LEGO G1 Inferno

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LEGO G1 Inferno

Postby alanyap » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:59 am

Actually Inferno was never in my to-build list. But recently I was building
a non-transformerâ„¢ transforming mech called Towmecha (link below) and noticed how the design can be adapted for Inferno easily as the
cab-as-robot-chest transformation are similar. And then there's 4 LEGO ladders lying about (courtesy of official LEGO auto transporter set, I specifically bought to complement LEGO Ultra Magnus photoshoots)

http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2014/08/ ... truck.html



OK back to Inferno. The most fun part came from building the back of the vehicle to form the iconic legs and "rollerskate feet". As someone who hates chunky kibble, I can only design a slimmer version of the rotating ladder component (and it no longer conceal the head like in he original toy). A smaller back kibble means he's more stable when posed and won't topple over.


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These wing nozzles are sourced from LEGO Chima Eagle set. No real animals are harmed in the making of this bot.


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Vehicle without and with nozzles attached at the side. Notice the balljoint used.


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Comparison with my previous MOC, Towmecha


Some Trivia for those who loves to read =)
  • In Towmecha, the cab conceals the small robot head , so the roof is partially grey. For Inferno, there is alot of clearance for me to obfuscate a decently sized robot head at the back of the cab. This leaves the roof partially hollow. So I have to implement the hinged roof flaps to cover that up. These flaps will become shoulder pads in robot mode.
  • I've been looking high and low for the lifebuoy parts from my inventory to mimic the hoses on the side of the truck (like in the original toy) but failed. (I'm not even sure I have 2 of them at all). The next best thing would be some printed tiles and a "steering wheel" I guess.
  • After referring to google photos of various real fire engines, I almost applied yellow stripes running across the truck cab but given up on this idea. (Real Inferno don't have yellow stripes).
  • The nozzles on the ladder tip started off as VERY big and complicated looking. But when I noticed how awkward it is when dangling at the back of robot mode, I simplified it to what you see currently.


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ROBOT MODE


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And finally..... a customary wacky shot to end my post =)


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For a complete set of photos of this MOC ,visit my blog entry below.

http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2014/09/ ... -mode.html
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