Heavy/Scratch: LEGO Transformer RMS Titanic aka Titanicus

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  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Update 08/06/2020: Building instructions and parts list available for purchase!

    I finally took the time to prepare the above (digitizing this creation using stud.io app to generate the building instructions). If you guys are interested to buy 'em, please click on the link below (rebrickable.com is a lego marketplace offering lego instructions for sale)

    LEGO MOC-44277 Transformer RMS Titanic Ship aka Titanicus (Creator > Mecha 2019) | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO

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    As the title suggest, Titanicus transforms into RMS Titanic ,the tragic ship that sank more than 100 years ago. The length:width ratio of the ship is about 10:1 ... so I've decided to use a LEGO scale of 38 :4 studs to build this.

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    Actually I really enjoyed "sculpting" the front and rear hull of the ship. They took me many iterations before I am finally satisfied. One man's (lego) flower is another man's propeller I'd say!

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    One of the final additions to the ship were the masts at the front and back. This required me to redesign the robot arms to accomodate these masts.

    STORY TIME!

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    How's the Ice-breaker mode? Looks pretty cool eh despite being an "after-thought".

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    Since the ship is only 4-studs wide... and 2 studs were allocated to form the hull/side panels... I'm left with 2-studs thickness to work with when it comes to designing the inner core /structure of the robot mode. Reinforcing the core requires me to slide a Technic axle inside the core as a backbone (think Kebab).

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    *Ship funnels played important roles in padding up the hollowness of the shoulder. 2 of them helps to hold the back kibble in place ,preventing it from drooping.

    *funny though . Earlier in this project, I started building the funnels short and stumpy coz they kept getting in the way during transformation. After I redesign the transformation method, those funnels become helpful.


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    Ok guys, hit my blog for more photos and visuals on the transformation:
    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Transformer RMS Titanic Ship aka Titanicus

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  2. OmarJT82

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    WOW!!! :jawdropper: 
     
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    Sorry, but the idea's taken!
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    Realtalk though, good job!
     
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  4. seanb47

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    LEGO's really isn't my thing but the engineering to put this together is impressive. Well done.
     
  5. Starforce

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    Damn nice

    Care to do space battleship yamato for the encore???
     
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  6. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    This is really cool!!

    May I respectfully challenge you to build the other two and make a Rail Racer style combiner?
     
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    Incredible!!!!
     
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    Kamijou Touma Imagine Breaker

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    I totally agree as long as the wave motion gun is the chest.
     
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    Heres hoping it tramsforms into omega supreme

    That would be so freaking epic
     
  10. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Thanks! I'm working on a sub right now with similar transformation to Titanicus. I'll put Yamato to my to-build list this year alongside Arcee and Cybertronian bumbleBee
     
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    Actually I'd thought of making one lone trainbot as a proof of concept after this to follow similar transformation with Titanicus .

    Railracer is too much for my brain to take right now since all 3 members of Railracer demanded 3 unique transformation style. *sweats*

    However... I found a 5 or 6 bot combiner is easier to build than 3-bot combiner due to distinct mass allocation (one bot become whole limb) , and common transformation style in most of the members.

    Perhaps you might see a LEGO Raiden instead from me sometime this year. :) 
     
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  12. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Video is up folks!

     
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    this blows me away, why havent we got an official thing like this!? it can be a Takara exclusive for all i care, this just needs to happen!
     
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    That is badass
     
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    This is really impressive!
     
  16. alanyap

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    Love it! But I think if it transformed to escape the ice, it still would have killed a ton of people.
     
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