Heavy/Scratch: LEGO King Grimlock triple changer

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  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    This might as well be the last LEGO Transformers before I end my bachelorhood. :) 

    I'll be clearing up my room and packed my Transformers and LEGO away in the storeroom to make way for the missus and her tons of wardrobe.

    Shall resume my hobby maybe when my new house is ready sometime in the middle of 2010.

    Anyway.. the story begins:

    As I pass by the toy shop about a month or two ago, I saw Takara's
    Masterpiece Grimlock. He was simply a beautiful piece of toy. As the usual cash-strapped me, I can't afford him. What's the next best course of action for a LEGO freak like me? Build him of course!

    During the course of building him, I found out he has a pretty
    plain-looking domed head which will be made even more boring with LEGO
    bricks. Again, what is my next course of action? Elevate his status of
    course! Finally, King Grimlock is born, with a crown on his head. Yep in
    the Transformers cartoon series waaaaaaay back in the 80's , he reigned for a while and lead the Autobots before he got dumbed down to his original
    self. And he is not WHAT the matrix intended as a leader, hence there's
    no matrix (or a matrix hatch) on his chest in this creation of
    mine (read: I can't implement it engineering-wise).

    There are a few aesthetics that I wanted to put on him, for example
    the 3 different coloured square on his legs (very apparent in his G1 cartoon
    self). I wanted some semi-transparent part on his neck too (like his G1
    toy incarnation), which I have use a small windshield to emulate it. At
    this point, since there's a "windshield", why not bestow him with a new
    mode to complement his dino mode? And this idea yet again, added 2 more
    weeks to my project.

    He was always shown to be grounded and a cumbersome animal and only able to get a few bites off the Seekers if they ever fly down close enough to him. Now with his new jet mode, this will surely put a shocker to those aerial based Decepticons that tried to taunt him.

    More pics are stored here (pending moderation,should be up in a day or two)

    Brickshelf Gallery
     

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  2. Insecticons

    Insecticons The different Kitbasher

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    This is the most impressive Lego Transformer i ever saw!
     
  3. xPascalganx

    xPascalganx Well-Known Member

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    not bad not bad
    really cool thing here and awesome u could keep the colorscheme!
    i dont like 1 or 2 minor things other than that real nice
     
  4. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    So for the WHITE redeco... SNAP DRAGON???
     
  5. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Remarkable! Likeness, color scheme. transformation, idea and execution, all amazing!
     
  6. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    That's really cool!
     
  7. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    I would buy this kit in a heartbeat!!
     
  8. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    DUDE!!! This is just awesome!!!
     
  9. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, incredible job on all 3 modes! Impressive pull-off! Dino-mode reminds me of Mechagodzilla.
     
  10. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    wow
    me grimlock want this one


    dude, super impressive
    i wish u a happy wedding,and that your new house will b completed as soon as possible ,cause u got it! and the master need a place to work!
     
  11. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    i likely. Looks great. Now all it needs is a tank mode. ;) 
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    that's awesome, great work man
     
  13. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    I'm loving this! How did you think of coming up with this idea?
     
  14. whiskeytango

    whiskeytango Combaticon

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    holy sh...
     
  15. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Awesome as always, bro!!! Make sure you submit this bad boy to the gallery! :thumb 
     
  16. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Amazing...simply amazing work.
     
  17. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    When I was first in this "trade", I build Snapdragon, albeit in in different color:

    Snap Dragon: A LEGO® creation by Yap Alan : MOCpages.com

    I love triple changers or to be precise, TF with more than one alternate mode. Maybe I shall re-built him again in proper color and better articulation :) 



    Thanks! I'll unleash one hell of a LEGO rampage when I'm given a larger workspace.


    This idea was literally tanked by me. No point having him transforming into yet another ground-based mode. I didn't give him a proper set of teeth to chew on the pesky Seekers. That's why he needs to have the ability to fly.

    Yearning for the real Masterpiece Grimlock finally taking its toll on me.

    I just watched the episode "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe" yesterday and you recovered pretty quickly after that "little" incident. You're amazing too :) 
     
  18. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    This is really cool man, sorry you have to put your work away for a while, cant wait to see more of these guys. He reminds me of the retarted UltraMagnus brick former armour I made for my G1 Prime back when I was a kid, haha great work man.
     
  19. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Guys,

    King Grimlock complete photo gallery in brickshelf is now LIVE!

    Brickshelf Gallery
     
  20. Vincymon

    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    You don't know how often that exact thought process went through my head.
    a) see some mecha
    b) it costs a ton
    c) take out the lego, draw up some plans, and get to work.

    My lego's been confiscated though LOL.

    That's a great grimlock, dude.
     

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