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Ghost In The Shell's Think Tanks Are Intimidating, Even In LEGO Form

Major Kusinagi’s climactic fight against the Alakuneda Think Tank in the original Ghost in the Shell is easily one of the best fight scenes in modern anime. Now, that arm-shearing battle has gotten a bit cuter with a think tank made from stock LEGO bricks.

The tank and Maj. Kusinagi figurine are the brainchild of Cole Blaq. The tank itself is built exclusively from off-the-shelf blocks — hence it being grey rather than tan, like in the movie — but is impressively detailed down to its dual mini-guns, retractable front arms and fully articulated joints. Kusinagi, on the other hand, is a custom-painted LEGO Friends minifig (see, they are good for something), though I don’t remember the Major as a brunette.

While he’s only made these images available so far, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Cole Blaq releases instructions for this build so I can make one for myself. [Flickr via Brothers Brick via Technabob]