At last, the next LEGOformer in my most popular series — Vantage, a powerful robot that transforms into a Nintendo Game Boy Advance, armed with battery blasters and parody “Boom” automatic shotgun! With a basic design much akin to my Game Boy robot Domaster, along with a refined transformation cycle similar to that of my Game Gear robot Gearhead, this new figure is very sturdy and well-articulated. My previous LEGOformers were built “organically”, as in I’d compile a ton of relevant pieces and build the robot via trial and error — whilst this particular one was my first to be almost entirely designed on the computer with LEGO Digital Designer before being physically built and tested. That being said, the 3D instructional guide was released simultaneously. What was the most challenging part? That Boom shotgun: I spent several days trying to make one that looks like an actual gun as well as having the ability to be held by the robot as a weapon. I chose Doom since that was my favorite GBA game I played in high school back in 2002. My second favorite GBA game was Namco Museum!
I can’t take too much credit. I was just there at the right time when there happened to be an intergalactic battle near the wedding. Sort of like seeing a Sasquatch, very rare. Luckily no one was harmed except perhaps a few storm troopers. ~Alejandro
The Ghostbusters 30th anniversary Lego set is a reality, though that picture is deceiving
Even though Ghostbusters 3 is in eternal limbo, the Ghostbusters Lego set, designed by Lego fan Brent Waller, voted in through Lego CUUSOO and approved by the Lego overlords, will be hitting stores this spring. However, despite the promo pic above that clearly shows the Ghostbusters firehouse, the set will only be the minifigs and Ecto-1. I guess they figured you could get your own damn brick colored bricks.