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Fall of Cybertron Snapdragon Triple Changer . Very articulated robot from Transformers Universe. Transforms into a jet and a "dragon". . Introduction In my early years of MOCing... I set sight on building Snapdragon because he's one of my favorite Transformers Triple Changer. Back then, I didn't have much parts to get started, so that MOC end up having different color than it's original toy (below).  Finally, time  have come for me to improve him because I can't bear to see him in yellow anymore.  ^ Original toy In the original toy, Snapdragon is a Headmaster triple changer that transforms between a jet , a dragon (hence his namesake) and finally a robot. The headmaster companion is a minifigure that transform into Snapdragon's robot head and beast head as well. However, due to issues pertaining the head-size ratio , I've decided to build him not as a headmaster Transformer, but maybe his incarnation from "Fall of Cybertron" era. This is when Transformers have not much gimmicky features except changing modes and of coz... given a rifle or two to defend themselves. Huh, a dragon? He doesn't look like one!Yeah, he's introduced as one , and its canon in the Transformers Universe/mythology Initial Idea I started off this project in hope to make him a Headmaster . But since the headmaster figure must carry dual function , which is  transforming into robot AND beast head, he will definitely turn into an oversized 'bot head + normal beast head.... or the other way round. I can't find a good resolution for this... so the idea was scrapped. Stroke of Purple Luck My inventory of purple LEGO parts are very,very small. (less than few dozens). Luckily they're mostly slopes , which are just what I need to make Snapdragon's chest.  And this is why I seldom built Decepticons MOC coz most of them have either too purple or too cream colored :- scarcity of parts in such colors. Aesthetics over Solidity (<< is this a proper word?) I would humbly report that for the sake of making him aesthetically pleasing, some building techniques are flimsy (eg. held together by mere 1 stud) Notable examples: 1x2 tiles to form the pointy shoulders, The angled jaggy wings on the back of the jet are not firmly secured into their position by any stud, they just rest there. So moving the MOC around for photoshoot easily distorts the jet's symmetry.  Easter Egg I'm always trying to find ways to utilize "special" parts in my MOC. This time.. I've used printed tiles from other timeline/theme in my Snapdragon build. They looks like printed circuitry from afar.. Can you spot 'em? :) And yes before I end my writeups.. its PURE COINCIDENCE the "dragon" mode looks like a Zoid. I swore I never once referred to a single Zoid for reference/inspiration.  And Special thanks to... Creator Set 6914: T-Rex for providing me dozens of white teeth to make this MOC.        Visit my blog entry below if you wish to view complete set of photos including transformation sequence: http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2012/09/lego-fall-of-cybertron-snapdragon.html            


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