This is the finale to my LEGO Jaeger project that started about 2 months ago to commemorate Pacific Rim 2.
MerDeCha is a combined mode from the 3 LEGO Jaegers I built earlier. The term MerDeCha is not just a name formed from the prefixes of those 3 Jaegers, but also a portmanteau of Merdeka + Mecha. Merdeka means Independence in Malay Language, the National Language of my country Malaysia.
If you would like to see more individual photos and writeups on each jaegers above, click on the following links:
The photos above with all three of them inside was really really taxing to set up. When I done making one pose in my preferred way, another toppled down and even the black background panel collapsed as well.
Initiating DeCha Protocol!
Challenge Dioxide lower body splits into two to form combiner arms and shoulders.
The head unravel from the back of this Jaeger
Moving on to Dentuman Maksima, the photos you see in his individual blog entry is different a bit from the ones you see here. I was forced to make subtle modifications to his backpack and also his arm to allow merging to take place.
DeCha Protocol Completed Successfully!
I was suprised this "halfway" mode is poseable judging from the heavy top.
Initiating MerDeCha Protocol!
Being the last Jaeger I built from this team of 3, he is my favorite of all! Merah Putih will split into 2 halves to form the legs.
The Technic connectors implementation here allowed for knee articulations , but the combined mode is too top heavy for any knee bending poses to take place.
You might notice alot of panels hindering the knees from being bent, but actually those small panels be folded /swiveled out of the way when he needs to take a dump or sit.
Finally. Action shots!
If you look carefully, the right shoulder ball joint is weakening and started to buckle a lil...
And this really happened ... it finally gave way and fell off.
What a close call! This minifig almost got squashed there. By the way, he survived with minor scratches.
It's really been a miraculous journey to complete this Jaeger /combiner project. Again, thank you for dropping by and view my hard work!!!