Non-TF: LEGO Christmas Train Transformer

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  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    After a spark of inspiration last month, I immediately halted my project LEGO Astrotrain
    in favor of this one . And I vowed to complete and publish it before Xmas.
    So here I am. Can you guess which component/carriage took up most of my building time? You'd be surprised!


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    One fun thing about building LEGO TF is the uncertainties and pleasant suprises along the way.
    I never intended this bot to have weapons or turn into war machines, but somehow... here's what mid-transformation ended up looking.

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    Building the tree took up disproportionately longer time than the rest of the carriages and train, since the tree conceals the robot hand*. I think I revised the tree design for more than 4 times before I settled down for this one:

    *the hand is MORE than 2 studs wide no thanks to the protruding finger parts. This makes things much harder , than concealing a hand that's exactly 2 studs wide inside the tree.


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    Despite the size, the Robot mode is fairly articulated and poseable, thanks to the chunky train coaches as legs


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    For more photos, as usual... check out my blog link here:

    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Christmas Train Transformer! (updated with video)

    And if you got bout 16 minutes to spare....view a vid of this creation in my youtube channel too! You'll get to see how the transformation/merging goes. Merry Christmas everyone !

     

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  2. caretaker27

    caretaker27 Well-Known Member

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    That’s stellar work. Fun, festive and filled with throwbacks! Was the train an original design too, or just the robot and attack modes?
     
  3. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Glad you asked! I took some design cues from an official LEGO train set (below)

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    A lil trivia: The reason why I didn't follow a tall smokestack design like the train above coz the 'stack will end up on the robot ass.. so there :) 
     
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  4. Chareos

    Chareos Remember what the Dormouse said

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    Wow, just wow!
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  5. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com

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    This is just a brilliant-build from end-to-end.... :rock 
     
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  7. spencer1984

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    Awesome job on this!
     
  8. blurr95

    blurr95 Team Monkey Pants

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    That's really cool. Great job.

    Jason
     
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    Incredible!