Solo Transformer Assault Group

One of the things that made The Transformers such a great toy line was the arms race nature of the Autobot/Decepticon conflict that kept piling on the gimmicks for kids to drool over.

“We turn into cars.”
“We turn into jets.”
“Well then we turn into dinosaurs.”
“Oh yeah? We combine.”
“Well then we also combine.”
“Okay, but now we turn into two vehicles.”

And on and on it went, with each new gimmick creating a new set of must-have toys. And undoubtedly, one of the most impressive gimmicks was 1987’s Sixshot, an evil robot with five different alternate modes. Sam C. has taken on the challenge of replicating all six configurations in his custom LEGO recreation of the Decepticon warrior.

Replicating the conversion ability of even a standard Cybertronian in LEGO can be a daunting task, but this Sixshot is instantly recognizable in every mode, with only the slightest of changes when compared to the original toy. Well, except for the giant robot head. But that’s a stylistic choice found among many of Sam C.’s other LEGO Transformer creations.