hewman, on 10 April 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:
Thanks so much hewman! I hadn't thought of gaps in the market, but indeed I was out to have some fun. My recent micro build was intense work!! Needed a 'break'. It was great to get back to a build with little clear purpose and see where the bricks took me!
To me this embodies what MOCing is all about, having great fun with your lego and filling in gaps in what Lego releases on the market. This set really adds to the playability of the AC theme!
lightningtiger, on 10 April 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:
Actually, I'm on their side! I just remembered it also contains some Friends City Park Cafe pieces too
Now that's one alien mothership 'caperberry', great work combining all those sets into that.
Brick On 'caperberry' while fighting off aliens.
Wardancer, on 10 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:
I originally had visions of the 'ring' being even larger, by adding a semicircle at each connection point. So I ordered 3 extra sets from Play but they sent 2 and a PotC Whitecap Bay!! Seeing as that set is worth twice as much, I didn't pick them up on their error
Great! This is so big you could have a monorail train riding on the rings.
Rook, on 10 April 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:
Maybe a Mothership contest should be next! Yes, I'm seeing a lot of sales on this too. Just as well - I still want one more! I love all the curved pieces and slopes and those trans light blue 1x4 tiles.
I love it! I was just having this discussion with another AFOL. This set is on clearance in a lot of places and has some nice pieces in it including the ring. Glad to see someone else being creative with the rings.
Hrw-Amen, on 10 April 2012 - 05:36 PM, said:
Yes, at least it has a central hub with control area, a docking ring that attaches to the bottom of the original mothership (Made from those same round bricks.) and then a corridor from eeither side of the central hub that each lead to two identical drop ships that have saucer fronts and a cabin at the rear for alien troops to deploy from. As the bits are modular I reckon I could add more corriodr sections to enable other things like a small hanger bay for the little craft, at least that is my long term plan.
This sounds freaking awesome. Really looking forward to it, please do me a favour and PM me when you post it just in case I miss it.