Classification: Mid-Long Range

(1) HC-DUALCS198X 

Marzan Empire
Classification: Melee
(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.



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 differences with the original OG black Kurosawa. 

I was also fortunate enough to have Quiccs sign this on the shoulder. Currently keeping this as replacement for the black OG that I sold and as a permanent piece in my Marzan faction collection. 

Picture here is of the GoK in a special red colorway edition from DevilToys. 

WIP Process

Not a lot of WIP for this as it was built in a day while recreating the OG black Kurosawa. Back when I made it, I didn’t have access to the new pearl gold Ninjago double curved blade minifig weapon (seen here as dark silver) so I temporarily used a chrome gold kabuto ornament from the LEGO 90’s samurai sets. 

While that was actually a nice fit for the whole build, I was very OC with the two crowbars side horns not being chrome so I eventually swapped it out when I got the pearl gold weapon. 

This will probably be the last recolor / version I do of the Kurosawa. The challenge would be how I’ll make my next samurai-themed reFrame build as I need to make it drastically different from this. ;P 

Takeda Early Spotting at Toycon PH 2019

I brought the Takeda on day 3 of ToyCon PH so only a few event goers got to see it. 😉

reFRAME v3 Instruction Manual

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.

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