This week’s LEGO Zombie Creation comes to us from Wigglesworth Clarke and is called “Alley of the Dead“. Now, this is a pretty descriptive title, and you might assume that the creation is perhaps set in an alleyway will with zombies. And, in this case, your assumption would be absolutely accurate. See what I mean:
What’s Going On?
We’ve got a sole survivor – Shaun from Shaun of the Dead in this case – find himself at the end of a dead end alley with quite a few zombies closing in on him. He’s armed with his trusty cricket bat, and may be able to take out the zombies we see without getting bitten, but I think it’s safe to assume there are even more zombies closing in, just out of frame.
Of course, he is lucky enough to have access to a fire escape; the ladder is even down, which is a stroke of luck indeed. If I was Shaun, I’d be making a run for the fire escape and pulling up the ladder, post haste.
What I Like
Wigglesworth really makes excellent use of the brick bricks here, giving the alleyway an excellent, gritty texture that works well with the scene. I also like a lot of the details here, like the gutter downspout in the corner. Also, LEGO trash can!
What Could be Improved
The zombie in the foreground’s head is facing the wrong way. Now, that’s a dual-sided head, so I see why it happened, but since we can’t see the zombie’s actual face, it seems like an odd and distracting choice. I understand that all the zombies here are bald, and that is probably a deliberate decision, but it just doesn’t work with the choice of head here.
Second, I think he went a little overboard with all the printed pieces. I like the use of them, but there’s a lot of them, and they tend to pull the eye away from the rest of the scene.