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My first ever true Minifig-scale ship is finally here, and what better model to start with than the sleek BTL-B Y-Wing from The Clone Wars series.

Being 23 meters long in universe, this accurately Minifig-scaled MOC is quite a unit: 57 cm long, 1,6 kg, 2,954 pieces. It can accommodate two clone pilots - one in the cockpit, the other in the turret. The model is available in three versions: classic (yellow), Rex's (blue), and red.

With a spaceship of this kind, the main challenge is to achieve a level of smoothness and fluidity that gets as close to the original as possible.

Using the Battlefront II model as a reference, my goal here was to closely match all key features of the ship: the subtle downwards angle on each side of the body, the curvy and tapered front section, the continuous yellow stripes that run across the entire fuselage, the intricate middle-section... and for such a smooth ship, going full SNOT (from top to bottom!) goes without saying.

The T-shaped body of Y-Wings usually allow for simplistic structures, but in this case, figuring out the internals was one of the truly head-scratching parts of the build, since I had to properly incorporate angled fuselage assemblies and make a proper interior for Minifigs. Even so, the model is very swhooshable and can be grabbed from the underside, from the rear or even from both wings.

Each color variant is accompanied by its specific set of instructions and parts list, giving you the freedom to build the one you prefer.

The ship has two display modes, "in-flight" with its fully removable stand, and "landed" with retractable and easy-to-connect landing gear. The swooshing can begin.

► Instructions for the BTL-B Y-Wing are available at BrickVault!

More pictures on my Flickr page.










Edited by FlyInSpace

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2 hours ago, Max_Lego said:

Beautiful. Sleek and realistic. A formidable MOC you've built here! :thumbup:

Thanks so much Max!

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On 1/7/2024 at 8:52 PM, Flieger said:

Lovely! It is my favourite starship so I am biased but you did it 100% justice.

Thanks a lot! Appreciate it :)

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On 1/12/2024 at 11:39 PM, Chrome Vader said:

That's beautiful! I'm deeply impressed.

Thanks for the kind words!

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On 1/19/2024 at 5:41 PM, McMurder_them_softly said:

Wow, all the angles are excellent. I really like the nose and the back of the engines in particular. 

Thanks so much! I really enjoyed designing the engines :)

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On 1/27/2024 at 5:15 PM, magureanpaul said:

Very nice design and stud free. I like it. Minifig scale MOCs are the best. 

Appreciate the kind words!

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