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Mickey’s Massive Maniacal Mechanical Monster!
Introducing the latest in Disney technology, an armed bipedal battle unit piloted by the beloved rodent Mickey Mouse! This menacing action pod is highly-articulated and poseable, as well as durable and sturdy with the usage of Technic ball and socket joints. The top canopy easily retracts to allow our little mouse minifigure to climb inside to maintain the controls. The unit’s hands contain hinges for allowing the fingers to grip, such as holding weapons and/or enemy minifigs.
This project was built by me over the course of a few days in late March 2017. The initial brainstorm came about after I constructed a robotic form-fitting suit (like Iron Man’s) for the Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat minifig. The next logical step was to take the idea further by creating an entire bipedal mecha unit, similar to those in MechWarrior, Gundam, and Star Wars. I ran into no major issues with the construction, except with some obstacles with the design of the big yellow feet. The rest of the project was rather easy and streamlined, with the final step being the transparent bubble canopy.