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#26 Henchmen4Hire

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:09 AM

It took me a few hours to reverse-engineer the space truck based on the prototype picture. The most time spent was on the lights in front, and that was still only like 10 minutes, I used a lot of the time to eat some snacks, lol.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

Got parts for my Space Police ship, only missing a few bits and stickers!

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And it looks like the Mechanic's name is Jurek, lol

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:40 PM

I think the last few pieces I ordered will be in tomorrow, but I still need five 4x10 yellow plates...

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I changed the front of the engines a little and added more neon green elements inside, I like all the variations so far. Will probably switch the 2x2 neon round brick with 4 neon cones to make it more interesting.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:50 AM

It's looking good! I'll have to make myself one.  :wub:





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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:50 AM

Wow! I hadn't seen the prototype, but it looks great in comparison to what we actually got.
Nice work so far, it looks sleeker and better than the original prototype.  :classic:
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

Really amazing !! O_O
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

View PostSiegfried, on 13 March 2011 - 03:50 AM, said:

It's looking good! I'll have to make myself one.  :wub:

Yes! And be sure to post your progress!

View PostDelta 38, on 13 March 2011 - 04:50 AM, said:

Wow! I hadn't seen the prototype, but it looks great in comparison to what we actually got.
Nice work so far, it looks sleeker and better than the original prototype.  :classic:

Better, stronger, faster! We have the technology! :tongue: I like how low-key the prototype's engines are so they aren't advertising "Blacktron technology! Arrest me!", but I also like how bold they are with the neon-green cones instead of the dark bley barrels.

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Yarrr! Stay tuned for more comics and updates to my other Space Police ship!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

It's certainly very kind you made this in LDD and also provided the file for parts and instructions!  :thumbup:
I think this is the way LDD cab best be used as it really plays to it's strengths on MOCs in set scale like this on.
I'm not a space police fan, but you've clearly made a major improvement over the set!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:04 PM

That looks simply fantastic, DrNightmare!

And I love the photos and text, they make me laugh :laugh:

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:18 PM

View PostPerfectionist, on 13 March 2011 - 10:37 PM, said:

It's certainly very kind you made this in LDD and also provided the file for parts and instructions!  :thumbup:
I think this is the way LDD cab best be used as it really plays to it's strengths on MOCs in set scale like this on.
I'm not a space police fan, but you've clearly made a major improvement over the set!

Yesss, LDD is the only way I can build things because I don't have space (or much money) to order many pieces.

Glad you like the changes, I'm still tinkering with the truck now that I have it built and am finding more things to improve!

View PostKartoffelViking, on 13 March 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

That looks simply fantastic, DrNightmare!

And I love the photos and text, they make me laugh :laugh:

Thankssss! I hope more people submit Sci-Fi comics, the Star Wars thread is hogging all the talent!
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:22 AM

Amazing!  Feeling like I should sell my one year old  vehicule, for buying the next one, same brand, so much better.
Thank you for sharing !
(can't wait to see next pics)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for sharing the LDD file with us all! Nice to see 'open source' making its way into the LEGO community ;)

Your rendition of the prototype version of this set is great, though I have to say there are design cues that I prefer from the production version. That's not an admonition or detraction from your hard work, just an aesthetic preference on my part. I find the three sets of engine pods/wings a bit of overkill, but the rest is pretty awesome!
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:46 AM

Looks great, as a collector of the Space Police line this fits in perfectly!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:30 AM

View PostNikola, on 15 March 2011 - 01:22 AM, said:

Amazing!  Feeling like I should sell my one year old vehicle, for buying the next one, same brand, so much better.
Thank you for sharing !
(can't wait to see next pics)

So true! I remember selling some of my sets to buy pieces to upgrade my Ice Planet ships.

View Postvynsane, on 15 March 2011 - 03:35 AM, said:

Thanks for sharing the LDD file with us all! Nice to see 'open source' making its way into the LEGO community ;)

Your rendition of the prototype version of this set is great, though I have to say there are design cues that I prefer from the production version. That's not an admonition or detraction from your hard work, just an aesthetic preference on my part. I find the three sets of engine pods/wings a bit of overkill, but the rest is pretty awesome!

I always wondered why more people didn't share LDD files of their MOCs, but then I realized not everyone uses LDD. Some have all the pieces they need laying around or use a different program or sell their designs, which is all understandable of course. I just like to share things to see what other people can do with them. I should redo my other ship in LDD and post the file...

I think the 6 engines are a little much too, but I like ridiculousness, har har.

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View Poststayunspoiled, on 15 March 2011 - 03:46 AM, said:

Looks great, as a collector of the Space Police line this fits in perfectly!

Yessss, I think I'll make some kind of motorcycle next. With a giant engine :D
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