I was watching Star Wars: The Empire Stikes Back, and when I watched the Cloud City scene, I thought "hey, it would be cool to have a MF-scale Cloud Car". I don´t like the official one (who does? ), so I searched the web to see if someone had built a nice one. To my surprise I couldn´t find any decent MF-scaled ones, so I decided to build one from scratch.
My first thought was; how should I build the rounded shape? I tried different solutions, and finally I settled with using lots of jumper plates (there´s over 100 of them in this MOC). It may seem a little blocky at first glance, but IMO it is the nicest solution overall.
Enough talking, now to the MOC:
The back was tricky, as I wanted it to have that wierd off-set shown on the 'real' one. I used a 4 x 4 dish connected to a 1 x 4 plate in order to get the off-set:
A pic of a 'real' one for comparison (note the off-set in the back):
The cockpit: (Sorry for the blurry pics)
It can seat a minifig, but as I don´t have any where I am now, I couldn´t take a pic with a minifig in it.
The Brickshelf Gallery (when moderated).
Feedback and constructive criticism welcome.
Edited by KimT, 31 January 2010 - 12:33 PM.