MOC: Alien Conquest train
Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:37 PM
What might happen if the aliens suck the brains of too many train enthusiasts...? ;)
I've had this – not really serious – idea of building a train for our beloved green aliens for some time, and with the Alien Conquest sets now on discount, I got some more sets and parts and put this train together.
(Would this fit better in the Train forum? Well, I think it's specialized enough for this Sci-Fi forum, but if the mods think otherwise, feel free to move it.)
Let's start with the engine – using quite an alien design, of course. :) The aliens decided to use an experienced human driver...
Unfortunately, the motor doesn't have enough traction for pulling the entire train; there's just not enough weight on top of it. If I ever really want to run this thing on my upcoming layout, I'll have to change that (move the motor to the next car, for instance)...
Communications and crew car: communication at the front, and then the crew listening to their master's orders:
Two identical standard gliders from one of the AQ sets:
Four capsules (from the tripod set) and two grapplers (from the mothership) to hold and handle the captives:
The lab car with the grappler operator in the front, followed by the medical lab for which the green aliens hired specialists from another planet; and at the end the brain sucker breeding section:
And finally the big ray cannon. What would an alien invasion vessel be without a big cannon?
Uh-oh, I better leave!
» Flickr set with a few more images
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:15 PM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:22 PM
I think I'll go with adorawesome.
This is truly fantastic merging of the two themes. Wonderfully executed!
The pods are great... as is the medical lab. Really creative build.
I think it fits a great addition to the Sci-Fi forum.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:29 PM
Good thing the aliens use standard Lego gauge, eh?
It's a nice coincidence, I just bought the EDHQ and was thinking this morning that the aliens definitely need some more firepower and ground-based vehicles to match the ADU's heavy weaponry. Such a shame AC ended so soon, I would have loved to see another wave with at least one alien tank to throw up against the HQ. This train would fill that niche very nicely!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:19 PM
By the way, regional train company Agilis actually uses lime and gray for their trains – including (since this year) the line that took me to Legoland Günzburg today, fittingly. The people inside didn't seem more alien than usual, though. :)
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