Heavy/Scratch: LEGO Triple changer Seaplane Excavator aka Skytrax

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  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Name: SkyTrax
    Allegiance: Autobot
    Alt Modes: Seaplane, Excavator
    This project was Inspired by a sketch shown in TF:Generations book published back in the early 2000's.

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    Since I am a fan of triple changer, I have been harboring intentions to build it one day , using LEGO of coz!

    And that day finally came (early last year), when I discovered the toy prototype of this TF actually exists ,despite not being used in G1 Transformers (below). What a shame!

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    And off I go! First 3 months progress were really fast and I'm almost done building in 6 months. It took me another year to put a closure to this due to me procrastinating* and felt unsure of its final color scheme.

    *I actually initiated 5 other lego triple changer projects between this one.


    EXCAVATOR MODE

    I kinda lowered my bar here. Usually I prefer to use real working tracks for my LEGO creations. This time around, due to complexity of triple changers... I must implement "fake" tracks.

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    SEAPLANE MODE

    Propeller was the last thing I applied before wrapping this project up. Initially its a 2-blade prop, but I took the liberty to confirm my design by googling photos of seaplanes to discover 3-blade is much common.

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    ROBOT MODE

    He ended up top heavy with huge back kibble. Luckily his wide footprints ensured his stability.

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    For more photos especially on how he transforms from 1 mode to another, visit my blog link below:
    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Transformer Triple Changer Seaplane Excavator aka "SkyTrax" Part 2

    After this .. I shall return to completing my Astrotrain, Doubledealer and Octane.

    Do follow me on instragram to see my work in progress
    www.instagram.com/alanyuppie78
     

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  2. loof

    loof Just another play for today

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    An excavator and an airplane? 8 year old me would love this- though I do today as well.
     
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    Wow...
     
  5. REM2010

    REM2010 till all are one an “treated equally” as one lol

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    ok thats just dam clever an amazing awesome build “mind blown”
     
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    Kamijou Touma ミサカ10032

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    That is just freaking awesome.
     
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    WOW...just...WOW!
     
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    ThunderDestron Vast predatory bird

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    This is extreme! The float mech mode is funny too
     
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    Wow - brilliant build!

    Also, the original figure concept is also great! Sad they never made that one. I guess they decided seaplanes were not glamorous enough.

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    That's really impressive! Great work!
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Awesome job!
     
  12. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Sigh yeah. He could one of the better engineered G1 triple changers then overall, judging from the prototype model. On par with G1 Sandstorm.
     
  13. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    thanks! I believe many triple changers has problem transforming from one mode to another successfully. so its kinda for them to be stuck in mid-transformation .
     
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    Very inspired. I love everything about this :D 
     
  15. Primefire

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    Are you gonna do the one that is a bus and warship.
     
  16. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    WOW! and no parts forming that I could see from your site. It didn’t show transformation to Excavator but the ostrich mode shows the excavator top fully formed. Can you sell lego kits or get with someone to make 3D prints and sell them. This is really Cool
     
  17. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    nope. it looks too complicated to get both alt modes right !
     
  18. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    lego Triple changers are usually my passion project (love the engineering challenge involved). The end product are usually quite fragile I must admit... made me wonder if anyone would tolerate a part or two falling off during handling or transforming them between modes.

    When it comes to structurally sound LEGO Triple changers ,my best bet is Snapdragon. I'm in the process of preparing the instructions right now. (link below)

    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: (Updated with Video) LEGO Triple Changer Snapdragon version 3
     

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  19. manyoufactsure

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    Couldn’t the pieces be glued together if someone planned on keeping those lego pieces as the same figure? Then if the moving parts separate, it will be just like ball joints and mushroom pegs? Any parts forming for Snapdragon? Great job on that figure too!
     
  20. Primefire

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    ok