Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Introducing: Hero Factory Racers!


Awhile back I mentioned that I was developing a small Hero Factory MOC series that included vehicles.  Well, here's the concept, the LEGO Hero Factory Racers!  The series will combine two popular LEGO themes together to add a plausible, tangential branch off the official Hero Factory storyline.

Here's a little backstory:
After the defeat & capture of the Fire Lord, Hero Factory staff found themselves overflowing with new technology & equipment and extremely well-trained heroes, but let's be honest, there wasn't a lot of major badness going on around the galaxy that required the full strength & attention of this heroic force.  So many small-time villains were scared into either hiding or reformed lawfulness by the might of the 2.0 heroes that field Hero deployments dropped to a 6-year low.  Frankly speaking, there were a lot of bored heroes and tech staff alike at the Factory.  Redox tried in vain to drum up support for a full aesthetic makeover of the iconic Assembly Tower. Nobody else wanted to do that much menial labor. Kalek pushed for remote drone competitions, an idea which got a lukewarm reception.  Stormer suggested taking Kalek's idea a step further, turning it into a more exciting activity that would more directly engage both tech- and sport-savvy staff. 
The Hero Factory Racers program was born with blessing from Mr. Makuro, who was convinced that the morale boost would be worth a respectable investment, especially if some of the technology developed for the competition could be adapted for official hero mission use.  Racer teams would each consist of one hero, one design engineer, one fabrication specialist, and one propulsion & electronics expert.  Budgets would be fixed and equal across all teams. Races would be multi-stage point-to-point rallies across varying courses on different nearby planets with unique terrain challenges.  Prizes?  A few credits would be doled out here or there, but the teams mostly wanted the glory & bragging rights of tallying up individual event wins.
With the premise set, I decided to create a miniature hero size, just a little larger than my Rocka XL XXS and Epic Witch Doctor, to allow the vehicles to be small & moderately simple.  I also specifically slotted the inception of the HF Racers concept in the 2.0 timeframe because with the 2.0 head system now completely abandoned, I wanted to use those parts one last time.

So that's it, that's what Hero Factory Racers are all about!  I'll start unveiling individual racer/vehicle combo MOCs soon!

46 comments:

  1. These are awesome.
    Can't wait to see more.

    I still think you need a villain biker gang. :D

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  3. My favourite one is the first!!!!! He's awesome!

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  4. FIRST COMMENT! (i think)... these are really cool! Is it alright if i make one?

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  5. Nice! The top one is cool, but the bottom one seems a bit lackluster. Looking forward to anything else in this theme, lovin' it!

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  6. Amazing!

    -Takua Nui

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  7. Cool MOCs, JANG. Would you explain how are they made?

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  8. im gonna make my ow racer because i have a hole bunch of bricks.

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  9. Why am I getting Crash Bandicoot nostalgia from this? XP

    Anyways, this looks like a promising new endeavor, Jang; good luck with it.

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  10. The one on the ATV resembles Regger from "Don't Forget The Others." Is that a mini-Regger, or is it a new hero?

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    1. Its a mini version of regger

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    2. I know. I saw the video "Regger and Myrnix Rover" almost a few minutes after my comment.

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  11. Wow that's such a good idea with lots of potential! Love it, you should design mission capable buggys as well... Have you ever thought of working with Lego? Just a thought since your MOCs are amazing! :)

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  12. anyone notice the red and white dude vehicle ice sheild have an 2inc/axl inside of it?! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!

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    1. jang put a cross beam in to the axle hole plain and simple.

      P.S. I LOVE your mocs jang, you should really think about going to work for Lego, maybe they would have a chance to bring out actionally cool HeroFactory sets and combos

      P.P.S Thx to you and your awsome mocs i have been going into mocing with HeroFactory (i have faild, but im not giving up) your mocs are so insperational.

      being only in my early teens i was not able to enjoy bionicle that much but it is my favorite theme lego has ever made.

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    2. Dude it's not that easy.

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  13. This is AWESOME!You should listen to Anonymous Jan 24 11:14 PM.He's right you should hook up with the lego company and make 10x better sets.They might take that theme into interest. JANG IS AWSOME!!!!!!! P.S.Your MOCs are AMAZING!!! I can't wait yo see more!

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  14. regger is the best one

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  15. I think you are AMAZING!!!You made me a better lego builder!I saw all of your videos and thought this is AWESOME!!!I used most of your styles to make a great hero.It was pretty cool but not as cool as yours.

    P.S.I think lego whould make more money if you worked their.

    P.P.S.All of your MOCs together whould be better than the lego company.

    P.P.P.S.Or at least send your videos to the lego company.I know they will get ideas.

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    1. I'm pretty sure Lego watch Jang's vids.

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  16. How do you get so taleted!?!Jang you'er AMAZING!!!I know you like cars/RC, but this is great way to combind it.Especially knowing that they really drive.It's to bad they cant be controlled.): But maybe it's possible.
    maybe.

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  17. I check your web sight every day.I do the same with your youtube channel.JANG is the BEST lego builder in the galexey!!I wish I could meet you in person.But sadly I can't.):Every who sees this comment PLEASE check legojangs youtube channel.It's AWESOME!!!This web sight is better than the lego HF web sight.And your youtube channel is the best youtube channel EVER!!!JANG is AWESOME!!!

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  18. JANG is AMAZING!!!You are the best lego reiview\MOCs\revamps\made up themes videos EVER!!!I made a hero factory base.But that whould of never happend if it wasen't for you.You made me a great hero factory fan!Hey JANG can you PLEASE make a mini spector 2.0 and make a video about it.PLEEEEESE!!!I'm begging you!

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    1. ya specter and his car

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  19. I made an lego hero factory nex season 4 breackout version of NEX.He was great but nothing close to yours.

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  20. I think this whould be the best lego theme EVER!!!If you had copies of your mocs and got printed bags/contaners your theme whould be the only theme I whould buy and save my money for.Ya I know it whould be VERY hard but if it wasen't it whould be AWSOME!!!It already is I'm just saying it whould be AWESOME to buy!

    P.S.YOU MAKE THE BEST MOCS EVER!!!

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  21. I think you are so AMANING!!!You need to make a video telling people some styles of building.PLEASE!!!

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  22. nice background story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. You know what I don't get, is that in series 1 lego made two vehicle sets for hero factory. They were the drop ship and furno bike. Then they just let the vehicles go. I can understand why they didn't make vehicles for the 3.0 series but other than that I still stand confused by legos descision.

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    1. Now that you say that I think they couldve done some hero factory 2.0 vehicles -o-

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  24. This whould be the best lego product EVER!!!I LOVE it!!

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  25. Thank you for listening to me about Spector 2.0.It's AMAZING!!!! All of yhe ones with capitals in like WOW or something.

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  26. Thats TURBO AMAZEING!!!OA OH!!TIME TO REALES THE PRISENER!!!(Family Guy Joke)

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  27. Hey Jang, can you PLEASE admit that you made up spector 2.0.

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  28. Can you show us how o make a Lego hero factory racer

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  29. wow! nice thing going on with heroes and vehicles! and i agree, there are too few vehicles in hero factory. we hadn't had any since 1.0! what up with that?

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  30. To Jang:
    You sir, have made my life a better place, by postin this and everything else.

    Again, thanks for making my day.

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    1. My humble thanks to you for saying that! Very kind, and I'm glad I was able to toss some enjoyment your way :)

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  31. Are you making an actual race on your YouTube channel? I might do my own someday when I get a channel

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