Growing up in the 80's my favorite show on television was the animated series called Robotech (originally known as Macross). The series featured the Veritech (Valkyrie) fighter. A craft that was able to transform from a fighter jet resembling a F-14 Tomcat, to a giant mechanized robot.
As a child, I did not have that many Robotech toys, and I certainly did not have a toy Veritech that transformed. So, I resorted to try and build one of mine own using LEGO bricks! But no matter how many times I tried, the task always seemed impossible. My creations were never anywhere close to what I had seen in the animation, but my young imaginative spirit still pushed me to keep trying. I always dreamed to one day be successful with my builds. However, as I grew older, I eventually stopped playing with LEGO, and that dream eventually faded away.
It wasn't until decades later in 2010, when my girlfriend and I bought the board game LEGO Creationary. It was this clever little board game that reignited that same imaginative spirit that I had once had as a child. We both ended up becoming avid LEGO fans and in 2011 we started to do our own MOC.
I quickly discovered that LEGO offered larger variety of pieces than they did over 20 years ago. After getting familiar with the new parts available, I decided to try again what I had once dreamed to be able to do as a child...build a transformable Veritech fighter using LEGO!
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2013/07/01: Official photos of my VF-1A Max Type have been posted on Flickr. Please check it out here
2013/06/14: The VF-1A, VF-1D, and VF-1J are coming soon. Please keep checking back for updates!
2013/06/05: Come visit our official webpage
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2013/06/02: Official photos of my VF-1S Strike Valkyrie and Armored Valkyrie have been posted on Flickr. Please check it out here
100 Supporters: 2013/5/16
500 Supporters: - 2013/6/18
1000 Supporters: - 2013/7/13
2000 Supporters: - Next Milestone!
The Brother's Brick (2013/4/15): The Jolly Roger Transforms
Kotaku (2013/4/16): Macross/Robotech LEGO That Transforms. I Can Die Now
Daily News Agency (2013/4/17): レゴで完全変形達成、マクロスに登場する可変戦闘機「VF-1 バルキリー」を再現
LEGOMACROSS (2013/4/20): Daikoncat’s VF-1S Valkyrie Skull Leader
IT Media (2013/4/21): 3段変形も完全再現！ レゴで作った「VF-1 バルキリー」が完璧すぎる
The Lego Car Blog (2013/5/1): Ride of the Valkyrie
Brickfans.com (2013/6/28): BrickBuilders Spotlight: Daikoncat
NerdGasmNeeds.com (2013/9/9): LEGO Robotech