AlexGdD

[MOC] Goldorak - UFO Robo Grendizer

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Hi all,

Two years ago my girlfriend's son challenged me to build a 20cm Goldorak (Grendizer), my TV hero from 1978.

I first believed it would be impossible, as I remember vividly trying to build a good-looking one with the parts available in the late 70s - fat chance !

So in 2020, I started browsing the Net for Grendizer and Mazinger MOCs, as well as other mechas for inspiration. I loved the models built by Len_d69, samsky76, Marco de Bon, Andrea Chaipella, Kaho82, Moko, but none was capturing the proportions of my hero to my satisfaction.

After many, many hours of prototyping with real- and virtual- bricks (thanks MLCad, I love you), I could offer the boy his own Lego Grendizer for his Birthday.

One year later, I've discovered how to make renderings with Blender so I can make clean pics of my creations... (it takes so long making real photos) so here's a selection.

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The figure stands 20cm tall, with a lot of articulations giving a lot of posing value.

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Here's a little fight to prove the point :

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Here are some of the baddies (Golgoths in French) he can fight with :

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... and here's an ally in the form of his buddy Mazinger (I'll make a post for this one, who is much more famous than Grendizer ;-).

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You can see more on my Grendizer album !

Enjoy,

Alexandre

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This hits all the classic 70's robot points. Wonderful work on this MOC.

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Welcome to Eurobricks! you started already with greatness! Love how "non-Lego" this looks like!

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Love your super robots! You've done Grendizer and Mazinger Z, we gotta round it off with Great Mazinger now.

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This is AWESOME!!! I love evey bit (stud!) of it :pir-love:

You absolutely won the challenge! :thumbup:

If I can make a request...please try Daitarn III (Daitān 3) with the two variants of Mach Patrol  :excited:

Ciao!

Davide

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Fantastic! When I was a child Grendizer and Mazinger Z were my favorite themes! Well done!

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Hi all,

thanks a lot for your compliments !!!

I've just updated my build to look sexier - I removed two shoulder joints. It's not much less poseable but now Grendizer looks more fit - no more "square" torso !!!

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 I did the same for powerful enemy Golgoth 7 / Gin-Gin :

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Hope you like the mods !

Edited by AlexGdD
Updated Grendizer pic link

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Hi all,

 

for the Go Nagai fans and historians, you might be interested in this super robot :

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 It's Roboizer, the "prototype" of Grendizer. It featured in a movie that Toei created to test the next robot to feature in the Mazinger saga, but the design was not popular and evolved into the Grendizer we know and love.

This one is very simple and plain, but does have a certain retro charm !

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