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  1. im finally done with my tank moc! i hope you like it if possible like and share it on insta & facebook (links below) it comes with a detachable trailer and a 3DOF arm thanks @thealvacado for the arm I've improved the bracing of the 8 tooth to the 40 tooth gears as they were constantly popping out also changed positioning of some things there is a 4 pin connector on the end so that its much easier to change the attachment on the end I hope you like it :) spent quite a while making this https://www.instagram.com/p/CdnoQmspEut/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet https://www.facebook.com/544771685/posts/pfbid032Jr1QQfEXsTZbEqxBUDAR7LWMGfGzE9wpor93kkCivLbZfqt3ujtvHVqyUvEDkpzl/?d=n https://youtu.be/5j2kXYvjlAM https://youtube.com/shorts/PzlFRePGSP4?feature=share https://youtu.be/X7KmZLrbvlw https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzQeX3
  2. MuscoviteSandwich

    [MOC] Improved Ulysses space probe

    With the re-release of the rather controversial and hard-to-get Ulysses space probe VIP award, I want to share an updated version of my own custom Ulysses space probe and IUS (Inertial upper stage) that fixes all the problems with the official set. It's now properly scaled to match the Discovery's 1:70 scale and has way more detail (ie: no more yellow!) that matches the real-life probe. I also added a proper display stand that mimics the style from 10283 so it looks cohesive when displayed alongside the shuttle. Additionally, like the Hubble space telescope, It can fit in the shuttle's cargo bay, but now there is much more room to spare! Here's a side by side comparison between it an the original VIP promo. I have no idea why they decided to make the set so fat! If anyone wants to make one for themselves and skip the scalpers, I did make instructions which are available on my rebrickable page for free! The whole thing is around 250 pcs, and I estimate the parts cost should be around $20-30 USD (plus shipping) on BL.
  3. Hello! this is my first actual moc post here, and hopefully far from the last. I hope you all enjoy this Resistance A-Wing design! I must give a big shoutout to Gumbinger, as a few elements are lifted from his RZ-2 design. I borrowed the general dimensions, the conical-shaped front deflector shield generators, but most notably the engine designs are almost exactly the same. I lowered the height of the top fins, but otherwise, I thought everything about his engine design was too good not to use. This design was the result of about a few weeks worth of first building in stud.io and then some back and forth of testing in real bricks and revising. Compared to the RZ-1, the RZ-2 has a lot more subtle, smoother and straighter angles. The angles coming from the front of the RZ-1 are slightly curved and round out at about the front of the cockpit, with the top and bottom surfaces becoming seemingly parallel with each other. With the RZ-2, the angles taper back from the front very evenly back past the cockpit, without ever really rounding out. This gives the side silhouette a very sharp triangular look, and it's one of the things I wanted to capture most. I feel like it turned out pretty well! The green markings on the red one stick out in an unfortunate way, I really had no idea how to incorporate them more smoothly into the design. They sit right on top of the old style 1x2 finger hinges. If I liked it less, it would be easy to remove the markings and just continue the white tiling. A small thing but I'm only just now noticing that the red 1x1 tile on the ship's left lower fin should be dark red, not white There are definitely a few areas that really could use improvement. Ideally, the panels on the middle sides of the ship could be stronger and easier to put together. It's not totally fragile or unswooshable but I don't love that area's construction either. There's also a good few gaps here and there, I feel like the part directly behind the windscreen could be more smoothly rounded, that area was surprisingly hard. I'm happy to accept all these flaws and just call this a version 1. After a while I'd like to come back and try to revisit all the problem areas in a version 2. Hope you enjoyed the model!
  4. Hi everyone, I'd like to share with you a MOC I made based on the game Into the Breach. I have made one complete map / level of the game, which can actually be played something like a board game. It has a modular construction so it could be rearranged to make different levels. Let me know what you think. Here is a video and images:
  5. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB IC3 (8-wide)

    Presenting another of my Danish State Railways’ (DSB) trains redesigned to 8-wide and digitally rendered (with a bonus livery)... DSB IC3The Danish State Railways’ (DSB) highly successful and innovative InterCity 3 (IC3) passenger train was co-developed by Siemens Duewag in Germany and ABB Scandia in Denmark.The train is operated by DSB in Denmark and Sweden, by Renfe Operadora in Spain and by Israel Railways in Israel.Amtrak in the USA and Via Rail in Canada have tested the train in the past.A trainset consists of three units, two diesel motor units (MFA and MFB) and one intermediary unit (FF).Up to five trainsets can be coupled together. 96 trainset were built for DSB from 1989 to 1991.All are still in service today.My model: Named "Jørgen Vig" Scale: 1:48 Length: 157 studs (MFA: 55 - FF: 47 - MFB 55) or approx. 122 cm Width: 8 studs Bricks: 2.842 (MFA: 1.005 - FF: 832 - MFB 1.005) Locomotion: 2 x 9v or 2 x PF/PUP train motors Power: 9v, 2 x LEGO AAA battery boxes or 2 x BuWizz battery boxes Control: 9v, PUP, SBrick, PFx Brick or BuWizz Designed: 2022 Conversion of my 7-wide model from 2017 to 8-wide with more accurate dimensions. Very high setting render from Stud.io with custom decals added in the PartDesigner tool. Its able to navigate R40 but just barely and would look rather silly tho: Interior with seats for 83 minifigs: Decorative side design for the bogies - a combination of parts and the molded decorative side for train motors: The coupling part can be change to a Liftarm Thin 1x4 (BL#32449) when combining several trainsets. Technique used for the sliding doors: Removing the 1 x 4 Tile as shown enables the door to slide open as a play feature. The fixed outer doors are a necessary part of the construction otherwise the very long body breaks too easily due to the roof being removable. However, they are designed to be rebuilt open when needed and the trainset stationary on display: The trainset is (fictionally) named Jørgen Vig with the crest of Billund added: Bonus livery: Livery when Amtrak tested the IC3 Flexliner DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit ) in 1997:
  6. The first car I remember my father had was a beige Ford Escort Station Wagon MK1, I called it "The Granny" I tried to reproduce it in a 1:32 Speed Champions 8 wide scale. Ford Escort Station Wagon 1974 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr Ford Escort Station Wagon 1974 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr
  7. Brent and Halfdan

    [MOC] Mage Tower

    It's been almost a year since I posted my tavern, so it's time to introduce the latest MOC. This time it's a magician's tower, inspired by Goethe's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". On one level of the tower, the water mage's apprentice made a "small" mistake in the summoning. The rooms were flooded and he just made it onto the balcony. The apprentice has not noticed that on the other side, the Kraken summoned into the tower is about to break out. The other mages of the tower have now gathered to defeat the beast. The Fire Mage has summoned an elemental, while the Storm Mage has taken to the skies and throws the first bolt of lightning towards the Kraken. The black mage has summoned a wraith to fight for him while the white mage is still gathering his power. The dryad has grown a tree so her elemental can fight at the right height. Despite the uproar, the astrologer has not allowed himself to be distracted from his studies. His power is certainly not needed that much... Meanwhile, the church has sent a stoic inquisitor and his two guardsmen. The water magician herself is at the market and hasn't noticed all the hustle and bustle. The tower is approx. 85cm high, unfortunately I don't know the number of parts used. The tower will be integrated into my medieval town, probably on a hill opposite the church. Mage Tower by Tabaya, auf Flickr Water Apprentice_2 by Tabaya, auf Flickr Tower_East by Tabaya, auf Flickr
  8. Red Falcon's Castle Floors: 3 Pieces: About 2000 Inspirations: Old school Lego Kingdom's Castle sets Red Falcon's purchased from my local Legoland (Chadstone) BAM station Red Falcon 1 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Red Falcon 2 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Red Falcon 3 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  9. I created a police motorcycle last year. Now I changed the color theme to British Police livery. The building instruction is included in my video: More MOC on my homepage: https://www.bricksboy.com/moc
  10. bricksboy

    [MOC]#85 Cycle Rickshaw

    I just created a simple cycle rickshaw. If you also want to build one, the free building instruction in the video: More MOC on my homepage: https://www.bricksboy.com/moc
  11. zephyr1934

    [MOC] Daylight to Brickworld

    I will be taking the Daylight to Brickworld... [to be continued] [album on flickr]
  12. Hello, folks! Without long introduction - here are all my brickheadz so far (more than half are new, others - you could see them, but they have been slightly reworked). Note for mobile users - there will be many pics to load for your device. There are free building instructions for all of them except first two creations, but all that revenue will be transferred to the accounts of organizations providing assistance to Ukraine. I'll add some comments by the way, but pics should do better :) 1) Newlyweds - kinetic model Animation (it may take some time to load): What is love? Baby don't h.. Hm, that's not what should have been said :) This couple celebrates their marriage with great dance. By the way, almost 22000 ukrainian couples got married since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Love and peace will win! This model is driven manually by rotating a gear in back of the stand and can be motorised if you connect any motor you have to it. Given that the stand, groom and bride are separate models that work together, you can re-insert the bride and groom to make them rotate in the range you want. It also means you can use this stand to make your own brickheads "dance" as long as they have similar structure (all internal mechanics). Building instruction: Rebrickable Important note: all proceeds from the sale of this creation will be transferred to the accounts of organizations providing assistance to Ukraine. Your contribution is very important! 2) Ukrainians A brave cossack; his younger brother; beatiful girl - they all can be the symbols of Ukraine. Let's take a closer look: This brave cossack has an earring in the left ear. Years ago it meant he was the one and only son of his mother. He wears traditional cossack pants - "sharovary" and traditional shirt - "vishivanka". Also, his hairstyle is called "oseledets" or "chub". Animation: Young girl. She also wears traditional combination of jacket and an embroidered skirt. Her flower wreath with colored ribbons is a symbol of youth and girlhood. Animation: Baby cossack - a symbol of ukrainian kids. Animation: Buiding instructions: Rebrickable Important note: all proceeds from the sale of this creation will be transferred to the accounts of organizations providing assistance to Ukraine. Your contribution is very important! 3) Iron man with glow effect Animation: To use him as a pocket defender or just as a nightlight - it's up to you) It's a rework of set #41604, if you already have it - that's at least 40% of needed parts. You can use any PF-compatible power source to make it glow (such as 8881, 88000, 8878 and others). Free building instruction: Rebrickable 4) Ghost rider with glow effect Animation (without a chain): When it's cold, when it's dark, when there is no hope... Here is our hero - he brings light, warmth and hope for better times! You can use any PF-compatible power source to make it glow (such as 8881, 88000, 8878 and others). Free building instruction: Rebrickable 5) Polar four It's not just a company of polar habitants - it's a family: dad, mom, son and a cute bear cub in a sweater that, I bet, behaves and is perceived as a second son :) Animation: Animation: Animation: Animation: Also, you can build a silmplier and less parts-hungry version of a bear cub (without embroidery on the sweater): Free building instructions: Rebrickable 6) Popeye the Sailor Animation: Give this guy a spinach - and he will do an impossible! Free building instructions: Rebrickable 7) Athlete Animation: For all the lovers of fitness, dark glasses and pants with stripes :) Free building instructions: Rebrickable 8) Wolverine Animation: Friendly, polite, gentleman - all this is not about him. Strong, incredibly hardy, an excellent fighter - that's him! Now he can be your personal Jesu... bodyguard! :) Free building instructions: Rebrickable 9) Batbaby Animation: I'm sure he will nicely fit into the Batman's universe. Free building instructions: Rebrickable 10) Antique warrior Animation: A brave warrior is ready to protect you! Free building instructions: Rebrickable 11) Lumberman Animation: This guy never worries about the thickness of logs and about your problems. Free building instructions: Rebrickable 12) Kitten Animation: This tiny kitty will love you at first sight! Free building instructions: Rebrickable 13) Kiddy Animation: Just don't take the steering wheel from him and he will be ok!) Free building instructions: Rebrickable 14) Lifesaver Animation: "Ok, I get it. Everything will be fine, don't worry!" - lifesaver. Free building instructions: Rebrickable 15) Buddy Animation: He's a good friend of mine. From now - yours too!) Free building instructions: Rebrickable 16) Leeloo Animation: Free building instructions: Rebrickable 17) Sheriff Animation: “Dude, did you do all this mess in this room? I have questions for you! ”- sheriff. Free building instructions: Rebrickable Thank you for your patience attention! :D
  13. Simons Brick World

    [MOC] update from the LEGO city

    Hello there, after a long break, I wanted to get back in touch and show an update or the current state of my LEGO city. Since my last post, the city has grown significantly. You can see the current state directly in the first picture below. The river has been extended and got a rock wall on one side, which extends to the river mouth. On the other side I have started some time ago with the construction of the city park. It will be the central place of the city. Currently I'm working diligently to expand the park and add many small details. To give you an overview, especially about the park, I have also attached a few pictures of the park: I still make a YouTube video for each progress. So if you are interested in how the city has grown or how it will progress in the future, feel free to check it out. The latest video about the park can be found here: I hope you like the update. Please let me know what you think about the current state of the city.
  14. Hello everybody, I would like to present you my first ever architecture style MOC, that was built for our LUG's forum Architecture competition. It's called Whydooshna Metropolis, but more on that weird name later. First some shots... The biggest challenge was to find good enough amount of bricks to finish a building, as most of my inventory consists of Technic parts. I tried to use some fancy techniques but only manged to do some snot and double-oriented plates in the base plate... Regarding the buildings, I immediately decided to make fictitious skyscrapers, as it is hard enough as it is and I really admire those who are able to reproduce real buildings in such small details. Now about that weird name: Whydooshna is read in English the same as we pronounce my home time in our dialect. It is correctly written Ajdovščina, but we call it Wajdušna and if I want it to sound like we say it in English... it became Whydooshna My fellow countrymen are also fond of a joke, because we say W instead A in front of our town's name: Name three places that start with "W". -Wimbledon, Washington and Wajdušna (Whydooshna) I know... not that funny, but I guess everyone has a not-so-funny joke up his sleeve. Anyway, I hope you like my Metropolis, I apologise for the photos not being of the finest quality. Thank you for your attention and constructive criticism. I put below some more details about the creation... Best regards! Miha
  15. AlexGdD

    [MOC] Airwolf Supercopter

    Hi all, I'm happy to present you my Airwolf 1:25 scale model ! I started this project in 2013, inspired by Lego's 9396 Technic Rescue Helicopter. Seeing its front end, I thought "at last ! It must now be possible to make a convincing Airwolf model out of Lego !". I used Technic panels to get the aerodynamic shape properly, and have had good fun since then improving the model with new parts (the curved slopes for the exhaust for example). The model is based on the Universal Studios blueprints. It accepts 3 minifigs inside - Stringfellow Hawke, Dominic Santini and Caitlin O'Shanessy. Weapons can be displayed in or out, like the landing gear - I considered making those articulated, but at this scale I just could not figure out how to do this so these are add-ons parts. At the time I wished Lego would accept it in their Ideas project, but I got a reply that "being a military vehicle, Airwolf would not be allowed Lego support". I was quite gutted and just kept it for myself. Anyway, I'm happy to share it now ! After completing my Airwolf model, I felt I needed to make a full set of toys to make it more playable. The Bell 206s are based on the factory blueprints - also at 1:25 scale - and my first version of the Jeep was loosely based on Zed's MOC Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Since 2013 it has evolved quite a bit, though ! Also, it was good fun reproducing Archangel's limousine FIRM 1 ! As a Cadillac Seville owner in the eighties, it was nice trying to get the lines of this Fleetwood Brougham limo properly. I wish Lego would make studless wings for the front end, though !!! You will note that I could not resist creating minifigures for Archangel and his lovely bodyguards ! You might even recognise Marella and Gabrielle ;) I still feel compelled to show my models with Ukraine colours as the war is raging on. It must stop ! I remember watching Airwolf episodes where the Russians (the usual villains, the Cold War was still on) were pictured as normal people just wanting freedom and democracy. I hope this is still true ! You can see more pics Flickr album of course : I wish I could make nicer renderings, as the photos are far from perfect. But I still can't manage chrome and transparency properly with Blender. Talk about a learning curve... Anyway, I hope you will enjoy the pics !
  16. icm

    An Excess of X-Wings!

    When I was a kid wasting time browsing Brickshelf, I always liked X-wings most. I had a mental list of custom X-wings I liked best and I wanted an X-wing just like them. But I wasn't willing to break up my sets to make a custom X-wing like the amazing ones on Brickshelf, so I never got one. As an adult wasting time browsing Flickr, I always like X-wings most. I have a mental list of custom X-wings I like best and I want an X-wing just like them. But I'm not willing to break up my sets to make a custom X-wing like the amazing ones on Flickr, so I'm never going to get one. Oh, what the heck. It's been 20 years now that I've wanted a super awesome custom X-wing so I should just go ahead and get one. I'm an adult now. I don't need to ask anybody's permission, I should just do it. Show that I can get something done in my life, even if it's as unimportant in the grand scheme of things as a silly little Lego build. But there are so many good ones! How can I pick just one! Obviously I should make my own custom design that takes all the best parts of the best models and corrects the worst parts. But that would take a LOT of hard work and trial and error ... a friend of mine built his very own custom X-wing design in 2018 and it consumed him for months. So, like a fool, I spent money instead of time (though time is money) and just, um, built them all. (Though I'd note that there are at least a dozen more great X-wings on the internet that I'd also like to build .... ) Full Flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149520828@N02/albums/72177720298365006. I apologize for the bad photography, I don't have a light box or a nice place to take pictures outside. My very own little T-65 X-wing, based on a childhood makeshift (1998ish, 2021) This one is an idealization of the makeshift X-wing I built as a little kid without a lot of parts, either before or shortly after the first set came out. I remember using the 4x9 wedge plate in red to form the nose, and using that shape of windscreen in trans-light blue with that top hatch, and that I used 2x6 plates for the wings. This takes the concept of that old childhood build and makes it like an actual retail set. It's about the same size as the 4+ X-wing sets, though not quite as simple. My very own design for a T-65 X-wing retail set circa 1983 This one is all mine! It bears no debt whatsoever to any other X-wing ever made. It's my impression of what an X-wing set would have looked like if it had been released in 1983 to tie in with Return of the Jedi, instead of in 1999 to tie in with The Phantom Menace. Some molds come from as late as 1987, but it seems fair to me to imagine those molds being made in 1983 for this set, since the 1999 set used an awful lot of new molds. The canopy uses sticker strips cut from unused sticker sheets. I really like the brick-built R2-D2. The contemporary finger hinges are too weak to hold the wings up or down on their own, so pneumatic tees are connected to modified plates and sandwiched between 4x1 hinge plate assemblies. They swing in and prop the wings apart when they're open, and rails near the top and bottom of the aft fuselage prevent the wings from opening too far. A 2x2 plate at the base of each lower wing provides enough clutch power to keep the wings together and level when they're closed, but not so much that the wings are hard to open. Like any 1983 set, this uses the Classic Space landing legs, and the contemporary Classic Space canopy works really well for the X-wing - so well that Dan Nelson used it independently in 1997 and Mike Psiaki used it again in 2011. This is much smaller than most custom X-wings, but it's still a very substantial size for swooshing and play, and it feels like a good size relative to the minifig. It's got a spacious cockpit and it's easy to get the pilot and droid in and out. It's also very close to the size of contemporary Lego spaceships in 1983, 1985, and 1987, so it's not too large to imagine as a 1983 set. So yeah - there are many custom X-wings out there, and this is my humble contribution to the field! Dan Nelson T-65, 1997 This is actually 98% My Own Creation, but I'm crediting Dan Nelson because it's heavily inspired by Dan Nelson's childhood makeshift X-wing circa 1997. This is my imagination for what an X-wing set would look like circa 1997 if it had been released to tie in with the Special Edition movies rather than with The Phantom Menace. I've swapped out some old molds that are now very expensive on Bricklink for their modern counterparts - which mostly means swapping finger hinges for modern 3.18mm clip hinges. I really like the brick-built R2-D2. There's room for storage accessed from a hatch on the rear fuselage step, like in Dan Nelson's version - a rare feature in custom X-wings. The canopy framing is white strips cut from unused sticker sheets. Mark Chan T-65, 2001 Back in the old days of Brickshelf, when the world was young, this was an X-wing I really admired. I still think it's pretty neat, nice and sturdy and detailed, but its proportions are a bit off. As with all the other X-wings, I've swapped some old molds for new ones in this build. Mark Chan posted an all-new fully modern X-wing to Flickr in 2018, but I actually don't particularly like that one, so I made no effort to copy it. Niko T-65, 2003 This one is a very lightweight and simple X-wing, mainly notable for not having upside-down lower wings. The proportions are bad and it can't fit a complete droid, but it's lightweight and sturdy, so it's good for swooshing. It's notable that Mark Chan, Niko, and Bruce Lowell all posted their X-wings with simple nose taper before Lego released the set 4502 with simple nose taper, just as fan-built X-wings used 4w cylinders for the engines long before Lego finally used them in set 75218 in 2018. Bruce Lowell T-65, 2003 Back when Brickshelf was the leading place on the internet to post your Lego creations, before Bricklink was as useful and well known as it is today, Bruce Lowell's X-wing was the best! It was copied as widely in its day as Mike Psiaki, Tom Loftus (Inthert), or Jerac's X-wings have been, in no small part because like them, Bruce Lowell posted step-by-step instructions for how to build it. For instance, David Low's excellent "Minifig Collector Scale" X-wing from 2006 is, upon close inspection, a lightly modified Bruce Lowell, so I chose not to build that one. This one is bigger than Mark Chan and Niko's X-wings, but not quite as big as Brian Tobin's, and smaller than any modern X-wing. The build is very sturdy and has excellent proportions and detail. The hexagonal profile and detailed greebling of the aft fuselage was unsurpassed for eight years, until Mike Psiaki posted his famous X-wing in 2011. As with other old X-wings in this collection, I've swapped some old molds for new ones. The problem with this X-wing is the wing opening geometry - opposite wings don't line up very well, so it's not a very convincing X. Brian Tobin T-65v3, 2004 Brian Tobin continuously upgraded his childhood makeshift X-wing from 1983 until 2001, but never managed to get the wings to actually open! His is the most prominent old "big" X-wing I can find pictures for on the internet. The last Brian Tobin X-wing was this one, which was heavily inspired by set 4502. As with other X-wings in this album, I've swapped out some old molds for new ones. I've also included a very large cargo space behind the seat for Luke's Dagobah camping gear, which is a rare feature for custom X-wings. The problem with this model is that the wing geometry is altered from the 4502 set such that it no longer works! The wing jacks get caught on the engine cylinder pieces and are unable to open the wings. You have to open the wings manually and rotate the wing jacks between them. Also, the rubber bands aren't strong enough to hold the wings open and closed with this geometry, so the wings flop about a lot. I copied the geometry faithfully though, so I guess Brian Tobin's build must have had the same problem. Despite its flaws, Brian Tobin's X-wing was one of the best on the internet between 2004 and 2011. This is the largest of the pre-2016 X-wings, but still smaller than any modern X-wing. Mike Psiaki T-65v3, 2011 When this X-wing appeared in 2011, it made an earthquake in the AFOL community. It wasn't the first X-wing with true center-pivot wings, but it was the first one to have true center-pivot wings and complex nose taper, and its use of the old Classic Space canopy was ingenious. Thanks to Mike Psiaki's generous posting of full instructions on Brickshelf, this was the most widely copied X-wing from 2011 to 2016. Various adaptations used the windscreen from set 7140 or the windscreen from set 75102, or turned it into a T-70. It's a little smaller than modern X-wings of the latest generation. The canopy uses strips of white sticker material cut from unused sticker sheets. Unfortunately, the nose is a little fragile. The geometry isn't exact, so it takes a little persuasion to stay there. I don't think anybody is building Psiaki X-wings anymore: the key parts for the build, the hinge plates that form the side of the nose, cost me $6 each on Bricklink. Ouch! Jerac T-65v1, 2018 Jerac's original T-65 has set the standard for the last four years, with good reason. Although it's fragile during construction, it knits together very well and is surprisingly sturdy afterwards - except for the lower aft fuselage step and the 4w engine cylinders. Unfortunately, the lower aft fuselage step is so fragile that it's hard to grip the model near the center of gravity, and the 4w engine cylinders have such a fragile connection that you can't open the wings to their full range of motion without having one or more engine cylinders pop off. (I can't anyway.). The greebling on top of the aft fuselage leaves something to be desired too. It's so shallow that I don't find it very convincing. The retractable landing gear works well, but the hinges are inadequately supported and prone to detaching unless treated very gingerly, and it's a bit tricky to reattach them. Koen Zwanenburg T-65, 2019 Koen Zwanenburg posted the Studio file for this on Eurobricks for a few days, but he removed it after Brick Vault complained that he was affecting their sales of the instructions for Jerac's 2018 version. In fact, the build is completely different. The brick built Red 5 stripes on the wings are excellent. The 4w engine cylinder mounts are much improved, so the wings can be opened to their full extent, which is wider than on the Jerac model, without losing anything. The aft fuselage profile is a much nicer hexagon. The lower aft fuselage and aft fuselage step are much stronger than on the Jerac model, but at the cost of losing the nice SNOT tiled underside. The landing gear doors are simpler and theoretically stronger, but I still end up having to take them off any time I want to get the landing gear out, so it doesn't actually end up much better than the Jerac model in that respect. The nose construction is much simplified, with no attempt at achieving the subtle bank of the sides; instead, they're straight vertical. The nose cone isn't attached to the nose side panels with Mixel joints as in the Jerac model, but is mounted on a rigid pole extended from the cockpit. This theoretically should make the structure simpler and stronger, but in practice it makes it much harder to assemble and much more fragile when assembled, because the parts remain under high stress rather than having flexible joints that accomodate the stress. The big cylindrical bases of the wing guns are modified from Marshal Banana's modified Jerac X-wing. Chris Ehnot T-65v3, 2020 After Tom Loftus's (Inthert's) revolutionary T-65v2 in 2016, Chris Ehnot was the first to post a fully modern X-wing with the windscreen from 75102, paneled/tiled nose sides, and 4w engine cylinders. He revised his build over three years - this is copied from his version 3, posted in 2020. Like Koen Zwanenburg's model, this one has wings that open wider than Jerac's without popping off the engine cylinders. Though it looks similar externally, the build is completely different than in Jerac v1, Jerac v2, or Koen Zwanenburg. It's distinguished by several subtleties of shape compared to those. Baby bows are used on the bottom of the fuselage to suggest the subtle angles on the bottom, where the filming model is in fact not flat. The wedges beside the engine cylinders are more smoothly integrated into the wing and have a subtle edge above the plane of the wing as on the filming model. Behind the engines, there are the little jigsaw-tabs that are almost always omitted on custom X-wings. The upper aft fuselage has a nice depth of greebling, and has the small, limited 45-degree sloped edge that characterizes the original ANH filming models, but which is lacking from the full-size model used in the ESB Dagobah crash scene and from the Special Edition CGI models. Because Chris Ehnot's model has no rear landing gear, it can have four complete engine cylinders for a better look underneath. The modeling that connects and smooths the junction of the aft fuselage and nose is very detailed and subtle. Unfortunately, this is also the most fragile X-wing model in the collection, such that it can hardly be touched in order to take photographs. Jerac T-65v2, 2022 Jerac's T-65v2 is the best X-wing of the lot. It's amazingly sturdy, unlike all the other fully modern X-wings with the post-2015 canopy part and 4w engine cylinders, and easy to build too. The nose knits together very well, and the line of panels on the side is completely level and unstepped, unlike on the Jerac T-65v1, the Koen Zwanenburg, and the Chris Ehnot models. The worm gear box is amazing. It holds the wings steady as a rock when open and when closed. The back engine extensions are held on very steady. The Ninjago sais and candles work very well to simulate the flashback suppressors at the tips of the laser cannons and the varying diameter of the gun barrels. It's easier to get the pilot in and out than on the previous model, and the droid. The bottom of the forward fuselage is covered better than on the old model. Most importantly, the aft fuselage step, which was previously very fragile, is now much simplified and completely solid, and the 4w engine cylinders, which previously popped off tremendously easy, no longer do, even though the wings open wider with the new mechanism than they did with the old version. The greebling on the top of the aft fuselage is also much improved, and there's even greebling on the sides of the fuselage between the wing jacks! Also, there's added greebling inside the wings on the engine "shadows", and representation of the "greeble panels" at two stations along the wingspan. The rear landing gear is now fully supported, so the hinges won't pop off if you press down on them too hard. While some subtleties of shape are lost on the lower aft fuselage compared to the previous version, the tailcone has the proper subtle 7-sided shape for the first time. The visible gaps on the sides of the nose cone leave something to be desired though. Jerac T-70, 2022 This is nearly unmodified from the Brick Vault instructions, with just a couple small color swaps on the nose. It's a surprisingly easy build and very sturdy. The nose knits together extremely well. The worm gear mechanism for the wings is amazing. They hold their position steady as a rock either open or closed. The visible gaps on the sides of the nose cone leave something to be desired though. All of them together! I don't have enough room to take a really well-staged fleet shot, so this will have to do. By the door: Chris Ehnot 2016-2020. On stands: Jerac T-65v2 2022, Jerac T-70 2022. Left column, front to back: my 1983 set concept, Dan Nelson 1997, Niko 2003, Brian Tobin 2004, Jerac T-65v1 2018. Right column, front to back: my little X-wing 2021, Mark Chan 2001, Bruce Lowell 2003, Mike Psiaki 2011, Koen Zwanenburg 2019.
  17. Given the internet's love for the misadventures of aristocrat-turned-pirate Stede Bonnet and his crew aboard the Revenge trying to make a name for themselves as pirates, I had to do a liitle MOC.
  18. brickhead_07

    [MOC] 1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon

    Huge shoutout to w35wvi for helping me throughout the build and rendering these amazing pictures for me! Thank you very much! The Ford Deluxe In 1937, Ford introduced the Ford Deluxe to fill the gap between the base model "Standart" and the luxury Lincoln offerings. This marketing approach was in response from the different General Motors brands, (Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet), and the Chrysler brands, (Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge and Plymouth). The Deluxe line was build for three years untill it was discontinued in 1941, after the Mercury Eight sales progressed. The 1941 Ford line included the De Luxe and Super De Luxe trim, but these vehicls were not marketed as a seperate line. About the '40 Deluxe In 1940 the Ford Deluxe got it's last facelift, featuring a brand new grille and a sharper hood. The changed front turned out to be one of the most iconic car fronts ever. The fstaest engine that year was the 239 cui (3.9 L) "Y-Head" V8 which produced 95 hp. The '40 Deluxe came in nine different body styles: Coupe, Convertible, Pickup, Tudor Sedan, Fordor Sedan, Sedan Delivery, Ambulance, Convertible Sedan and last but not least Station Wagon or also Woodie Wagon. The 1940 Ford Deluxe is often called the best pre-war Fords of it's kind. What are Woodies? Wood-bodied station wagons, affectionaly known a Woodies, may be gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Originally invented to transport train passengers and their luggage, they became a american icon and also a huge part of the surf culture. Around 1920, car manufacturers started to combine the easy-to-work-on metal and good-looking and structual wood. Wood for cars was used for 30 more years, but it was getting a more and more rare. The last real Woodie with structual wood, the Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon, went of the market in 1953. From then on, wood was only used as a trim piece and got replaced by wood foil in the 1960s. This 1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon was built in 1940, pretty much in the peak of the Woodie era. About my MOC As always, I had lots of fun designing this model because these shapes are something I've never done before. This model is basically the complete opposite of my last model, the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. I'm really happy with the end result, I think the Sand Green goes great together with the Tan and Dark Orange of the wood. w35wvi had a lot of great ideas, for example the rear lights. The interior is mostly made by him. This car has an detailed interior and supports two minifigs. The model is about 8 studs wide, 21 studs long and 6 bricks and 2 plates high. You can use this model as a display piece but you can also play with it. The only problem is that the rear wheels rubb a bit on the fenders. The instructions for this model are easy to follow and for free. If you want to modify this model, no problem, just download the Stud.io 3D file and start building. If there are any problems with the instructions, please contact me. I spent a lot of time and effort in this model so I would be happy if you reply to this topic! I plan on building three more versions of this car, so stay tuned. Watch the FORDS go by! -- 1940 Ford Advert You can find instructions for this model on my Rebrickable page.
  19. Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 On July 31st, 1715 one of the wealthiest Treasure Fleets in history wrecked off the coast of Florida. Millions of Spanish coins, jewels, and other valuables littered the shallows. After months of Spanish recovery efforts a small fortune remained lightly guarded on the beach, open to anyone daring enough to steal it. In early 1716, a small group of pirates lead by Henry Jennings, Sam Bellamy, and Benjamin Hornigold raided the small Spanish garrison and made off with a haul equivalent to 10 years of wages for only a single nights 'work'. The wealth of this raid and the inspiration it provided for would-be pirates across the New World, kicked off the final stages of the Golden Age of Piracy. Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  20. "Wrecker, easy with my ship. "Your ship?" My Midi-Scale collection expands again with this nanofig-scaled Havoc Marauder from the Bad Batch series. Despite the small size, I once again went for a full SNOT look and paid close attention to proportions of the original shuttle. The build comes with a discrete, transparent stand to be displayed in flight mode. ► Instructions for the Havoc Marauder are available on Rebrickable (163-page PDF). More pics in my Flickr Album.
  21. Hi everyone, we had our Raptor set parts sitting around and after we built a Jeep Gladiator out of the Raptor we decided to build something packed with little features that will add extra value to this licensed set. We present to you an Offroad Truck with a crane! Please visit this blog post on our website https://www.crazykreations.com/post/42126-offroad-truck-with-crane for more info on this model and don't forget to like and follow us on Rebrickable and sign up on our website for discounts on more MOCs and alternates. Features: Clean and working V6 engine under the hood openable hood with a stand to keep it open hog steering (removable top nob) opening doors interior snorkel exhaust 2x4 drive solid axle set up throughout model new front axle that has improved steering Outriggers with an easy lock wheel chocks that are stored at the side of the model outrigger pads (recommend making custom ones**) crane arm with extendable boom Rebrickable Link https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-108236/CrazyKreations/42126-off-road-truck-with-crane/#details
  22. AlexGdD

    [MOC] Getter 1

    Hi all, I'm still working on my "Lego Nagai" collection, this time I've prototyped my version of Getter 1, another 70's super robot originally designed by Go Nagai of Mazinger / Grendizer / Cutey Honey / Devilman fame. The cartoon showed three jets that could combine, and according to the combining order, the resulting robot would be more suited to certain tasks. The transformation is practically impossible in real life so I've skipped the possibility with my 20cm figure. But I might still work on Getter 2 and 3 when the mood takes me ! Here are some pics : I tried and built a version with a more rounded face and more "holes", as in the original cartoon (for robot's eyes and pilot's cockpit) but the robot ended up looking like an ugly machine from Matrix, so I came back to my semi-cyclops 4-petal plate ! And a special version to say "enough with war !" - Getter is not carrying his "Getter Tomahawk" club / axe this time : The Flickr album is here : Hope you like it. Enjoy !
  23. I rendered the famous sign of Pripyat city in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Check out my Flickr for more, I also built the CNPP with LEGO parts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legoadam/ And here are some photos that I took in the Zone: https://cagriergani.com/chernobyl-exclusion-zone
  24. I want to build something inspired by this beast, although my yellow panel collection is rather light on, so it will be in black/LBG. Here is my progress so far: and under side shot: There is currently: 1 PU L motor for drive. 1 PU L motor for steering. And 1 PF M motor for tilting the bed using these pieces https://rebrickable.com/parts/32039/technic-axle-connector-with-axle-hole/71/ I am planning for it to powered by buwizz 3.0