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, “L4ST” is a short film set in the world of The Last of Us. Generally speaking, I’m not big on fan fiction, and people creating works that are set in someone else’s universe, especially when that universe is relatively new and still very much protected by copyright (this obviously excepts things like the Cthulu mythos, the original works of which exist in the public domain). That said, I think this is pretty damn well done, with the exception of some of the casting. Check it out:
So What’s Going On?
Pretty basic setup here: we’ve got a pair of survivors who are trying to get supplies. The twist is that you don’t quite know if these are supposed to be good guys or bad guys. Since they’re the protagonists of the story, you tend to immediately side with them. However, they are coming into a building that is already inhabited, and appear to be just stealing the supplies of another group.
That other group, of course, reacts with hostility, but this is only after catching our “heroes” stealing their food and killing one of their own. Yes, the protagonists are outnumbered and outgunned, but are they really in the right here? Is anyone? I really like the moral ambiguity of this short, which is a perfect fit for both its own tone, and the tone of The Last of Us (which I am gushing over yet again).
Let’s Talk About the Zombies
We really don’t see much of the zombies here, outside of a creepy opening in which several of them are trapped in a pen. As before, these aren’t your typical zombies; they’re victims of a fungal parasite that turns them into, for all intents and purposes, zombies.
I would have liked to have seen some use of the clickers from The Last of Us, just because they’re so horribly creepy, but it’s really not the focus of this short.
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.