BUILD

This Fanhome 1:10 scale Optimus Prime partwork model can be purchased by signing up online for a monthly subscription. It is currently available in numerous countries around the world via these links:

Fanhome Austria | Fanhome Netherlands | Fanhome GermanyFanhome UK | Fanhome US

Each month over the span of about 2.5 years, Fanhome will deliver 115 ‘issues’ that each contain a few parts of the model along with a magazine that contains the build instructions, images, and information about the Optimus Prime and the Transformers universe. The first package contains two issues and the remaining packages will contain four issues each.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card/debit card/Apple Pay/Paypal each time the next package is about to ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time by calling or emailing Fanhome. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2023


July 2023
  • Issue 01 – Head Pieces, Face, Eye Piece, Cheeks, Ear/Jaw Rounds, Battery Compartment, Mask Details, LED Plate, Neck Joint
  • Issue 02 – Central Torso Structure, Right Hood, Cab Right Upper Deck/Top Windshield, Visor/Wiper, Cab Lenses/Lights
August 2023
  • Issue 03 – Foot Casing (R), Right Ankle, Heel, Heel Joint, Joint End, Pivot Mechanism Stop
  • Issue 04 – Bridge Inner Structure (R), Upper Bridge Guard, Right Stabilizer, Bridge Cover, Outer Bridge Frame, Grille, Caps, Toes/Cups
  • Issue 05 – Right Foot Tire, Inner Rim, Rear Stabilizer/Joint, Upper End of Bridge
  • Issue 06 – Right Foot Fender, Right Foot Middle Rim/Hubcap
September 2023
  • Free Gift #1 – Posters
  • Issue 07 – Right Foot Sole Structure/Auger, Instep Gear, Outer Disc, Right Foot Side Turbine, Internal Stabilizer/Joint
  • Issue 08 – Inner/Outer Ankle Wheel, Ankle Wheel Gear/Connecting Rod/Crank, Front/Rear Wheel Levers
  • Issue 09 – Right Foot Wheel Support/Pin/Hinge/Joint, Rear Stabilizer/Joint, Outer Gears
  • Issue 10 – Right Thigh Structure/Frame Plate/Detail, Cylinder/Bracket, Right Center Wheel Ball Joint
November 2023
  • Issue 11 – Right Inner Thigh Plate, Right Hip/Leg Joint, Joint Support, Thigh Joint
  • Issue 12 – Upper/Lower Inner Plates, Upper Inner Plate Detail, Lower Inner Plate Cover
  • Issue 13 – Knee Frames, Knee Joint/Hinge Parts, Shield Plates, Rear Plate Joint, Right Knee Shaft, Washers, Pins
  • Issue 14 – Rear Leg Cylinder/Plate/Connector, Knee Rings/Joint End/Blade, Support Plates, Pin, Washers, End Caps
December 2023
  • Free Gift #2 – Keychain (back ordered)
  • Issue 15 – Tire, Wheel Cover, Outer Rim, Inner Rim, Hubcap
  • Issue 16 – Thigh Plates, Upper Leg Ball Joint/Wheel Arm, Thigh Wheel Frame, Front Plate End Cap, Front Detail
  • Issue 17 – Tire, Wheel Cover, Outer Rim, Inner Rim, Hubcap
  • Issue 18 – Lower Leg End Caps, Ankle Structures, Washers

2024


January 2024
  • Issue 19 – Calf Plate, Left/Right Calf Supports, Calf Support Rivet, Snap Rivets, Ankle Pin, Bridge Hinge Stop
  • Issue 20 – Lower Leg Inner Plate, Knee Plate, Inner Tibia Detail
  • Issue 21 – Outer Side of the Calf, Lower Rear Calf Detail, Front Calf Detail, Upper Rear Calf Plate Detail
  • Issue 22 – Lower Leg Outer Side Plate, Tibia Outer Side Detail, Tibia Plate, Hinges, Pins
February 2024
April 2024
  • Free Gift #4 – T-Shirt (backordered)
  • Issue 27 – Rear of the Torso, Pelvic/Abdominal Plate Supports
  • Issue 28 – Fixed Connections, Fixed Connection Brackets
  • Issue 29 – Central Part of Torso, Torso Details, Ball Joints, Brackets for Details
  • Issue 30 – Side Supports of Central Torso, Pelvis Details, Torso Details

The following issues are next to be built…

  • Issue 31 – Front of Torso, Torso Details, Lower Torso Supports
  • Issue 32 – Lower Torso Supports, Lumbar Plates, Pelvis Details, Torso Details
  • Issue 33 – Pelvis Back Plate/Hinges, Piston, Piston Mount, Lower Front Torso Detail, Hinge Bars
  • Issue 34 – Right Torso, Right Torso Cover, Back Detail, Plate Joint, Torso Pins, Cover Detail
  • Issue 35 – Right Pelvis Plate, Rear Plate Details, Right Headlight/Bracket, Front Right Torso-Pelvis Connector
  • Issue 36 – Left Side of the Torso, Left Torso Cover, Rear Torso Plate, Left Lower Torso Plate Joint, Cover Pins/Detail
  • Issue 37 – Left Pelvis Plate, Left Rear Plate Details, Left Headlight/Bracket, Front Left Torso-Pelvis Connector
  • Issue 38 – Abdomen Plate, Lower Back Plate, Front Torso Center Plate, Front Torso Pistons
  • Issue 39 – Front/Rear Upper Torso Panels, Front Panel Supports, Rear Plate Decals
  • Issue 40 – Lower Front Plates, Printed Circuit Board (PCB), PCB Cable
  • Issue 41 – Left Shoulder Support/ Detail, Upper Left Shoulder Frame Detail/Extension, Left Arm Anchor, Caps
  • Issue 42 – Left Shoulder Outer Barrel Parts, Joint Shaft
  • PayPal Payments Gift – Bust
  • Issue 43 – Left Shoulder Arm Joint/Detail/Extension Plate/Outer Ring/Retaining Plate/Position Gear/Spring
  • Issue 44 – Left Underarm Joint, Left Shoulder Inner Joint, Friction Discs, Shoulder Connectors/Pins
  • Issue 45 – Right Shoulder Support/ Detail, Upper Right Shoulder Frame Detail/Extension, Left Arm Anchor, Caps
  • Issue 46 – Right Shoulder Frame Discs, Joint Shaft
  • Issue 47 – Right Shoulder Arm Joint/Detail/Extension Plate/Outer Ring/Retaining Plate/Position Gear/Spring
  • Issue 48 – Right Underarm Joint, Right Shoulder Inner Joint, Friction Discs, Shoulder Connectors/Pins
  • Issue 49 – Upper Left Side of the Cab, Windscreen, Upper Cab Headlights/Lenses, Wiper Blade
  • Issue 50 – LED Plates, Screws Caps
  • Issue 51 – Left Door, Left Window, Rearview Mirror
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* – The contents of these issues may vary due to language translations. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.