This project was actually started alongside my early creation based on Cybertron Starscream months back..
Early this year, I made my first Transformer using Creator set 31130 (which was long delayed) , and it was based on Starscream from Transformers: Cybertron cartoon series.
At the same time... I suddenly was inspired to build another similar Starscream using set 31112... and both projects took off concurrently.
ABOUT CYBERTRON STARSCREAM
In my early days of building Transformers using LEGO about 20 years ago.... Transformers: Cybertron (known as Galaxy Force in Japan) started airing. So one of my first Transformer build using LEGO was Starscream from the show (below)
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Despite being almost completed few months ago, even the head , I yet again hit a wall: The leg design was unstable. So it was left in limbo till 2 weeks ago.. where I resumed building and improving the design, and so.. here we are! Finally done!
Murphy's law strikes again! I did not compare this creation against the real deal (inset jet photo) prior to snapping photos and videos of this creation. Noticed how the nosecone is considerably longer in the official version. Well, with a bit of tinkering.. I'm sure you guys can make it longer by yourselves!
Actually the horned tailfins was applied early in this project, as a placeholder for better ones to come. However, by the time I'm done with this project, there's no more extra parts left suitable to be made into a proper tailfins.
I've made quite a number of Transformers using set 31112. Click here to view them.
I love the head design on this one. It also doesn't rely on ball joint to connect to the robot body, which I usually do for my creations.
Observe the complexity of leg design, particularly on the knees. I faced similar challenges building Starscream from set 31130 as well, where brackets must be used creatively to allow the knee joints to have wider range for transformation purpose.
Side by side with 31130 Starscream
Building Instructions in the form of a video tutorial , is located at the bottom of this page.