MOC: Robin

No, not the Boy Wonder. Nor the Sherwood vigilante. Nor the small bird. Nor the Sir Not-as-brave-as-Lancelot. This Robin is from Fire Emblem series (which I haven't played, but I'd like to if I I had consoles) and Super Smash Bros. 4, where she (or he, but she on this occasion) is rather fun character to play due interesting Tome and Levin Sword mechanics. So, this creation is rather similar to Samus, Dedede and Zero Suit Samus. SSB is cool.

Building Robin began with the robes. She has rather sensible garments for a video game heroine. I began with the buttoning, using pearl gold cheese slopes for triangular patterns; the first try was too think and heavy, so I ditched a purple line there should be and made it a bit simpler. Fence pieces are used as golden lining. A blade piece is used on the hem for detail. They should go all around the hem, but you can't have everything: They would have been very hard to connect to the TECHNIC panels used at the back, and I only had two!

Under her robe Robin has white shirt, some sort of belt-like garment with couple of buckles and some black-gold leather armoring. The legs use lot of CCBS parts that are sturdy but give some dynamic posability. Black lines of the white trousers are built using T-bars, lightsaber hilts and viking horns. The feet are somewhat unstable, as there are both ball joints and T-bar joints: the T-bar is connected to the underside of the smallest CCBS armor piece working as an ankle boot. The arms are quite basic stuff - CCBS on the upper arms, formula 1 tires to fill them, 3x3x3 cones (lovely pieces) on the lower arms and a big hubs for golden wristbands.

The head was hard. I tried several different designs. Stylished Nausicaä-style head was too small and made the shoulders look too broad and manly, and Batwing-eye-style looked too big. I finally settles with a design using minifig arms as eyes, similar to Red Lady of the Stream. It eventually grew on me, and I quite like it. Longer hair sets Robin apart from her male counterpart, otherwise they're quite identical.

Robin also has some accessories. Most importantly she has her Levin Sword, which is weird zig-zag-blade impossible to fit to a scabbard; but it's a magick sword that breaks down after few uses, after all. Building it wasn't that easy, and it isn't perfect (or symmetrical), but captures the overall look alrighty in my opinion. She also has two of her Tomes, Archfire and Thunder.

So, this was the first MOC and post of 2017. Last year I wasn't as active as before, and I can't promise to post as much stuff this year than in 2015 neither. But I have few tricks up in my sleeves: I've been building modulars for an exhibit beginning next month in Vapriikki, the most important museum in Tampere and one of the biggest museums in Finland. There's still plenty of things to build, but I'm progressing, and I naturally also have lots of other WIPs and ideas.

Time to tip the scales!


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