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 - 12:51 PM
Very creative. Stick a couple of motors under that comms car and you should be right for traction.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:43 PM
Avalonian Orc Commander
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:15 PM
Gender-Fluid Christian and proud of it.
"Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out." - Kog da Flymek, pioneer of the Deffkopta
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:15 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:43 PM
“I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one, you know, I’d just do…things.” Heath ledger- 2008
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:37 PM
Playing as the Begonya Siblings, Feliks and Nadine Begonya, a pair of russian-accented Mitgardian traders! Sylph Solanum in Heroica! Doctor Danielle Long works for Octan in AG!
Here's my Flickr account.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:57 PM
Definitely one of the best AC MOCs I have seen.
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.
I'd seek professional help - but I spent the money on LEGO. | flickr
Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:51 PM
This is a full alien army on tracks!
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 22 April 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:15 PM
The capture container filled with humans and them being examined by the grays is great!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:16 PM
it is realy cool i like the colors. nice job dude
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:40 AM
This could be an actual set it is so good.
LEGO are you paying attention? We want another wave of AC. Shame it was dropped after only one go. Hopefully it is just on hiatus.
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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