Wotcha think you're doin' here then? You think you can just waddle in like that, do ya?

This here, laddie, is a top-secret Brickspace testin' ground. Yup, thassright. So you'd better geddout before someone sees ya pokin' around...

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Walter the M8!

This is an immense post, because I want to tell all you guys about the phenomenon that is Walter the M8.

Walter is an easy-to-build Lego droid that contains only 7 parts. He was designed by Don Solo, and the M8 theme has caught on and is now a whole bandwagon. In this post I will show you some of the best of the M8 pics. Here goes...
We're gonna start with a simple MOC by WisrthanU , in which Obi-Wan (!?) is trying to persuade Walter to not jump off the pier and kill himself. At least, that's what I got out of it.
WisrthanU has also provided us with this great pic of Walter dressed up as a Viper, a popular spaceship in the LOC.
ALIEN_COMMANDER brings us this fantastic shot of when Walter met Wall-E.
Walter's creator, Don Solo himself, has a Weekly adventures of Walter project. Here's what happened when Walter tried alcohol!
Mr. Solo also brings Walter and a Rock Monster together.
Don also chromed Walter, for a special-edition M8 which will stand alongside his other chrome pieces and his gold 3PO. Lucky guy...
 This is one of my favourite shots, also by Don Solo. Walter is right in the box too!
This excellently composed shot by Don Solo is pretty freaky.
Things get a little hot for Walter in this exasperating shot, by the king of M8s, Don Solo. Funnily enough, Don has provided us with the other end of the thermal spectrum too...
Walter always keeps a cool head in tough situations.
There is no end to the customisation of Walter either. Plums_Deify has added a simple pair of shoulder pads to add a commander-like effect.
Wunztwice shows us a well-designed M6 droid...
Rocko has made a large-scale version of Walter, to make sure no one picks on him. This is one of my favourites.
Lloyd W shows us the Dark Side of Walter. I am your father!
Our very own Zack Newright brings Indiana Jones V to the internoodle... the adventures of Walter!

That's all I have time - and space - for today, folks. If you want to see more pictures, check out the M8 Flickr Pool . If you want to know how to make Walter, stay tuned here on Flickr or go ask Don Solo!

See ya!

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