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Converting Roadster LDD
About this creation

Based on high mobility by Angka Utama

Special thanks go to Angka Utama on whose design this is largely based.


The design is "mostly" the same as Angka's, the only significant changes are how I achieved the wheels, the arm joints/decoration and the colour scheme. Beyond that the transformation is largely the same.

What I like about this design?

- I like the fact it has both horizontal and vertical rotation at the shoulder, it (now) has an elbow which points in the correct direction.

- It has "hands", so if I wish it can be outfitted with weapons.

- The legs have a sideways rotation and forward/back movement, as well as a knee joint. In a design this small it is sometimes difficult to achieve both.

- The "face behind the shield" look adds character to the design and strengthens the "drone" feel of the design.

- The "dragster" shape. This thing looks like it was built to race.

What I'm not sure about?

- Both in the original and my version, I'm not sure about the hips. I prefer to get a little outward bend at the hips to increase the number of poses. Difficult to achieve at this scale, but if I used a different system for the joints, not entirely impossible.

- Colours. I was originally going to change the white for something else, maybe Ferrari Yellow or British racing green, but in the end stuck with white. A different colour scheme might make it feel more like it was my own design rather than a straight copy.

- Headlights. What Angka did, making the headlights into toes, was clever, but I'm not sure I like it. I'll brainstorm some other ways to achieve a foot and see what works.

- Undercarriage. To make sure I had plenty of clearance I altered the underside from the original design quite a lot. This unfortunately means the design might not be too stable by comparison.

Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


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  November 10, 2012
cool - very gobotesque!
 I like it 
  November 10, 2012
good robot
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