Friday, April 16, 2021

Video Tutorial: Transformer Buffalo from LEGO set 31073: Mythical Creatures


This project was spawned from my earlier project failure actually. Which one?

Well, this one! (below, more info here). The Transformer White lion project initially started as a wild boar, but I failed to design a proper beast head that resembled one.  

So, not soon after.... I decided to use set 31073 to create another beast-former , a more brutish creature this time .  The decision to proceed with a bull/buffalo was made after I manage to design its beast head successfully. Some of the transformation I failed to apply in the lion above, was implemented in this project Buffalo.

Do You Know....

This is my third time using the set above to build a Transformer. My previous attempt was a Batwing (video below) , and few years earlier... a Scorpion Transformer

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I'm very tempted to name him official  Transformer character  that turned into a Buffalo and a member of team Predacon.  Unlike the official Predacons that could merge to become combiner Predaking.... my "Tantrum" here could not.  

I really enjoyed sculpting the beast head. Such opportunity seldom comes by when building alternate design from official LEGO sets, where I prioritize building the head last. 

Left with quite a few hinged parts after building this beast...they're used to build the  tail.


Robot arms tucked inside the beast body was a failed implementation from my project White Lion mentioned earlier. It works fairly good here though.

robot legs (trans)formation was pioneered few years ago with a Beast Wars Transformer Giraffe I made then.


The head-to-body ratio is off the chart here! 

I don't always get what I aimed to achieve in all my projects. One fine example here:  I tried to turn the tail into a hand held gun, but failed .  And I'm not keen on detaching the tail to become a whip for him to hold either!


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. 



Head and Body


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Thank you for following my video tutorial! For more building instructions of my previous LEGO creations, click here please.  Have fun!

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