Mohamed Marei

[MOC] The Great Shogun (Samurai MOC 2022)

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The Great Shogun (Samurai MOC 2022) by Mohamed Marei, on Flickr

Progress Shots

Well, it's been a helluva journey with this #MOC, which I consider to be my magnum opus. Head on over to the link above to see how it all started!

I've started this MOC over two years ago, and had made substantial progress towards this current version all the way back in Jan 2021, when it was about 75% done. Then life got in the way, and I had to prioritise other things, namely finishing my PhD, moving house, getting married, and a whole lot more. Since January I've been slowly reclaiming back some time for my #LEGO #hobby and I've been really enjoying it as of late. I plan to bring you guys a whole lot more in the coming weeks and months.

For now, enjoy this MOC and please let me know what you think! I'll also take this moment to thank my MasterPiece friends for their constant encouragement and support throughout this journey, without whom I'm not sure this would have turned out nearly as good.

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Holy F this is sooo awesome! I love the whole look, the Armor, the Face Mask, And especially that custom flag!

How big is this figure? I am currently building a Anime Figurine in ~1:6 Scale, so ~30cm, which is already pretty big imo. But this Guy looks like he is a lot bigger still... That Pole is needed for the figure to stand, right?

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Thanks everyone! 

To answer your questions regarding the height, this figure currently stands at just over 40 cm tall (to about top of the head level, excluding the crest/kabuto). 

As for the stand, the MOC technically can stand without it, but I've incorporated it for additional stability, since the baseplate is rather soft and fails to support the MOC on top if it is used to lift it up.

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Improved the comment to address further queries

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This build is absolutely insane. What I admire most is the variety in piece types and building techniques used that still create a very aesthetically cohesive character. The little bits of Bionicle on the shins, the tracks on the elbows, the animal tails on the shoulder pads, the Monkey King cape on the sword and even the extra bits of plastic from Ninjago shurikens! It's chock-full of beautiful textures from top to bottom.

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6 hours ago, Roses said:

This build is absolutely insane. What I admire most is the variety in piece types and building techniques used that still create a very aesthetically cohesive character. The little bits of Bionicle on the shins, the tracks on the elbows, the animal tails on the shoulder pads, the Monkey King cape on the sword and even the extra bits of plastic from Ninjago shurikens! It's chock-full of beautiful textures from top to bottom.

Thank you! It was a real challenge working out these textures and details, and making something that ultimately looked cohesive while remaining true to the source materials I was working with. I found the lower legs particularly hard to get right. 

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It is really cool with lots of great techniques!

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