Transforming Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime

Don Figueroa is a Filipino-American artist and a toy designer whose is best known for his work on many different Transformers designs.   An early concept drawing of Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime by Don Figueroa was produced for a Transformers/GI Joe crossover comic, but it never came into fruition. Alex Jones has used the concept drawing to create a LEGO version of Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime using Olive Green, a challenge in itself as this colour has limited parts.

Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime transforms from robot mode, complete with a rolling weapons system, to vehicle mode, aka Supreme Tactical Commander Grand Patriot

You can see the accuracy of Alex’s LEGO versions when compared with Don’s concept art.

If you are a Transformers fan,  don’t miss other Transformer creations that we have highlighted in the past, including Alex Jones’ growing LEGO Transformers collection, Alex and Joachim’s incredible LEGO diorama of Optimus Prime in position in a tranquil street and, on a smaller scale,  chibi Optimus Prime by Angus Maclane and a transforming chibi Nemesis Prime.