LEGO came out with a Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation kit (7251)
for RM 44.90. I saw it at Jusco before I came back and couldn’t resist
buying it. I haven’t assembled LEGO sets in a long, long time.
I brought the Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation box to the
office today to assemble during my lunch break. The back of the kit
shows how Anakin Skywalker can be transformed into Darth Vader using a
twisting movement. I just found the kit interesting, so I decided to
give it a go.
I opened up the box and pulled out several LEGO pieces inside a plastic bag. It didn’t look like it would be hard to assemble…
…until I noticed that there’s another packet of Lego pieces in the
box, a flat LEGO mounting board and an instructions manual. That’s the
problem with LEGO pieces, there’s always more than you think. ;)
This is the assorted LEGO Star Wars pieces from the first packet.
You can see an Anakin Skywalker LEGO man piece in there as well as an
unmasked Darth Vader LEGO man. There’s something about the characters
having a LEGO man head that cracks me up to no end. :)
This is the other (smaller) packet, which mostly contains the LEGO
pieces necessary to build the torture device/transformation thingy. The
instructions manual (a thinly disguised promotional brochure) is at the
The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation manual has the same flame-licking-the-fringes design as the box.
I must admit, I’ll be lost without the step-by-step instructions to build the contraption. Seriously.
I started with the base LEGO mounting board and started building up
the back towers (they’re actually LEGO pieces, but I’m trying to lose
myself in the illusion here, dammit ;)).
The side swing away multiple armed transformation machine came was
starting to bear some resemblance to the image on the box after a
couple of minutes.
It’s starting to look more and more like the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation kit now…
Behold! The LEGO pieces are finally assembled! I present to you – The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation!
This is the “Darth Vader” side – the previous photo shows the “Anakin Skywalker” side.
Download: LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation [sixthseal.com].
Here’s a video to show how the LEGO swivels to “transform” Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader.
There are also two other possible permutations with the existing
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader transformation kit – there’s no instructions
for those, but it can be done with a bit of experimentation. One of
them depicts Darth Vader standing beside the machine and the other
shows Darth Vader with this huge ass phallic looking weapon.
I like it in the original form though, so the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation set is sitting on my desk at work now.