Si eres un fanático de las mechas y robots de anime y series y películas de fantasía y ciencia-ficción, vas a disfrutar estas comparativas. Porque si lo eres de verdad, alguna vez te habrás preguntado, por ejemplo, si el RX-78-2 Gundam es tan grande e imponente como parece. Las apariencias engañan.
Pilotar un enorme robot requiere mucho talento, tanto como idearlo. Desafortunadamente, las mentes pensantes detrás de la ciencia-ficción, el anime, y los cómics no siempre han dado en el clavo a la hora de crear robots cuya función o diseño tuviera sentido. A continuación, os ofrecemos una recopilación con más de una…
How would we cope with giant robots in space? Adam Elkus, an analyst specializing in foreign policy and strategic studies, looks at the anime classic Mobile Suit Gundam for some answers.
Even though we heard reports last week that the Voltron movie had been put down, the producers say there's still life in this old mecha kitty yet. In fact they claim they're very close to hiring a screenwriter. [MTV]
Concept artist Rael Lyra designs rusted, well-worn mechas with shapes inspired by fish, insects, and the human body. And sometimes human faces — and human skulls — turn up in unexpected places.
Carlos Owens wanted a giant metal robot that would mimic his movements while he sat inside it. And since no one was about to build him one, he built it himself.
Judging from his uber-dark, mech'd-out artwork, Kris Kuksi probably had a disturbing childhood (or dropped acid in graveyards). But it doesn't make his pieces any less awesome.
Lego enthusiast Brian Kescenovitz created a Lego mecha with a hatch mechanism that reveals a pilot in the cockpit. Called the UM-5 War Doll, it's inspired by the VS suits from the game Lost Planet, but I can't help but think of MechWarrior. Best Lego mecha ever, right? [Monday Noodle's Lego Pages via Brothers Brick]