Mini Star Tours StarSpeeder 3000
Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:43 PM
Those of you who have already visited a Disneyland theme park, might know the Star Tours StarSpeeder 3000 (reference link). But is long more than that. The StarSpeeder 3000 has made it into the Expanded Universe (novels, computer games and roleplaying game).
When you look at the shape of the StarSpeeder 3000, you will notice the increase in height of the main body by several small steps. This was very hardc to realise in mini scale. Using standrad plate heights would have grown the vessel too high very quickly after only few steps. It had to be half plate heights.
The resulting mini vehicle is extremely compact. It has 120 pieces which is unexpectedly much. But only with this complex snot techniques the half plate steps were possible. Another challenge was to include details like windows and the blue stripes on the sides. The stripe could be done with 1x4 brackets which work well together with the headlight bricks.
That's it for today!
Have a great week, and see you around!
Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:57 PM
Great work, makes me want to go there.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:16 PM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:07 PM
Another excellent mini as usual Legostein with some great techniques. I must agree with KDM that the half plate solution is brilliant.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:21 PM
I must admit this is my favorite, from all of your minis.
Use of headlight bricks and brackets is just, just... beautiful.
This is one small masterpiece of SNOT and thos chainsaws are nice detail.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:15 AM
and thank you very much for all the wonderful and encouraging comments!
Oh, I did not run out of vehicles. I just felt, this EU vehicle also deserves its existence.
A very original comparison, but there's something true in it.
See you soon, and have a great week-end!
Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:05 PM
But it was a fun build. As many others have said, fantastic use of the headlight brick.
Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:15 AM
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