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, “Zoombie” by R D L, is quite the whimsical scene. You know, if you don’t pay attention to the little things like the reanimated corpse chasing down a terrified man. At any rate, it’s whimsical. Beyond that? Well, it’s all right there in the title.
So What’s Going On?
There has always been one thing we’ve had over the zombies: the ability to use vehicles to get the hell away (okay, so technically we have a lot of advantages, just bear with me here). But in “Zoombie”, the dastardly zeds turn the tables on us by doing one thing we never thought they were capable of: mobilization. That’s right, we’re seeing a zombie on a moped. The horror, the horror.
I really enjoy creations like this, where someone takes a handful of pieces and stages them in the real world so that everything appears to scale. It looks like such a simple thing – there’s really not much going on in the photo – but you rarely see it done so well.
Let’s Talk About the Zombies
The zombie here, aside from his method of transportation, appears to be your typical Romero-style shambling corpse. You don’t see a lot of detail, what with the shallow depth of field and all. What you do see, however, is dogged pursuit of prey, and that’s something I think we can all appreciate in a zombie.
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.
That is brilliant and it made my day! If I’m not mistaken the zombie head is from the new zombie set, and it blends perfectly with the CMF Series 1 torso.. it’s good that LEGO finally gave us some alternatives to work with.
The BrickForge scooter is really awesome too, I totally need to get some.
Oh yeah, I think this is just outstanding.
I got one of the scooters in yellow. I think I’ve used it in the background of an episode or two. It’s a nice piece. I like that the newer ones have printing.
That terrified face is fantastic. Totally made me smile.
It’s a sort of whimsical terror, isn’t it?
I really like that IT guy. I put him to work keeping the ADU’s computers up and running. 😉
Dave, I need an email address for you. Shoot me an email with a good address. Thanks.
Sent you a goodie. 😉
Good pieces. I’ve actually got that color and design of scooter and it does appear in a few episodes of Readership of One.
Which, if you guys aren’t already reading, you really need to check out.
Here’s the thing I can see that makes this fairly realistic: The zombies that shamble around seem to have some sense of balance that keeps them upright, otherwise every time they tried to take a step they’d fall flat on their faces. So why wouldn’t this translate rather neatly into the illusion of them being able to ride a scooter? It’s not that they’re like us, and that they have the same sense of balance and coordination but they still have some kind of biological process that keeps them upright and pointed in the direction of their prey, and provided someone left them a running scooter with gas in it, they could theoretically pursue someone until the gas runs out! 😀 Granted, getting it into gear and accidentally twisting the throttle the right way would be big leaps but one would assume that these zombies have enough of a grip in their hands to at least hold down struggling victims. A zombie is a wonderful plot device of fictional imagery that doesn’t necessarily need to fit anything a human is capable of, it just needs to be able to get at it’s food and hold onto it until it needs a new source of food. This is perfect! 😀 Of course, once that zombie rounds a corner and centrifugal force throws him off the bike he may well either revert to a zombie or die if the head hits something solid enough! 😉
Sorry, that last sentence didn’t quite make sense, it should read: Of course, once that zombie rounds a corner and centrifugal force throws him off the scooter, he may well either revert to a shambling zombie …” I wish these comments had preview capability! I find 99% of my mistakes post proof-read the first or second time around! 😀
Good notes on the zombie’s inability to handle corners. To avoid zombies, ride in a serpentine pattern!
zombies a little creepy dont you think
Yeah, that is kind of the idea.
Its normal after a while, you get used to the whole “Zombie” thing after you read the comic seven times.
no i mean the zombie lego face for the zoombie
Oh yeah. It’s a sweet zombie face.
Hey! I love all the creations and comics!
I was wondering if you could post one of these photos as creation of the week! hope for Dave to put one on!/Users/nissatrollope/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2012/09/12/20120912-154436/DSCN1543.JPG
That doesn’t open anything for me.
You have to upload the photo somewhere, Superblok2. You can’t just link to your computer.