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LEGO Transformers RMS Titanic aka Titanicus

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As the title suggest, Titanicus transforms into RMS Titanic ,the tragic ship that sank more than 100 years ago.    The length:width ratio of the ship is about 10:1 ... so I've decided to use a LEGO scale of 38 :4 studs  to build this. 

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Actually I really enjoyed "sculpting" the front and rear hull of the ship. They took me many iterations before I am finally satisfied. One man's (lego) flower  is another man's propeller I'd say! 

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One of the final additions to the ship were the masts at the front and back. This required me to redesign the robot arms to accomodate these masts.

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STORY TIME!

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How's the Ice-breaker mode? Looks pretty cool eh despite being an "after-thought".

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Since the ship is only 4-studs wide... and 2 studs were allocated to form the hull/side panels... I'm left with 2-studs thickness to work with when it comes to designing the inner core /structure of the robot mode. Reinforcing the core requires me to slide a Technic axle inside the core as a backbone (think Kebab). 

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*Ship funnels played important roles in padding up the hollowness of the shoulder. 2 of them  helps to hold the back kibble in place ,preventing it from drooping.

*funny though . Earlier in this project, I started building the funnels short and stumpy coz they kept getting in the way during transformation. After I redesign the transformation method, those funnels become helpful.


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Ok guys, hit my blog for more photos and visuals on the transformation:
http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2019/04/lego-transformer-uss-titanic-ship-aka.html

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As someone who has loved both the Titanic and Transformers since he was 2 let me just say that this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen done with Lego. :classic:

I've often thought of how cool it would be if a big ship like an ocean liner or aircraft carrier was a Transformer.

I don't suppose you have instructions available do you?

I would love to have one of these. Or 2 so it could be displayed in both modes :classic:

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Fun concept, and great execution.  Such poseability, too!  Must be quite a rough ride for the passengers, though.  :laugh: 

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On 5/7/2019 at 4:18 PM, Mr Misty said:

As someone who has loved both the Titanic and Transformers since he was 2 let me just say that this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen done with Lego. :classic:

I've often thought of how cool it would be if a big ship like an ocean liner or aircraft carrier was a Transformer.

I don't suppose you have instructions available do you?

I would love to have one of these. Or 2 so it could be displayed in both modes :classic:

 

Thanks!   You're in luck!  This year  my projects are co-incidentally related to the sea.  One of my work in progress is Broadside triple changers v2 . I made Broadside v1 almost 10 years ago (pics below). 

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As for Titanicus' building instructions.. I'm still in a dilemma whether to produce it  or just submit this project into LEGO ideas.  

 

 

 

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Wow! That's amazing. That 10 year old model is great. I bet you can make it look better with some of the newer parts that have been released over the last decade. In all my years of building I could never get the hang of making my own transforming robots. I'm more of a static builder.

I'll be waiting to see if you release the instructions or put these up on Lego Ideas. I'll have to remember my login info to vote for them. 

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