Here is another obscure character I made from Machine Robo. This is actually my 3rd Gobot lego creation and there will be another couple more coming in the short time future. I just created a new folder for these Gobots. Hope you enjoy it!
About this creation
I remembered I owned a few Machine Robo original toys (Steam Robo MR-05 and Double-decker Bus Robo MR-27 that I clearly remembered) when I was a very little boy and I broke most of them at the end. It was the time earlier than G1 transformers rollout. As a kid at that time I already felt not satisfying about the articulation and flexibility of the robot. Nevertheless, the price is affordable to most of the parents and it shouldnít be any complaint.
What I like this character the most is his transformation mechanism is different as the most of the other robot. The front of the vehicle will form the legs in a special way. It just looks so cool.
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I would say in this Lego Jeep mode, its proportion is more close to the original toy rather than a real Jeep in reality. I reckon that in vehicle mode there are still some flaw in terms of reality. However, this is probably the best I could do in making something under this scale. The main issue is that the wheels should go inner to the center, so that the mudguard can cover the top of the wheel completely.
I am glad that I found this black colour 1x1 brick with silver strip decor from the new released BrickHeadZ series - Jack Skellingto. It just fits this MOC perfectly.
The original toy does not have glass to make the windscreen. But in terms of reality, I would like to make it with a transparent glass rather.
It has kind of illusion of an exhaust pipe.
Bottom view of the vehicle.
Size comparison with my G1 Transformer Hound.
Letís move on to the transformation.
Basically, the transformation is the same as the original toy. But there is a few additional transformation mechanism I included by slightly alter the posture to make the robot mode aesthetically looks better.
You can see the whole transformation structure is aligned neatly. It generally follow the rule which the top of the brick/plate element facing up and bottom facing down. Except the robot's chest which I made the brick turned upside down to let the tile facing out. But it has no impact to the structure and stability.
This is one of the three additional transformation mechanism. It aims to make the leg slightly shorter, so the foot and heel to be the same level.
And then rotate the legs.
Here is the 2nd additional transformation mechanism. The only reason I made this section opening is just for my fingers to access more easily to pull out and push in the pelvic unit. It aims to turn the 4 studs wide pelvic into 3 studs wide.
See the last additional transformation mechanism. I used a bar and clips to creat a sliding system to narrow the back of the robot.
Finally, pull out the head the turn both side of the arms around.
Transformation is done!
Can you see the way I utilised a pair of "Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Light - Thick Ring" to turn the plate upside down in his torso section. The outcome is that the front and back of his torso both have tile facing outward.
I know his head may looks a bit weird to some of you. But that is just what it is in the original design.
Thank you very much for watching! Until next time.