Zombie Creation: Macro Zombies

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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.

The Zombie Creation:

This week’s creation didn’t have a title, so I gave it one that I thought was appropriate: “Macro Zombies” by Legomiles. Why Macro Zombies? Because, Legomiles did something a little different with his entry that made me smile. Instead of using minifigs, he did brick-built characters, which I’m callings macro-figures for lack of a better term. It’s  a clever idea, and pretty ballsy too, considering that he’s still only working with 16×16 studs, and his figures are considerably larger.

So What’s Going On?

The scene here is fairly typical: we have a barricaded survivor (whom I think is Legomiles himself), and a zed trying to break in. The whole thing is set in either a broken down apartment years after the zombie apocalypse started, or a slum right at the beginning. Either way, it looks sad and neglected, which I really liked.

Block the door!

The zed is reaching in through a broken window, while the survivor barricades the door. Just out of reach is a fire extinguisher he could use to brain the incoming zed.

A zombie-killing weapon, just out of reach

Let’s Talk About the Zombies

The zombies, or zombie in this case, is different from any I’d seen before. I’m sure there’s a name for this style of build (it looks similar to the LEGOLand scale), but I’m not sure what it is. The zed is cleverly built, and even features some damage: just check out that right arm. Sure, you don’t get the level of detail that you would with a minifig, but I think he makes up for it with the dynamic poses and nice usage of parts.

A different kind of LEGO zombie

Neat, eh? Here’s a better pic of both characters:

Legomiles' macro-figures

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.

9 thoughts on “Zombie Creation: Macro Zombies”

  1. Wow! I’m very happy to be mentioned on here, Macro Zombies sounds great! The reason I didn’t give it a title on the whole is because I individually named each photo. Hooray!

    • Named and annotated each photo. I wish more people would do that on Flickr.

      Nicely done on this. I think it was an incredibly creative entry.

  2. A very original creation! I’m not sure which scale it is… I know there are the moodland and the miniland scales. I guess it’s the legomilesland.

    • I like that. Legomilesland scale.

  3. Third pic down is absolutely brilliant! Well done LM!

  4. Goo job legomiles! I love the missing Zed arm.

    This actaully made me think of Blade Runner. I read the book too which was awesome but the run down look of the bright colored brick is brilliant.

    • I’m happy people liked that effect, because most of my bricks look like that! Don’t know how to clean them up

      • I guess that means that they are well worn and loved. =)

      • I’ve got many a brick that are faded. I agree with Angelina–the bricks are worn and loved. I even see some teeth marks. I can completely relate to that, but now I’ve learned about that nifty brick separator :}

        Good job though! I love the window and the shoes on the characters–so cute!

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