Want to build a giant robot? Guillermo del Toro is giving you the plans. His movie Pacific Rim is starting to make itself known online by releasing small marketing materials including a test of a warning system meant to alert us to giant monster attack, and a low-res news montage of just such an attack.

The best defense against giant monsters is giant robots, and yesterday’s barrage of material included a blueprint for one of the film’s Jaegers — that being the military name for the giant monster-fightin’ machines. Now we’ve got two more for machines from Russia and Japan, which give hints of the tandem pilot system (two people run each Jaeger) and the differences in design from one to the next.

Update: One more blueprint has shown up, and we’ve added it below.

Update #2: And there’s yet another new one. This one is for the Crimson Typhoon Jaeger, out of China. And yet it looks a hell of a lot like the original Shockwave Transformers design…

 

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Update #2, via Yahoo HK:

Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day, and will be released in 2D and 3D on July 12, 2013.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.  To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.  But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.  On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past.  Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

[Eija, via SHH]

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