Thor mech Lego model-10

Thor/Summoner Mech

Thor/Summoner Heavy Mech Background I consider the Thor (original designation Summoner), a heavy (70 tons) mech, to be a departure from Clan Jade Falcon’s elegant mech designs based upon raptors. For comparison, check out the models of the Gyrfalcon and the Black Lanner (there will be other posts in the future which illustrate this point). […]

War Dog mech lego model 9

War Dog Mech

War Dog Heavy Mech Background Lost and found is a popular meme in the Battletech universe. Fantastic military technology is lost in time, but later found again in an abandoned base, mine-shaft, memory core, floppy disc, etc. One would think that if the technology is that important, its keepers would do a better job hanging […]

Crusader mech Lego model 10

Crusader Mech

Crusader Heavy Mech Background The Crusader, a Star League era heavy mech (65 tons), takes the humanoid design popular with battle mechs to the next level. It was one of the first mechs engineered for close quarters combat, as in street fighting. The Crusader mech was intended to take on other mechs using its arms, […]

yellow vulture mech lego model 11

Vulture/Mad Dog Mech

Vulture/Mad Dog Heavy Mech Background Although designated the Mad Dog by its Clan designers, the name never really caught on. This heavy (60 tons) mech is better known by its Inner Sphere moniker, Vulture. This is probably the case because the Vulture mech looks nothing like a dog, and more like the flying carrion feeder. […]

Warhammer mech Lego model-75

Warhammer Mech

Warhammer Heavy Mech Background The Warhammer mech has a lot to live up to. Its name, for one. A war hammer from medieval times was one of the most effective hand held weapons. It was designed to inflict a devastating blow against well armored knights. A head strike with a war hammer against an opponent, even one […]

Lao-Hu mech lego model 1

Lao Hu Mech

Lao-Hu Heavy Mech Background Although the Lao-Hu mech is classified as a heavy (75 tons) mech, it is designed to engage and destroy assault class mechs which outweigh it by at least 10 tons. Its massive shoulder mounted autocannon speaks volumes about the meaning of the Lao-Hu’s existence. There’s zero confusion about its life’s purpose. It […]