Transforming LEGO in disguise

The Transformers was a US animated television series which originally aired in the 1980s, but has been transforming throughout the years into different generations of TV series and film franchises. The original US series was based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line and involved giant mecha that can transform into vehicles (although Hasbro’s own toy line was based upon other toys made by Japanese manufacturer Takara) with the opposing teams of Autobots and Decepticons at war with each other. Alex Jones has built a fantastic collection of LEGO Autobots including Optimus Prime at the centre next to Jetfire the jet,  Bumblebee in his yellow VW Beetle state on the left and Windcharger the red sports car on the right. How many of these Transformers can you name and remember playing with as a child?

Autobots roll out!

Alex has just co-authored a book with another builder whose work we have featured on TBB,  Joachim Klang. Tips for Kids: Transformers: Cool Projects for your Lego Bricks  is due out at the end of July 2017 and will help budding builders transform their bricks into Autobots and Decepticons. We also recently highlighted Alex and Joachim’s incredible LEGO diorama of Optimus Prime in position in a tranquil street which gives a taste of the book’s theme.

 

7 comments on “Transforming LEGO in disguise

  1. JP

    That red sports car is Sideswipe, not Windcharger.

    Front Row From Left to Right: Ratchet, Tracks, Wheeljack, Bumblebee, Prowl, Hound, Mirage, Jazz, Sideswipe, Arcee, Ironhide

    Back Row: Grimlock, Optimus Prime, Jetfire (Skyfire), Blaster

  2. Purple Dave

    Speaking of Jetfire, and the messed up string of licensing rights involved, I’ll just leave this right here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetfire#Toys

    …and mention that I knew a guy in college who owned one (and kept it displayed in the “guardian” mode), but the head was broken off so he kept it in place with poster putty.

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