This is a Lego Generation 1 Transformer Rachet - an Ambulance with mini figure scale and it is fully transformable into robot mode.
About this creation
The soul of this design is the utilise of an old special window part as the windscreen. The details are include front and rear bumper, side and break indicator lights, front head lights, and emergency light on the roof, etc.
The back doors are opened. The robot's head and hands are fitted inside and those can be detached.
No free space for the whole vehicle base.
The ambulance can fit 2 figures at the front and 1 to 2 more at the back.
Start to transform!
First, to open the back roof. There is a connecting point (circled in red) to make the frame more stable.
The front roof is opened and the robot head start to turn out.
Another connecting point to stick the legs together.
Then to do the arms.
The most precise area is the waist transformation and it consists few different hinges.
Then to do the leg and the foots.
And finally, to put the hands together with the arms.
Again, the robot contains human joints therefore it can do many different poses.
Thanks for that! Yeah, one of my objective when designing the creation is to control the robot shape so to makes it like a real human shape, avoid be chunky or like an alien.
Um... my design process is to try to replicate the features and transformation process of the transformer from using lego's hinges and bricks. I only use real lego part to attempt to build (not computer program). It is always a big challenge to me because of the limitation of the lego parts.
Unbelievable how your robot modes don't look fat and clunky. Would like to see what you can do with airplane types :)
What's your design process like? Do you look at the Hasbro TFs and try to replicate the hinges/transformation?