Cyclonus is my second attempt in building a LEGO Transformers using parts from both set 31100 and set 76140.
My first attempt was a red Batman Tumbler Transformer , built early this year. After the pandemic started and my country Malaysia was put on a lockdown March this year, I've decided to give both sets another shot at LEGO TF. This time, something not land-based.
This design was a result from many experimentations to build a jet mode. My challenge here was to build a jet mode that's different from the jet planes TF I built before.
Here, I am trying to use the parts that I was not able to use in my first attempt, like the white slopes. Here, these white slopes look pretty decent as jet windshield, despite not being semi-transparent.
Another part I am able to apply is the hinged mech chest-panel. When folded out, it looks like tailfins.
I named his Cyclonus, since it resembles a character of the same name from G1 Transformers cartoon series.
Initially the printed golden round disk was connected on his chest, but I think it looks better on his abs instead.
Usually I built the head last for most of my LEGO TF . This time around, Cyclonus head was built earlier in this project since I discovered a way to turn his head into jet cockpit.
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