Minor/Repaint: A Real American Lego

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  1. Hobbes-timus Prime

    Hobbes-timus Prime Well-Known Member

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    Hobbes' Transformer Crossovers

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    I've always wanted two things in my life:

    1) Figures of Spike, Sparkplug, and the other G1 humans to hang out with my Transformers.

    2) GI Joe and Transformers to cross over in toy form.

    I'm not really a customizer of any real skill, but I've made previous attempts at Spike, noting that a Lego man fits easily in Classics Hound's vehicle seats so long as his legs were removed. And I excitedly paired my Animated Toys with GI Joe Combat Heroes, but it was limited - the Classics styled Combat Heroes never made it past Wave 2 in release and the figures lacked any interactivity.

    But when Hasbro started making Transformers figures with the C-Joint, and I realized the C-Joint was Lego compatible, I saw the opening to make all my dreams a reality.

    C-Joint connection points can be gripped easily by Lego minifigures and the size of a minifigure is often appropriate to a Deluxe or Voyager vehicle mode. This means that a sufficiently C-Jointed figure can be "ridden" by Lego minifigures.

    I gathered up some Transformers, ordered some GI Joe vehicle decals, and set to work removing paint, applying stickers, and crafting the human cast I desired. I even did some Ghostbusters.

    I turned Deep Dive into a representation of the GI Joe Killer Whale, shown here with a custom Cutter Lego minifig:

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    And followed that up with Fallback and Brawn, turned into vehicles for the opposing sides:

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    And, even though he lacks any C-Joint connectors, I had to add Mindwipe to the Cobra forces:

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    No one would hang on the outside of a plane, anyway. However, he can transport Cobra troops in bat mode:

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    Knowing that GI Joe was workable, I also made sure to include the G1 Human cast I had always desired:

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    Chip, Sparkplug, Spike, and a Megan Fox-esque Carly (because I didn't have any blond hair pieces, lol)

    And finally worked up some GI Joe and Cobra characters to go along with them:

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    There's more to come, both on the Transformer and Human side of things, but I wanted to show off the work so far.

    EDIT: And credit where it's due, most of the Lego minifigures are made from existing Lego pieces, but I got CC's chest sticker from here and used some sticker designs found here to upgrade some of the figures.
     

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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  3. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Those are absolutely ingenious - I love them! I actually LOL'd at Bazooka! Any plans to make the minifigs all actually fleshy rather than many of them being yellow, though?
    How did you customise them? Some look like they have printed labels attached to them, but some look like they're printed that way, even though I'm pretty sure they're not...

    And of course, now that GI Joe and MASK share a universe... ;) 
     
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    I never noticed the Lego man's hand was a 3mm... neat!
     
  5. GENOZAUR

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    any plans for adding energon mirage and snwowcat to your gijoe former cobracons?

    mirage actually looks like one ofthem cobra moray style boats and snowcat actually turns into a gijoe vehicle as he is
     
  6. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Thanks, guys!

    I'd love to, eventually, but to start I had to work with what I had available in my Lego bin.

    Most of them are just carefully assembled pre-existing Lego parts, but I did print some labels on some high quality sticker paper to make a few of them.
     
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    I love these. They are so damn cute. Great idea.
     
  8. Tripredacus

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    What a neat idea. Especially the Seaspray to Killer WHALE.
     
  9. Theand

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    Very cute...
     
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    Greatest idea ever.
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    So very clever.
     
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    those lego pieces are the bomb!
     
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    lol wow those came out awesome!
     
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    Great job! I love the Killer Whale stickers on Deepdive...been wanting to do that since I saw him.
     
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    awesome!!!!!!
     
  17. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    sweet!
     
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    As a re-born Lego fan as of late, this is the most awesome thing I've seen in weeks. Just wow. Props to you sir! :thumb :thumb 
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  20. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Mini Update:

    Got a new spear for Lady Jaye:
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    Comically large, but with a painted tip - it's rare to see paint applied to a Lego accessory.

    Also got sufficient parts today to add the following characters to my line ups:

    Buzzer:
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    Low Light:
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    Law & Order (based primarily on this version because it's the only one I ever owned):
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    Steel Brigade:
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    Also today I scored two of the Mandalorian Battle Packs, which I am going to use to troop build for Cobra:
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    They're all going to get black face masks, blue helmets, and cobra symbols on their chests.

    And I'm using their speeder bikes for the Dreanoks...
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    I don't know if I want to leave them as hover bike things or maybe outfit them with skis or something and use them as swamp craft...
     

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