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  1. Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

    [MOC] The Fireball and the Aces from Star Wars: Resistance

    I thought about building Yeager's, Marcus Speedstar's, and Rucklin's racers as well but with these six, I already had enough on my plate. I may build them in the future, but who knows?
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    [MOC] AT-TE

    For your first Star Wars vehicle, this is amazing! I am loving this SNOT approach to the AT-TE, it makes the walker look more of a behemoth with thicker armor. I also really like the angled "toes" on the feet. Does it have an interior? I'd like to see it. One criticism though - adding more detail to the hull and the landscape as well. If you look at AT-ATs by Cavegod and Lilmefromdafuture, their armors have paneling and slight "greebling" to them. Geonosis as well, what you have done with the craters and the 1x2 plate sand dunes is a great start. Variety of color (dark orange, medium dark flesh?) would make the landscape pop, and adding a few rocks and especially spires would sell it as iconic Geonosis. Looking forward to more Star Wars builds from you!
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    [MOC] MC80 Liberty Cruiser "Geist"

    I feel you on this. I just recently attempted a slightly curvy fighter (Blue Ace from Star Wars: Resistance) and if it weren't for the coffee, I wouldn't have been able to do it. My head still hurts from it! Now I feel ready to take on more curvy ships, perhaps something that rarely has been attempted before... But not anytime soon. Don't you just feel tired after building big and complex MOCs?
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    [MOC] MC80 Liberty Cruiser "Geist"

    I have been following your progress on Flickr and WOW WOW WOW!!! LEGO Mon Cala cruisers are what we needed! I'm so glad you and Raskolnikov are building them. They are not easy, but you guys are making it possible and also very good looking! I have also seen your initial renders/WIP of the interior and I love it. Looking at these pics right now, it is impossible to tell where the top comes off for the interior play feature. Which is amazing, because right now it looks like just an exterior model. I also adore the slight curves in the front, I'll have to study these closely to see how you built that. I'm looking forward to full interior pics!
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    [MOC] Star Wars: The X-Wing Story

    I've been following this MOC ever since it was released and every time I look at this MOC I am amazed as if I were seeing it for the first time. I have a feeling this will remain timeless and a gold standard for a few years until you overhaul it.
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    [MOC/INSTRUCTION] ISD Monarch

    I have been following this and your other MOCs on Instagram. You really went above and beyond with this, and it's on par with Jerac's and Raskolnikov's respective ISD! The amount of details is amazing, as is the simplicity used to achieve some of these details. My favorite bits are the speckling of sand blue, dark tan, DBG, and even some old greys to give the surface a slight battle-worn look!
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    [MOC] Ebon Hawk

    This is a great representation of this iconic ship, and at such a scale too! This is what it would look like if LEGO took a shot at it! I also appreciate your not-quite-instructions but rather, breakdowns. Interesting use of new Technic plates and clip-plates to achieve the angles of this craft! KOTOR forever!
  8. Presenting ny most recent project: The starfighters from an underrated little cartoon called Star Wars: Resistance... All six of them. When the official LEGO sets of Major Von Regg's red TIE Interceptor and Griff Halloran's Black Ace starfighter were announced, I was disappointed at the lack of Fireball. This prompted me to start building my own. Whenever I hit a wall, (which was a lot), I started working on another starfighter from the show. Eventually I decided to build all the Aces, because they're all such amazing fighters. Blue Ace is the second one I started building after starting the Fireball, but with little progress since its front was very difficult to design. Green Ace was next, and I finished it in one session, and then later designed custom stickers for all the decals. Black Ace proved quite a challenge, with a lot of SNOT, slopes, and angles particularly around the cockpit/fuselage area. I then returned to the Fireball, built the wings in a similar fashion to my old Z-95 Headhunter MOC, but implemented ancient Technic plates and bushes (with the teeth) to capture the bend in the wings. The fuselage from the font intake (is it an intake? I don't know) to the wings was difficult with all the many angles I used to give it a round yet rough shape. Luckily Mixel joints are extremely useful. I hit another wall behind the cockpit and conjured up Yellow Ace and Red Ace quickly since they were relatively simple to design and build. I even started on parts of Blue Ace. Once I finished the Fireball I spent a whole week on finishing Blue Ace, which resulted in a lot of headaches. But these were finally finished and here we are. These racers are in relatively the same minifig scale, but some like the Fireball and Blue Ace ended up towards the bigger side. Each have retractable landing gear, which is mandatory when it comes to building starfighters. Sorry about the lack of minifigures and droids, but you know. Building ships is one thing, making minifigures that don't exist is another. “Hype Fazon's racer is a perfect match for his own pomposity: an over-the-top ship plastered with the names and logos of his many high-end sponsors. Beyond its extravagance, the racer boasts wings that can shift angles for maximum maneuverability while speeding through turns.” ~ Star Wars databank A flashy racer that was surprisingly easy to design and build. The hardest part was replicating the sponsor decals into custom stickers, thankfully this was possible by concept art made available on starwars.com. It’s a beautiful and simple ship that I hope one day gets the LEGO set treatment. I just really want a Hype Fazon minifigure. I love everything about Hype Fazon, especially his beautiful green racer. The custom stickers were a lot of fun to design, and they are easter eggs referencing many Star Wars media. I love how the wings can be configured, and I can't decide which position looks better. The big Technic gear on each engine is connected to small bevel gears on the fuselage, which in turn are connected to Technic friction pins. This way the wings can be positioned evenly and can stay upright as well. “Griff Halloran has made a lot of special modifications himself to turn his own Imperial-issue TIE fighter into a unique and fearsome machine. Although his extensive refittings are regarded by some as a little too drastic, it's inarguable that he's created an aggressively powerful and aerodynamic machine.” ~ Star Wars databank It’s like a TIE Fighter and a Eta-2 Jedi Interceptor had an ugly baby. And the most recognizable starfighter from this show as instantly Star Wars. I love it. It was actually LEGO's own model (and the lack of Fireball) which inspired me to build the Aces. I’m not really happy with some design decisions on LEGO’s model so I went for a more accurate representation of the starfighter. I focused a lot on getting the Imperial helmet pattern to be accurate with sideways slope bricks. Once again I applied some custom stickers in a few spots. The cockpit area was tough because of the mishmash of all sorts of angles. I want a Griff Halloran: A Star Wars Story. Please. Griff is intriguing and sadly the show didn't give him the attention he deserves. Is he a former TIE pilot? Did he remain loyal to the Empire to the end? Did he fly at Jakku? Did he abandon the battle just like many Imperials did? Did he realize the evils that the Empire has inflicted on the Galaxy? How does he feel about fighting the First Order? I have so many questions. Also, I realized way after finishing this that I forgot to include the astromech socket, but it's in a weird place to the side, so it would be almost impossible to include it there. So might as well leave it out... “To achieve his many high-flying stunts, Bo Keevil's ship has been customized for agility, with wings that shift into a variety of configurations to complete his death-defying tricks. For a less-practiced pilot, the machine can be a little difficult to handle; even Keevil wears an extra crash helmet and visor just to be safe.” ~ Star Wars databank This starfighter was a fun one to build. Fairly simple body, simple engines, but with interesting poseable wings. A lot of Technic pieces went into the internal structure of the wings stable and moveable, and the wingtips are attached with Bionicle ball-and-socket joints to achieve all kinds of configurations. Also, this is the only starfighter out of all six Aces that I didn’t have to design custom stickers for. While this may be the least Star Wars-looking starfighter from all of them, it does remind me of some of the more absurd designs that the old Expanded Universe (now Legends) has to offer. Other Starfighters are more or less variations of what we know (various Incom craft), this design seems 100% alien and I love it. It really fits Bo Keevil's mysterious and exquisite Kel-Dor persona “Freya Fenris' ship is a reflection of her cool and calm demeanor, a technologically powerful machine of her own design that's built for precision performance. Matched to appeal to her endurance and efficiency, the ship's features maintain a delicate balance of speed, acceleration, and power.” ~ Star Wars databank Out of all the Aces, this was the easiest to design and build since it’s so small. I designed the front using elements of Jerac's beautiful A-wings and designed some custom stickers to convey the racing stripes. Despite being small and compact, I did challenge myself to pack complex building techniques to give the starfighter an overall smooth and slick look. While it may be overlooked as simple and generic, this particular starfighter has become my favorite out of all of them because it's so simple and generic. It's small, it's slick, it's beautiful. The front end is shaped well, reminiscent of an A-wing or a Y-wing. It's red and white. It's a true racer. Did I build it to be simple? Compared to the rest, yes. But these still have many compact SNOT techniques. I have no idea how Jerac built the front of his A-wings, but I built this how I think Jerac built them. In that small space between the top and bottom shell of tiles, and between the two angled sides of curved bricks, it is packed with brackets, headlight bricks, plates with clips, and even lightsabers. Coffee was really hitting when I was building that because I consider it one of my best work. “No cost has been spared to build Torra Doza a state-of-the-art ship, a bright blue-hued custom creation. Regarded for its aerodynamic design and artistic elements that match her personality and racing style, her #5 racer was built for speed.” ~ Star Wars databank Ah yes, the space Porsche 917K that has been the source of my headaches for the past six weeks. I really wanted to build this starfighter, but at the same time I did not want to build it because at the time I had no idea how I would achieve the curved front with the “Porsche headlights” and the rounded wings. Six weeks of tinkering with all sorts of LEGO bricks and building techniques imaginable, I managed to capture its unique shape with clever solutions using Mixel joints and Technic panels. I never thought Technic panels and normal bricks would look good together, but in this case they’re almost seamless thanks to many curved slope bricks LEGO has produced in the past few years. I’m curious to how LEGO will tackle this beautiful fighter, if they ever decide to make a playset of it. After this and the Fireball, I'm never building LEGO ever again.* This is the most difficult MOC I have ever done, and I knew it would be. I had no idea how to go about this. I knew that I had to nail the "headlights" for the rest of it to work. I lost count of how many iterations I went through before the mudguards at an angle presented an accurate solution. Color was also an issue, medium blue or medium azure? Each color has a lot of cool pieces that the other doesn't, but medium blue turned out to be more feasible. The wings were also a challenge, that took me many tries to get right, and everything else in between just fell in place. I'm thankful that I have been building Technic years prior, otherwise I probably wouldn't have thought of Technic panels as solutions for the curved exterior of this starfighter. I also took another piece of inspiration from Jerac with the engine section. * Lies! Deceptions! Last but not least: “A decrepit racing ship that earns its colorful name Fireball due to its tendency to erupt in flames, this sleek vessel is a focus of constant and sometimes frustrated attention from the repair crew of Jarek Yeager’s garage. Team Fireball invests a lot of time, effort, and care into keeping the Fireball in high-flying shape.” ~ Star Wars databank Influenced by World War II planes combined obscure starfighter designs from the old X-wing, TIE Fighter, and The Old Republic games, the Fireball is one of the best looking starfighters in all of Star Wars. I am a bit upset that LEGO did not make an official model of the Fireball... yet. I hope they do in the future. This prompted me to design my own version, and it turned out more complex than I anticipated. But I like to build things to be a perfect match, which makes things complicated and challenging. I exhausted my brain to apply all kinds of building techniques to convey the complex shape of this ship. There are also some really ancient and obscure LEGO Technic pieces utilized in the complexity of this model. The front intake (which is probably not an intake) is a similar design I used for the engines of my Z-95 Headhunter MOC (which I derived from my Hungarian Parliament MOC, which I derived from the water tower on LEGO's Detective Office modular building.) While those used the 24T Technic gear and the tank threads, here I used pulley wheels and the new 1x1 round plates with the rods. The rear end of this starfighter also uses a similar techniques. In between, classic hinges, plates with clips, and Mixel joints are used to achieve many complex angles. And it's a mess. And it's intentional, since the Fireball is a broken little racer. And finally, a group shot. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?
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    [MOC] Modular Clock Tower Square

    I swear I've seen a similar MOC like this before... On the other hand, I absolutely love it! It's very colorful, detailed, and lively! Even though the three structures in this MOC are old, they have distinct styles that show that they were not built at the same time. This way there is a sense of growth and layers that you can find in many cities. The alleyway by the clock tower is a nice touch, maybe your next modular should be continuing that alley? There's such cool little storefronts you can squeeze in there!
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    Boston - Architecture Skyline

    Thank you! It was a real challenge. I think if LEGO produced a Skylines model of Boston, they would be forced to retain this scale if they keep the State House as it is. The only way that could be scaled down is with the recolor of the BB-8 head for the dome and grille bricks for the front. It would be tiny and simple, which would mean everything else would be slightly smaller. The Customs House would be difficult to make smaller than this, especially the top and the base. The John Hancock would be a real challenge unless they get rid of the indent in the middle. The Prudential would look nicer with a 3x3 width, and with the Bunker Hill monument missing, there would be room for something else. Either a small simple Fenway Park or generic simple skyscrapers downtown. I toyed with a smaller scale build, but a smaller Hancock and Customs House were a challenge. And I am a man of detail, and did not want to sacrifice any of that. Thank you It would work as a print, like the Berlin Wall pieces in the Berlin Skyline set.
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    [MOC] 6-wide LEGO Vehicles

    Just two classic vehicles... so far. The first one is a small compact city car with a street-racing paint job. A build that I dug up from my "lost" LDD days before the dark ages of high school and college, but updated and redesigned with new pieces, building techniques. The goal was to make a tiny car to fit two minifies side by side, while still keeping it as small as possible. It's still large and bulky, but I blame the weird proportions of the Minifig for that. Inspired by the classic Mini Cooper and the Fiat 126 (the Polski, as East Europeans know it) The second one is a VW Camper Van, inspired by Hachiroku's design. Actually, most of the inner body was copied from him, as he has posted video instructions. I took that as a basis but I changed the shaping to be more rounded like the real thing. Not much else to be said about this build. Lots of crazy building techniques involved. Took me months to design the front. I want to make more, I just don't know what to build next. Any ideas?
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    Boston - Architecture Skyline

    Now that I have your attention, I'd like to present my newest MOC: A custom build of Boston, Massachusetts in the style of LEGO Architecture Skylines series From left to right: Prudential Tower, 200 Clarendon Street (John Hancock Tower), Beacon Hill, Boston Commons and Public Gardens, Massachusetts State House, Boston Customs House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Harbor, Bunker Hill Monument I was in Boston a few weeks ago, and I was inspired to create a skyline of it. It took me three weeks of many iterations to build this skyline. The piece count is higher than the usual piece count of Skylines models (over 900) because of the large scale of the buildings. The Customs House tower was the first one I built, and I could not make it smaller in any way without losing its crucial details. Everything else followed in roughly the same scale, which meant that the Prudential Tower and 200 Clarendon Street had to be extremely tall, but not exceeding the heights of the tallest official Skylines models (~32 studs). Only the Massachusetts State House is bigger than it should be, even like this it was hard to get right. 200 Clarendon Street is angled using a Technic 3-way connector and uses all manners of SNOT techniques to get the slopes on the edge, while connecting one half to the other in the plate-wide gap in the middle. This was achieved in some pieces not available in Dark Azure, such as headlight bricks and the 1x1x2 Pieces of Resistance. The bricks from this tall structure along with all the clear plates in the Prudential Tower account for more than two-thirds of the total piece count. I also copied some of the small row-houses from the new Paris and San Francisco models for the houses on Beacon Hill, as that was too Iconic to omit from a model of Boston.
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    [MOC LDD] Midi Nebulon-B Frigate

    It's always a daunting task. Even if you don't, I eagerly await to see what else you build. As a certain political assembly once said, "We will watch your career with great interest."
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    [MOC LDD] Midi Nebulon-B Frigate

    For your first published MOC here on EB, this is amazing! You have captured the shape and the essence of this iconic frigate, and even though there's not a lot of greebling and other details, it's still very accurate and well done, especially at this scale. Rendering is always tricky, but it's good enough that it presented your MOC very well. Now, build a whole fleet at this scale…
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    [MOC]First Order TIE-SF Heavy Bomber

    I wanted to put the red on the side where it should be, but it looked weird. I wanted to keep the middle gunnery module and the bomber module pure black. It's been 15 years since a proper TIE Bomber set, @TheLEGOGroup wyd? (also 13 years since a TIE Interceptor set)