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Bakugan Style Transformer "Box Beast" LDD
Bakugan inspired transformer
About this creation
Name: Grotesque
Faction: Monstercon
Motto: In the dark find me you will
Function: assassin/spy
Altmode: cybertronian crate
Bio: Grotesque's robot form is an alien beast of unknown origin. His alt mode though is a common cybertronian storage crate. You frequently find Grotesque hiding in darkened storage bays waiting for his prey to walk past.
Weakness: While his altmode is capable of rolling, it's mobility is difficult to control, forcing him to remain static for long periods. This can cause his joints to freeze up, slowing down his transformation.
Weapons: Grotesque favours his titanium claws and spines as his primary weapons, since they require him to be up close, close enough to see fear in his victims before they perish.





































Notes:

Ok I think some back story here is in order. I've been seeing some toys all over Spain, recently for an anime and board game I'd never heard of before "Bakugan". I was intrigued by these little figures that turn from boxes and spheres into beasts, and thanks to magnets, they do it without human intervention?!

The idea of turning a cube or sphere into a robot isn't new, Takara were doing "egg bots" and Bandai "Rock Lords" back in the 80's.

I was curious to tackle the engineering challenge of creating something like this with Lego. My initial thoughts however didn't pan out too well, mostly due to clearance issues. A perfect cube is possible, but putting the limbs inside requires space, and that means anything under 6 studs wide is going to be a bit of a squeeze.

This is only my 3rd attempt (the first 2 weren't technically cubes or spheres and to be honest not that good. Now I have figured out how to hinge a cube, I may play with the concept a little to try and get a design that is a little less studded and a little more recognisable in robot mode.

Suggestions, comments and ratings welcome.



Comments

 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting morthen poulsen nice technic, i like it, you should make some more, with some more advanced creatures inside
That's my plan, however I've been messing with ways of making it smaller first.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting Doc. Jared . Cool. I never really liked Bakugan, but LEGO bakugan is totally different. Maybe you should try to do a draganoid.... I think that's what it's called: http://images.wikia.com/bakugan/images/4/47/BK_CD_Dragonoid.jpg
Might be difficult on this scale.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting JS Can I like many of the design elements and without being familiar with Bakugan I am a little hesitant to comment, but the unfolded mode doesn't really have a definite form IMO.
That's the main reason I didn't post versions 1 and 2 (this is number 3) the others looked like nothing at all, this at least "suggests" an insect like form, but not as well as I'd hoped.
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
nice technic, i like it, you should make some more, with some more advanced creatures inside
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
Cool. I never really liked Bakugan, but LEGO bakugan is totally different. Maybe you should try to do a draganoid.... I think that's what it's called: http://images.wikia.com/bakugan/images/4/47/BK_CD_Dragonoid.jpg
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
I like many of the design elements and without being familiar with Bakugan I am a little hesitant to comment, but the unfolded mode doesn't really have a definite form IMO.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting Gab BOIDOT Man, you got imagination !
thanks, shame it doesn't earn me any money.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting Blitz the Thunder Spartan I remember when I used to like bakugan.
Like I said in the notes, I'd never heard of it till recently.
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
I remember when I used to like bakugan.
 
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