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Sunday, September 22, 2019

LEGO Transformer Space Cruiser from Creator set 30188 with Instructions!


Well, things started pretty humble enough...

..as I snagged this set 31088 out of whim more than a month ago, for a casual build (love the shark).
What transpired after I start building surprised me! 


There were  more ball joints than expected , utilized in the segmented shark in pairs.  Such design allowed the shark to sway left and right only , instead of broader range of  poses.  Maybe that's the intention. Besides, 2 ball joints are stronger than one when it comes to taking the weight of the shark segments, preventing droopiness.

Here Comes the Photos!

Jet Mode



The articulated wings allowed for 2 configurations (swing back, and straight out). I prefer the latter (below).


The red part on the nosecone is the windshield. 



Designing the nosecone hinged connector (to the body) is one of the major challenge in this project




You'll soon understand why I applied the eyeballs on top of the jet.


Transformation


Behold .. his mid-transformation 3-legged mode!


I personally treat this mode as an afterthought, and would prefer those eyeballs be removed to maintain just one alternate mode for this Transformer.




The multi-hinged nosecone folded to the back of the robot mode in a manner that it won't protrude too far out  or sag too low.


Finally.. revealing his true head.

Robot Mode


We got ourselves a sexy bot with 2 ponytails 


I love how his curved  collar design turned out, using the red claw parts... to minimize the blockiness of the chest.


The shoulder mounted crystals emits very destructive laser blasts. 


One of my favorite design is using the red round plates to add mass to his forearms, again.. to make them less blockier.


Rifle made from leftover parts from the set.



Building Instructions 

Left Arm






Right Arm






Left Leg











Right Leg










Body














Head and Jet Nosecone







The above connects the nosecone to the body.

Done building?  Please scroll up to the beginning of this page to refer to the photos to connect each component together.    And try build his rifle with remaining parts from the set, too!


3 comments:

  1. Awesome mech! Are you going to make a transformers alternate build of the diva and Reindhart set from lego overwatch?

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    1. Licensed sets are off limits to my budget. I hope they're going for 40% discount or more, maybe then I will make my hit. I need pink parts for Arcee too!

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