LEGO Zombie Creation: Hanging by a Shovel

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, “Hanging by a Shovel” by Bricks of the Dead commenter Just a Guy, features a pretty cool custom billboard, which I assume was made with a sticker. I love the effect, but couldn’t bring myself to using a sticker like that on my own bricks. Because I’m anal retentive.

Hanging by a Shovel - a LEGO Zombie Creation

So What’s Going On?

We have two survivors in a very unenviable situation: hanging off a billboard with a mob of zombies awaiting them at the bottom. Odds are, one or both will lose their grip and fall the waiting horde below to be torn to shreds. But even in the best case scenario – say both of them manage to pull themselves back up onto the billboard – their options aren’t great.

They can either be eaten by the dead, or slowly perish from exposure or dehydration. Fast, painful death, or slow painful death?

Let’s Talk About the Zombies

I’m going to say these zombies are the slow lurkers, content to amble about endlessly while waiting for their prey to tire and fall, helpless, into the hands of the mob. I’ve always loved the giant mob of zombies that entrenches outside of survival hideouts, and this is a really cool microcosm of that phenomenon.

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.


just a guy

im going to DC for a week so i wont be able to respond to comments or messages


I think they should holler a lot and maybe rescue will arrive 😀 I’m an optimist!!!


I respect the hell out of that, Mason. I’ve always been a bit of a pessimist myself, and have been trying very hard to change that over the years.


This made me think of a story told by a character in a zombie book I read a while back. He is a helicopter pilot and is flying back and forth shuttling survivors to a ship from the mainland. He sees a family that climbed but a tree or a telephone pole or something to get the away from the zombies. Even though he told his commanding officer about them, he was not authorized to pick them up. Instead, trip after trip, he has to fly past them without stopping. One by one, the family members “disappear” until they are all gone.


Wow, that’s a hell of a creepy story, Angie. Do you happen to remember the title?


I tried to look up yesterday but didn’t have any luck. The book is about a group of survivors that were trapped in a grocery warehouse but get rescued and flown to a ship. The doctor with a god-complex accidentally releases the virus on the ship. It has a partner book that runs in tandem that tells the story of a few people left behind during the rescue. I think Mutts gave it to me.


The overall story sounds okay, but I really like the smaller story about the pilot. We need more stuff like that.

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