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 LEGO® Zombie Creation, “Day of the Brick” by the appropriately named 69ZombieSlayer, has a lot going on, and features a huge number of zombified Collectible Minifigs.
So What’s Going On?
This is very clearly inspired by one of the most famous scenes from George A Romero’s Day of the Dead , in which Rhodes is finally overwhelmed by a massive horde of zombies. While being devoured, he utters one of the most famous lines from a Romero film: “Choke on ’em!”. What’s a more famous line that that? I would argue “They’re coming to get you Barbara”, but I digress.
In the LEGO® version of the scene, Rhodes looks just as defiant as in the film. He is being torn apart – with loads of trans-red 1×1 round plates for blood, nice! – yet still sports of clench-jawed look of superiority and disgust. While it’s not a straight recreation, it really captures the spirit of the scene.
Let’s Talk About the Zombies
One thing I really like about this creation is that a lot of the zombies are actually zombified versions of the Collectible Minifigs. This is cool not just because I love those things, but it also ties into a theme in zombie flicks where we tend to get an awful lot of “costumed” zombies, that is zombies who aren’t just wearing regular street clothes (e.g. zombie cheerleaders, a zombie marching band).
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.
Nice photo, shooting from above is sometimes great, but there’s a typo in the quote bit ‘They’re coming to get your Barbara!’
What do you mean they’re coming to get my Barbara?! 🙂
Oh, good catch. Fixing that now.
Nice one! I just noticed the punk zombie still holding his guitar in the left bottom corner, lol!
Hah, I saw the punk but didn’t notice the guitar somehow. Nice!
Not to mention the Butcher mini coming in the door is still holding his Meat Cleaver.
It’s a good scene and I do like it.
I fear the green syringe more.
Is its contents the cause of the zombie outbreak? The cure? Or maybe just meningitis-contaminated steroids?
In the world I am working on, the bad guy carries a mysterious syringe, too.
That damn meningitis! I just got a steroid injection three weeks ago and the story had me freaking out.
What’s scarier than dirty drugs?
I am very leery of drugs; and I am in the business, for crying out loud.
So, how’s your neck feel, Dave? A little stiff?
You’re going to give me psychosomatic meningitus, Bo.
@Bo – At least we know you’re trying to practice safe medicine.
If you’re ever in the ER, and want to get to the front of the line, tell the triage nurse that you feel nauseated and your neck is feeling stiff.
BOOM! To the front of the line you go!
My father in-law get a shot every other week (lucky there’s a nurse in the family…) and I always read the label carefully, even though it’s the same medicine every time. Nurses have this thing called the five “rights”: right patient, the right drug, the right time, the right dose, and the right route.
Would you be surprised to know that medication errors cause 98,000 deaths per year in the US, more than asphyxiation, fires, falls, poisoning, and motor vehicle accidents COMBINED; and it seldom makes the news…
I’m not too surprised. I’ve an Aunt who’s a nurse and now she does in-home visits. I’ve heard numerous complaints and problems about the being overworked and long shifts. So I’m not surprised if there are that many fatal errors.
Yeah, in hospitals nurses are having five and six patients each, easy to mix up drugs, and that’s in situations when the docs actually prescribe the right meds.