Generation 1 Transformer Skids - one of the smallest transformers in vehicle mode I have ever built. It can be transformed into a relatively small size vehicle ˇV Honda City.
About this creation
This is my first time to use these kinds of small wheels and tires for my Autobot transformer. The details include a pair of front headlight and the side rear mirrors. I also use a new building method to present the front bumper shape. Two doors can be opened. Brake lights are at the back, and I put a nice yellow number plate to makes this car looks more friendly. There are some car features that I could not retain on my Lego Skids due to the limitation of the small size, such as the front round shape headlight that the original Honda has. But overall, I am still happy with its proportion and the look.
It still can fit 1 mini figure. I also built a small steering wheel in front of the driver seat.
Get it start to transform!
The hardest area to resolve is how to create a small mechanism which can transform the front car wheel part into robotˇ¦s arm, along with human articulation. For illustration, you will see it at the end of this page.
The transformation can be done without any additional part or detach/ re-assembling ways, which is what I always manage with on my transformer. The only thing is the hand need to be replaced when it hold a gun on it.
Both car and robot mode are pretty solid, except during the transformation may be. I fully utilized the new small joint parts onto the robotˇ¦s joint. It makes it more suitable do different pose without using a lot of hint to create articulation.
See the sliding system to assist in transformation. It also form a part of the chasis/frame of the body.
(Coming soon) Machine Robo Jet - a robot which can be fully transformed into a jet fighter.
I can't believe I didn't comment on this masterpiece yet! Excellent engineering on this one (as always) and many clever techniques! Brilliant work! I also wanted to know if you would be interested in joining a Lego Transformer chat group. There are several awesome builders already on including Bx Brix, Alan Yuppie, and M1NDXBEND3R to name a few. We talk about building techniques, upcoming MOCs, we give advice and tips, and anything else Transformer related. It's a great group of guys and a lot of fun! I was hesitant at first, because I'd never joined anything like it before, but I'm really glad I did. It's hard sometimes to find people with this interest and everyone here is very passionate. No pressure though. You're just such an amazing builder and we would love it if you joined. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks Alex! Can't wait to see your next build!