Heavy/Scratch: Transformable Kre-O Leader Megatron

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  1. megatroptimus

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    A fun project here : a transformable Kre-O movie-like Megatron truck. Figuring out the transformation sequence was tricky as I wanted him to be different from my transformable Kre-O Optimus, but I think I succeeded. After that, it was a matter of closing the cab nicely and figuring out kibble and clearance issues with all the moving parts.

    TRUCK MODE

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    You can't see them but there's a seat and a control stick inside (couldn't fit a steering wheel as the parts were upside-down). You can't sit a figure though, there are clearance issues.

    ROBOT MODE

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    TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE (FROM TRUCK TO ROBOT)

    1. Detach the fusion cannon from under the truck
    2. Fold the mirrors flat agains the cab
    3. Fold down the front bumper assembly
    3. Open up slightly the rear panels
    4. Swing down the lateral panels
    5. Swing up the rear cab halves to form the feet
    6. Swing up the top cab halves to form the lower legs
    7. Swing down and around the cab halves to form the legs
    8. Rotate the chest plate 180 degrees
    9. Separate the rear end and swing down the arms
    10. Rotate the arms at the bicep 180 degrees
    11. Swing up the claws and bend the rear section to form the forearms
    12. Swing down the head
    13. Attach fusion cannon on the right upper arm
    14. Adjust the "wings"
    15. Swing the ladders around and up inside the lower legs
    16. Swing up the bumper assembly toward the back
    17. Rotate the smokestacks up 90 degrees
    18. Rotate the knee pads down 45 degrees

    Robot is a bit hard to pose as the arms are pretty heavy and the legs are limited by the knee joints used (they can only move forward/backward) but I can get decent poses and I think the end result looks bulky and menacing. Brake lights on the knuckles can act as weapons, just like the clear red knob in the middle of the chest.
     

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  2. vrba79

    vrba79 Well-Known Member

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    He's a lot less awkward looking than the ones that came before him.
     
  3. megatroptimus

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    I tried looking for examples but couldn't find any. Do you have links?

    Btw, I used the parts from my Megatron set plus parts that left from my Optimus Prime, Sentinel Prime, Starscream and Bumblebee sets after I was done building my transforming Optimus Prime & Bumblebee figures.
     
  4. Notilator

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    Ooohhhhh I likey! :p  that is an awesome megatron though, a lot better then the original kreo one, that's for sure :) 
     
  5. shumworld

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    Just wondering. The parts you used to make this Megs. Did you use nothing but the pieces the Kreo set came with?

    Edit: Never mind I read some of the comments.
     
  6. Onslaught24

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    sweet! an excellent lego custom :thumb 
     
  7. Superman01

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    Awesome! Too bad the real Megatron doesn't transform
     
  8. megatroptimus

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    I've refined and cleaned the design a bit since, I should post new pictures soon.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Time to rebuild this and finish it off properly so it's more cohesive in truck mode.
     

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