prvi svog imena, on 25 June 2011 - 01:54 PM, said:
Just perfect :) I thought that the autobot logo is a part of the outer car body, but a very clever solution, great job!
It was on the original version of Tracks. I guess the little roof that forms the chest of this version was a nod from the toy's designers to that original. It was one of the bits that caused me some trouble when building the model, because it takes up rather a lot of space underneath the car when in car mode -space that I would have liked to use to beef up the arms a bit.
Nightshroud99, on 25 June 2011 - 03:12 PM, said:
Thank you. Anything is possible with LEGO
prateek, on 25 June 2011 - 04:39 PM, said:
Holy #$#@! this is too amazing for words! The vehicle mode itself is great, but the robot mode is very similar to Binaltech Tracks
What a coincidence too, I am in the market for a Binaltech
I have to admit I'd never heard of the Binaltech/ Alternators kine until I started looking into what Transformer to build. They're perfect though, because on the toys it's also hard to see at a first glance that there's a robot lurking inside.
Cecilie, on 25 June 2011 - 08:12 PM, said:
I would never have thought that car could transform just by looking at it. Very good job at hiding it! The car itself is very nice, and in the transformed state it looks really cute
. I was a fan of transformers as a child, and I love seeing real transforming cars in LEGO, especially ones as well done as this
I posted a WIP picture on flickr a few days ago and people there noticed a seam running down the length of the hood and found the hinges in the front a bit conspicuous. In respones covered the hinges up a bit using tiles and came up with a locking mechanism that holds the folded legs in place a bit better, reducing the gaps. The point of a 'robot in disguise' is that it's, well, disguised
Mr Man, on 25 June 2011 - 09:00 PM, said:
This is incredible Ralph_S a fully transforming transformer made of Lego, great job
Incidentally does it come in any other colours?
The toy was originally produced in yellow rather than blue, according to wikipedia at the request of Chevrolet, because their Racing team used yellow Corvettes at the time it was brought out. The G1 Tracks was blue and when the toy came out in the US, they made it blue too. I wanted a blue one, quite simply because I knew I had the parts required in that colour.