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LEGOman273

Balutar-Class Swoop

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This started out as simply a mod, but the original model was very inaccurate, so I ended up just scrapping it and building a MOC instead.

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Without Minifig:

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Version 2.0

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As seen in "A Friend In Need".

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My reference pic:

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The Wookipedia entry:

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C&C welcome.

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Very accurate to the "real" version. If I could suggest one thing, it would be to change the blue pieces to dark blue. Other than that, I absolutely love it!

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Very accurate to the "real" version. If I could suggest one thing, it would be to change the blue pieces to dark blue. Other than that, I absolutely love it!

I would, but I don't have some of the pieces that I need in DK blue.

BTW: Mods, please don't delete this thread, just the other two. My phone was not working (or so I thought), so I accidentally posted this three times. :blush:

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I would, but I don't have some of the pieces that I need in DK Blue

I see. Well, maybe someday you can change it. Do you ever order off of Bricklink? (I'm not telling you to, because I hardly do. Just wondering)

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Looks all right. I would give it some handle bars.

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I see. Well, maybe someday you can change it. Do you ever order off of Bricklink? (I'm not telling you to, because I hardly do. Just wondering)

After thinking about it, I think that I do have the pieces, but I just can't find them right now. When I do, I will post the result.

Looks all right. I would give it some handle bars.

I wanted to do that, but none would fit. When I revisit it, I will try to put some on.

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I think this is an almost perfect match to your reference material, and it's definitely better than TLC's version.

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I think you did a good job. You captured the general shape pretty well. The details are mostly there, I like the inclusion of the cheese graters instead of the grate tiles. The only thing missing is the already mentioned handlebars.

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I love the imposing front view :thumbup:. My only criticism is that the back is meant to be flat, it doesn't have a centralised curved slope :wink:. Great job on it, though it would look fantastic in dark blue.

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I love the imposing front view :thumbup:. My only criticism is that the back is meant to be flat, it doesn't have a centralised curved slope :wink:. Great job on it, though it would look fantastic in dark blue.

That is the one holdover from the fact that it started out as a mod. I didn't notice that it is flat. :blush::facepalm:

I am already working on implementing the advice that I have received. Thanks. :thumbup:

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Nice work ' LEGOman273 ', though the seat should be blue and the hand controls ? :wink:

Great looking swoop bike anyway, ' LEGOman273 '.....Brick On ! :classic:

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Nice work ' LEGOman273 ', though the seat should be blue and the hand controls ? :wink:

Great looking swoop bike anyway, ' LEGOman273 '.....Brick On ! :classic:

I know, but the seat really is higher up. Had I build an exact replica of the swoop, it wouldn't have fit a Minifig. With the 'Fig on it, it looks accurate in terms of color.

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Version 2.0 based on comments that I recieved.

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As seen in "A Friend In Need".

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First post updated, as well.

C&C as usual.

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Nice update! The shape of the vehicle is more realistic now, and I like the handlebars. Can't wait for Version 3.0 with DK Blue! (Assuming there will be one)

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This is definitely better than your original. I never would have thought of the clips for handlebars. I hope you put Dk. Blue on it eventually.

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Nice update! The shape of the vehicle is more realistic now, and I like the handlebars. Can't wait for Version 3.0 with DK Blue! (Assuming there will be one)

This is definitely better than your original. I never would have thought of the clips for handlebars. I hope you put Dk. Blue on it eventually.

Of course. :wink:

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Version 2.0 looks much better :thumbup:. Nice idea for the handlebars.

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