Lego Chibi Transformers Are a Trifecta of Geekiness

Lego Chibi Transformers Are a Trifecta of Geekiness

first_img I grew up watching the original Transformers animated series on TV and spent countless hours waging battles between Dinobots and Constructicons. When I wasn’t doing that, there’s a good chance I was building things out of Lego.I never thought to combine the two the way builder Sam.C has, however. He’s posted a gallery full of his amazing Lego Chibi-formers over on Flickr… and he’s also been kind enough to let us share a few of them with you here!You can see three of his creations at the top in their robot forms: Optimus Prime, Grimlock, and Jazz. Let’s take a look at them when they’re in disguise. Here’s Optimus, who still retains a definite Chibi look even when he’s transformed and ready to roll out:And here’s Jazz, Optimus’ second in command:And last, my personal favorite, Grimlock. Sure, he’s cute, but he still looks plenty menacing:Sam’s MOCs would be great enough as individual models, but here’s the kicker: they actually do transform. No joke. Here’s a video of Sam transforming Optimus Prime:Now, no eight-year-old kid is going to be doing that anytime soon. It takes more than two minutes to complete the switch, and Sam has to make a lot of very subtle adjustments along the way to get it just right… but let’s not forget what he managed to do.Not only did Sam give his Transformers a Chibi-style makeover, but he also made them out of Lego bricks. From scratch. And he didn’t forget that the ability to transform is what makes Transformers truly awesome.Well done, Sam! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Stay on target Hands-On: Lego Hidden Side Packs Plenty of Spooky AR FunThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long last_img

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