Heavy/Scratch: LEGO Dragonboat-former

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by alanyap, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Hello everyone!!!

    I'm here again with something I kept under the radar for almost a month now. This dragonboat transformer was built to commemorate Chinese New Year and meant as my contribution to a CNY Oriental Themed LEGO diorama at a local mall. I never built anything with an Oriental feel before so I treated this as a challenge for me!

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    The tail-end of the boat took me mere 1 hour or less to design while the front-end is where I faced most of the design challenges... how to convert the dragon head,neck and all to form the chest and arms and tucking in the robot head as well... That took me 2 weeks /80% of the building time there.



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    If the dragon head looks familiar to you, that's because I plucked it off an official LEGO Ninjago set and performed fair amount of facial reconstruction on it.

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    Transformation

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    Robot mode

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    One of my favorite photo from the whole lot, he's replicating a very famous Kung fu stance by a Chinese Folk hero/Martial artist . No points for guessing correctly who I am referring to!



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    He's very well disguised in the Oriental Village scene below.
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    Here's a nice short video on how the transformation goes...



    As usual, hit my blog to view more photos and writeups on this creation:

    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Transformer Dragon Boat


    Thanks guys!
     

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  2. setsuna

    setsuna Well-Known Member

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    wow

    Thats amazing!
     
  3. Saito Satoru

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    Killer MOC. Like every single one of your MOCs.

    For the pic my guess would be Huang Feihong right?
     
  4. warhawk

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    That looks outstanding!
     
  5. Stormvapor

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    Still Brilliant stuff!!!
     
  6. PaperSheep

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    I love everything about this.
     
  7. Lord Dcast

    Lord Dcast Dr Lockdown

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    I love how in the diorama, nobody ever suspected it transformed. :p 
     
  8. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com

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    Love your work man, this is a beautiful thing!
     
  9. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    bingo..! yep its him. To think its been almost 20 years since his movie potrayed by Jet Li would have gone into obscurity by now
     
  10. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Well uhmmm I'm having a mixed feeling here bout this "condition"

    If they're not suspecting anything out of ordinary , means they're gonna treat it like just another vanilla Dragonboat and rate it as such (guess my desired disguise works! Yay?)

    If they know it actually transforms then perhaps it could've left them wowed and amazed by the engineering and all.

    Ah well.. =)
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    This is not only a genius build (I love how the arms fold up using those new mini ball joint pieces) it's a brilliant idea. I'd never have imagined a dragonboat Transformer, Lego or otherwise!
     
  12. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    That is freaking epic! Nice work!
     
  13. Blam320

    Blam320 Assembly Inventor

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    I'd love to try my hand at building some of these. Could you either link to instructions, or give us a little insight into the design process?
     
  14. Venixion

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    Looks great!