I bought Ninjago set 71761 for one specific purpose, that is to get those new LEGO angled element introduced this year...
.. and I don't want to spend a lot on doing so. And I don't want a very basic set either. So set 71761 was a good balance between price and non-juniorization.
Element design no. 79846
Set 71761 was bought alongside Creator Fantasy Forest Creatures and Turtle sets back on March 2021.
From the very beginning, I knew its parts count (about 90++ pieces*) was very limited for me to build a LEGO Transformer. I did try to build something from it not long after it was purchased. My expectations was correct... I failed. So this set was put aside for many months, till recently.
*That's even less parts than a typical small Marvel Mech set!
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Technically... I am still unable to build a Transformer with this set, however..... I managed to make a Transforming Mech Armor for Zane, turning it into a jet.
I must admit, this is probably the dullest experience I had building alternate creations from LEGO sets. The low parts count really was a limiting factor in allowing me to experiment with more building styles and techniques. But I gotta finish it somehow!
I know this creation might be beneficial to my fans/supporters out there. I'm doing it for you guys !!!!
Building Instructions in the form of a video tutorial , is located at the bottom of this page.
Before you get started, please sort your parts according to the photos below.
Click here if video is not showing above.
Thank you for following my video tutorial!