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Modernized version of the original character from Transformers G1 cartoon series.Transforms into a futuristic sports car with exposed engines.
About this creation

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.





























































Due to the not-so-ideal rendering of  my page in mocpages.com , where
text and images spacing/alignment are messed up, I will only
upload few photos here. 


For a complete set of photos with transformation sequence, do visit my blog
entry below:




http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2012/08/lego-neo-sunstreaker-with.html





Comments

 I like it 
  August 25, 2012
Lovely build
Yap Alan
 I like it 
Chris Melby
  August 18, 2012
Very cool build!
 I like it 
  August 18, 2012
beautiful!
 I like it 
  August 18, 2012
This build brings back some great memories. Thanks!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Nice work
 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Great work!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Bravo! The way it transforms between modes is virtually seamless. I absolutely love just how detailed the car mode is. IMO it's better than the original toy. Great work!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Epic! But what's with the whole 'neo' storyline anyway?
 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Awesome sunstreaker!!!
 
By Yap Alan
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