Zombie Creation: Skyrim Draugr

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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, “Skyrim” by Awk’ is based on the video game of the same name. It features a zombie (a Draugr, actually, but more on that in a bit) in a Medieval setting. Now, I’m a total sucker for mash-up like that (although this is totally based on what happens in the game), but I’m featuring it here because it’s also an awesome build.

LEGO Skyrim Draugr

This was just a quick build/photo. I wish it had been lit and staged a little better, because there’s a lot of cool details here. I really love the decayed architecture in the background.

So What’s Going On?

In the game, Draugr are undead Nordic warriors. They can use weapons and have some intelligence, but are still more or less zombies. Here we see some sort of wizard fireballing the holy hell out of the room to take out the zed before it gets too close.

Let’s Talk About the Zombies Draugar

Okay, so Draugr, not zombie, but still. Draugar (that’s the plural) are,quite literally, those who walk after dead. In Norse mythology, Draugar live in the graves of the dead and protect the treasures found within from would be treasure hunters. Besides being able to use weapons and having some mental faculty, the Draugr has some other differences from your run of the mill zombie, the first being superhuman strength. They are also said to be able to use magic. Want to know more? Check out the entry on Wikipedia. It’s quite interesting.

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.

26 thoughts on “Zombie Creation: Skyrim Draugr”

  1. Shit weapons and super strength I wouldn’t want to be bitten by that thing.

    • No sir. According to Wikipedia they can also change shapes, grow in size/weight, and drive livestock insane.

  2. Nice MOC! The only thing I would add are 1*1 plates under the arches because they look a bit too “regular” when compared with the rest.
    I have heard many good things about this game, but I did not know there were undeads in it! The Draugr looks like a formidable creature.

    • I like the 1×1 plate idea. That would give it a cool, geometric look.

      The game is pretty sweet. Terribly addictive, however.

  3. Wow! The fire… the pillars… the floor. It all looks great!

    My nephew LOVES this game and plays every day. Each time he completes something, he finds his mom and tells her all about it. Since he’s 17 and a boy, that’s as close to bonding as they’ve gotten in years! lol

    • I should give my mom a call and let her know my progress in the game. “Guess what, mom, I’m going to be guild master in the thieves’ guild!”

      • Dave:, “hey mom, guess what? I just slayed a Dragon and sucked his soul!”
        Dave’s mom; “that’s great honey, but did you take your pills?”

        • hahahahahaha!

        • Yeah, this sounds about right.

    • I told my mom just about everything I did in that game, but me and my mom have always been close. Hell, she was the one that taught me how to play games in the first place.

      • My kid is funny about playing with me. He’s really into car games and I suck at car games so he thinks I suck at video games but we stragetize the crap out of Rage and Fallout. He forgets that I’ve been gaming since before he was born. Silly boy! lol

        • I’ve tried to get my mom to play free roam games like that, but she only likes WoW these days. .-.

        • I love Fallout but it is just big to finish. I’ve never tried WoW but I hear it’s great.

          Friend’s hubby was hooked on it. lol

        • I tried WOW (free trial) and I just didn’t care for it. I’ve never been into multilayer stuff though. I’m not a huge video game player, so I never get terribly good at them. Playing with/against teenagers who spend hours a day playing isn’t much fun.

        • I played it for quiet some time with my parents, and our friends (I was the only teenager of the whole guild pretty much). Had a-lot of fun, but I decided to quit about a year ago today I think.. I had already took extensive breaks from it as is.

        • Probably a lot more fun with the right people.

  4. Those Draugrs are rather fun to kill.

    • Yeah. I like sneaking up on the bastards when they’re sleeping.

      • I played a character as a full out combat character for quiet some time.. I turned him from a dual wielding warrior into a super sneaky ninja killer. I kill dragons in one hit now :3

        • Damn. I still struggle with dragons.

        • Maximum optimization, and no that’s not from the free hours I get from being a teenager either. One day I just decided to play and start minimaxing everything.

        • Do you get really strategic about leveling and developing certain skills to maximize damage and whatnot? I’ve tried doing that before in Oblivion and felt like it made the game less fun.

        • Nope.. I’ve just magically come to the decision that.. Anything that tells you that you can do more damage in a shorter amount of time? Is probably the best thing to grab.
          SO I just went all up dual wielding, and mixed that with stealth.. So now every time I get a hit in stealth I do the x15 times critical alongside with the 110% more damage.

        • Right on. That’s pretty much what I do as well.

  5. Very sweet…. I must dig out Skyrim and play again.

    • It’s pretty awesome. I got a late start on everyone else, it seems.

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