The Last Autobot is a guardian that Primus prepared, against the day that he would no longer be able to guide his creations. A stoic being, the Last Autobot awaits his destiny.
About this creation
My first encounter of this character was from the Issue #79 of Marvel Transformers Comics (from the 80s. ). As a plot device to put all closure to everything (aka Happy Ending), he showed up, did a few magical stuff .. reformatting Transformers home planet Cybertron and resurrected the good guys Autobots to bring the bad guys into submissions.
I loved the idea of TLA being
literally a robot in disguise rather than entombed somewhere in
Cybertron waiting to be discovered, hence his Autobot Logo/Insignia
mode. He can blend in into Cybertron metallic surface/walls/ceilings
without anyone noticing.
Since I built the head last,
It's an absolute co-incidence that the head can be tucked into the
Insignia mode without modifying other already built component like
the robot legs.
Initially I had some problems
keeping this mode upright due to small footprint, until I refine his
jet mode wingtips which can be folded/angled to help stabilize the
Insignia modes. This, too.. is a co-incidence.
As a "sacred" creation of Primus
(assumedly to be peace loving), I decided NOT to arm TLA with any
form of weaponry in all his modes. He's literally a wizard in
Transformers lore , so weapons are redundant... I guess.
TLA is an ancient Cybertronian
so I keep this in mind during my refinement of this MOC... by adding
gold toned LEGO parts on his chest and legs too, and a more slender
legs compared to other blockier/ chunkier ones in modern
Space Cruiser Mode
^ This one was
inspired from one Iron man photo I seen few years back. Took me almost 10
minutes to set him up in this pose.
^ TLA looks similar to Infernus, another LEGO TF I made almost 2 years ago
from one LEGO set. (building instructions below)