ScottishDave

Eurobricks Citizen
  • Content count

    261
  • Joined

  • Last visited

2 Followers

About ScottishDave

  1. I'd like to second, third and fourth the other replies. I have seen a lot of Lego Falcons in my time. This one has enornous potential. I love the way that you've actally made it a proper dome, not a bunch of straight panels. Do keep it up, please - I'd love to see where this one is going, and you've "proved" the concept. Also, since you are working in CAD to get it just right, you might find this site interesting, and particuarly these plans of the Falcon.
  2. Hey Jemakrol, it's always good to see someone else embarking on this insane project. Building it "straight" is boring. I like what you did with the Y-Wing. In that spirit I'd like to suggest you take a look at my Falcon engine mod - my thread is here (and linked in my signature). The modified engines look insanely cool, are more accurate than the original, and cost a fraction of the price of two LBG boat riggings. The rest of my mods are probably more expensive than the originals: but one suggestion I do have is to actively seek out old, chewed-up, yellowed and grotty "old grey" plates for the hull. Mixed with the modern plates they look great, and add depth and character to the model. Good luck with your build - I shall be keeping an eye on this thread.
  3. Excellent, glad to hear it. BTW I just noticed that someone posted on Reddit about a printing error in the instructions: " in step 9 of page 74 of book one it tells you to attach a 1x3 plate in the lower left, it should actually be a 1x1 plate. In later steps the instructions show it as having the correct 1x1 plate instead of the 1x3 plate on page 83." So watch out for that. The Parts List was generated from the LXF file, and is (or should be!) correct.
  4. Looks like I had them stored in my Dropbox Public Folder, which was just fine until Dropbox decided to stop the use of Public Folders! Luckily directly linking the files still works. Just to be sure, here are all the files you might need: PDF Instructions 1 PDF Instructions 2 LXF file Parts List Have fun building it.
  5. Hi Louis, welcome to Eurobricks! Your question makes a great first post, and I share your enthusiasm for this classic Star Wars Ship. As Krisandkris12 mentioned, I have been nuts enough to build one of these things, so I shall try to answer your question. More information is available on the thread on my Falcon model. My Falcon started life as a clone of the 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon, built with parts from other sets or bought off the internet (all genuine lego, no clone bricks). Back in 2010 I think it cost me £260. These days it may well be more expensive. I'm not the only one who has done this: search this forum for "Bricklinked UCS Falcon" for lots and lots of guidance and tips. If you do bricklink a UCS Falcon, you wil end up with model measuring 88 cm/32 inches long, which is easily minifig scale (1:40 if I recall correctly). The two downside of the stock, basic, run-of-the-mill UCS Falcon are: firstly, that it has no interior to speak of, and secondly, in common with many official models it is not quite as accurate as one would prefer. I therefore rebuilt my model totally, added an interior and modified the outer hull to better match the "real" Falcon. If you like my exterior changes, I have just added an LXF file for most of those bits to my thread (see link above or click on the Falcon in my signature). I don't plan to put the interior and framework into LXF any time soon. Sorry, but I don't get time to do much Lego these days! If you want to take the LXF I just posted as a starting point and add your own framework & interior using the UCS model as a guide - feel free. All the parts I posted are "compatible" with the UCS Falcon, with a bit of work!
  6. I'm very glad to see the best part of the design still being used. For the record: you are forgiven for that part at least. Hey, I put it out for free in the first place, so I'm not about to turn around and get shirty now! Seriously - well done. Copying something accurately, and making improvements on it, is a skill in itself. One note - my own Falcon, built with "stressed brick" engines, is a few years old now, and the engine bricks don't appear to have cracked - so I reckon that you could have gotten away with it. The brass rods definitely look cool, however.
  7. Wow. I've seen the work-in-progress pics on your flickr stream, and I knew it was going to be good, but this is even better than I thought it would be. It looks really, really accurate. I love the balance of studs to studless, and I like how the wings are built - just like the UCS Imperial Shuttle. Your WIP pictures showed some interior - is that still in the model? Is it accessible?
  8. Those are great pictures of the interior, legoSWfan. I also found some fore-and-aft pictures cropped from the visual guide on a Star Wars news blog I can see that my initial concern was misplaced - the total height of the ship may be fine. You certainly seem to have the correct amount of height above and below the wings. However, maybe the top section needs hollowing out some more :-). This being the case - I think that the troop compartment may be too long.
  9. Ellis, this just keeps getting better and better. You've done a great job capturing the sleekness of the U-wing. The old X-Wing canopy looks great, and is exactly the right size. I can't find any really good reference on the U-Wing, so I can't say for sure, but it looks almost TOO long and sleek. I'm not complaining, mind - it's a great antidote to the chubby chibi lego TLG model - but I wonder if the engines are too narrow and the troop compartment too shallow? Good luck with this, and I hope to see a final version in real bricks sometime.
  10. I'm glad I inspired you: and I'm delighted with the results. I counted the studs last night. I may be a stud or two off, but I make it almost 133 studs long, or 105cm: which makes it just under 1:42 - the same scale as the UCS Falcon, sure enough. That totally sells it for me - I really have to try and build this beauty now!
  11. That looks utterly fabulous! Congratulations on completing this marathon project. Thank you for the .lxf file as well - very nice! My nine-year-old wants to know if I'm going to build it, and if so, where I'm going to PUT it (the obvious answer is "his room", so I guess that's what he's angling for!) One tip for anyone else having problems opening this file: switch OFF the "Outline on bricks" option and restart LDD before you try to open the file.
  12. Hmmmm... that sounds like truly desperate measures. Before you go that far, how about this older bracket ? That should give you an off-centre plate with a hole, and as an added bonus, you can use them for some snot. I'd suggest having one with studs pointing up, one with studs pointing down, and the axle providing a (loose) join between the two. ...
  13. Thanks for fixing that so promptly - it looks much more accurate now! Seriously, that was the only thing that was bothering me. The rest of the model looks damn fine, and the shots with the landing gear down are quite lovely. Good luck with the physical bricks build.
  14. Cehnot, this is brilliant. You have gone all-out for accuracy to the studio model, and I greatly appreciate it. I'm especially impressed with the shape of the forward fuselage - It actually beats Inthert's solution for the T-65 (although his is spot-on for the T-70). THANK YOU for sharing this LXF file - I plan to study it most closely and use some parts of it in my own model. You may even have persuaded me to use the TLG canopy... Have you had a chance to build any of this in real bricks yet? I'd be very interested to know how strong and sturdy it is.
  15. No: if there were, I'd have put them on this thread . Thanks to DjHaak for the answers - the figure of 130 £/$/€ sounds about right to me. I just tested the new Bricklink import on the LXF file from this thread, and it worked perfectly. You should be good to go.