Greetings, I have finally returned with more LEGO creations, but this time I will show you the updated version of my Generation 1 Optimus Prime Mini Model.
About this creation
So before I begin here is a picture of the toy I based this mini model off of. Now this is a reissue of the original toy because the windshield is a clear blue plastic instead of the dark clear plastic on the original.Picture courtesy of seibertron.com
So here are some comparison pictures between the new version(left) and the old version(right). I kept the legs,head and gun the same from the original, I then totally redid the chest and modified the arms so he was more toy accurate. One of the main differences is the wheel around his chest because on the original it was just a 1x1 brick, but on the new version it is an actual smooth stud(the 1x1 black circular smooth piece). The chest is also vastly different and I think it looks way better
Here is a better look at the new and improved version of Optimus Prime. As you can see his chest is a lot more accurate to the toy, but because of that he no longer has any waist rotation, but the original toy didn't either so it's all good. The only thing that the original had that this one doesn't are the panels on the sides of his shoulders, but I think that is LDD's fault because it wouldn't let me put the piece there.
Finally here he is next to a minifig so you guys have a size reference. I put the file for this model below if you want to try updating this one or making your own, but please give me credit if you do (no plagiarizing). Thanks for stopping by.