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#1 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:06 PM

UPDATE - Dec. 13, 2011: Real pics have been added--see this post.

After seeing the Assoluto Pronzione in Ridge Racer 7, I was inspired to build my own racing hovercar, the Hoverlego (pronounced huh-VER-leh-GO).

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The Hoverlego features the following:

  • Four spinning, directable fans (each can rotate 360 degrees)
  • Three maneuvering flaps (two side wings and one tail rudder)
  • Opening cockpit
  • Clear elements on the bottom to simulate hovering
  • Female pilot (Veronica)
This model was made entirely within Design byME, so it's buyable! :grin:

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P.S. I know the Hoverlego doesn't resemble the Pronzione much, but it's not meant to--it's supposed to be my own design.

Edited by Toa_Of_Justice, 13 December 2011 - 10:31 PM.

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#2 KielDaMan

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:47 AM

Wow, I simply love this Hovercar, excellent futuristic design in very regal all-red color scheme. :wub: Outstanding work! :thumbup: And thanks for sharing the LXF, do you mind if I use some of the elements of this hovercraft for future speeder MOCs?

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#3 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:08 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 04 January 2011 - 02:47 AM, said:

Wow, I simply love this Hovercar, excellent futuristic design in very regal all-red color scheme. :wub: Outstanding work! :thumbup: And thanks for sharing the LXF, do you mind if I use some of the elements of this hovercraft for future speeder MOCs?
Thanks, KielDaMan! :grin: Yes, you (and everyone else) may borrow whatever elements you wish, but it would be nice if you (and everyone else) gave me credit for my original hovercar design. :wink:

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:26 PM

I’m totally not a fan of LDD. But this actually looks good. And surprisingly you made it look good in LDD.  :thumbup:
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#5 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:43 PM

View PostRook, on 05 January 2011 - 05:26 PM, said:

I’m totally not a fan of LDD. But this actually looks good. And surprisingly you made it look good in LDD.  :thumbup:
Thanks! :grin: The good looks are probably due to the new brick shading and outlining abilities of LDD4--I set mine at maximum for taking screenshots of the Hoverlego.

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#6 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

I realize it's been nearly a year since I posted this MOC. I bought the Hoverlego from Design byME in early February, but I never got around to photographing it until now. Besides being busy with college work back then, here's why...

One day, I discovered that the tail rudder was not on straight. That was because the rear mounting posts were misaligned. I later discovered that there were two variants of the piece I used for the top mounting post (Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Arm Up)--one with an horizontal arm length of 6mm, and another of 5mm. After taking some measurements, I confirmed that LEGO had sent me the 6mm variant, which was out of alignment with the bottom mounting post (Plate, Modified 1 x 4 with Arm Down).

I promptly scoured my collection to see whether I had any spare 5mm variants. Unfortunately, the only one I seemed to have was lodged deeply in 5983 SP Undercover Cruiser, and it had to stay there for that model to function properly. Thankfully, I discovered an amazing BrickLink store called NEBUCHANDNEZZA, whose owner differentiated between the two variants. Since that store had many other parts I needed, I placed an order, explaining the need for the 5mm variant. The owner graciously measured the part for me, and it was in fact 5mm. At the owner's request, I have taken real pictures of the Hoverlego.

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I made a few changes on the bottom from the original version for extra stability while on display (the two additional clear boat studs help keep the front and rear elevated).

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Here's the Hoverlego flying...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:25 AM

Future Ferrari? :tongue:
Looks great! :sweet:
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#8 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

View Postceroknight, on 14 December 2011 - 07:25 AM, said:

Future Ferrari? :tongue:
Looks great! :sweet:
Thanks! :classic: I admit that the Hoverlego looks something like a Ferrari Formula 1 racer (not necessarily my intent--it just turned out that way), and who knows, maybe someday F1 cars will fly...

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