Basiliscus

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  1. [MOC] Spyrius Saucer Scout MK2

    Thank you! Thanks for the kind words. At the moment it's just a one off build, but I did enjoy it so I might do some more in the future.
  2. [MOC] Spyrius Saucer Scout MK2

    Like many of you, I did most of my growing up in the 90s and as a result LEGO themes from this time have a special place in my heart. Who can forget Wolfpack, Indigo Islanders, Octan, Ice Planet 2002 and Spyrius. Those names conjure up hours spent on my bedroom floor in worlds far away! These days, the Neo 90s Space movement has brought many of these space themes back to life in ways which expand upon the originals like never before. This MOC is my interpretation of how the Spyrius set 6835 would look in this context. For those of you who can't remember (or weren't born yet ), this set was a small scout ship, with a mostly symmetrical body and four thrusters at the edges of it's diamond body. At just 45 pieces, it was small yet it left a lasting impression on me that to this day I can't help but smile when I see the images of it, albeit it hasn't aged all that well. In my upgraded MK2 version, I've made the ship much larger and longer in keeping with the Neo Space precedents set by other AFOLs. The classic elements which make up the design I have tried to keep: the prominent thrusters, the diamond body, the computer tile at the front and the hexagonal cockpit. The gun above the cockpit always bothered me - I'm no shrinking violet but I always imagined a small scout ship to use stealth and manoeuvrability to get it out of a tight spot. One piddly little gun won't make any difference to its survival chances! Instead, I've re purposed it as a sensor array connected to a transmission antenna at the rear of the ship. With this new addition, the ship can communicate while in deep space with Spyrius HQ, sending information on its whereabouts and findings from deep cover. Inspired by several other ships with snazzy presentations, I made an attempt at my own. With it's mission deep behind enemy lines, one saucer scout uses its secret Spyrius maps to land on a remote moon and take advantage of a Spyrius supply dump, complete with food, a hibernating repair robot, power generator and communications antenna. Larger pictures can be found on my Flickr stream. Happy to hear any feedback!
  3. Observer

    Really nice design, love the trans purple.
  4. [Prologue] Recruiting: Part 1

    Nice scenery and love the microscale ship, good work!
  5. AG2 Prologue

    Thanks for the update, I've been able to reduce my valium dosage this morning following on from your reassurance!
  6. AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Thanks for the ideas to get our characters out there @pombe! One question, where there is the best place to read about the radiation "incident" that occurred at the end of AG1? I tried looking in the AG1 archives but there are so many MOCs it's hard to find it.
  7. Future of AG - It's feedback time!

    As mentioned in a couple of other threads, I would like to participate in AG2 when it is launched. Whilst I didn't participate in AG1, and don't know the format inside-out, I like some of the points raised in the first few posts of this thread. The biggest barrier to participation for me is when the build rate is too high. I would never be able to participate weekly, thanks to having a small child plus an intensive full-time job. I would likely only be able to participate in challenges. One suggestion to overcome the issue of Google forms is I could write a scraper to scrape the forum and automatically read the details of each build provided there was an agreed template. The output could be a CSV file or database that the organisers could use. This would of course be subject to approval to the EB admins as I don't want to fall foul of any ToS breaches, but if this is something that would be helpful please PM me.
  8. AG2 Prologue

    I'd like to register my interest in AG2, I've made a Bricklink order for a bunch of lime parts as I plan to join MANTIS, and hopefully I will get a prologue build up over the Xmas holidays. Appreciate its a busy time of year for everyone, but it would be great to get an idea of how similar AG2 will be to AG1 in terms of roles, factions, etc.
  9. [Freebuild] The Shadowmancer

    Another build where you've nailed it...! Fantastic story too.
  10. [Prologue] Streets of Neo Tokyo

    Beautiful scene. Really like the black railings on the second floor.
  11. The story of Yseult Brenneaux (First era)

    I know this is an old thread, but I really wanted to tell you how great these stories are! It's clear you've put a huge amount of effort into them. I'm waiting to see what happens with AG2, but I'm on a space vibe just now and fancy joining MANTIS when it restarts. Your work is certainly a big part of that decision!
  12. Tabashii's Tea House

    Tabashii's Tea House While not originally created by the Skudae, the art of the tea ceremony is most significantly associated with them, and a number of tea houses exist in their capital of Civus Skudae. One of the most famous tea masters is Tabashii, who moved to the Western Isles to seek his fortune amongst the new Loreesi nobility. The nouveau riche of Port Valiant are frequently seen in his establishment, soaking up what they see as Skudae culture. This experience does not come cheap, and Tabashii himself has amassed considerable wealth from their desire to seek out new experiences and cultures. More pictures on Flickr.
  13. Tlahuicole was a war captain of the Tlaxcala, a tribe who lived adjacent to the Aztec Empire during the middle ages. Captured by the Aztecs, Tlahuicole repeatedly requested the honour of being sacrificed to the gods, but his legendary battle leadership meant instead that the Aztecs used him as a general in their army. Finally, the emperor granted his wish and he fought in a gladiator duel against 8 opponents, all of whom were disabled by the Tlaxcalan. However, he was eventually felled by the ninth, and sacrificed to the gods. In this scene the ninth warrior is the (fictional) Cipac, who manages to restore the honour of the Aztecs after a fierce duel. This is an entry for the Lego war group's 2016 competition - final duel category. The Final Duel Of Tlahuicole by Colin, on Flickr An Offer Of Sacrifice by Colin, on Flickr Huey Tlatoani by Colin, on Flickr The Priest by Colin, on Flickr Here are some reference images I used: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tlahuicole1.jpg[/img] http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tlahuicole4.bmp[/img] http://wrestlingroots.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Screen-shot-2011-08-18-at-12.43.32-PM.png[/img]
  14. [MOC] Viking Ship Dreki

    Really nice shaping, particularly at the bow!
  15. Belial

    The Belial is an advanced alien spaceship, inspired by Tibor Bedats. This one has been a slow burner...I had an enforced Lego break for over 2 years, but thankfully now I'm set up in my new house. Hope you enjoy!