alanyuppie

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  1. [MOC] LEGO dragonboat-former!

    Hello everyone!!! I'm here again with something I kept under the radar for almost a month now. This dragonboat transformer was built to commemorate Chinese New Year and meant as my contribution to a CNY Oriental Themed LEGO diorama at a local mall. I never built anything with an Oriental feel before so I treated this as a challenge for me! The tail-end of the boat took me mere 1 hour or less to design while the front-end is where I faced most of the design challenges... how to convert the dragon head,neck and all to form the chest and arms and tucking in the robot head as well... That took me 2 weeks /80% of the building time there. If the dragon head looks familiar to you, that's because I plucked it off an official LEGO Ninjago set and performed fair amount of facial reconstruction on it. Transformation Robot mode One of my favorite photo from the whole lot, he's replicating a very famous Kung fu stance by a Chinese Folk hero/Martial artist . No points for guessing correctly who I am referring to! He's very well disguised in the Oriental Village scene below. Here's a nice short video on how the transformation goes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPuCQIqp-ns As usual, hit my blog to view more photos and writeups on this creation: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2018/02/lego-transformer-dragon-boat.html Thanks guys!
  2. [MOC] Transformers Rodimus Prime

    This LEGO project started immediately when POTP Rodimus official photos was revealed few months back. Instead of replicating POTP Roddy design (Hot Rod merging with his trailer to form super mode) ... I have chosen to integrate all of his vehicle components in robot mode, not unlike 3rd Party version of him, DX9. Initially he would "merely" transform from vehicle to robot mode but halfway through I decided to throw in a base mode after some tweaking. I relish on giving myself extra challenge there to kinda prolong the building process. Recently I got hold of a phone that could capture decent HD vids so from now on, instead of snapping photos of the transformation.. I will capture a video showing my nimble hands transforming my LEGO TFs. Please please please please subscribe my youtube channel..!! PROMOTIONAL PIC VEHICLE MODE BASE MODE Being a fan of base mode TF... I love to arm the base mode of my LEGO creations with tons of weaponry for defensive and offensive purpose. ROBOT MODE Before I get started on my LEGO TF project, I usually set in mind a few challenges/aims for the final design of my creation. For this Roddy: - Better proportions and neater kibbles not obstructing his waist , for a sharper looking silhouette - Curvier and less blocky legs derived from a blocky trailer. - I wanted less red (and more black/gray) for the legs from the primarily red vehicle mode. This means turning the trailer panels inside out to form his legs. - getting the vehicle cockpit to fit a lego minifigure - Chest to store the matrix. A definite must! - Forearm mounted cannons. Due to design limitations... his forearm cannons doesn't come from the vehicle intakes/exhausts. The arms are concealed inside the trailer together with the cannons. I am forced to distribute the intakes to become his shoulder mounted cannons instead. As usual.... hit my blog to view more photos ! http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2017/11/lego-rodimus-prime-part-3-of-3.html And follow me at facebook to get updates on my work in progress! https://www.facebook.com/alanyuppiebrick/ Thanks guys!
  3. [MOC] Optimus Prime The Last Knight

    Yep. will do. I'm still scouting for a new gadget to capture videos of my MOCs. any suggestions? Well, usually when the toy doesn't live up to my expectations .. I don't buy them . I'll just google their photos and stare at them for a while to see if I can possibly improve on that using LEGO or not . Actually replicating a toy using LEGO parts is much more tedious than improvising it.. This is becoz the original toy might have hinges positioned in angles that I could never replicate. So in the end of the day.. its best and more fun for me to come up with alternative transformation techniques to end up with the robot mode/proportions that I intended.
  4. Well it was early last month when I was done wrapping up my previous LEGO triple changer project . Intending to build one more (triple changer) ... then I saw the upcoming TLK Prime, improved/remolded version of AOE Voyager Prime . Well, I was expecting more.. since its been 3 years anyway ( I remembered ROTF Prime was waaaay better than it's predecessor from earlier movie). I really hoped the kibbles could be better managed with few extra hinges. Anyway.... so I decided to build my own , as usual (evil laugh here), with a few main challenge to overcome: > minimize the back kibbles to ensure he has a nice silhouette > tuck in the wheels as much as possible in his legs > decent articulation for cool poses > no stickers... just good ol' lego parts to "replicate" the flame motive on his truck body. My initial design for the shield was pretty elaborate but it failed the "wield test". The elbow joints can't take the load .. so I'm forced to simplify to what you see below, after reluctantly removing a dozen LEGO parts from my design: A few notable photos of the transformation: ^ The multi hinged panels allow for various ways on how the legs can be formed. I end up with the above where most of the mass delegated to the ankles and feet (I can choose to fold some panels above to form huge kneecaps but it won't look good). ^ Those pesky smokestacks took me many days to perfect to allow them to be folded to the back of the bot mode. ... and they follow the roof panels as they are lifted. Windscreen rotated 180 degree revealing the head underneath. He's ready to rage. Only after transformation to bot mode... the chest cavity is formed, but still not big enough to conceal that godamn pointy Matrix. However.... this Prime is bestowed with Matrix of Readership....an ancient cybertronian artifacts /e-book-of-some-sort that will bore the kids to death with bedtime stories. Warning: the following is NOT CANON: Here's something up his sleeve, literally! The smokestacks in many other Primes doesn't serve any purpose besides looking cool. As for my Prime here... his 'stacks can be folded up to form multi-barrelled surface to anywhere cannons..! At the same time.. since it's no longer 80's... his shoulder pads will tuck in nicely on his back awaiting the next time round when it become fashionable again. Boy I really love LEGO Mixel balljoints making this possible! I haven't watched TF5 yet when I posted this... I assume the following scene will happen (except intervention by another Prime of coz)? I've uploaded a bunch of photos in my blog links below. Do pay a visit inside to see more especially on detailed steps on his transformations. thanks guys! truck mode: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2017/06/lego-last-knight-optimus-prime-part-1.html bot mode photos: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2017/06/lego-last-knight-optimus-prime-part-2.html bot in raging madness photos http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2017/06/lego-last-knight-optimus-prime-part-3.html
  5. Household items built out of Lego?

    Fix my boy's kiddy car steering with some technic parts.
  6. Arcane arrives! This LEGO TF took me almost 2 months to complete .Arcane transform into a crane ,and *hic* ... a crane . The idea to make this guy came last year and it's been bugging me since , like a song that keeps repeating itself in my brain. I only managed to think of a name for him last week and to my suprise..... "Arcane" (despite being a pretty decent name for a Decepticon, on par with "Bludgeon" ) was NEVER used before in TF universe. Crane Mode My prerequisite for building this mode was that it should have basic functionalities of a typical mobile crane... the boom is able to be raised in excess of 60 degrees and full rotation of the crane using the 4x4 turntable plate. It's a pity LEGO has yet to produce a frictional turnable with maybe steps of 22.5 or 11.25 degree perhaps, as it would be very useful here for me. Crane Mode :D The slender legs of this bird are unable to sustain the weight of this MOC especially when the wings are spread further out. The tail helps alot here to ensure the following poses are possible: Robot Mode One of the last component to be built was the targetmaster chick. Before this I thought of making the weapon/gun to be concealed as extensions to the bird/crane's tail.... but then again buttmaster doesn't sound right. So it's scrapped. NO. Its not a partsformer . Transformation doesn't require parts to be taken off. I would say when it comes to building triple changer TF... Arcane is my tour-de-force. I am very satisfied with how the back kibble looks (thanks to the flexibility of crane neck allowing it to be tucked in fairly nicely on the robot mode's back) . Another thing I enjoy doing is "sculpting" a tight and lean abs for him. Drop by my blog to see more photos and how Arcane transform between modes! Thanks! =) http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2017/05/lego-triple-changer-arcane-part-3-of-3.html My days are numbered after this. So I instead of building unique LEGO TF from scratch.. I will be improving/upsizing my past LEGO triple changers .. starting with Springer & Broadside.
  7. This project started last December and progress were averaging at one bot per month. After 7 months of gruelling yet challenging efforts, Liokaiser is finally done. However , back then (end of June) ... I was given a chance to showcase my LEGO transformers at a local store , so Liokaiser was whisked there for a month (video link below). After a month , he was put in storage as I was busy with another LEGO TF project. I'd guess I better put a closure to this now .So there :) >> As a LEGO combiner of this size, (more than 1.5 feet tall)... he is top heavy, so he can't be posed in more elaborate manner. Too much stress were imposed on the hinges . :| >> Due to complexity of individual bot , merging them to form Liokaiser caused a few weak points in connections. I'm forced to apply extra scaffoldings in a few areas to reinforce these connections, so that posing him about would not topple him over . >> Yes, it's SEVEN breastforce members I mentioned just now. In the original cartoon, Deathcobra was the 7th member of Breastforce (forming the arm) but was killed early in the show. So here, I decided to pay homage to this character by having him as a helicopter that transforms/separates into components for the combiner: Hands, head and a gun. If you wish to view more photos of Liokaiser and the whole breastforce team (more than 200 photos!) , the following blog link is a good starting point: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2016/09/lego-breastforce-combiner-liokaiser.html As a LEGO TF builder, this project really pushes my limits and skills (and patience.. gawd... finding ways to merge the upper body was simply taxing). OK now I need find ways to outdo myself again. Lemme think what else I can build next. Thanks for viewing!! :)
  8. [MOC] Project Transformers Breastforce /Liokaiser

    Even though Leozack was one of the first Breastforce I started building Dec last year, I scheduled him to be the last one to be revealed. This is because he is the leader of Breastforce and also I am very instrumental in making his jet mode looks as good as possible., till the last hours. Last week I made drastic changes to this creation after discovering the jet mode was too long and the shape was totally off the mark (the folded wings failed to reach the tail fins and close the gaps). I spent 2 days last week on a total redesign of the jet, especially the rear, shortening it to make the tail fins closer to the folded wings, and also increase the range of the wings. TRANSFORM! For more photos, drop by my blog entry below: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2016/06/lego-leozack-from-breastforce-team-part_11.html To view the rest of my LEGO Breastforce team, click on the link below: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2016/05/lego-liokaiser-breastforce-team.html Well I guess that's it. I shall reveal the combined mode/Liokaiser next week. Thanks for your support guys!
  9. [MOC] Project Transformers Breastforce /Liokaiser

    One word: Damn! This is the most complicated and taxing builds of all the 6 Breastforce members. As the torso and thighs for Liokaiser, I must implement a fairly strong pelvis joint for the super robot mode. The red tips on the 2nd pair of cannons will be the connection points for combiner legs: Killbison and Drillhorn From the back and what's under the vehicle, you can see the wheels are connected to a triple hinged tube joints. Such joints allowed great flexibility to adjust the height of the vehicle rear . And they can be easily configured to tuck in nicely at the back of robot mode (and also super robot torso mode) too! TRANSFORMATION Unfolding the arms. Notice the unhinged black flaps on the side (helps to secure the structure of the vehicle mode to prevent wobbling) So this marks the end of my 5th Breastforce Member reveal. Leozack will come next week hopefully! Do visit my blog link below to view more photos and writeups: Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Jallguar from Breastforce team Part 2 of 2: Robot Mode If you're new to my works and my Project Liokaiser, visit the link below to view the rest of the LEGO Breastforce Transformers I made so far. Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Liokaiser / Breastforce Team Official Page
  10. [MOC] Project Transformers Breastforce /Liokaiser

    Hellbat is a member of Breastforce team from Japanese Transformers Victory series. He transform into a Dassault Rafale fighter jet and become the right arm of super robot Liokaiser. Minion Komoribreast is a bat like creature that become Hellbat's weapon. It can piggyback him in fighter jet mode. Transformation: Robot mode Wielding Komoribreast weapon. I didn't design gun barrels for this little guy coz the bat wings looks formidable enough to emit energy based projectiles to stun the enemies. Komoribreast hibernating on Hellbat's chest Liokaiser Arm mode As you can see, I integrated Komoribreast to bulk up the hollowed arm. The external Liokaiser hand is pegged between Hellbat's legs. For more photos, do check out my blog link below: Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Hellbat from Breastforce team Part 2 of 2: Robot Mode and more! And the link below is the official page for my project LEGO Liokaiser that might direct you to my previous 3 reveals: Killbison,Guyhawk and Drillhorn. Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Liokaiser / Breastforce Team Official Page
  11. Offset colors used in sets

    I think this is ingenious because its much easier to follow the work in progress . If one were to built wrongly, backtracking /dismantling to spot the error, and rebuilding won't be troublesome. Imagine undoing your mistakes to find the partially built chunk is similarly color toned.
  12. [MOC] Millenium Falcon Falcon

    thanks! I might upscale this MOC soon and make a triple changer out of it (read: extra robot mode) . I have made my return to LEGO Ideas (I requested the mod there to reboot my account/start on a clean slate 2 years ago). Click below to support my Ideas and put this creation on the shelves. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/141705
  13. [MOC] Millenium Falcon Falcon

    It's minutes to midnite in where I'm staying now and I've just uploaded a youtube video of this MOC showing how it transforms . Enjoy!
  14. [MOC] Millenium Falcon Falcon

    I prototyped this MOC in mostly light and stone grey and the falcon mode looked pretty bland especially the tail. Then I did some googling to find alternative color scheme for MF. Seems like a blue accented MF did exist in SW universe (aka UCS stellar envoy). I decided to apply a bit of white due to lack of blue slopes to complete 3 units of this MOC for my diorama /competition entry. So there =) I built the tail and talons last, and it's just a stroke of luck these talons managed to be crammed underneath with minimal folding. Initially I attempted to place these claws on top behind MF but the exposed yellow bits bothered me , not to mention the extra complexity to unfold the falcon tail. If you mean transformers based on SW vehicles, I think I might just would. This seems to be a formidable challenge for me to end this year =) And about this MF, I've chosen this scale (fits on my palm) , so that I can place a few of them in a diorama within a 48 x 48 studs baseplate. I think I might build another one with bigger scale and this time its gonna be a triple changer (falcon and robott mode).
  15. [MOC] Millenium Falcon Falcon

    Few weeks ago I put a halt to my LEGO Transformers Breastforce /Liokaiser reveals just to build this guy. He's meant for LEGOLAND Malaysia Star Wars competition which ended last weekend. I didn't win though (I sucks in building diorama and have poor knowledge in SW universe ). Anyway,say hie to Millenium Falcon Falcon fellas: Below is a youtube video on how it transforms: I've posted this creation/idea to LEGO Ideas website in hope to garner 10,000 votes for LEGO to consider producing this as an official set. Please support and give me a push ! Thanks!! https://ideas.lego.com/projects/141705