Ascendant Lords – Kingdom of VzirClassification: MeleeArmaments: (1) PA-ALVZRSCY-XY Along with the overhaul of his twin sister’s reFrame, Ran Al’ Vzir also had his previous Vzir’ Ran overhauled and updated. The much improved Vzir’ Regis has all the functional upgrades done to the Vzir’ Regalia. Unlike his sister’s mech however, Monarch Ran instructed Court Engineers for a more conservative upgrade. One request was to specifically retain the imposing look with its wide shoulders and caped design. The PA-ALVZRSCY-XY Scythe is also only slightly modified from its previous iteration. BUILD NOTES This build, according to the lore, belongs to the twin
The reFrame System is a modular brick skeleton aimed to help both new and veternan brick mech builders create their own designs in a consistent size with modular capabilities. It was originally designed to be a basis for all my mechs in the Mech Wars universe. Having gone through a number of upgrades, the V3 reFrame can now house a minifigure pilot in the chest without sacrificing aesthetic or articulation.
My Instructions & Mech Building Guides
Part of being an Adult Fan of LEGO is creating My Own Creations and learning how to improve my own building techniques. I’ve made some of these commercially available by designing my own instructions and building guides.
The ones here are my featured publications but you can view all the LEGO Fan related materials I’ve published over the years at my store 🙂
Episode 1 of my video blog series is now up! 😀 In this episode, I talk about the Hero Factory Leg Extender piece and how it’s used for my mech building, tackling issues on leg and hip stability and a little on leg design. There’s also some discussion involving a 4×4 wedge, using 1×1 round bricks vs a 1L Technic connector, and lastly a little bit on that 1×2 plate with 45 degree slope on one stud.
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To keep the Kingdom of Vzir’s fighting forces in top condition, the female Monarch, Rin Al’ Vzir, requested her Court Engineers to completely overhaul her Vzir’ Rin reFrame to match the newer reFrame models of neighboring countries.
Keeping up with their individual personalities and fighting styles, the new Vzir’ Regalia features a slender, more agile design and is now equipped with the SW-VZ-DUALR Dual Swords. The Quorus core flight module was further upgraded to allow better low altitude mobility. This is well protected by the new armor skirting design that also acts as extra flight stabilizers.
The Kobold was designed by the Progenitors as a cost-efficient mass-produced unit that’s capable of handling multiple combat situations in various terrain thanks to a quick-swap loadout system. While not as highly rated as the Dirius production model, its lower cost and high customization options makes up for what it lacks in performance.
The new Liberator line manufactured by the Marzan Empire is an entirely new approach to reFrame development. By retaining the core system throughout a variety of models and only making modifications mostly in limbs and armaments, it has allowed Marzan engineers to roll out 2 different models with varying roles in the same R&D duration as one reFrame unit.
Translated from the word Prosperity from an old pre-Quorus nation, the Fanrong serves both as elite reFrame unit and as a sign of Tian Guo’s wealth and military might. While not equipped with any ranged weapons like most reFrames in the Ascendant Lords, its high mobility coupled with the YANHU Fanrong shields allow it to quickly close in and cleave through reFrame ranks with ease with the PA-GUANDAO-FR.
It is believed that upon seeing this deep red reFrame that one will be blessed in good tidings. While this may be true for the inhabitants of Tian Guo, a newly formed Lordship that has deep roots to a long forgotten dynasty, seeing this on the opposite side of the battlefield isn’t so prosperous, even more when you’re within reach of its deadly PA-GUANDAO-FR.
From Sapiens to Ludens
We are Homo Ludens (Those who play).
Designed by Yoji Shinkawa, Ludens is the company icon and mascot of Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions video game company. Ludens wears an “extra-vehicular creative activity (ECA) suit”, and often carries a flag bearing the Kojima Productions logo – which is based off Ludens themself. Ludens is prominently featured in a video titled “Kojima Productions logo movie”, where they trek into the unknown of space and plant the studio flag into uncharted lunar ground.
The Dirius model was designed to be a high-performance mass produced unit that could be outfitted with different loadouts.
The first of its loadouts is the Full Armor package with reactive armor panels for major body parts. The extra armor raises the damage reduction of the Dirius by 200%, rivaling thicker armored reFrames although increasing the Dirius overall weight. Once an armor panel is damaged, the pilot can opt to discard that panel through the quick release locks on each panel.
ProgenitorsClassification: Mid-Long Range Armaments: (1) BZ-BLSTRCS198X(1) HC-DUALCS198X Marzan EmpireClassification: Melee Armaments: (2) SW-MACHETE (Takeda recolor) The Takeda is a custom recolor variant of the Kurosawa Sword Kai. It is rumored to move at thrice the speed. Nothing else is known about the unit. BUILD NOTES This was actually built as a display piece over at my ToyCon PH 2019 booth as a special color variant of the Kurosawa Sword Kai. As with most of Quiccs’ pieces, I just had to make a red version with gold accents and a more pronounced Samurai vibe to it. Build wise, there’s only very small
After the success of the Mammoth model, the Zenithal was born out of NESF’s aim for a better defense combat reFrame with improved mobility. The new heavy model features a thicker armor plating than its predecessor and is equipped with the DASH movement system. This allows it to briefly move in a straight line, closing the gap between enemy combatants.
ToyCon PH 2019 is one of the biggest toy events in the Philippines that takes place annually in June. It is a wonderful event that celebrates our country’s love for toys.
The weekend event gathered toy enthusiasts and hobby groups not just from all over the country, but also all over the world. There’s a ton of exclusive ToyCon PH offers, special guests, and a whole lot of toy buying and selling of course.
Brick Mecha Division
A Facebook Community for LEGO Mech / Mecha building
Brick Mecha Division is a Facebook community group dedicated as a venue for LEGO mech / mecha builders. It was founded by Kelvin Low back in January 2017 along with myself and co-admin Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann.