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The not-a-raffle has raised more than $900 for rape crisis centers so far!  I’ll be picking a winner on 4/16, which means there’s still time for us to push that amount past the $1000 mark.

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There was more I intended to blog about today, but none of that matters anymore, because I have seen this:

A Flickr user named Orion Pax built Optimus Prime out of Lego.  A transforming Optimus Prime.  Click the pic or this link for the full set of Pax’s Lego Transformers.

Oh yes, I said Transformers plural, including Grimlock, Soundwave, Starscream … I think I’m in love.

My over-the-top squeeing aside, check out the details on this thing.  I didn’t even believe it was all Lego at first.  Prime’s fingers?  Blue legs from minifigs.  Windshield wipers are a pair of Lego harpoon guns.  The gun, the matrix, Roller … I just … wow.

I now know what I want for my birthday next week.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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cathshaffer
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure this is good for you...
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
I don't care! We wants it. We wants the precious...
cathshaffer
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
I hope everyone has enjoyed Jim's novels. It was a good run, but from now on he will be doing something else on his lunch break.
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
So pretty. So shiny...
cainle_bean
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
squeeellll!!! My inner geek just totally went nuts!!!! I love old transformers!!!
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Glad I'm not the only one :-)

I need to show this to my son tonight when I get home. He's going to flip out.

...and then he's going to demand I build it for him. Hm ... maybe I should rethink this.
cathshaffer
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Are there instructions?
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no. And there are a lot of parts that would be tricky to get. The grill, for example, is a set of chrome Lego knives. I imagine parts alone run at least several hundred bucks.
oreouk
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Mmmm - so cool!
It is possible to buy individual parts on the Lego store website (well, OK, it is int he UK and I'm assuming it is in the US too). The last time I did it the prices weren't too outrageous, but having a parts list for something like this would really help.
cainle_bean
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Transformers is probably my favorite thing from my childhood... besides my animals.

Lol we even used to play the theme music on the organ I had (could make it synth kinda)

Heh better not show this to ANY of my friends... they would want me to make it for them =p
mtlawson
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hmm.... Impressive.

Most impressive.

Methinks you need to start generating a list for a trip to the LEGO store.
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
And it just so happens that my tax refund should be showing up any day now. It's a sign, I tell you!
allaboutm_e
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Lego Transformers
Wow. Just ... wow.
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Lego Transformers
I know! I've got the masterpiece Optimus Prime toy the Lego model is based on, and it's amazing how closely they match up.
gavic
Apr. 8th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
OMG, Being a Transformers fan I find this highly impressive and amusing.
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
You and me both!
shekkara
Apr. 8th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! If he did transforming Lego Voltrons (both lion and vehicle Voltrons), I might have to propose to him. :-)
jimhines
Apr. 8th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
I see some Star Wars, ninja turtles, and Spawn in his Flickr sets, but no Voltrons I'm afraid.
shekkara
Apr. 9th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh, believe me, I looked. My husband is much relieved. :-)
ceosanna
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
That is full of SO MUCH win. Thank you for sharing the link with the rest of us!
glynisj
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
I use to buy my son Transformers (the little ones) at the grocery store once a month. It kept him from becoming a holy terror. He's 34 now.
fabricdragon
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
holy shite!!!!!!!!!!
wow.
thats right past fandom and into terrifying obsession, says hubby...

me? i know people who make miniatures. they are crazy. crazy crazy people...... gad that guy is talented.
bodlon
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
I want to comment, but I'm too stunned.

Please enjoy my awed, slightly disbelieving stare.
jjschwabach
Apr. 9th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Down, boy!
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