This was going to be a secret BotCon Project but since I'm not going I thought I'd share the build. The plan is to make Alt Bumblebee based on the original concept drawings. Pic borrowed from Remy. The basic concept is to make the bot out of a 1:24 Beetle model and styrene. 100% scratch built except for parts from the model kit, no recycling of other bot parts. Started out building the hips and legs out of styrene. The ball joints were made of tube styrene and plastic beads. The pins are made using piano wire. Here's a few pics of the start. The next step was to make the seats foldable and build some moving parts into the legs. My next step was to make the front axle assembly. I then went on to build the front end of the car developing the transformation scheme. The latest part was to build the upper legs to integrate the seats. Thee seats rotate at an angle so they sit flat in car mode and at an angle in bot mode. I also redid how the axle mounts from the above pictures. The original sliding joint did not lock very well so it had to be refined and made stronger. And always double check the car mode. The legs are not yet attached to the hips. That I'll do after the upper body is done. Just in case I need to make length modifications for car mode. Still left is the entire upper body and a ton of detailing.