Hand carving the head

The Making of a Wood Optimus Prime

Normally I start a project with some loose sketches – which I attempted here, but I soon had to turn to the computer for help. It would have taken an enormous amount of hand sketches and busted prototypes to figure this out otherwise! There are 50 individual pieces of wood, 38 magnets to connect the joints, and 6 tiny nails to hold the wheels.

(To see the finished product in depth click here.)