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 Thursday, when I’m going to share the coolest zombie-related creation I can find out there on the web.
This week’s creation, “Office Apoc” by NIRDIAN, is for all you white collar office drones like me. My cubical is within about ten feet of our breakroom, so if there was an office zombie outbreak, I’d probably be in trouble.
Zombie Build Review
What can I say, I just love this build. The drab, boring walls and counter remind me of every office I’ve ever been in. The run on coffee is perfect, and I laughed out loud at the digital clock under the analog clock. The little details are fantastic; I especially love the small shelves under the coffee pot. And the coffee pot? Quite a clever build using just four pieces (not including the cup of course). The only thing missing in here is a couple of garbage cans. Because we all know garbage cans make every creation 5% better, right?
The staging here is outstanding as well. The zombies pouring in create an excellent sense of motion. The office drone with his terrible hiding spot is brilliant, as is the poor bastard who got devoured in the doorway. The use of red bricks and tile for blood splatter is well done without being over the top.
Long story short: I’d like more of this, please.
Have you seen a great zombie 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.
Hah I’m going to point it out first! Grammar mistake: It should be EVERY office. 5% better? Then what about 2,349,10 or,100?
Well, the math gets a little wonky when you start adding a lot of garbage cans. Diminishing returns and all that.
That is a very good build, lots of great details! It also illustrates that Lego should make more official Zombie figs as the whole scene would be much better if we could introduce some variety in the zeds.
Hell yes, Yatkuu! I really hope more official zeds show up. Heck, in the next Collectible Minifig collection. I doubt anyone would complain. Better than another skater or snowboarder, right?
I’m confident we will eventually get a female zombie.. at least it would be consistent with their “matching pairs” approach (caveman/woman, spaceman/woman, snowboarder man & woman…)
I’ve been thinking the same thing. It’s only a matter of time, right? Right?
Well we already have a nice surgeon coming with Series 6.. that’s got to count for something!
LEGO is very much aware of the secondary market…surely they realize the obscene cost people pay for them.
I was at a Lego AFOL expo last month and the most expensive fig was the Zombie, I think it was around 12€!
Holy crap. That’s insane. I’m so glad I managed to get my hands on a few (thanks completely to Lich Barrister over at Ye Olde Lego-Time Theatre).
The spilled coffee is my favorite detail.
In NIRDIAN’s own words:
“1 out of 10 overworked office-employees comes back from the dead as a ‘coffee-zombie’. They have an extremely keen smell for the brew and will stop at nothing to get to it. “
Both awesome details.
My absolute fave is the last zombie in the crowd. He just knows that there’ll be either no coffee or no brains left by the time he gets through the door. The angle of the ‘fig and the partial blocking of his face makes him look all the more nervous.
Now that you mention it, that is some particularly inspired blocking right there.
the mug on the ground with the black 1×1 tile looks cool
i believe its spilled coffe
yup. mmmmmm… coffee.
(I hate coffee)