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Ghost Rider & its devil's bike


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Ghost Rider and its motorbike 

1 - The Source

Ghost Rider is the name of fictional supernatural antihero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his mentor, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). At night and when around evil, Blaze finds his flesh consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields trademark blasts of hellfire from his skeletal hands.

The Ghost Rider is a human who can transform into a skeletal superhuman being with a flaming skull and supernatural powers. The motorcycles he rides can travel faster than conventional motorcycles and can perform such seemingly impossible feats such as riding up a vertical surface, across the surface of water and leaping across great distances that normal motorcycles could not match.

When Blaze transform into Ghost Rider, his body change and his clothes take on a different appearance with a spiked leather jacket and chains. As Ghost Rider, he can cause his motorcycle to transform and surround itself with hellfire or he can create a new cycle from pure hellfire. 

2 - My project

My idea was to make the whole character / motorcycle at the scale of a minifig, in order to enroll in the universe and the Lego city Lego of my 7 years old son.

My priorities were:

- Achieve a model faithful ti the original fantastic imagery created by Marvel with an impressive chopper motorcycle, looking like monstrous, with a strong sense of power,

- Create a model with a strong gameplay with a solid model, which does not disassemble all the time, but also stable that can remain upright and not fall over when it is stopped (which is often the problems with motorcycles),

- Only use parts off and already in our Lego collection and rack my brain to avoid calling in Pick-a-brick orders. This for two reasons: first, economic - the second because my son really wanted to have very quickly ;)  The design is made ​​in "the traditional way" without Digital Designer and based on Marvel images sourced on the internet for the aesthetic part.

3 - The Result

. Forces: 

The result is not only visually very successful but also very functional: some "soft" connections allow various positions (orientation of flames in particular) and the bike is very stable, solid and enjoyable to play. 

. Weaknesses: 

The minifig deserves a specific skull that can accommodate sheaves of flame to resemble the original Marvel personnage - which is more than a detail! 
It should also have a torso looking like a leather jacket. Finally, chrome chains would also be welcome, as well as length specially designed for them (to fit best to the minifig)


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