Robots in Disguise

Lego Optimus Prime Transformer

Long before Megan Fox, huge GM sponsorship and ‘Bayformers’ the Transformers franchise was a slightly ropey-looking cartoon, which now counts The Lego Car Blog Elves amongst its most avid fans.

Since we bought the Elves a video of the ’80s animation a new policy had to be introduced; ‘No Transformers Until You Bring Back A Creation’. Today though they’re all happily crowded round the old TV we’ve put in their cage-room, because they’ve discovered a gem of a model, and one that fits their latest obsession.

Lego Optimus Prime

Alex Jones aka Orion Pax is back, with a brilliant imagining of the original G1 Optimus Prime in Lego form. The flat-fronted truck comes complete with a superb silver trailer and transforms Optimus into his robot form beautifully. Check out the pictures and a video of the transformation at Alex’s photostream on Flickr, or via his ace website

Lego Optimus Prime Transformer

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8 thoughts on “Robots in Disguise

  1. Paul says:

    If anyone has never seen Alex’s work, I suggest checking his website out.. His models are amazing… He also does a lot of 80’s toys in Lego and they are beyond impressive…


  2. […] they do like fully functioning Technic supercars, big brick-built aircraft and especially working Transformers, our Elves’ tiny minds are also attracted to skillfully crafted small builds. Swedish builder […]


  3. thefujikoma says:

    Reblogged this on Brick Brain and commented:
    This is just incredible! Very nice G1 Prime. Hard to believe it was built with LEGO!


  4. […] Film buffs that they are, the Elves were confused by LEGO’s Creator set including a nice picnic instead of a sewer and an Italian police car. Unfortunately they’ve now managed to jam Miro’s MOC down a small plastic pipe and we’re not sure how we’ll get it out to return it to him. “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea… “ […]


  5. […] that we were forced to instate a ‘No Transformers until you find a MOC’ policy, often reinforced by the use of the office […]


  6. […] Elves settled down in expectation of seeing something with Megan Fox, fireballs, Megan Fox, Optimus Prime, Megan Fox… Well you get the idea. Dick van Dyke just didn’t cut it. The […]


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