Step 2: Domaster's Torso, Arms, & Head (including dot matrix screen)

UPDATE 12/4/2012 - Please see the notations as to where to place the missing two 1x2 plates!

The torso is pretty straight forward. As you'll read about later in the tutorial, nothing is truly set in stone: in other words, you can make your own changes and substitutions if necessary, such as making a different pattern for the screen. This particular instructional guide shows how to perfectly duplicate the quasi-Tetris sprite pattern I attempted to mimic. You're free to use any pattern or tile format you want, provided you at least try to use lime-colored pieces to imitate the original Game Boy color scheme. You can even make a completely solid lime green tiling for the screen, and then use custom stickers or decals to make screenshots (see the decal step later on in the tutorial)! Also, the decorated tiles are optional -- you can use blank ones, or any tile decoration really; I chose these ones to make the robot appear more mechanical!
Sweet this one of the coolest things ever!
<p>And it just HAPPENS that LDD won't let put on the Technic Connector 2 x 3 with Ball Socket...</p>
Was it the one for the rear shoulders? I think that might be the part I accidentally omitted from the LDraw design.
<p>HELP i don't have any </p>Dark Bluish Gray <br>2Technic Brick 2 x 2 w/ Axlehole, Click Rot. Hinge (V) and Fist<p>or the 90th piece on your part list <a href="http://www.baronvonbrunk.com/LEGO/gameboy/instructions/domaster-complete_files/47431.png" rel="nofollow">http://www.baronvonbrunk.com/LEGO/gameboy/instruct...</a></p><p>and i can't find a good brick-built alternative any suggestions</p>
<p>Yeah, it was added in step 2, picture 23.</p>
This is totally soundwave g1 style with a twist. EPIX!
<p>I'd pay a decent amount for this quality piece.</p>
I know you said it's a tough task to reverse engineer, but would you please consider reverse engineering the Sega Game Gear villain transformer. That is my favorite and I think making Sega the bad guy was a nice touch! Your work is amazing by the way and good job!
ONLY 369 PARTS?!?!?!??
Where on earth do you buy all the bits??? i'd love to make this for my Fiance, it'd blow his mind!!
I get all of my pieces from Bricklink, which is like an online candy store of LEGO: <br> <br>http://www.bricklink.com/ <br> <br>I have to warn you: as brought up by a fan, I've actually made a slight error and accidentally omitted two small pieces from the instructions, which are actually required for the proper transformation (they're two small 1x2 plates).
i really enjoy this and i am trying to make a pokemon red version of tetrawing but i cant find a picture that i can easily use. do you know when i can find one?
I actually recently built a robot Moltres following Tetrawing's model:<br><br>http://vonbrunk.tumblr.com/post/24953530796/moltres<br><br>Send me an e-mail at baronvonbrunk@gmail.com, and I'll send you high-res PDF files of the Pokemon labels!
I'm going to try and make a pokemon red and blue version of this, this is really cool!
Nice Job Mate!<br>Really impressive!
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Sweet. Not only is this a cool project in and of itself, but I recently bought a Game Boy with a partially worn off label. Now I have a method to reapply the decal, and I can airbrush a little clear coat over it for staying power.<br><br>Thanks for the tip.
This is pretty sick. Lots of work went into the write-up of the steps.....I can tell. Keep up the great work.
Nice! I'll definitely look into this!

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