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Thanks for the reply, Bob De Quatre! I should have clarified that I'm interested in complex or unusual functions that may be challenging to build.

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I agree these are simple and usual functions, but they give life to a ship! I you want more complex functions, I think there should be some transformation or at least deployment like big weapons, or communication devices. For example, take a look at how the battlestar Galactica extends its launch/landing areas.

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I agree that even simple functions are important, and I'll try to include as many of them as I can. I guess I just need to make them work in some sophisticated way. Special thanks for reminding me about BSG!

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So I have a question, what is the best why to start building a motor cycle? Specificly how to attach/build around the wheels, I'm thinking maybe build the body first then worry about the wheels?

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I am asking for your help to design a smallish head for this little mech, it turned out pretty well but I am not satisfied with the head, I need it to be around 2x2x2 studs and 1.5 or so, a minifig head gear hat or helmet fits just fine for the scale but it doesn't fit with the stile I am looking for, I would like it to be either a single "eye" or something that resembles the face of the classical optimus prime, any ideas?

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The body is very posable and mixing some interesting colors will make it look great, I think that those new smallish ball joint bricks would make marvels for it alongside some clip hinges, meanwhile this is just the prototype, I hope you like it and would use some advice regarding to the head, so please comment.

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So I'm (sort of) working on a project, and since I wasn't exactly around for some of these space themes, I figured I'd mine some knowledge here.

This is a slightly different type of project, and right now I'm just tossing ideas around. I make brickfilms. I have done so for almost nine years now. One film I've been planning on making for a while is Ice Planet 2002. Potentially, this one could connect with other future Lego space films.

So far what I have is somehow, the Ice Planet characters find themselves stranded and alone on Krysto, an ocean planet so cold, the oceans are solid ice. Among various incidents and peril the characters are put in, they launch satellites, setting out beacons in hopes of rescue. Now, for the finale, I will have one of the beacons intercepted, in the middle of a massive space battle.

Now, what I'm having trouble deciding is should the battle be between Spyrius and Unitron, or Space Police II and Blacktron II?

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So far what I have is somehow, the Ice Planet characters find themselves stranded and alone on Krysto, an ocean planet so cold, the oceans are solid ice. Among various incidents and peril the characters are put in, they launch satellites, setting out beacons in hopes of rescue.

Love this concept, I'd like to see the change from a lush moist planet to one that's cold solid. :sweet:

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Hi, I've started on a four-legged mech and I'm at that point where I kind of like how it looks, but I want to make it bigger and add more detail. Conceptually, it's a four-legged weapons platform painted for desert operations. I'm missing a cockpit, additional weapons and maybe better legs, but I don't know where to go yet. Any help/tips would be appreciated. :)

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Looks like a solid start kyreii! I think you should attach many smaller missiles to the 2 yellow pieces, so it packs a punch :) Put some greebling and armor around the legs, and you're set!

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I got one of these windscreens in a lot and I was annoyed to see that Lego never used it for a sealed cockpit in an official set, so I set myself the challenge of doing it.

I came up with this cockpit design:

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Now I just need to come up with a ship to go with it. I tried building a mobile science lab for the back end but it ended up looking like a moving van…

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Hey everyone! I've recently started a MoC on LDD that I eventually want to build in lego form. Currently I'm having problems with building a frame for the ship, it's my first MoC so I'm quite inexperienced with these things. There is also one massive problem I'm currently having with a diagonal triangular panel that sits between the engine and the sort of side/wing plate. Any help would be appreciated. Intended length of the ship is roughly around 70cm, I've not done much planning as there is very little info on the ship.

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Hey everyone! I've recently started a MoC on LDD that I eventually want to build in lego form. Currently I'm having problems with building a frame for the ship, it's my first MoC so I'm quite inexperienced with these things. There is also one massive problem I'm currently having with a diagonal triangular panel that sits between the engine and the sort of side/wing plate. Any help would be appreciated. Intended length of the ship is roughly around 70cm, I've not done much planning as there is very little info on the ship.

You might find this article I wrote useful: http://swooshable.co...-lego-spaceship. That rear diagonal panel looks like it could be done with 45 degree slopes or plates.

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Was hoping to get some ideas for the wings on this, I think they're too fat and also wanted to shorten them by at least 1 stud.

Here's the Stud.io file if you want to tinker with it http://www.mediafire.com/file/82ern0eyv3cvacj/ME_fighter.io

The wingtips need to have a section 2 studs wide that angles upward, that plow piece worked great but attaching it made everything look so bulky.

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Here's the simple and sturdy solution I came up with to keep the engines at an angle.

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Here's the reference I'm using. I'm not worried about 100% accuracy, it's just the wings that are bugging me. Help! lol

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If you aren't aware yet, there's a mech contest at Rebrick. As with any Rebrick contest, it's 90% kids/crap, 10% great stuff, and this one being about mechs, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be huge, so go check it out.

https://www.lego.com/en-us/rebrick/contest-page/contests/nexo-knights

 

Anyway, I had "quickly" Nexo-themed an old mech of mine, and decided to continue improving it in a buildable version (thus, not Nexo-looking anymore, which isn't a bad thing).

I wasn't sure it would balance, and yes it does (holy Mixel joints)!
I probably won't get all the parts from Lego before the deadline (especially when they don't wanna sell the new ones), but it doesn't matter anyway, this one has something in-between its legs that Rebrick wouldn't like :)
(Loki's helmet would also probably get it rejected)

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Hiya! Well, I was at a friend's house recently, and she has a decent collection of old LEGO sets. Barely any are from this century, aside from some bips and bobs from Harry Potter and Orient Expedition, from what I could recognize she's got stuff from Forest Men, old Town, a lil' bit from Classic Space, Futron, and what inspired me most of all... Blacktron! I think the pieces are from the Invader, Alienator, and I believe the Battrax. I tested myself to make something of the pieces I scavenged from her collection, and here's what I made!
 

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Blacktron Gunship: LEGO WIP

 

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Blacktron Gunship WIP II

 

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Blacktron Gunship WIP: Top-Down

 

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Blacktron Gunship WIP: Side view

 

This is a Blacktron Gunship, half-finished : /. I'm gonna finish this puppy in LDD, as much as I'll miss those epic printed pieces. I'd love suggestions, but here's the kicker... I want to update this using only pieces circa 1990. I'm thinking of adding turret/scout ships that detach, to better emulate the original ship designs. Any thoughts? 

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