Minor/Repaint: Separate PotP Optimus and Orion Pax

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  1. parrothead

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    Yeah, but the one that worked would be soooo cool.
     
  2. prime roller

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    No, I just used pieces from what I already have. A mix of real Lego, fake Lego, Kre-o, etc. But all you really need is the head connector. The rest (my red pieces) can be built however you like. I did try to make the Lego fit their backs, so there wouldn't be any Lego pieces sticking out visible from the front.
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    Those... are odd. I'm not sure if real Lego even has those exact pieces! But the other, more common, piece in this picture should work. The pieces I have are 5 stacked bricks high, but 4 high would be fine too.
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    Actually, if you just leave the screws out (don't store them in the holes like I do), then yeah, you just slide the Lego out, and pop Orion back together without the screws.
    For combined robot mode, you need to take the Lego C-clips off Optimus' neck and reattach the head. The Orion bits will stay on good enough without the screws.
    For truck mode, same thing -- stays together well enough without the screws. Reattaching the Optumus head is optional, but better because the grey neck piece will cover the hole in the top of the truck.
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    Ha! Yeah some of the shit fake Lego I've gotten is hateful. When trying a new fake Lego brand name it's real hit or miss. As is, with my hodgepodge of pieces, when I'm looking for a piece I can't just take the first one I find -- I need to find all of that piece I have in that color, and then see which fits better, is the same shade, is actually molded the same, etc. Glad to have lots available on the cheap for custom stuff though.
     
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  3. prime roller

    prime roller introspective reflector

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    Or for truck mode, instead of reattaching Optimus' head -- solution: Lego again.

    Take these pieces from Orion's back:
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    Put them together like this:
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    And slide snugly into Orion/Optimus's cab:
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  4. artimus prime

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    This is a great idea.
     
  5. scrapmetaru

    scrapmetaru Well-Known Member

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    Why would you even do this? All you've done is turn one good two-in-one figure into two fully separate pieces of garbage.
     
  6. Walktehdinosaur

    Walktehdinosaur Get over yourselves.

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    Think of it like this, two pieces of garbage is better than one piece of garbage.

    Nicely done, I love the creativity of using the Lego pieces, it looks really nice.
     
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  7. closetrat

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    Damn, just when I'd convinced myself to pass on this one - you made it a 2-for-1 sale.
    Amazing work, clean tutorial & clever ingenuity - this a win all-around.
     
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  8. ultraman zoffy

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    Both bots can go back to factory mode in an instant, so all he's done is open up some cool new display options. Chill bro.
     
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  9. prime roller

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone, yes even yours scrapmetaru. I was hoping when I tried this that it'd be possible, and then when it was so easy, and the Lego fit so perfectly, I thought others might also be interested in being able to display both Orion and Optimus at the same time. Glad others seem to dig it. Please post your own variants up, I'd really like to see.

    I wish the same could be so easily pulled off with Rodimus! But I think we're gonna see some interesting parts swapping after Rodimus Unicronus is released.

    With the Lego piece filling in the top of the truck cab:
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    And here's a bonus 'Matrix-Blast' gun turret because just because:
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  10. hotwhilz

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    I'm pretty sure with more interests, someone would use your idea and turn it to profit on shapeways. Great innovation on the bits man. I might take a knack at it.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    This is friggin amazing. You're a genius!
     
  12. Randym2002

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    So they make a robot to go inside a robot because a plane Jane transforming robot is old ?
    Did I miss something.
    But pretty neat transhacking your bots..!
     
  13. C16

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    Can Orion rotate at the waist? If so, maybe you could make up some sort of weird looking Cybertronian truck mode. That would definitely sell me on this just for Orion.
     
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    Yeah, well, but by that point you pretty much undid the whole mod.
     
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    Love it.
     
  16. maxxzander

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    how does he look in truck mode?
     
  17. prime roller

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    If you mean Orion transformed with the Lego back filler in, you get this useless thing:
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    Pictured a few posts ago, I used some Lego from Orion's back piece to fill the hole in the top of the truck, and simply popped the two halves back together without the screws. Locks on with the tabs for transformation.

    This is basically doing what RazorclawX says:
    Yeah, you're right, this is just undoing to transform as per normal, just without putting the screws back in and filling the hole in the top of the cab. I didn't actually mod anything, just made easily removable Lego add-ons. Just happened to luck out with Lego compatibility on both parts of the fig after test fitting a few pieces.

    I suppose a 3rd party company or something could make a piece that has a cab front and wheels... but then, why not just use the original cab and wheels piece? I guess if you still want Optimus in robot mode while Orion is in truck mode something like that would be needed. Unless you're happy with the alt mode pictured above, Ha!

    Take those three screws out and test fit some Lego. You'll see how easy this was to do. Dumb luck that I didn't have to actually custom make any parts. The Lego pieces really do fit quite well on Optimus' neck (c-clips), and in Orion's chest cavity from the back (3x2 brick).

    As for the bits I used, would you believe I purposely used those ones just so I could get this derpy face going on?
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    No, I wouldn't believe me either.
     
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    This is excellent.
     
  19. C16

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    Because I don't want an Optimus styled vehicle mode, I just want this for the Orion Pax. I was thinking of using Orion's chest as his vehicle's front end. It looks like the legs can't fold back that way, but I wonder if something can be made up with this.
     
  20. prime roller

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    I just tried a few things with it and came up with nothing good looking. There's no waist swivel, so when the chest becomes the windshield the legs are on the wrong sides. I swapped the legs at the ball joints to have a look, but still, the shoulders are on the outside, the chest windshield is too high -- looks pretty wonky, the A-stance feet don't work this way in robot mode, & something would have to be done to give him some front wheels. I think the easiest solution to give Orion a more cybertronian alt mode would be to replace the Optimus cab-front piece that I removed with a whole newly designed Cybertronian truck front -- which Id love to see as an upgrade kit, instead of just jam some Legos in there like I did! Ha.
     

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