By Generation: Optimus Prime Axe (Made from RotF the Fallen!)

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    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    (Be patient as the photographs load, as they are a bit large for some reason. ~SQ7)

    So, I only collect movie figures, and I had never owned a movie Optimus until Dark of the Moon, but I had a problem choosing between the version with a gun and the Fireburst version. In the end I decided to get [one with the gun].

    After the movie, my eyes were craving an axe prime. Then my girl gave me an idea; she asked as she looked at my collection, "Why does that dude (Fallen) has an axe through his head?" So we shall thank her for this:

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    First, Grab your Voyager the Fallen:

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    Now let Optimus prime work:

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    Make sure you detach the following red piece, [as] we will need that later:

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    Now cut these two bumps; the trick is to get the red out. If you know how to remove pins or how to take it out without doing this, then be my guest:

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    Now cut the red part like this:

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    Now, you will need two (2) rods that are usually used with Lego construction sets; the size is to your preference. These will serve as the axe handle. So for Battle Blades Prime, all you need to do is shave the Lego handle so it fits (which is an extra step for some of you guys, and might be difficult getting the right size) or I recommend you use a different handle. Toss one to the side (we will need it in a bit), and glue the top to the red part, the axe head:

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    One last step: apply nail polish to the axe handle so that it fits in Optimus' hands:

    NO Optimus, YOU CAN NOT KEEP IT!

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    Now what about the Fallen? Did you think I was going to make you waste a whole figure?? Well, you guessed wrong.

    There are a few Fallen "neck" mods, but this one is simple:

    Get your second Lego rod, and cut it to the desired neck size:

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    Insert it to the red part that I told you to detach earlier like this:

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    Now attach it to the body:

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    And . . . you are done! This may not be the greatest neck mod, but it’s easy and simple. Up and down head articulation [is gained], though:

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    Final Product:

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    The Scene we never got:

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    Group shot from the cast:

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    So there you have it folks! If ever used on a separate custom, it would not hurt to give me credit :)  Thanks guys!


    Those things REALLY bugged me, they are easy to remove and attach. I think it adds more to the figure by removing them. I also switched the place where the rockets go. It also makes him look better if you ask me.

    It’s up to you how long you want the handle. I think I am going to cut the handle a bit on mine, but that is personal preference; I just provided the blueprint.
     
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