I may not be familiar with Final Fantasy VIII (I haven’t played any since FFVII), but I know an awesome brick built weapon when I see one and I know what I like. This is both. It’s the perfect fusion of looking cool and making absolutely zero sense practically. I always like a brick built stand as well. I think many avoid it as a waste of parts, but it can make displaying the build and more importantly, the photography, so much better. Take a look through vitreolum’s photostream to see even more LEGO weapons and some other great builds.