Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds Tripod NPC

Just throwing the idea out here.
One day I was listening to Jeff Wayne’s WotW musical, and got the idea of an NPC. It would pretty much just be a strider, but it would only use strider’s super-beam. The model has already been made, but it isn’t probably rigged.
Anyone up for a small challenge?

Model is here:

I was going to suggest this, too. I’d love to see this made, and not a crappy Strider replacement - an actual NPC all in its own, with its Heat Ray and gas attacks.

Found another “improved” model with various sizes