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