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Shift (Decepticon)
Decepticon Shift is a Lego Transformer created to celebrate the approach of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
About this creation


When the Decepticons attacked the Autobots in Mission City, Sam fled carrying the All-Spark. Random spurts of energy created a variety of new Transformers, and the loyalty of these new robots was very much in question. Sensing an opportunity, Megatron sent a coded burst transmission to Barricade, ordering him to cruise the streets of Mission City and recruit or destroy these new creatures.




Barricade’s Saleen Mustang cruiser form quickly dispersed a crowd of street-racers, but one car remained – a scheming, duplicitous Transformer who had taken the name Shift. His love of deceit made him an instant favorite of Barricade’s, who took Shift under his wing to train for a special mission. Reports from spies in the Autobot ranks indicated an undercurrent of resentment against humans by a number of Autobots, particularly those with connections to Ironhide.



Shift’s objective was to gain the trust of the Autobots, and to find individuals with a reason to hate humans. Through any means necessary he was to twist the knife of bitterness to make them less likely to follow orders and more likely to defect.

Currently, Shift is undercover, posing as a true-blue Autobot, even as he’s carefully working on his list of lukewarm Autobots. He loves to challenge other cars to street-race, and he usually wins, since he has no problem with cheating…or running over an occasional pedestrian.




This series of pictures shows Shift's transformation process. First, the arms pop out from the body. The shoulders rotate to allow the arms to move forward. In the second picture, the legs have extended and rotates. In the third picture, he can finally stand up. His head is attached and hanging behind his body.



Background: What better way to celebrate the approach of June 26, 2009 (the release date for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) than with a Lego Transformer? Shift is my fourth Transformer; my second on MOCpages. He took about three weeks to assemble. He was always meant to be a Decepticon. I just had to come up with a good reason for a Decepticon to be a car.



Technical information: Shift has 27 hinged pieces and 1 2x2 turning plate. At the widest point, in the hood area, he is 13 studs wide, including wheels. In the back, he is 12 studs wide, including wheels. Most of his joints lock into place, the major exception being his shoulders. His arms weigh too much – they can only be placed in a limited number of positions. He stands independently, and all parts can stay attached as he transforms.



Credits: I would like to thank Nichole for encouraging me and listening throughout another project. I forgive you for falling asleep during my discussions on joints and limbs, honey. Thanks for taking the pictures, too.

I would also like to thank my brother, Chris. Without the large supply of (Lego) joints he gave me for Christmas, I could have never come close to making Shift. You’re awesome, dude.

Finally, I want to mention Adrian Florea and his Decepticon Shellshock . Looking at his Lego Transformer really intimidated me, but after lots of practice and some success, it became an inspiration. You really need to check Shellshock out!!



Comments

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  August 22, 2014
Please make instructions on this or send me the email at lylejr99@gmail.com.
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  August 17, 2012
Nice MOC, and I like the backstory-100/10! Keep up the good wok :)
  May 19, 2012
great car really good,i like it.5/5
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  September 30, 2011
I really think this is a good design for any Transformer. I like the massive amount of detail in both modes. It's a 5 out of 5 for sure.
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  June 19, 2011
A.W.E.S.O.M.E! I love the vehicle mode! I'm adding you to my favorite builders!
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  June 12, 2011
This is a SWEET job! You do Transformers justice! I have just completed my first Lego Transformer, and have yet to post it. I agree with all that you have said, and it does indeed take time! So congratulations on a robot that fully transforms and a fantastic job on the car! It must have taken some time!
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  August 20, 2010
PLEASE SHOW HOW TO BUILD IT IT IS COOOOL
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  August 9, 2010
believe it or not, but i really enjoy this one! full score! really like the way the cab is done and both modes look really cool!
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  May 8, 2010
Awesome!
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  April 25, 2010
I would say the car half is the biggest strength here, but the robot does look pretty good too. Nice job!
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  February 9, 2010
AWESOMENESS!!! V. COOL. plz plz plz can u tell me how u made that?
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  January 5, 2010
pretty cool
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  November 19, 2009
THE BEST AUTOBOT ON MOCPAGES !!! =D
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  August 15, 2009
I've take a new look on this one and really it rocks. Transformers are a real builing challenge and this is SO well done ! I really love the car mode, the shape has something really special and enjoyable !
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  June 15, 2009
Quoting Ape Fight ...The car is better than most cars on MOCpages...
Good thing you posted after Firas! He does some pretty awesome stuff. I appreciate your comment. I worked hard to get a reasonable-looking car. I really wanted a cool robot, though. I'm starting another Transformer project; we'll see if it ever gets off the ground (ha-ha - that's a little pun just for me).
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  June 15, 2009
That is so cool! The car is better than most cars on MOCpages, and the robot is better than most robots on MOCpages, and yet they're the same MOC! Very very very very good!
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  June 15, 2009
Very cool and creative! how come I didn't notice your amazing MOCs before!? any way from now on I will; you're one of my favorite builders now. Keep it up.
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  June 6, 2009
... Impressive !!!
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  June 4, 2009
very very very very very very very coooool
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  May 27, 2009
VERY cool! I like both the car mode design and robot mode! It definately reminds me of something you'd see in the Transformers movie. Nice! Please check out my mini Transformers when you get a chance:)
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  May 25, 2009
It is not only original, but awesome!!! I admire your style!
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  March 24, 2009
Quoting Jp ... Woaw! I've tried a thousand times to make a transformer that really transforms, but I never succeeded!
Jp - My first few tries were unimpressive. The biggest help for me was having the toys from the movie. Transforming those babies over and over gave me lots of ideas for how to make the transformation work. When I see what you've done on your site, I have confidence you'll be making better Transformers than me soon.
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  March 23, 2009
Woaw! I've tried a thousand times to make a transformer that really transforms, but I never succeeded! Yours is awesome, and yeah, Transformers II is coming soon! Scorponok, which I made, also comes back! Will you make more transformers? :)
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  February 24, 2009
Thanks, Low Rida. By the way, I have checked out your website. Very cool stuff. I need to spend some more time there rating and commenting. I like your personal icon. I had yours in mind when I created mine.
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  February 24, 2009
Incredible! This is one of the best transformers around. Great transformation, I would have never thought of that.
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  February 24, 2009
Incredible! This is one of the best transformers around. Great transformation, I would have never thought of that.
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  February 24, 2009
Incredible! This is one of the best transformers around. Great transformation, I would have never thought of that.
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  February 21, 2009
Wow, Wes, you def have a lot of patience and creativity for these! Awesome!
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  February 12, 2009
Billions well invested I may add - This transformer rocks, and I am so glad he is a street racer rather than a Scion. Although, when it is all said and done he is going to be nothing more than scrap metal, springs, and axles because Autobots will conquer!
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  February 9, 2009
I'm his Dad! For this we spent untold $$ on Legos when they were boys!
 
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