The Living Fortress: Tempest
- The MOC weights over 10 lbs (4.536 kg).
- Tempest is over 28 in (71.12 cm) tall from the top of the head.
- This creation took about one year to plan, construct, and finalize.
- Tempest was featured on LEGO’s Instagram story for 24 hours on August 5th, 2017.
- The internal skeleton in 100% Technic and the exterior is system, zero Bionicle parts used.
- The MOC features light up eyes, shoulders, and abdomen using 3rd party lights.
- Tempest used zero ratchets joints for movement, exclusively using ball joints or gearing for smoother movement. Most joints require a gear to be turned for the joint to swivel.
- This is the 3rd version of the character, the 1st being an unfinished WIP that was made in 2012 and the 2nd was a fully Technic/Bionicle build from 2013.
- This MOC was designed to have a full transformation into a spaceship, while incomplete, there are some concept pictures of what the final product would have looked like.
A large mecha that is piloted and powered by multiple team members that are in the fight against Kairos. Constructed for land and space travel, specialized in hand-to-hand combat. It houses large racks of hidden missiles that can be deployed at will. After learning that a greater threat was found among the stars, this large craft was constructed by most inhabitants of the planet in an effort to free themselves from the constructed world Kairos had created.
Tempest is powered by Circuit, who uses her near endless amount of electrical energy to keep the lights on. Dominion uses his magnetism powers to help the servos move more efficiently during combat. Active patience and repairs are monitored by CPU, Factorie, and Lugnut of the biker gang. Piloting the mecha is Guradian in his origin form, possessing the central core of the Tempest and using it as his body.
While very large an imposing, the heroes are unaware if this will be enough to fight off against the being of time. Until then, they travel through space looking for their fight.
Here is a WIP picture of the first Tempest from 2012:
And a picture of the 2013 one:
Here is the concepts of the ship mode:
Also here is a alternate visor design I decided not to go with:
For more pictures, head on over to my Flickr!