Thanks for all the comments, everyone!
Vinyl Scratch, on 06 November 2011 - 02:38 AM, said:
Ingenious use of Nex's helmet.
A medal to you for that.
Good MoC, but Orange doesn't fit Bulk :V
I chose Nex's helmet because it fits over the shoulder like the 2012 rounded armor pieces do. I also chose it because it came in orange, which as Kalhiki said, is Bulk's Hero Core color. If LEGO decided to use it, they wouldn't have to produce a new color or a new mold.
Kalhiki, on 06 November 2011 - 03:02 AM, said:
Despite orange being his Hero Core color. :P
Love the MoC, and makes me want an official toy. I also like how you gave him a jetpack like he had in the Bulk and Vapour set.
I wish it were official too.
I could put it on LEGO CUUSOO if you want me to.
Rollbar, on 06 November 2011 - 04:33 AM, said:
The only 4.0 hero I would buy, and it's not even a real set.
Actually, I think Bulk, Stormer, Stringer, and Nex might be in the Summer 2012 HF lineup--it would make sense since they're the only heroes who haven't been upgraded to the next version yet.
I don't know what's coming for sure though.
Rocketbilly, on 06 November 2011 - 04:44 AM, said:
Very nice, I can imagine this being made as a set, with a few exceptions - your ingenious use of the Nex helmets seems like something TLG wouldn't do for some reason. I like the colours, and I think what you say about the glow in the dark Hero cores could definitely be plausible. Will you be doing Stringer, too?
Believe it or not, LEGO did use masks/heads as shoulder parts before--see Maxilos
and Takanuva (2008 version)
. As for Stringer, if his 1.0 helmet becomes available in LDD, I might do him too.
I'm looking forward to doing Stormer as well.
Omicron Squad Leader, on 06 November 2011 - 11:38 AM, said:
Yeah, because Surge having loads of lime-green doesn't shout: BULK WILL HAVE ORANGE IN SUMMER 2012.
Anyway, really good MOC, here's to hoping Bulk's next form will be as good as this.
I hope Bulk's next form will be as good as mine as well.
K-nut, on 06 November 2011 - 01:08 PM, said:
Really cool! I tried to upgrade my Furno since I couldn't wait for the sets, but it was nowhere near this good! Great work!
If you open my model in LEGO Digital Designer and press the F7 key on your keyboard, instructions should come up automatically. I should warn you though--the sequence of steps might be rather screwy at times, and not all of the parts exist in real life (such as the orange Villain Cores on Bulk's knees).
Of course, if opening my model in LDD isn't convenient for you, I have just created a PDF version (1.66 MB)
of the instructions from the LDD-generated HTML file.
Aanchir, on 07 November 2011 - 03:44 AM, said:
Phosphorescent White (the pre-2006 GITD) has been discontinued, so I think we can say with certainty that the new Hero Cores won't glow in the dark.
Anyway, kind of a cool design. At first glance it's a little chaotic-looking, but the same applies to the upcoming Rocka set, and like that set it starts to look better once you can see what all the parts are being used for.
I think the flames coming from his jetpack are a little underwhelming-- did you try using the larger flame piece 85959? Although that flame piece in real life tends to be blended, and LDD does not allow this, it's still a bit more formidable than the regular LEGO flames.
Shame about that GITD color being discontinued.
As for the flames...how does this look?
^click to enlarge^
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