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As my exploration of Prequel ships continues, I'm trying to shift my focus to Minifig-scale more, and decided to give a crack at Obi-Wan's sleek Delta-7 from Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

At exactly 400 pieces, this compact and angular ship was full of technical challenges, especially with the constraint of making a proper interior that could accommodate a full Obi-Wan Minifigure without ending up with a bulky design.

Following my "wings must be as thin as possible" philosophy (like the Eta-2), I used a combination of plates & tiles for the outline of the wings, and bricks on their sides for the rest: this resulted in 2-plate thick wings, which give the ship all its slenderness, especially seen from lower angles. At this scale, and given how compact the ship is in-universe, I wanted to respect the slim and sharp look of the original design.

Making a functional cockpit with comfortable space was the most daunting task as I needed to securely attach the fin section and both angled fuselage parts that surround the cockpit without using any vertical space, where Obi-Wan sits. I also managed to incorporate a dashboard that doesn't obstruct the pilot's view and depicts the screen fairly well.
 
The model features detachable landing gear to be displayed on the ground, as well as a canted stand for a more dynamic pose. The model is very stable overall and perfectly swooshable.

► Instructions for the Delta-7 are available on Rebrickable!

More pictures on my Flickr page.

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That's a very clean build with nice thin wings and excellent brick-built detailing. The AoTC Delta-7 is a very tricky subject and I think you've done a great job. My only suggestions would be that I prefer a more upright seating position, and I wish the white wedges on either side of the tail fin were curved.

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On 5/17/2024 at 2:11 AM, ForgedInLego said:

Phenomenal work! its hard to find more than 10 pieces built in the same direction!

Thanks so much!

On 5/18/2024 at 7:36 AM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Very neat design! :thumbup:

Beautifful MOC! :wub:

♥️

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Putting those new 2x1 18° slopes to immediate use... I love it!

I am a Star Wars ship builder as well and I like your technique of having the edge of the wings be a layer of plate and tile, and then introducing the SNOT after that. It's always tough to get wings and panels to be as thin as possible and of course the outer edges matter most visually. Might take a crack at a MOC of this ship as well.

 

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This MOC is as beautiful, thin and smooth, as the rest of your builds. You are doing an amazing job! :thumbup: But the super-advanced techniques you have employed create a false first impression that some non-Lego parts are involved. Right now I am incapable of creating something like this (I have a different approach, which is not that visually stunning), I just hope to learn someday on my own! 

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On 5/21/2024 at 5:03 PM, BrickRally217 said:

Putting those new 2x1 18° slopes to immediate use... I love it!

I am a Star Wars ship builder as well and I like your technique of having the edge of the wings be a layer of plate and tile, and then introducing the SNOT after that. It's always tough to get wings and panels to be as thin as possible and of course the outer edges matter most visually. Might take a crack at a MOC of this ship as well.

 

Thank you! Yeah these slopes are still quite rare, hopefully they become widely available in the coming months. 😊

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Lover how you achieved the angles on the starship! amazing work!

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On 5/24/2024 at 4:07 PM, Wurger49 said:

Lover how you achieved the angles on the starship! amazing work!

Thanks so much!

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