Feb 112010
 
LEGO Gundam

This here is probably the most awesome LEGO mech ever, and it’s a Gundam! The attention to detail on this creation is just striking, with various double joints and a transformation sequence that rivals that of model kits WITHOUT removing any of the LEGO block parts. This just shows the amount of precision and passion involved with this work, not to mention that the creator also included the V2 Assault Buster Gundam parts as well. The entire building and transformation process after the jump:


UPDATE: We tracked down the original site that originally displayed the LEGO V2 Gundam, and luckily enough they show you how to build one yourself.

Here are the detailed instructions on how to build the V2 Gundam:

A. Head and Core Fighter parts
B. Hanger parts
C. Leg parts

[via: The Brothers Brick and the original LEGO V2 Gundam site]

Thanks to NiX for the additional info.

  • Goat

    My eyes divided by zero due to the awesomeness shown after the jump.

  • Alex

    that….was…..AWESOME!!!!!!! i want 1

  • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

    NOT. ENOUGH. BRICKS.

  • Kreevox

    Turns out it would cost roughly $190 USD for all those parts.

  • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

    For a build that awesome? $190 doesn't sound too bad at all!

  • Kreevox

    thats the price for the MK1 build, not the newer one, it probly costs more, I figured out how much it costs thru Lego's designbyME software, where you build a set on the computer, check the price, buy it, and have it sent to your house in its own box that you also design

  • Kreevox

    i redid the math, and its actually ~$210; $63 for the core fighter, ~$70 for the hangar, and $80 for the legs

  • FreedomFighter4

    Not worth it, considering it's just a lego model that would:
    1. Probably just sit in your room
    2. Will break if you try playing with it

    Maybe I'd buy the pieces if it was like, $40. Still an extremelly awesome build, though. Nice work.

  • remy

    You wouldn't happen to want to share the DesignbyME file, would you?

  • Sunshadow

    Most Lego creations are designed to sit in your room on a shelf, unless you super glue each piece together it couldn’t stand up to the average child’s idea of play. And for adults it’s definately about showing it off, sure some of us like to “drive” our lego cars and some might even play house with a few minifigs and our latest house concept. But when you look at items such as The Death Star from the Star Wars set. It’s mostly to show off. The majority of the fun is building, not playing with the models you create, if you’re worried about breaking it then go out and buy the plastic toy that inspired it, and toss it into your toybox or let it “fly” through your room until it breaks. Legos are what inspire people to build things like the Empire State Building or even Epcot in Disneyworld. Because once the building is built, the construction company doesn’t bother with their creation much after that. I would also like to state that I am in no way insulting anyone, just stating my humble opinion on the matter. As an added note, the instructions are cool, but this version is obviously modifyied for a sleeker appearance. Anyway we could get the instructions and component list for the one in the video?

    • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

      Absolutely right. The fun is in conceptualizing and figuring out how to get something built using this medium. But once it’s done, it’s all for show.

  • Sunshadow

    If you’re worried about breaking it, I’ve found that pushing the pieces together with more force, makes the end result a bit more durable. It’s a technique I use when building with the original blocks, before adding the specialty pieces.

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  • Axisofweasles

    Yeah, so started to build the V2 Gundam as described without looking at the overall completed model and, let me just say, FAIL.  This is baby-town frolics… I want to build the thing in the video.  NOT this crappy piece of crap.  Seriously. 

    Does anyone have a link to a version of the video that isn’t all time-compressed?  I NEED to build the thing in the video!  NEED!!!!!

  • weskey

    it look awesome

  • G_inverse

    Did anyone ever do a brick by brick parts list for this? I would so love to build this but would like the complete parts list so I can make sure I have everything needed and if not I know exactly what to order.

  • Michael Goedicke

    yes i have most of these pieces from lego sets i have collected from the past ten years muwahahahaha

  • Michael Goedicke

    check that i am missing like 8 pieces, oh well adapt improvise and over come right.

  • cycro101

    The model shown in the video isn’t the one in the instructions… The one in the instructions isnt nearly as cool. :( are there instructions for the one in the vid?

  • Raccoon

    Just click on the name of the user who uploaded the video above. He posted instructions on his channel.

    • Raccoon

      *YouTube user
      *instructions on his channel for the model pictured at the top of this post.