ExcelsiorUK

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About ExcelsiorUK

  • Birthday 10/26/1975

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    Science fiction and helping son construct his own sets!

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  1. ExcelsiorUK

    [LDD-MOC] Big Dai-X

    Thanking you, progress is slow and steady!
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    [LDD-MOC] Big Dai-X

    As you might imagine from my avatar, this is a mecha MOC that is close to my heart. It's also the first one I've tried exclusively in LDD, although I have tried building a small part of it to try and get a sense of scale and it could be pretty big in real life! Dai-X was a big part of the eighties puppet show Star Fleet, originally X-Bomber in Japan. He's a Go Nagai design. Having already completed the show's mothership, X-Bomber, physically and digitally, I had requests to do Dai-X because he's probably better known and more fun! I found two other examples of him around, but I decided to take a microfighter approach to him - so you have three component Dai-X fighters, that merge to form the big Dai-X mecha. I realised I could manage that because of some of the Ninjago mechs my son has - their hip/torso join lent itself to the sort of scale I wanted to work at. I also managed to generate LDD versions of the characters that were reasonably close, which was a real bonus. He doesn't look as slick as modern mecha, and my building technique is probably not the best, but I do hope to build him one day and I'll make the build file available digitally when I have a minute. Here's a picture to have a look at, there are more here too of course: Dai-X on Ideas I'm also on Twitter if you want a word, @StafFleetXBLego This is my first attempt at a mecha design so I'd be grateful for any feedback!
  3. ExcelsiorUK

    Void Raven

    Very shiny. In a dark and brooding style, obviously! Interesting use of bricks-as-wings, gives it a very solid look. Nicely done!
  4. ExcelsiorUK

    Spammers - WARNING 1 June

    Good morning, I just noticed on arrival that several spam accounts seem to have been registered - might it be sensible to stop new registrations temporarily, assuming they are coming from new registrations? It's a pain when this happens I know...
  5. ExcelsiorUK

    Space Police III Commando Ship

    Great stuff. Nice detail with the police lights on the corners of the nacelles etc. You could see a squad of these being deployed to really put the fear into the bad guys!
  6. ExcelsiorUK

    [MOC] UFO | S.H.A.D.O. maintenance bay

    As I recall, this would be like the maintenance bay in Space 1999. Generally you only saw the Eagles blasting off from launch pads on the surface, but they went up on elevators as with modern aircraft carriers and below the surface was a huge supply of Eagles and their pods. Logically the SHADO moonbase would need something similar, although I'm not sure about the APCs being based on the moon, or if the moonbase interceptors could go into the atmosphere - so I guess you're thinking this would be a standard SHADO bay on Earth and the Moon? As an aside, I always thought it was unfortunate the interceptors only had one shot without re-arming!
  7. ExcelsiorUK

    Attack on Outpost M

    It's incredible what you can pull together with a really big collection. Those old grey base plates take me right back to my fledgling building days! Modern day kids are so lucky to have the parts they have now! If these models still exist, perhaps you could do some stop-motion video with them, or turn it into a comic book or something? It's a great project.
  8. ExcelsiorUK

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm finding it quite hard to get traction. There's a model of Thunderbird 1 which is going great guns at the moment, but there's clearly a Twitter account driving that. If you don't happen to have a big following to hang your idea off, the set itself is going to have to be pretty impressive. It's interesting now that Star Wars ideas have been blocked, because the volume of new projects seems to have dropped - all the old Star Wars ideas are still active however, which is only fair of course. This might mean that other projects might now get a bit more love because there's less "noise". Wish I'd come across it sooner, it's a nice positive place!
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    [MOC] The X-Bomber from Star Fleet

    So my son put me up to this because he knows about my love of the old puppets in space show Star Fleet. It became more of a project than I'd thought possible but did bring me to places like this, so that's no bad thing! So without further ado, my first serious attempt at a LEGO model in many a long year that rightly or wrongly I am proud of. Ah, nostalgia. This came about back to front, but I'll try and pull together a LDD version one day. If you like it, please see link in my signature. Thanks. Feedback welcomed!
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Just wish I had more time to these days! With my son, Boss Baby. It was OK. The Batman Lego Movie too, I loved the flashbacks, my son didn't get them!
  11. ExcelsiorUK

    What's in a name ???

    Excelsior. A large Trek starship, a Marvel saying, and a long standing gaming name of mine!
  12. ExcelsiorUK

    Starter Technic Sets for Kids

    That's great feedback, thanks. The problem with taking him into a store is that he'll get distracted - if it's a present at least he'll feel obliged to try it and we'll see how that goes. I'll have a look at what's current from the above, there's a good range across the local stores but I'm in the UK so I don't know if our range will be identical. Thank you for all your replies, I'll let you know!
  13. My son celebrates his 9th soon, and technic sets are starting to catch his eye. He's bright, but could anyone recommend a good starter set? He likes planes, and I've seen a set he might like, but you'll know better than me. My last technic build was decades back!
  14. ExcelsiorUK

    The brutal truth about being an AFOL builder

    My son tells me to build stuff. Sometimes I embellish!
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    What is the story behind your profile picture?

    Mine might be stirring dusty neurons. Big red robot called Dai X, piloted by puppets, not power rangers. Ninjago fans would probably approve!