Alex Jones (aka Orion Pax)’s Transformers just keep coming! This has made the Elves very happy of course, as they now get to watch Transformers cartoons.
Following his previous appearances here at The Lego Car Blog in December and October of last year, Alex has constructed another swathe of transforming Autobot and Deception vehicles, from cranes and dump trucks to fighter jets and pick-ups. Each looks brilliant in both robot and vehicle modes, and can switch between the two by engineering so clever it makes our heads hurt.
We’re also re-featuring Alex’s amazing Optimus Prime build, as he’s now uploaded an image of the model in ‘roller base’ form, with more vehicles hidden inside!
You can see more of the awesome Optimus Prime build at Alex’s photostream, where you can also find the rest of his incredible Transformers back-catalogue. Click the link above to see more than meets the eye.
The Elves are in a very buoyant mood today! Flickr’s Alex Jones (aka Orion Pax) has been uploading Transformers builds and such a prodigious rate that we’ve been handing out meal tokens like Smarties. And we’ve also been handing out Smarties.
These are a sample of some of his latest Autobot and Decepticon creations, following the first tranche we published here a month or so ago. Each is beautifully built and presented, transforms through some sort of magic, and can be seen – alongside a raft of other equally awesome Transformers builds not shown here – at Alex’s photostream.
The words spoken by our favourite alien truck/robot protector at the end of the first Transformers movie, explaining not only his ongoing mission but also setting up the premise for an unending series of increasingly terrible sequels.
Even the Elves have lost a degree of interest in the Transformers franchise now that Megan Fox isn’t involved anymore, however Optimus Prime’s famous quote does allow us to neatly link to today’s creation, built as it is by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. Well, as anonymous as seeing your work blogged here allows. They’re ‘Hiding in plain sight’ at any rate.
This spectacular recreation of the 1973 Marmon HDT-AC 86 ‘cab-over’ semi truck that was the first Optimus Prime comes from a secretive unnamed builder who has captured the real vehicle brilliantly. Whilst not quite transforming, the builder’s truck can also be reconstructed into Optimus’s robot mode, and looks just as good on two legs as ten wheels.
Unlike all our other posts there’s no link to see more, however you can click on the images here to view them in full size and you can use the search bar at the bottom of the page to take a look through the countless Autobot and Decepticon builds that have featured here over the years.
It’s been a while since we let the Elves watch a Transformers movie. This is partly because they’ve not found much in the way of Transformers-related builds, but mostly because after the abomination of ‘Transformers 4 – Age of Extinction’ we just couldn’t stomach any more Michael Bay directed nonsense.
Today though, we’ve relented, because one of their number returned with this cache of superb fully Transformable Autobots courtesy of Alex Jones aka Orion Pax.
Each creation is an ingenious work of art, and you can now build them for yourself, as Alex has released a new book containing step-by-step building instructions! There’s more to see via the link above, where you can also find a link to Amazon where Alex’s book is available to buy.
What if Optimus Prime was really, really cute. We’ll he’d look bit something like this, Sam C.‘s diddy ‘Chibi-Prime’. Sam’s tiny Transformer really transforms too, and he joins a few other Chibi-Formers at Sam’s photostream. Click the link above to take a peek.
It’s been a while since one of our Elves returned with a Transformers-based creation. Previous bloggee MortalSwordsman helps to break the duck with his wonderful Nemesis Prime (the evil twin of Optimus apparently) transformable truck. Looking formidable in both truck and robot modes Mortal’s latest build employs some ingenious brick-wizardry to enable its slick transformation. See more on Flickr at the link above.
The Elves are beyond excited today. This incredible recreation of Transformers’ Optimus Prime is the work of TLCB regular, TLCB Master MOCer and Brothers Bricker Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist). As is always the case with Ralph’s creations, the detailing in his latest build is extraordinary, but what’s scarcely believable is that this incredibly life-like truck can really transform. Because Ralph is a wizard.
Much witchcraft and magic later and Ralph’s Optimus Prime truck looks a little different, to the delight of our Elvish workforce. You can see more of Optimus in both his brilliant forms, plus a few images showing a little of how the amazing transformation takes place, at Ralph’s Flickr photostream. Click the link and join us in wonder.
The Elves still haven’t got bored of Transformers, and thus they’re still fanatically excited whenever one of their number finds something like this. Today’s comes from alanyuppie on Flickr, and it’s Optimus Prime in ‘Powermaster’ configuration (Optimus is combined with another robot to increase his power and, we suspect, sell more toys).
Alanyuppie’s Lego version really transforms, and with such agility we can’t figure out how it’s done. See if you can work it out at the link above.
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.
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 orionpax.de.
The Elves are still loving the original Transformers cartoon video they were bought in a moment of unusual generosity by The Lego Car Blog staff, so it’s no surprise they’re on the look out for Transformers-related MOCs. This one comes from Yang Nam on MOCpages, who recreates the original cartoon-spec Optimus Prime in truck-form as a Kenworth K100. See it at Yang’s MOCpage here.
Insert Megan Fox in the picture above for twice the awesome
Optimus Prime by BricksonwheelsMOC
Following their release into the www last week our Lego Car Blog Elves have started to return with their findings. Melvin, normally a slovenly fellow, was the first back (perhaps with the misguided notion that he’d get a pay rise), clutching this in his grubby little hands.
Michael ‘2 explosions’ Bay is going to win no awards for style, but BricksonwheelsMOC just might, with his superb and heavily chromed replica of Hasbro’s finest.