Sgt. Jason Stormer (Preston's younger brother) has just joined the Hero Factory task force, and has been assigned a powerful transforming Helicopter robot, the Helix Enforcer!
Features gear-operated spinning rotor unit, Midak skyblasters on either side, and 2 powerful machine guns, this swift helicopter is capable of rendering even the most forceful army units helpless. For terrestrial combat, this unit transforms into a walker mech with a rotating drill laser and a rotator tri-blade saw!
-3- Commence transformation!
The feet detach from the central technic connector
and are laid out on the ground
Then the tail is folded up in order to balance the whole thing (making its moment arm closer to the overall center of mass of the copter )
The tube bit is detached from the tail rudder and connected temporarily to the minifig arm on the armor
A whole lot is done in this step (more than I was able to photograph!)
Note: the rather complex transformation is one of the entertaining play features! Cuz seriously, who would ever want a transforming helicopter to be a simple transformer? NOOoo :P
Okay, so steps for those who haven't quite figured it out:
1- The HF feet on the back are pulled out of their connection point on the technic connector,
2- The ball joint (holding the tail from the bottom) is pulled out (but not removed) BEFORE the tail is folded up,
3- The shoulders rotate at a horizontal 90-degree angle, placing the shoulders in place,
4- The HF feet lock the shoulders in position, along with the HF limb parts,
5- The top rotor becomes the left arm by folding it into place, and attaching the tail back support for increased support (seeing as this arm unit is rather heavy),
6- The tail becomes the right arm weapon (the rotating saw), requiring no additional support,
-8- Ta da!
The helicopter transformation is complete!
Now, for some various angles:
Valignor is jealussss!!!
The Updated Taurian Battle Mech is like "meh"
Jason Stormer, posing behind his mech
Call to arms!
I must hop into my Mech!
this particular entry was a lotta fun to make, but was the culmination of many unfruitful mocing days, where I slowly progressed on the main body. The rest pretty much came together earlier today, as I work best under the pressure of the deadline. Granted, I'm not fully satisfied with the back (rather annoyed by it in fact), but my supply of white parts was running dreadfully short. I need more white panels, dangit!
Anywho, this was really fun to make, and I like what I've been able to hatch out for this round. Could have been better most definitely. If only I had more parts :/
Best of luck to my opponent Hahli141. Signing off :)