Have you ever dreamed of owning a Tachikoma? I have. In fact I love Tachikomas so much that I would go as far as to call them as one of my favorite mechs of all time. Recently, an amazingly crafty guy, working under the username Mahj, put together a fully-functioning Lego prototype of the adorable multi-legged combat vehicle. All it's missing it's thermoptic camouflage, explosives, and a couple of light machine guns.
The Tachikoma prototype was built using approximately 897 Lego pieces, and when compared to previously released models featuring similar motorized parts, it's estimated cost falls at around $150 a pop --plus licensing fees. Mahj's project is currently being featured on Lego's Idea Stage, 10,000 signatures could make it a reality. I don't know about you guys, but I'm voting for this baby. Watch it in action after the jump, it will blow your minds!
Thanks for the tip, Girard!
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