.

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