The Tower that Eats People

So, when Mega Construx sent me a box of free pieces earlier this month, I’d already divulged that one of my aims in this hobby was to build a certain tower from the vintage Masters toy line.

They were kind enough to make sure that box contained lots and lots of blue bricks in a variety of types that would be useful for this tower. Big thanks to Mega for the hookup!

So, here’s the finished product!

The arms, attached by ball joints, can rest in an unassuming pose or they can grab figures, which can then get gobbled up by the lioness head!

Earlier this year, one of the first customs I attempted was the Grayskull Tower. This Central Tower measures at almost 14 inches tall, a few inches over the Grayskull Tower.

Now, I was only concentrating on the front-facing side of the tower. The other side’s a bit of a mess, consequently. But I’ll show it here anyway.

For an additional challenge, I wanted to see if I could make a cool alternate head. The feline head (complete with hinged jaw) can change out with this yellow one.

My general idea there came from the “warrior ring” that was in the vintage MOTU toy line. The proportions didn’t quite get there, I admit. But it could be the Central Tower’s face as it’s corrupted by evil, nonetheless.

And that concludes my presentation! Those bags of pieces I showed up top? They’re not empty yet! So … more MOTU customs on the drawing board! Watch this space — and good journey!

Megasus

Thanks to Mattel for sending me a box of pieces for building MOTU projects! The Pegasus-themed vehicle in this gallery was built in part using products provided to me for free.

This is an original MOTU vehicle for two. I have named it MEGASUS.

Teela has embarked on a test flight with Adam, when who else but the wily Skeletor comes along and attacks with the TRI-POD.

The swift Megasus evades a laser from Skeletor’s sneak attack! Circling around on its wing-mounted jets’ power, Megasus launches a capture cord to snag Skeletor! Our heroes fly Skeletor off to face justice and park their vehicle on land once again.

Tri-Pod

Here is a walking vehicle I built for one of the Evil Warriors of the planet Eternia. Can you guess who?

The spinning blade is of course from the Roton set, and so the three eyes can rotate around. The intended driver for this vehicle hasn’t come out yet (he’ll be a pack-in figure in the Battle Ram set coming at some point in the future from Mega Construx), so Skeletor’s testing it out for him.

The guns can be pointed in various directions. The vehicle can stand at its full height (about 7 inches) or the legs can be splayed out for some more threatening-looking stances. It’s also possible to pose the craft with one of its feet up in the air, as Man-At-Arms is finding.

Castle Grayskull, as custom-built by Old Bolty-Neck

Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog!

In this post, I’ll show off my Castle Grayskull project, made with Mega Construx bricks. Mega Construx has an official Castle Grayskull build, and that’s fantastic for folks who like to follow directions. I felt like making my own version, and here it is.

In the complete image gallery below, you might notice that I have also built a lighthouse as well as a Grayskull Tower (from the Eternia Playset) just to fill out the diorama a bit.

And also the Dragon Walker vehicle. Basically all my current builds with MCX Castle Grayskull bricks are shown here.

I don’t know what those light-gray statue pieces are, that I put in the balconies. They were included in an eBay set of used Mega Bloks product that I bought recently.

The fireball effects in the eye sockets can be posed in various directions, and they can optionally plug into the eye sockets in case the castle needs to defend itself from enemies.

The idea here was to try making Castle Grayskull look somewhat similar to Mark Texeira’s art in some of the MOTU minicomics. One example is below. Although you can’t make out too much detail, the proportions were what I was mainly focusing on. I liked the added sense of height that is gained by having the skull’s features set so high, for instance.

As of this writing, the Talon Fighter and Point Dread set from Mega Construx hasn’t been released yet. I look forward to building that (and seeing what modifications I might be able to cook up for Point Dread especially)!