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A proper TRON cycle

Veteran builder Simon Liu made the most of an opportunity during his latest review for New Elementary. Given the chance to pick the set he wanted to write about, he jumped on the smorgasbord of glow-in-the-dark pieces available in June 2021’s LEGO Monkie Kid 80028 The Bone Demon. Making use of the angles and curves presented by parts selection in the set, Simon was able to finally execute a proper glow-in-the-dark TRON cycle. As a bit of a dream for Simon, he was excited to pull it off, no matter what the scale. Of course, that meant that things got a little more difficult once he got attached to that swoop of White Glow curve in the center of the bike. Sandwiching the two sides together at a scale he liked only left a tile’s thickness for the core of the body. The wheels were almost too easy, the clever curve using rounded 1×2 plates centered with that tile’s thickness to provide an attachment point for the glowing rims made with 3×3 1/4 arch bricks.  Black detailing on the body is complemented by 45-degree cut slopes near the base and handlebars, completing that quintessentially TRON light cycle feel.

TRON Light Cycle

Just one of a few great builds that Simon worked on for New Elementary, this TRON cycle entices the building community to see what else they can do with a fist full of glow-in-the-dark elements. Clearly, there’s potential for tech and sci-fi models so who knows what use Simon will find for these highly UV-reactive pieces this year. It could make for one interesting SHIPtember if he was feeling adventurous.

Cruise virtual worlds in the LEGO Tron Vintage Light Cycle

Like the upcoming LEGO Ideas Light Cycles set, Joe Perez drew inspiration from Tron: Legacy and constructed a beautifully contoured LEGO rendition of the vintage Light Cycle from the original Tron. Great care for the detail and forms of the classic vehicle is evident in his model, and the addition of teal highlights is a fine choice.

Vintage Tron Light Cycle

Joe even created a rider for his Light Cycle, posing confidently with awesome wind-swept hair techniques.

Vintage Tron Light Cycle