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The LEGO / Nintendo 64 / Transformer project by VonBrunk The LEGO / Nintendo 64 / Transformer project by VonBrunk
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Created specifically for the Instructables Toy Block Contest in the summer of 2013, I present to you my latest LEGOformers: Ultra Hexacon and Tetragon, the transforming Nintendo 64 and controller, along with their transforming game pak minions Hot-Shot, and Mecha Kong! These original LEGO models are made in near-perfect size and proportions to authentic N64 components, and can transform completely — by “transform completely”, I mean each robot can transform from N64 accessory to robot and back without detaching/removing parts, with the exception of Tetragon’s controller cord. Ultra Hexacon is to this date, my most durable and articulated Transformer model built, with great flexibility and joint strength; he can also stand and be posed without falling over or having pieces break off. With the exception of the custom stickers/labels, every single piece in these toys are 100% LEGO — bricks, plates, slopes, tiles, wedges, and Technic parts. No glue, paint, cutting, nor 3rd party custom pieces.

As with previous LEGOformers, there were multiple engineering obstacles; Ultra Hexacon’s first issue was coming up with a transformation cycle that didn’t involve the cartridge slot appearing where his ass would be in robot mode, so that games could slide into his chest like Soundwave or Blaster (as opposed to be inserted like a suppository). Building the head was a challenge, and one particular idea was to have his head remove and transform into a Rumble Pak, like a Transformers Headmaster toy — or even adding a slot for the N64 Expansion Pak that would either double as a head or a weapon! Hexacon’s transformation cycle was based off an Autobot cassette named Eject — a favorite toy of mine as a kid, and his physical appearance was intended originally to be a blend between Ultra Magnus and Metroplex — but ended up looking more like a hybrid of Fortress Maximus or Generation 2 “tank” Megatron. His base color is dark grey like the N64 console, and his secondary color scheme represents the colors of the N64 logo, sans gold. Ultra Hexacon’s power supply pack transforms into a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher, with Tetragon’s memory card doubling as an ammo magazine for Hexacon’s shoulder weapon!

The games and controller took the longest to make. In fact, Mecha Kong was almost scrapped entirely, as the method of making his arms bigger than this legs to create the ape-like appearance took quite a long time to figure out. Tetragon (the controller) was originally intended to be an anthropomorphic robot and not an animal, but after days of trying to make a transformation cycle with failed results, I opted to make him turn into a scorpion — which personally looks a lot more badass yet quirky — almost like Beast Wars! Tetragon’s controller cord is made from a rare elongated Technic pneumatic rubber hose piece. Hot-Shot, the GoldenEye 007 cartridge was supposed to be Hexacon’s gun (like Megatron’s gun mode being used by Starscream) — with the possibility of him being a Triplechanger — gun, robot, and game — but ended up being too big to fit in his hands. Some games that were conceptualized but scrapped were “Cruiser”, a Crusi’n USA cartridge that transforms into a car, “Shadow”, a Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire game that changes into a Stormtrooper, and multiple bird/plane robots that would either change into Star Fox 64, Pilotwings 64 or Chopper Attack. Also, I did in fact completely build a transforming robot version of Link that changed into a golden Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time cartridge — BUT, unfortunately right before the photo shoot I ran into a few errors with his size and sticker placement, thus I omitted him with the intention of possibly displaying him again in the future, once I’ve made the necessary repairs; in fact, I was hoping to include him to show my respect for fellow Zelda aficionados like myself!

What’s in a name? “Hexacontatetragon" is the proper nomenclature for a 64-sided polygon, and Nintendo 64 being the first 3D polygon-based Nintendo system with 64-bit graphics, the names "Hexacon" and "Tetragon" (the robot and the scorpion) merge as a gestalt when transformed — both physically and in name! The word "Ultra" in the title is an homage to the Nintendo 64’s original name of "Ultra 64" before its North American release.

- Baron von Brunk
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:iconshonenjump3000:
ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Epic :D (Big Grin) 
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Sweet! *head explodes from coolness overload*
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
:iconiwantitplz:
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Most impressive.
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:iconrekrelle:
Rekrelle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
that is just amazing :D
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R603 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SERIOUSLY INCREDIBLY AWESOMESAUCE BOWSENESS !!!!!:iconcannotevenplz:
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ivanprime93 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! Best thing eveeeer XD
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Injinuity at its best!!!!!!RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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miletich2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ingenuity.
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Vutava Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
\m/
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Crappedman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Artist
can you make a 64DD one?
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:icontrailstherobotfox:
trailstherobotfox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's amazing, I love Legos and videogames!
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:iconravn73:
Ravn73 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Legen.........dary!
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Blitzwin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fricken' incredible man :D :D :D :D
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maxpaweurs Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cccccccccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
:headbang: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! :headbang:
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TheSkywardSword100 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This. Is. AWESOME!!!
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Hydran105 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Whatcha know. DOnkey kong 64 transforms into a gorilla. and goldeneye into a gun.
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:icontrueromania:
Trueromania Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
just my brain scream Soundwave ?
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TheNufinger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
If my childhood dies, then this will be my defibrillator.

You made an awesome...Transformer-like Transformer, It's both nostalgic AND innovative. the attention to detail is astounding too, I clicked this thinking it was a real N64, but BOY was I surprised. Keep up the good work!
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWESOME
Good job
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bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness
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SSSS7777 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
always the best 
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BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You've got to be kidding me... Brilliantly thought and built, awesome work!
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Huntermoon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
That is really awesome!!!!
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weskerchild117 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM SPEECHLESS!LAMMA!
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Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of the most epic stuff in history...
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:iconkabhes:
kabhes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
this is great made man
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If i ever had one of these, my life would be complete.
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Oh please for the love of fuck someone give this a Daily Deviation. PLEASE!
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
You should make a star warms one and give it a Storm trooper or Darth Vader head X3

Soundwave as a N64, that's to kick ass!
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BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlawooplz: That is so amazing, words can not describe... Next, you gotta do a Legend of Zelda cartridge!
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*dies from nerdgasam* X-X
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MrElectrog64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
also, u should realy send ur stuff into the Nintendo-fc group, they would realy like it! trust me, if they'll accept my dumb lego stuff, then they'll accept ur awesome lego stuff in a heart-beat!
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MrElectrog64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
'olly shizzazzle man! this is my fav one yet, ur amazing, no doubt about it! lovin' the golden eye and DK64! :D
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Anchorcrab Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Writer
Holy shit man. Transformers and N64, two central aspects of my childhood, made into one. Words cannot describe how amazing this is.
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