We have talked about the #21314 LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set extensively, including a full review, discussing some of the display issues with the set, and sharing thoughts and reviews by other LEGO fans (see links at the end of this post). While the set has some really nice features (particularly the minifigures, printed wheels, and design of the bikes), the display-stand is a bit on the plain side. LEGO fan Jason Allemann (JKBrickworks) decided to do something about this, and make the stand more dynamic. 🙂
Jason shares on his blog: “I recently picked up the #21314 LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set, and though it is a visually stunning model, I feel that it is a bit lacking in the display department. Specifically, the stand, and how the cycles are mounted, just seems a little too static to do justice to the action of the scene in the movie. I decided to see what I could do to breathe a little more life into the model, and designed an action stand that allows you to change the angle of the light cycles while sweeping them from side to side.” In the video below, Jason shows you his enhanced stand, and he also demonstrates how the mechanism works.
I really like this modification. Even just the extra layer added to the grid makes it a lot more visually interesting. And the movement feature is super cool, sophisticated, streamlined to fit in a small space, and uses very few extra parts. I also like that Jason made the two stands independent of each other, and thus allowing the bikes to be positioned differently and move independently.
If you already have the #21314 LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set and you would like to add this modification, you only need 114 mostly commonly available pieces, including extra black and medium-azure plates and tiles for the additional platforms, and a few LEGO Technic bricks, axles, pins, and a couple of LEGO Technic universal joints to build the mechanical components. Some of the pieces you can even substitute if you don’t have the correct ones, and whatever you are missing you can get from BrickLink.
Jason provides both a parts-list and step-by-step instructions on his website at JKBrickworks.com, so you can just follow along to get the necessary pieces and copy the model.
If you don’t have any of the extra pieces needed, or are unfamiliar with buying parts yourself from the secondary market, Jason offers a kit with all the extra parts to build the enhanced stand. You can purchase the kit at MOCHUB.com. Please note that the kit only includes the extra pieces, and not the #21314 LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy itself. If you don’t have it already, the set is available at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the #21314 LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set? Do you have it already? And what do you think of this modification? Are you planning to build it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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