starstreak, on Aug 3 2009, 12:16 AM, said:
Where did you get yours, and can you tell how you edited it? Once I get mine, I'll do the same. It does look better.
Btw, anybody saw that guy selling his midi-MF on ebay for $150+? He added LED lighting for the thrusters and front lights. Looked neat, but worth that much.
I picked it up at a LEGO Store. They had a ton in stock.
The mod is a little hard to explain, but it's stupid-easy to do if you have the model and instructions in front of you. I can take a picture tomorrow to give you a better idea of the finished mod, but here is a picture from the instructions:
Basically, it's that 2x8 red panel in the middle that is causing the problem. The hinge will go right on the end of it, on the left-hand side (the front of the ship). If you simply slide the panel back one stud (it will hide under the panels at the back of the ship), the hinge will sit lower. I added a normal 1x2 brick under the end of the 2x8 so it'd be supported.
I hadn't seen that mod with the LEDs... it's pretty neat, but yeah, I wouldn't pay $150 for it.