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  1. I've recently been thoroughly enjoying "Masters of the Air" on Apple TV, and it's sparked my interest in WWII-themed LEGO sets. While browsing, I stumbled upon the 77012 Indiana Jones Fighter Plane Chase set, which boasts impressive minifigures and two decent models—a Citroen Légère Cabriolet and a Pilatus P-2.Taking inspiration from this set, I embarked on a creative endeavor, utilizing parts from two 77012 sets to craft two distinct builds: the parade car Grand Mercedes 770 and a single-seat twin-engine heavy fighter reminiscent of the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Me-410.The Grand Mercedes was used by high-ranking officers of Nazi Germany during World War II. It is powered by an inline eight-cylinder housed inside the long bonnet with two spare tyres, while repurposed headlights now serve as rear-view mirrors. Able to accommodate four minifigures on its eight-stud-wide chassis, the vehicle features a central door hinge separating the seating areas, with the trunk doubling as additional seating and storage. The folding fabric roof is simulated using a variety of tan and grey pieces.As for the Messerschmitt Heavy Fighter, its power emanates from twin liquid-cooled inverted V-12 piston engines, with cylinder heads positioned below the crankshaft, denoted by low exhaust ejectors. Unlike traditional German design, which typically places radiator and oil cooler inlets on the wings, LEGO's rendition follows the P-40's configuration. Despite limitations with the four-blade propellers (as opposed to the historical three-blade design), the model accurately captures the Me-410's blunt nose armed with two stud shooters, an armoured headrest within the cockpit, an elongated fuselage, and a prominent vertical stabilizer. I extended the wings while maintaining sturdiness, utilizing round tiles to depict the aircraft's roundel insignia. Its narrow landing gear, reminiscent of iconic planes like the Spitfire and Bf-109s, can be easily detached to showcase the model in flight mode, adding versatility to its display options. Instructions are available on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-173739/Wurger Bricks/mercedes-benz-770-and-messerschmitt-heavy-fighter-alternate-build-of-2-x-77012-fighter-plane-chase/
  2. Thank you! the mechanism is also nicely made
  3. The 60430 Interstellar Spaceship is a very nice small ship made using wedges plates and wedge slopes. I personally find the openable flaps and claw-like engine nacelle a bit strange, but I admit they are a great play feature for kids.I decided to combine 2 sets of 60430 to create a swooshable Galaxy Explorer, which is one of the most influential and coveted set Lego has ever made.There is the dagger shaped fuselage with delta wings with a straight tailing edge, grille pieces on the nose leading to the two centerline windscreens and a bulky back with a horizontal stabilizer. There are 4 engines, 2 on the wings and 2 at the back, 6 studs long each. My spaceship can seat two astronauts, the horizontal stabilizer sits on 2 engines pods leaving a view for the back astronauts. Instructions are available on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-169810/Wurger Bricks/galaxy-explorer-alternate-build-of-2-x-60430-interstellar-spaceship/
  4. Cheers mate! well, one would expect nothing less from the Mandalorian Knight!
  5. Hi Ron, I deeply appreciate your generous words! Receiving your endorsement is truly an honor.
  6. The 75362 Ahsoka Tano’s T-6 Jedi Shuttle replicates semicircular wings using various wedge plates, and the same level of design extends to the dark red stripe pattern adorning the upper surface of the wings. However, a noticeable drawback lies in the lack of detailing on the undersides of the wings, a somewhat undesirable oversight. The T-6 shuttle distinguishes itself through its standout feature — the capacity to rotate its wings 360 degrees on a technic turntable while maintaining a level cockpit, effectively minimizing G-forces on the pilot. Additionally, the shuttle boasts a 360-degree firing range from its twin cannons. Among the four included minifigures is Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian warrior first introduced in the Rebels Series. I thought it would be pretty cool to design a Fang Fighter with the same color scheme as her master Ahsoka. The Fang Fighter presents a sleek, angular silhouette with a double delta wing design, featuring non-straight leading edges. The central fuselage accommodates the cockpit at the front and a single ion engine at the rear. The distinctive double delta wings can pivot 360 degrees, equipped with laser cannons and ion engines. In contrast to the Lego shuttle, I elongated the nose of the Fang Fighter and aimed for matching color patterns on the underside of the wings: dark bluish gray on the wing tips and engine mounts, light bluish gray wings adorned with a dark red arrow pattern. The underside of the engines features black inverted curved slopes. While the fighter can stably rest on a table without tipping forward, I crafted a supplementary docking rack using extra pieces, providing additional support for the nose. Instructions are available on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-171447/Wurger Bricks/sabine-wrens-mandalorian-fang-fighter-alternate-build-of-75362-ahsoka-tanos-t-6-shuttle/
  7. I decided to construct an AT-RT walker using pieces from the 75372 set, driven by my particular interest in expanding the clone army rather than the droid army. While there were constraints due to the triple connectors from the Droid, they did provide a satisfying walking and turning pose.To achieve a more balanced appearance, I made modifications such as relocating the speeder's steering fins to the front. Additionally, I reconstructed the defense post using spare pieces, enhancing the overall aesthetic and functionality of the model. Instructions are available on Rebrickable. https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-169374/Wurger Bricks/at-rt-walker-and-speeder-alternate-build-of-75372-clone-droid-battle-pack/
  8. Thank you, I didn’t think of the commander vehicle, makes sense. Haha Thank you!
  9. A lot of round pieces are used in the 75359 set, as they are used to build armour plates, flooring and engines. I built upon the Infantry Support Platform (ISP) Swamp Speeder idea and designed a five seater patrol speeder with twin engines. Semi-circle round plate protects the 2 drivers, with two frames creating the cockpit space with Captain Vaughn sitting behind the 2 drivers. A pair of stud shooters are placed on the front of the speeders and there are one side seats on each side next to the two engines. Instructions are available on Rebrickable. https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-155018/Wurger Bricks/332nd-division-patrol-speeder-alternate-build-of-2-x-75359-ahsokas-clone-battle-pack/
  10. I was very excited that “Ahsoka” trailers showed the E-Wing, finally bringing the fighter to Star Wars Canon. I like the changes made to the E-Wing, there is no more laser cannon mounted on top of the cockpit, which will never happen in real life. In its place now comes an open astromech socket like the X-Wing. The nose of the E-Wing is made shorter. The astromech socket is lowered by 2 plates, making R2-D2’s position not so elevated like the official set. Small adjustments were made to the technic mechanism for the slanted wings. I tried to create an impression of the winglets using sloped pieces and mounted the 2 laser cannons on the tips. Thanks to the technic mechanism, the E-Wing can rest on the engines with the wings flattened, I had enough pieces to build a small stand for the E-Wing to be mounted on to show its slanted wings. t's great to see LEGO is releasing the 75364 New Republic E-Wing™ vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter™, this MOC will complement the set. https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-153971/Wurger Bricks/new-republic-e-wing-alternate-build-of-75301-lukes-x-wing/
  11. Instructions are on rebrickable. https://rebrickable.com/.../tx-130-super-saber-class.../ The Republic Fighter Tank was a light repulsortank, used to provide infantry support, and engage enemy armor. The tank is very fast and agile, it was equipped with two sponson heavy laser cannons, and an open top turret. The top gunner is usually the lowest-ranking trooper because he is exposed to the most hazardous battle conditions. This is a widespread complaint from the troopers, especially when the Trader Federations’ AAT has an enclosed top turret. During war, you take the best of both sides and constantly improve and adapt to the new battle conditions. The TX-130 Super Sabre-Class Fighter Tank is designed with an enclosed top turret that houses a heavy laser cannon with a coaxial laser gun that has 360 degrees field of fire. The tank no longer needs to turn its whole body to engage enemies on its sides and back. The sponson heavy laser cannons are lowered by one brick from the official LEGO design to reduce the centre of gravity from the extra weight of the top turret. The body of the tank is made wider and longer, to fit in an extra laser super charger coil. Bigger repulsor engines deliver more lift and power to drive the Super Saber-Class faster across the battlefield. There are no more side gaps from the X-Wing Canopy piece in my design, I kept the back of the canopy as the front of the armoured hull as it’s the correct shape, while I have seen other designers flip the canopy around to close the gaps.
  12. The Gunship looks small, quite a reduction in size from 2013
  13. Thank you mate, I have changed the title to MOC now, the each tower levels has a piece of furniture inside but does feel lacking as you have pointed out.