Standing next to one of the giant Brotherhood of Steel figures is pretty cool. These things are pretty darn big. Here’s a few shots from the booth.
To give you an idea of scale, here’s me aiming a Fat Man at one:
But seeing them lined up a warehouse, preparing to invade various retail stores around the world? Darn near imposing. Hit the jump to see the legions preparing to be crated and boarded.
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This morning on Kotaku, I spotted a custom-made Brotherhood of Steel figure created by Jim Saotome — a gaming fan notorious for making cool custom figures in the past (like Gordon Freeman and the Master Chief).
Over on his website, Saotome discusses how the BoS likeness was created:
“Our Brotherhood of Steel here was made from the upper half of a Sigma 6 Zartan, lower half of Sigma Strike Duke, ML Hulkbuster armor pieces, Cobra Commander helmet, Leatherneck gas mask, then all sorts of odds and ends worked into the piece as well as sculpting with Aves Studios Fixit Sculpt.”
With all those parts from GI Joe characters, it kind of reminded me of how Cobra created Serpentor. Can I get a Yoooo Joe?
So to kick off the new year Emil took some time to dive into the question of what, exactly, are the Brotherhood of Steel doing in DC, and what are they up to? Well head over to the Vault on the official site to read his recap of what the Brotherhood of Steel are about, and the answer those questions, or at least as much of an answer as he’s willing to divulge at this time. Here’s an excerpt:
In Fallout 3, the Brotherhood of Steel is one of the most important and influential factions you’ll encounter. And while it’s true they are a military organization, the Brotherhood’s values and command structure are actually more representative of a medieval knightly order. Like the Templars of old, in their own eyes, the members of the Brotherhood of Steel are pure, they are just â€“ they are truly human in a world filled with both physical and moral corruption.
The diary also includes a number of new concept art pieces, including the one pictured above.