MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Transformers G1 WindchargerTransformers
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Transformers G1 Windcharger
Okay, this is my first attempt at a Lego Transformer, so be gentle! I thought I'd start with an easy one, so I chose the mini-Autobot Windcharger. Only problem was, the transformation of the original toy was so simple as to be completely unsatisfying, so I ended up making it more complicated anyway.
About this creation

Windcharger's car mode is based on a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. I'm fairly happy with how the car turned out.


Of all the Autobot cars (it says here), Windcharger has the best acceleration, and can put on tremendous bursts of speed, making him the fastest Autobot over short distances.


This angle kind of makes it obvious that there's 'more than meets the eye' here.


Ta-da! It's the tin man from the Wizard of Oz on acid!


Windcharger doesn't usually bother with a gun, because he can use his hands as two poles of a powerful electromagnet, enabling him to crush robots much larger than himself with ease.


I did make him a pistol though, just for the sake of completeness.



It's a sad fact that the robot mode looks cooler from behind.


Here's the car in 'attack mode' (that's toy manufacturer speak for 'stick the robot's handgun on the outside')


Well, this was fun to build, not perfect but I've learnt a lot through the process. I plan to build some more - and better - G1 transformers once the MOC Olympics are over.
Any constructive criticism welcome!

Think you can build better than this? Why not come on over and join the MOC pages Survival Contest?



Comments

  December 20, 2010
it s a first attempt so i ll be generous, i don t like transformers much, but, the car s design showspromise, i really like the front and overall shape of the car! it does nt look like a trans am, but it s near impossible to accurately make one of this size that s recognizable, as to the robot part, it s very simple, but, still manage to look fairly good. overall very good job stuart!
 I like it 
  December 4, 2010
Simple and very efective! Nice!
Stuart Lucas
 I like it 
Ali Cooper-Williams
  November 29, 2010
I'm originally from Australia but have lived in England most of my life (so far) well I was there 6 and a half years half a year in U.S.A 1 year traveling and a year In Australia Again. But in England was most of my life so far since I'm only 10! Ali
Stuart Lucas
 I like it 
Ali Cooper-Williams
  November 26, 2010
r u from brisbane boys college?
 I made it 
  November 26, 2010
Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams r u from brisbane boys college?
No, I was born & bred in the UK I'm afraid... I obviously have an Aussie namesake.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2010
Quoting Michael Crichton (blink) (blink) Why the bleep didn't _I_ think of that shoulder design? so obvious in hindsight.
Thanks very much! It did the job but a word of warning - those little robot arm clips aren't up to the strain. I broke 3 of them just transforming him. Next time I use that type of articulation I'll do it with more solid pieces.
 I like it 
  October 28, 2010
(blink) (blink) Why the bleep didn't _I_ think of that shoulder design? so obvious in hindsight.
Stuart Lucas
 I like it 
Nicks Bricks
  October 11, 2010
Wow Stuart great job, this looks fantastic, the those were some of my favorite toys when i was younger. Cool build~Nick
 I like it 
  October 11, 2010
Nice job Stu - lets be honest, the original toy's robot forms often had little resemblance to the cartoon and articulation was an afterthought, so the fact you've improved on the original toy's transformation is great! My major complaint of transformers as they continued to be released was that they looked less like a real vehicle or a funky robot in either mode, so this is a pleasant rewind to those days of diecast and not all-plastic. I'm the wrong person to ask about vehicles as I don't often build them, especially 'real' ones, so it's made our MOC Os challenge quite interesting....
Stuart Lucas
 I like it 
sam knavel
  October 8, 2010
nice job! great vehicle form and good robot mode. i saw a red firebird at a restaurant a few weeks ago and it had white racing stripes.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2010
Very good for a first try! Regarding your comment about the back looking better than the front, I usually make it a point to have the studs facing forwards as much as possible in robot mode. This allows me to add more detail parts. Keep 'em coming!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2010
Cool transformer! Its hard to make a completely accurate one.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2010
It's not easy to build a good LEGO transformer; but you did great on your first attempt, would like to see more transformers from you, well done.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2010
i love this! pity i don't know how to build a transformer for the life of me.....
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
The head looks sophisticated, easily my favorite.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
Very nicely done, ESPECIALLY for a first attempt! My suggestions would be to refine the torso and upper arms. Also, widen the waste a bit. Just remember, the more you build these, the better they'll look.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
I like the head arms and legs the body could be wider but otherwise if this is your first T-former attempt I say thumbs up! Let's see some more!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
So first you make a cool car, and now it transforms into a robot? Awesome building!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
that's really cool and accurate :) Good Job!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2010
Awesome! Great job!
 
By Stuart Lucas
Add to my favorite builders

28
people like this. See who.

3,188 visitors
20 comments
Added October 7, 2010
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Transformers G1 WindchargerTransformers


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use