Zion’s Armored Personnel Units (APUs) and the bloody battle they waged were two of the most memorable parts of The Matrix Revolutions. The APUs look primitive, unoptimized and anthropomorphized, exactly the opposite of the Sentinels controlled by the Machines. Niki Dregant captured the APU’s design perfectly with his LEGO scale model.
Niki says the APU is made of about 700 pieces, and that the movement range of its legs and arms are similar to that of its movie counterpart.
Head to Niki’s Flickr page for more shots of his LEGO APU, as well as a bonus Zion warrior. He’s also working on a LEGO version of the Sentinels. Niki said he submitted it to LEGO Ideas, but the site rejected it because of its guns. Oh well, at least the Exo Suit was approved.