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Gearhead - SEGA Game Gear Transformer of LEGO by VonBrunk Gearhead - SEGA Game Gear Transformer of LEGO by VonBrunk
The evil SEGA robot "Gearhead" and his Sonic & Knuckles minions Supersonic and Knucklepunch make their debuts as the newest LEGOformers in my array of mechanized warriors!

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Following in the same popular footsteps of Domaster & Tetrawing -- the Game Boy & Tetris game -- this brutal soldier transforms into a bulky SEGA Game Gear, and is accompanied by two Sonic games (Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Blast)! For primary weapons, Gearhead uses his battery blaster rockets attached to the shoulders, and in his left hand is a shotgun cannon powered by Chaos Emeralds! Gearhead transforms 100% without removing parts, and converts back and forth solely through bending/folding joints in his legs, arms, chest and so such.

With the hindsight of the previous LEGOformers, building this project wasn't as difficult to engineer as expected, as I had my own previous work to reference. However, there were several challenges nonetheless. The first was making room for the games to fit in the back with the batteries simultaneously. This caused me to frequently disassemble the rear pieces and rearrange them in order to allow enough clearance for the cartridges to slide through with ease. Building the games themselves was also a challenge, and despite my best efforts, they're a little thicker than a typical Game Gear game -- and are about as thick as a Genesis cartridge. I had to sacrifice battery space yet again; I'm sure purists will scoff at the fact that this toy only fits two batteries, unlike a real Game Gear which used six AAs. Finally, the issue with the stickers/labels was a painstaking battle that took a third and final attempt to accomplish. Initially I printed custom waterslide clear decals similar to Domaster's, but alas, they would not appear against black. Then I opted for laser printer address labels from Avery, which were a disaster. At last I discovered a little hole-in-the-wall print shop in Manhattan that printed 8.5''x11'' full-page glossy sticker sheets for only $5 -- so I crammed every single label graphic (with multiples) onto one big PDF sheet in Adobe Illustrator, and printed it as a master label!

All projects built by me during late May to early July 2012, and photographed with my Sony camera and light tent on July 3rd, 2012.

-Baron von Brunk
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mewmewspike Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Nice.  Mega Drive Megatron will have a fan-made Decepticon to help him terminate the forces of Nintendo.
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
?sega made a handheld gaming device?
Tattorack Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but it paled it comparison to the GameBoy Color.
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
i seeeeee
Tattorack Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, I think only a handful of games had been made for that system (though I could be wrong about that).
maxpaweurs Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
best lego transformer
shatteredglasscomic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool!!! ;-)
micfl0 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Will you be providing instructions for this??? THIS IS AMAZING. DOesn't even describe it - it's mind-blowing!
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately, this particular creation was made "organically", as in it wasn't sketched-up nor planned, thus there's no record of any of my steps to build it. I did the same thing when making my Game Boy Transformer, however that model was much smaller, which means creating instructions was a matter of taking it apart and reverse-engineering it.
LostInWaves Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. AWESOME!!! :D
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