Bumblebee . Bumblebee is my seventh Lego Transformer, and he really transforms! His robot and 2010 Camaro modes are based on the 2007 movie "Transformers" by Michael Bay. .
Sometime in March I took this shot. I thought I was getting close. I had the basic form of the robot, and the car was coming together. I thought I was about 75% done…Little did I realize I still had two months' work to go.
Modifications: I used several stickers on Bumblebee. I used the light gray portions of the stickers from the AT-TE Walker to cover the dark gray of the Bionicle hinges on his shoulders and hips. I also cut two small portions off a flexible tube to make his head. To make the rims and wheel spokes silver, I used Testor’s model paint on black wheels.
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Building notes: I started out in December 2010 building the new Camaro from the 2009 movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but within two nights I realized that was not working for me. After some cogitation, I figured the reason was that I never liked that version of the Camaro! Once I switched to building the 2010 Camaro from the 2007 movie, I made better progress for a while.
Credit: Firas Abu-Jaber deserves credit for many areas of my Camaro, including the size and scale, the front, the back fenders, and the wheels. In other words, I looked at his several times while building mine - even though he built the new Camaro, it was still helpful to look at his.
Time: Over two years ago, I knew this would be a future project, so I started collecting yellow pieces. This MOC has been under construction from January to May 2011. I never tried to count the hours involved, but I would guess over 50, less than 75.
Changes: After my wonderful wife took pictures of car mode, that night I made a few slight changes. I fixed the car back (no more asymmetry hiding above the hinges), and switched the clear “cheese slopes” by the headlights into black slopes.
Firsts: First 16-wide vehicle; first Bricklink order; first project over 2 months; first time in almost three years to not post monthly on MocPages.
Thanks: God, for my fourth child, born in the middle of this project. My wife, for her endless patience. Lego, for existing. Michael Bay, for the coolest looking robots. Ever.