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.
Click any picture (except the front and back views of the model itself) to enlarge it.
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).
Here's the Hoverlego flying...
Click here to return to the original post with the LDD version.
-Toa Of Justice