Heavy/Scratch: Let's build Transformer Thundertank from LEGO set 70842

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  1. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    This LEGO Thundertank turns into a very articulated robot, built using only parts from LEGO set 70842: Emmet's Triple Decker couch mech. Not only that, the vehicle cabin opens to reveal a pair of cannons, too!

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    To those who are uninitiated, Thundertank is arguably the most iconic vehicle from Thundercats cartoon series from the 1980s.

    by the way.... I had used this set before to build myself a nifty looking Perceptor (video below).




    Ok let's back to my Thundertank bot.

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    There's no proper wheels to be found from the set, so I'm forced to improvise by using whatever rounded parts available (even mugs!) to design the faux tank tracks.

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    Yea the fingers are a lil creepy with tiny hooks like that, but those are the parts available at my perusal!

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    BUILDING TUTORIAL!



    Visit my blog (link below) to learn how to sort the parts before you get started building this guy!

    Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: Video Tutorial: Transformer Thundertank from LEGO set 70842: Emmet's Couch Mech
     

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  2. Chefprime

    Chefprime Radicon

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    Awesome as usual
     
  3. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    I love this, I wish we had an official Thundertank cross over toy. You do amazing work.
     
  4. Autobot00

    Autobot00 Well-Known Member

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    omg thats awesome. i want to see that in grey like it should be. heres hoping for an official hasbro transforming thundertank.
     
  5. ThunderDestron

    ThunderDestron Vast predatory bird

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    That's cool!
     
  6. cyberpredicus

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    Amazing
     
  7. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    thanks guys!

    Well, Looking at recent crossover efforts like Ecto-1 , BTTF Delorean, topgun plane....... I'm sure they'll eventually get there with Thundertank.
     
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  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Killer build!
     
  9. dragonflye18

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    lol soon as i seen this i heard the music in my head