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  1. LucByard

    [MOC] Chimera spaceship

  2. I love this. The visual aesthetic and the scenery took me right back and reminded my of how I got drawn in all those years ago. Instantly showed this to my 8-year-old who agreed it looks awesome. Those were the days.
  3. Luc, sorry to see you leave the Perseus project, I didn't find anything that seemed out of place that was written, oh well. I think your build's are awesome, I follow you on Flickr as well. Hope to see you around.

    Jody Meyer.

  4. LucByard

    [MOC] Blacktron De-Phaser

    Finally got a plain background thing done for everyone that proved how well the design worked by not being able to make out the (to scale) 15 metre tall exo-suit.
  5. LucByard

    [MOC] Kaneda's bike from Akira

    Tetsuo's arm is awesome. Love it.
  6. LucByard

    AG2 Prologue

    I think it's a fair point that with all the coding involved, there's a lot of stuff for AG that kind of lies on Bob's shoulders. I don't know if anyone else has the knowledge to continue that work without him. But it's also a fair point to say that if AG is now shelved indefinitely, the best thing to do is just say it. I don't think any-one doubts Bob's desire to do AG2 but life gets in all of our ways... frequently in my experience and if point number one is true... Then AG has had its day. At least then anyone who keeps building and telling stories knows the basis upon which they do.
  7. LucByard

    [FREEBUILD] Blinding Light

    The white thing is described as a creature, not a machine, though I can see that visually, with Lego, it can be hard to tell the difference.... and I did describe the Rectifier as a creature, although it's actually a machine... SO I guess I'm not helping If you look at the background, there's an inference as to what it is... sort of. It was going to be Riddaeon in the Exo-Suit originally but I switched it last minute as I thought being Ellie would allow me to use it to continue the forging of her and Yseult's friendship. Yes, I knew that this was how Yseult was getting out of the scrape before I started building the corridor from the previous chapter.
  8. LucByard

    [MOC] Blacktron De-Phaser

    Managed to get a couple of shows the separate it from the background better. I'll be doing some technical shots on white soon though, just to show the detail as the impression I'm getting is that a lot of people want to see the detail in very boring, un-atmospheric clarity... But I won't apologise for doing atmospheric badass first. No-one walked out of ALIEN in 1979 and said they didn't like it cos they couldn't see the creature clearly... did they?
  9. I think you're right that the biggest problem with revisiting the old space themes is fan service to AFOL collectors when it should be engagement with the kids whose parents buy all the sets. I loved the open ended multi-faction framework of 90's space but kids want named characters, a TV show and a defined story that's boiled down to good vs bad so they don't get confused about who to root for. Maybe I'm being condescending that's mostly how Star Wars works too. If I'm honest, while ever Lego Star Wars keeps selling, I think there's no room for an independent 'hard sci-fi' theme because the kids will want Star Wars and there's more than enough of it to fill their little sci-fi boots and empty their parent's wallets. And those that don't want Star Wars get Ninjago and City... they don't just want different spaceships. Maybe I'm wrong... Who knows?
  10. LucByard

    [MOC] Micro M-Tron Mining Operation

    Love it. There's great things happening all over this.
  11. LucByard

    [MOC] Blacktron De-Phaser

    As a technical demonstration, I did but there's no atmosphere and they didn't get much of a response.
  12. LucByard

    [MOC] Blacktron De-Phaser

    A few tweaks, a backdrop and a name change and it's done. I'm enjoying my take on the old enemy. I'd like to do a ship or vehicle, just dread the thought of how many little black claws I'm going to need to get After building my Rectifier, a Blacktron answer to Perter Reid's pesky Turtles, I suppose it was inevitable I'd do an Exo-Suit too. Chest cage is probably my favourite bit with some mad greebles going on, loads of new parts all getting used for their structural arrangement... But I also loved using the Elves curved elements on the legs, and the blaster rifles on the shoulders... best NPU here is the bananas though. Yellow bananas in, I like to think, a good non-banana role... ... Never looking at a Banana the same. Thanks for looking.
  13. Chapter 28: Blinding Light She is lying down... the air is cool. She hears a rustling sound, a pitter-patter. It’s raining. I’m getting wet. The smell of rain on stone, her breath is short, she is tired. There is another sound... crying. The pressure of hands upon her chest. The taste of iron in her mouth. A creature kneels over her, tall, etherial. It leans towards her. “You must find Upsilon” it whispers, its lips unmoving. “You must not lie down.” Why can I hear you? “You must not lie down.” it repeated. I failed. Her reply came as a thought but she could not make the words. “You have not yet begun.” the voice whispered a reply within her mind. I don’t understand... “You must not lie down.” The creature reached out, placing it’s hands on Yseult’s chest. From it’s eyes, a blinding light, pierced with red... growing brighter, hotter. A hum behind it, whirring, faster. Suddenly, a blinding light... The smell of burnt hair and scorched metal filled the air as the laser skewed away from Yseult’s face, narrowly missing her ear. Around the black creature’s tail was a black metal hand which raised the creature aloft, writhing and screeching in panic. Another large black metallic hand encompassed the creature’s body and a moment later, they were separate, pulled into two with relative ease by the dark behemoth that was Yseult’s saviour. The laser, now discarded, smoked upon the hangar deck and as the dismembered creature writhed, desperate to escape the dark clutches of whatever had it. It would not writhe for long though as the free hand of its captor now reached for its head and with a short jolt, the creature became limp. Discarded to the hangar floor, its lifeless body landing with a deadening clank, Yseult was finally able to take in the thing that had come to her rescue... It was huge, mighty, a plethora of black bone and spikes... It had four legs, two huge arms and from its back, two larger versions of the smaller creature’s laser... Its chest was a maze of black metal work that was difficult for the eye to make out and above that, a head... Similar to the creature’s but with larger horns, the two were clearly kin. It looked down at Ysuelt with its piercing, merciless single yellow eye. Repositioning itself, it crouched, lowering the torso as much as it could and with a whirr, the cage that formed the chest opened up. Ellie was dwarfed by the monstrous exo-suit that surrounded her. She was breathing heavily, adrenaline in her veins, beads of sweat on her brow... relief in her eyes. For a moment, she just breathed. The carefully stepped out of the frame and climbed down, cautiously looking for foot-holes in the dark skeletal bodywork. Yesult was already standing by the time she got down and had stepped towards her. The two just stared at each other until finally, Ellie’s arms reached out and vigorously embraced Yseult who, after a moment of feeling somewhat out of her comfort zone, more casually did the same. She could feel Ellie’s heat pounding. The rush she thought. Ellie wasn’t used to it, she was an engineer, not a soldier. The emotions racing through her were obvious - panic, courage, fear, relief... all rolled into one hectic mess of adrenaline. Fuel for the soul. But Ellie was a different person, not used to this... That may have to change. Ellie released the embrace and Yseult followed suit without hesitation and instantly felt a little more at ease. Ellie was breathing deeply, regaining control, bringing herself back down. Her hands on her stomach, like she was stopping herself form being sick. “Okay?” Yseult asked. She didn’t know what else to say. Ellie nodded, her eyes closed, slowly, she was regaining her composure. “Don’t.” she finally said... “Touch... Anything...” There was a short awkward pause before Yseult found she couldn’t stop her cheeks tightening and a cheeky smile growing on her face... it was contagious and as soon as she noticed it on Ellie too, it only became harder to suppress... They both burst into short laughter, Ellie putting her hand to her face in embarrassment. They looked at each a moment, unsure what the right thing to say next was. Yseult pointed up at the exo-suit... “Can I have a go?” she asked, a wry cheeky smile on her face. Ellie couldn’t help it and laughed again.
  14. LucByard

    [PROLOGUE] Bonnie's Car (Arc 1, Build 3)

    I got the Solo inspiration right from first view and it's a lovely odd, asymmetrical design. I need to have a go at one. I love the interaction between these two, it's nice to see it dropped in. It's nice to have chapters that just spend time with the characters.