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Saturday, December 22, 2012

LEGO Red White & Blue

You guys must be wondering why I name  my MOC this way this time around (no its not related to Xmas) . Ah well I reckon that what you will be seeing below will need no introduction to Transformers fans, I guess I shall skip the formality of implicitly qouting his name.


And oh yes... a lil favor: Do play along with me. If you were to post any comments , don't mention the 'bot which Im homaging shall we? great!

Well after showing my friend the photos of this MOC for the first time , he mentioned that this RWB I meant to homage  be actually looked another RWB character from the same series.. well the jet mode that is. Perhaps it's the general shape of the jet mode which sways towards the other RWB he implied. Still not confused? Great!

This MOC has half the work done for me the very first hour I started to build it. I just copy the leg design from my previous MOC, Misfire . But as I go long building the remaining half , I noticed that the leg design doesn't quite cut it. So it's rebuilt again to resemble a more realistic jet back, the tailfins positioning and all.

Trivia:
  • If you compare Misfire's feet with this one, the front feet-backheels design were swapped coz this decision seems to offer better stability. Hence I finally can managed to snap even more photos of him in unique "outrageous" poses.
  • Wrestled with the idea of making a bigger "null ray" rifles (like the G1 toy) but it looked ridiculous in both modes . Sometimes simplicity is bliss , so I finally making them 1 brick thick and using just 5 parts each side I think.
  • I decapitated Misfire's head and modified it to be used for this MOC. hehhe..


OK.. let's move on to the photos..

Monday, December 10, 2012

LEGO Predaking Instruction Part 5 - Razorclaw

In this final month of the year, I'm lowering my gear and taking it easy, work-wise. Thanks to my state-only public holiday (King's birthday) today.. I am able to have a day off to chill. After some fun MOC-ing since last Thursday... I almost forgot I have one more "obligation" to fulfil... which is posting this entry. 

Razorclaw , the leader of Predacons, is a mecha-Lion, and forms the body for combiner Predaking. 

For the previous 4 instructions for  the other Predacons, click the link below:


And let's move to the leader ,Razorclaw.. shall we?


Monday, November 5, 2012

LEGO "Weaponizer" Misfire complete gallery


Origins


Misfire  is a targetmaster Decepticon binary bonded with Aimless , a nebulan "human-like" companion that transforms to become his rifle. Although he often misses than hits... as long as he's firing on everything and anything in the battlefield, he's worthy enough to serve as a Decepticon,so they said.

HOWEVER.... when he finally misplaced his weapon (aka his living, breathing companion) in a planet somewhere.., literally condemning the poor soul to his doom, Misfire was  court-martialled for gross negligence.  The punishment would be that he no longer is allowed to carry any weapons at all risking him losing them again. But this is not the end of his clumsy military career. He was given a chance to redeem himself by undergoing extensive weaponization upgrades.. allowing weapons  to permanently bonded to his mechanical body..... so finally....

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quickie of the week #1: MOC teaser

I don't usually post updates on my WIP (work in progress) because I'm a person of few words.  So its pretty hard for me to describe my WIP in details and would channel most of my free time to keep on building and building. And I don't think many would be interested to know my WIP details either. And usually let the photos do the talking and that usually means the finalization of my MOC.

However.... I'm more and more inclined to post teaser to what you all gonna see soon. So now I'm starting this new segment called "Quickie" (and it's not necessarily on a weekly basis) where I post a single photo of what I'm up to lately. So there =)


Speculate away fellas!


Friday, November 2, 2012

LEGO Predaking Instruction Part 4 - Divebomb

How time flies!

24 hour per day aint enuff for me! I'm in the news again with article pertaining to the firm I'm working in (or to be precise.. a very ambitious e-learning online game). The already mounting pressure is hitting boiling point. Before I forget that I actually have a blog to update, let me just dump a bunch of Divebomb instructions here.


 ps: I'm in the midst of finalizing a new MOC (which took me just a few days to reach 90% completion). Its G1, its red and its possibly my favorite aerial-based transformer vehicle from G1 era. =)

Friday, October 19, 2012

LEGO Predaking Instruction Part 3 - Rampage


I'm late I'm late I'm late so sorry for being behind schedule............! I can't believe time flies.   I spent the last 2 weeks working everyday (and every other nights) and things have been shifted to high gear when a local press covered some projects in my  firm , and the article was published. I'm helming the programming part of this ambitious web project which is a nightmare to code indeed. (and the constantly ringing phones simply threw my focus away. [Note to self: ask boss to provide soundproof  room for me in the future] ).

Every time I drove past cool looking vehicles like a crane or some trucks or even a milkvan , I would think "oh boy how I wanna LEGO-fy this beast when I'm free".  Ok ok.. a milk carrying minivan is not actually beastly but it would be cool one day to make a LEGO Transformer out of it. :)

Ok thats enuff ramblings for now. I think I'll stop now with my mild "rampaging".

On to the actual Rampage...


Friday, October 5, 2012

LEGO Predaking Instructions Part 2 - Tantrum

I make it a point to update my blog with new entries at least once a fortnite.. but for Predaking Instruction... once a week to keep the momentum going. However... work got the better of me (I wear many, many hats in the firm I'm working). It's Saturday morning when I'm preparing this entry. Afterward I'll be zipping off to work again to rush for the all important deadline.  

New here? Click below to view Part 1 first.



Part 2 here I come!



^ Don't just follow my instruction as-is. He deserves an updated design with newer parts. Some cheese slopes here and there would do magic. And that's the point I did not provide the parts list for my instructions. You just gotta  improvise as you go along. Hope you guys understand my intention :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

LEGO Predaking Instructions Part 1 - Headstrong

As you know few posts back , I mentioned about recovering  some important files thought to be long lost after my hard disk died. Yes. I found the whole stash of LEGO Predaking building instructions files!!


A quick recap: LEGO Predaking consist of  5 Predacons limbs with each one transformable into different animals. Click on the link below (more photos there):


 I shall start the ball rolling by showing building instructions for Headstrong, the left leg for Predaking. Ready?


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

LEGO "Fall of Cybertron" Snapdragon

In my early years of MOCing... I set sight on building Snapdragon because he's one of my favorite Transformers Triple Changer. Back then, I didn't have much parts to get started, so that MOC end up having different color than it's original toy (below).  So the time have come for me to improve him because I can't bear to see him in yellow anymore.  



In the original toy, Snapdragon is a Headmaster triple changer that transforms between a jet , dragon and finally a robot. The headmaster companion is a minifigure that transform into Snapdragon's robot head and beast head as well. However, due to issues pertaining the head-size ratio , I've decided to build him not as a headmaster Transformer, but maybe his incarnation from "Fall of Cybertron" era.  



For a complete writeups on this MOC, please visit my mocpages.com link below:


For those who wanted to see nothing but photos and more photos.. you have come to the right place. Let's go!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Instructions for LEGO Neo Hot Rod

Once upon a time... I took my first step in documenting my LEGO-formers instructions by developing a custom web application to assist me in  quickly pinpointing each part needed and store the info in a database, so that parts list  can be generated to accompany each instruction images (or for the whole MOC).

But disaster struck and my hard disk died!  I guess related data and the web app itself are  gone forever... until recently....

While I performed some file organization in my (another) hard disk..I noticed my  web app is still there! (I don't remember performing any backup. ah well!)  Further discovery exposed the instructions for a few of my favorite past MOCs.

Neo Hot Rod

This is my first MOC ever to be highlighted in brothers-brick.com. Sometimes I wondered why it gotten so many replies/views in my mocpages.com entry back then , compared to these past few years? Anyway, hope you guys out there can rebuild it and have fun doing so!


The "tiny" representation of Hot Rod came from Reissued  "Star Convoy" Transformers Toy (Japanese).  



Read on for the complete instructions..

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Instructions for LEGO 6914 T-rex Mecha Alternate Mode

As a followup to my previous post here where I showed some photos of  a alternate mode / mecha made from  set Creator  6914 T-rex, below are the instructions to build it. Enjoy!

Upper Body




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LEGO 6914 T-rex Mecha Alternate Mode

The first time I saw set 6914 box art (preview) online, it's definitely high in my  must-have list . 

I finally took a lil' time off to open it and built the main model (t-rex) on the first night, and the 4-legged dino on the 2nd night (yesterday).   The latter was an unsatisfied building experience...
  
So....I dismantled it after 30 minutes and MOC a mech out of it in about 1 hour.



Friday, August 17, 2012

LEGO Neo Sunstreaker with transformation sequence


Introduction
Neo Sunstreaker is a "modernized" version of the original Transformers G1 Sunstreaker  toy.  This was yet another "impulse" moment when I took my LEGO Technobot Lightspeed for a photoshoot to compile the building instructions (it's here in my blog entry). I noticed that even though Lightspeed was a pretty old MOC of mine , the building techniques involved are pretty versatile. That explains why I'm still keeping him around displayed on my shelf till now.


So one fine afternoon... I kicked off Project Neo Sunstreaker based on Lightspeed and its done in less than 10 days! Initially I planned to do a slight retool from Lightspeed, but one thing lead to another.. I ended up re-model the whole MOC almost from scratch.

Murphy's Law strikes again!

In my overzealous attempt of enhancing  him with detailed parts , I applied the grilled 1x2 slope on his  thighs. Knee articulation seemed fine the first few times I bent them for posing in 'bot mode , so  I though the build was OK . Finally the grilled slopes loosen and popped out after a while. By then I've already snapped most of the photos .It's not really an obvious "fault", but still, Dang !
No matter how careful you finalize your MOC/build for photo session... when things go wrong, THEY WILL.

 Trivia
  • This is the 2nd Transformers MOC  I build with an improved neck articulation (the first one being Rodimus Primal ). Now he can tilt his head up and down besides the usual left-right.
  • The original toy came with interchangeable hand / missile launcher thingy on his wrist . I say... why not BOTH ? 
  • Decided only to put the red-part on his shoulder as a homage to the original toy since it's not too "intrusive" in car mode (apparently they're tucked in the back of the car and doesn't spoil the paintjob).
  • It's my most solid MOC to date. Transformation doesn't cause parts to fall off easily.
  • Do forgive the lack of details for the torso/waist, coz it's too compact in vehicle mode until can't even fit in a single tile to enhance it.


Vehicle mode




Technobots Lightspeed Instructions Part 3 (final part): Body and the rest

Finally, let's wrap up the instructions with the chest component.

New here? Click below to see early instruction postings: 



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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Technobots Lightspeed Instructions Part 2: Legs

For part one, please refer to previous posting. Usually for symmetrical limbs, I just flip the images. This time around, I can't do that since there is a slight difference between both legs.








Monday, August 6, 2012

Technobots Lightspeed Instructions Part 1: Warming-up with the arms

Lightspeed is part of my highly ambitious LEGO combiners project back in 2008 (mocpages entry here). I had dismantled the gang except him and Afterburner: both remained displayed in my living room till today.

Click below to know more about Lightspeed in the history of Transformers:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Lightspeed_(Technobot)

Before I proceed with the instructions, he deserves a new set of clearer photos.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Interstellar Soarer Instructions

Nearly 3 months ago, I took out Super Soarer (Creator set 6912) and built Interstellar Soarer . In this post, you'll get to view the instructions on how to build it.




Note:  The  original build is different from the instruction below veeeeeery "slightly". But its 99% all the same. Are you ready? Let's go...............!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fangpyre-bot Instruction Part 1

About 2 months ago, I used parts from Ninjago Fangpyre Mech (set 9455) to build an MOC mech (aptly named Fangpyre-bot). You can click here to view more photos of this MOC, residing in mocpages.com
  



And of coz... in this low-season (a term to denotes a "time gap"  after I finished my latest MOC  and before I initiated another new project), I would like to take some time to post instruction of Fangpyre bot. 

Complete view of each components

Sunday, May 27, 2012

LEGO Neo Sandstorm Transformation Sequence

For an official photo gallery of  Neo Sandstorm, please scroll down (or next page) to view my previous posting.


FROM HELICOPTER TO DUNE BUGGY








1) 


- straighten backtyres
- Fold rotors facing up temporarily.
- Raise up (and rotate) cockpit and flaps.



Saturday, May 26, 2012

LEGO Neo Sandstorm

Neo Sandstorm is my "reimagining" of an old G1 Transformers triple changers (see below).



I once "owned" G1 Sandstorm (its a pass-me-down from a cousin of mine when he outgrown his toys). And I regret NOT keeping it till now (sold it to a fellow transformer fan back in 2005). It's a nifty looking toy and both alternate modes are very solid.



Ok, returning back to my MOC , I am basing it  on skycrane helicopter, which I've come to admire after seeing recent LEGO sets featuring it (T-rex hunter and Cargo Copter), in which the latter I regret (again) not buying few years ago when I had the chance. *sigh*.

For a in-depth writeups by me related to this MOC, drop by to my mocpages.com page below:



Saturday, March 31, 2012

LEGO Bot-lightear instructions

As expected, below is the instructions for the Bot-lightyear MOC I did last week from official LEGO Toy Story Construct-a-buzz set.  Sorry for the oversaturated photos (causing white parts to be ambigious) . Don't worry... I have put remarks inside the instruction to let you know whether the part shown is a tile or is a studded plate.

Let's start with the head, shall we? Enjoy!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bot-Lightyear of Star Command - 'built-a-buzz' alternate model

I snagged LEGO set construct-a-buzz on the last day of 2011 coz it goes for nearly 50% off the retail price. It never dissapoint in terms of number of hinges, slopes ,wedges and brackets which are very useful for my future MOCs. So the finished model stayed there on my shelf displayed... until today.

Before I dismantle the parts to be put into my LEGO "pile" (organised into trays of different part categories and colors) , I decided to squeeze more mileage from this set by trying to build something else out of it. And after nearly 3 hours of fun... this MOC is born!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rodimus Primal Transformation Sequence

The official gallery page for Rodimus Primal is up now in mocpages.com.Click below to view it:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/313477


Catch a sneakpeek of this latest project of mine here, primarily focusing on the transformation sequence of a few modes.

FROM VEHICLE TO JET PLANE


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