More than meets the eye

As someone with a degree in Latin, I love seeing Latin words and phrases used out and about in the modern world. Car names in particular seem to be Latin-derived, like Maxima (greatest), Navigator (helmsman), and Optima (best). Speaking of the latter, there is also a well-known Autobot called Optimus Prime, which is roughly “Best First” in Latin (I say roughly, rather than exactly, since it ought to be Primus rather than Prime, but it is still based on the same word). He is the best Transformer, that much is clear, from the Prime family, which is the “first family” of the strange alien robots. Sam.C (S2 Toys Studio) brings us said Autobot with this stellar transforming LEGO build.


Optimus looks awesome with his massive guns and his blocky shape. I love the shaping on the head in particular. He looks so angry, like Megatron just stole the AllSpark. It brings me back to the toys I played with as a kid, with limited range of motion but big guns and broad shoulders.

Of course, Optimus does not always look like a bipedal robot; he also cruises the road as a tractor-trailer. And so does Sam.C’s model. Not that this is any old truck: look at those guns, ready to take out Devastator on the highway. It is a stunning transformation, made all the more impressive by being built out of LEGO bricks.


This is not the first LEGO Transformer we have featured on The Brothers Brick. Check out others here.

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