The main body of Computron has arrived! Scattershot's fighting style is simple - stroll into a Decepticon patrol and wipe them out with sheer force. His passion for battle gives Grimlock a run for his money!
Designing this guy was a blast. Not to toot my own horn, but I really like the use of technic pistons for transformation. Inspiration comes from awesome builders Alex Wong, Alan Yap, and Chris Roach. The use of the large flaps on each side of the spaceship nose comes from this awesome x-wing. Instead of keeping the design of the original G1 vehicle mode, I decided to use the idea of 3rd party Maketoys Quantron.
Main vehicle mode. Don't you just love it when an official Lego sticker looks perfect on a MOC?
Transformation begins with unpegging the nose from the bottom of the torso.
The torso then disconnects from the waist, and the left hole will plug in to the grey stud that previously held on to the back.
The arms then rotate out from the side...
and the rear cockpit and head rotate backwards into place.
The legs rotate down, and the nosecone swivels up in between them. It will attach to the third booster that is connected to the rear cockpit via a couple of battle droid arms.
It's a simple connection to keep the nose from falling back.
The back. Yes, he is able to stand!
Transformation to torso mode: first the robot head flips forward, as if in vehicle mode. The arms come to the sides, and the rear cockpit comes up.
In case you couldn't tell previously, this cockpit is actually Computron's head!
I'm really proud of this part. The legs are going to rotate up, just like the G1 toy, but they are actually going to split in half!
The bottom halves rotate up and connect to grey pegs on the back.
All that's left is to flip out the combiner pegs, and he's ready to merge with the rest of the Technobots!
Stay tuned for pics of Computron! As always, feel free to rate and comment!