I mean, just look at it! This wonderful recreation of one of the Tokusatsu genre's finest heroes by Flickr User Moko is so well done, it looks almost like an action figure rather than a piece of lego construction.
Moko's take on Kamen Rider is not only impressive for its poseability though - although that in itself is pretty remarkable - but how smooth and sleek it looks as well. Using a technique known to Lego builders as 'SNOT' (no, not the gunk in your nose, but an acronym for 'Studs Not On Top'), Moko's build eschews the blocky aesthetic that we're usually familiar with when we think of Lego for something that looks completely different. It's still recognisably lego-y, but it looks like it's a Kamen Rider action figure rather than a Lego model.
It's also interesting to see how Moko's takes on Kamen Rider in Lego form have progressed over the years - here's three of their former attempts at creating the masked hero in different Lego scales dating from as far back as 2006:
They're all pretty snazzy (I'm particularly fond of the adorable minifigure Kamen Rider on the far right) but I think the latest attempt is by far the best.
[via The Brothers Brick]
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