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Futuron - Retro Space Solar Ship [Futuron] Retro Space Solar Ship by Horlack, on Flickr ================================== The beginning/Genesis : ================================== At the beginning of September, I re-watched the old animated as X-Bomber at 43 years old ! It was my birthday this month. Don't ask me what went through my mind at the time, I don't know at all! I wanted to go back to childhood, because I have the impression of having aged. I had to straighten "the bar", lol ! Seeing these old Retro solar boats literally “blew my mind”. I never realized that a lot of anime from that era had a "strange spaceship" conception, transforming old 14-18th century ships / galleons with engines for space. Yet it was so obvious! And it was there, that suddenly, I remembered Jayce, Cobra, etc ... In short, I saw all the ships of the anime of that time scroll through my head, like a comet in front of my eyes (which booms crashing into my head). And no one had done this in Lego. At least I don't remember. In itself, the beginning of an idea or impression that smelled good, and / or had potential. It was the very beginning of the inspiration and brainstorming in my head for Lego Classic Space ! ================================== The concept : ================================== I did something unusual, non-conformism, eccentric, disconcerting and crazy at the same time. I make a double combination and double ration, animated 70-90 which it was the fashion of space ships and Lego Space Futurons 87-90. For a good Retro nostalgia I combined elements of the Azuris ship from « Message from space : galactic wars », the Cephalus ship from Star Fleet X-Bomber, Glory of the universe of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and the Solaris of the Mysterious cities of Gold ! 2 periods 70-90 in 1! Fashion Geek powa, total ! ================================== Animated Wikipedia source: ================================== https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_from_Space:_Galactic_Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Bomber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayce_and_the_Wheeled_Warriors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Cities_of_Gold ================================== Youtube animated credits for the nostalgic: ================================== Message from space : galactic wars / San Ku Kai https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3a7kge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfzb7kndOH8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev846CoLg1c Star Fleet X-bomber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szZisbEQB_Q Jayce and the wheeled warriors : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K0SzFIf4A The Mysterious Cities of Gold : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enoK-1CW74Y ================================== I took again in inspiration: ================================== - The front and landing feet of Glory of the Universe. - Sails and propulsion reactors of the Cephalus. - The front spur and the hexagonal solar sail at the top of the Solaris mast. - Part of the sails and the structure of the Azuris. ================================== Remarkable elements, NPU, conversion of parts, techniques : ================================== I converted parts #4346 and #4345, in all directions, with levers, for the machinery. Part #44938 bionicle shield, with a "mechanical" aspect converted into an energy capacitor. Various parts of Droids (starwars) converted in the machinery and on the outer deck. Bionicle Shield #45275 converted into deflectors, on the deck of the ship. Kind of like "Viking ship/longship" shields. Big Trident Bionicle #40339 = excellent for large boat emblems in general. I used a slope technique for the sides of the hull. For the rear canopy in the hull, I used a SNOT technique with part #30249. ================================== Physical information : ================================== - 7,082 parts for 854 lots. - 2 weeks of brainstorming, intellectual reflection or "total blank" ...: passive or empty work. - 3 to 4 weeks of active work. - 60.8 studs width, 101.8 studs length, 78.7 studs height. - 48.7 cm width, 81.5 cm length, 63 cm height. - 5.77 Kg. ================================== Global : ================================== All Futuron figures, including the green Lego City minifigure and the lesser known "Educational & Dacta" minifigures. 9 crew members, 3 teams of 3 watch members. ================================== Exterior/outside: ================================== - Solar sails with 3 intermediate lookouts. They can rotate a bit. - Futuron logo, in stickers, on the sails. - 2 radars at the top of the masts. - Long electromagnetic barrel at the front. - 2 small laser cannon turrets at the front. - 2 large turrets at the rear, pulsed radius. - Wings with stabilizers at the end. - 2 small rotating turrets under the wings. - 4 landing feet. - Various elements of machinery on the deck of the Boat. - 8 deflector shields on the sides (Bionicle shield converted). - 2 large propulsion reactors. - Cockpit. ================================== Wheelhouse: ================================== - 1 captain / watch officer seat. - 1 seat Transmission of orders to machines. - 1 navigation control seat. - 1 communication control seat. - 1 alarm control seat. - Walkie-talkies, fans, fire extinguishers, binoculars, cups, etc. ================================== Interior/inside hull of the ship : ================================== - Small storage room at the front, with a ladder to grab onto the deck of the solar ship. - 6 beds with drawers below. - WC / toilet. - Sonic shower. - Kitchen / Cantina: sink, water, oven, cupboards, cups, bottles of food. - Table, bottles of food. - Machine room: control bar, control panel, turbines, fans, transformer, energy condenser, energy pressurizer, cooling circuit, heat transfer fluid, warning lights, ladder to climb to the cockpit, tool kit, tools behind the ladder. - Rear canopy - SAS by energy barrier. ================================== Conclusion: ================================== I built in a perspective of pseudo-realism, pseudo-likely and pseudo-consistency, with compromises with the Retro concept of the animated ones of the years 70-90's. I wanted something playable and fun at the same time. I had a lot of difficulty and trial and error, because I had never done a Lego boat. I worked several times until 4am ! I often work like this: as long as the inspiration is there, I must not lose it, and I work until I no longer see the time passing. But the opposite has also happened to me several times: several times the symptom of the "blank sheet" for 1 to 3 days, without knowing how I was going to build, find inspiration, think about the logic of the construction, etc. . This feeling of "emptiness", that you feel something is happening, and you have it on the tip of your tongue, but it does not come out! Annoying and horrifying sensation ! :) The inclination of the walls gave me intellectual problems. It took a long time to build the engine room. I had to redo it at least 3-4 times. I wanted a maximum of diversity and complexity at the same time. The confined space of the hull gave me difficulties: how to integrate "likely" elements in so little volume ? I have lost my hair several times. Just those damn shower and toilet, I had to spend 3 hours each, to do, undo and redo in all the sauces. Like a little monkey who tests all combinations. Shouldn't bring me a banana at this time, because I think I would have been screwed to make a monkey cry as a bonus .... lol [Futuron] Retro Space Solar Ship by Horlack, on Flickr (Zoom on Flick, picture Full-HD 9216 x 4608 pixels) [Futuron] Retro Space Solar Ship by Horlack, sur Flickr (Zoom on Flick, picture Full-HD 9216 x 6144 pixels) [Futuron] Retro Space Solar Ship by Horlack, sur Flickr (Zoom on Flick, picture Full-HD 9216 x 4608 pixels) Shiptember 2021 [Futuron] Retro Space Solar Ship by Horlack, on Flickr ================================== Source / reference on my project (progression in the time) : ================================== https://forum.brickpirate.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25577 https://www.flickr.com/photos/horlack/albums/72157720062770130 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=HorlackBricks&set=a.495422262040159
A_Goodman posted a topic in Pirate MOCsVenture into the Interior, North America 1700s A group of British Regulars accompanied by their Frontiersman Guide, head west, from the colonial towns of 18th Century America, into the unexplored territories to the west. Venture into the Interior, North America 1700s by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Venture into the Interior, North America 1700s by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Venture into the Interior, North America 1700s by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Venture into the Interior, North America 1700s by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Venture into the Interior, North America 1700s by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
Part III ‘Clash with the Tabascans’ Cortés and his expedition left Cozumel, and by late March his armada anchored off of the coast of the Tabascan settlement of Pontonchan. Cortés took a group of small oared boats up the Tabasco River into the thick mangrove swamps. Hidden in the lush jungle lining the river were, seemingly, countless Tabascan Warriors armed with bows and spears. The warriors rushed the Spanish boats forcing the Conquistadors to fight back in waist deep water. Cortés lost a boot on his way ashore, but he managed to continue fighting and directing his troops. The Spanish organized once on land and managed to repel the waves of Tabascan Warriors until they finally retreated back into the overgrown jungle. The Fall of the Aztec Empire: Part III 'Clash with the Tabascans' by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr The Fall of the Aztec Empire: Part III 'Clash with the Tabascans' by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr The Fall of the Aztec Empire: Part III 'Clash with the Tabascans' by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr The Fall of the Aztec Empire: Part III 'Clash with the Tabascans' by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
Hello everyone! I've been off Eurobricks too long, but this fun contest and the possibility of winning a SPACESHIP! x3 has drawn me back. So without further ado, I present my entry to the Home Sweet Home Contest, intended to fit into category A (48x48 studs) Colonial Living Unit (I really hope I didn't accidentally steal that name from someone...?) During the Colonial Period, pilgrims would build sturdy houses out of logs and wood. Contact with American natives allowe-</i> Confound it, wrong Colonial Period! During the Second Colonial Period, FTL starships finally allowed slow-but-in-your-lifetime transport to other planets. One of the first promising worlds to be colonized was Luther 372, (though the Hyndyuna natives, unbeknownst to humanity at the time, called it Oumoros) a vibrant, toxic planet. However, the global temperature was ideal and the atmosphere and oceans were very similar to Earth's. Very little terraforming was necessary and the first colonists, living in prefabricated house units, were able to supply their homes with air, water, and electricity with an Omnigenerator that converted the acidic dominant liquid on the planet into water, oxygen, and hydrogen. The oxygen was mixed with preexisting gases in the atmosphere to create the ideal mixture necessary for humans and the hydrogen underwent nuclear fusion, providing energy. Thus the stage was set for the beginning of the Human-Hyndyuna War over Oumoros. Right side. Back. I know that rockwork is not particularly significant, but I spent the longest time trying to get a pretty smooth transition from the building into the stone; the intent being that these colonists are trying to conserve materials by having Nature make up some of their house. Aaaaand the left side, showing more rockwork and a fancy little airlock. To follow are a selection of detail pics, because I have certainly tried to put a whole lot of detail into this MOC to make up for the lack of an interior. Unfortunately, the hexagonal construction required a lot of ugly brickwork on the inside. She better remember to put on her helmet before opening the airlock! And HE better remember not to ask what's for dinner first thing, or he'll be the one in the airlock without a helmet... The dark bley printed tile here kind of messes with the color scheme a bit, but it was too perfect. Also, antennae. A closer look at the rock-house transition. And now a look at the landscaped portion of the MOC. This natural spring was an ideal spot to build the housing unit near to because of the ease of procuring fresh liquid for the Omnigenerator. Speaking of which... ...Nope, saving it for later on. Here's the spring's output. I originally had a brickbuilt waterfall but this looked more natural. A closer look at what passes for fungi on Oumoros. Though other parts of the planet have more Earthlike flora, vast plains exist upon which nothing grows except for massive networks of this mainly subterranean fungi. The occasional upshoot is necessary to collect Sun-er, starlight. MY FAVORITE PART!!!! The OMNIGENERATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...Basically just a huge hunk of ideas for greebles that I didn't or couldn't use on the building. I threw them together to fill in this space and instantly fell in love. Man, flex tubing makes everything better... However, it does serve an important purpose, as mentioned above; powering the housing unit with the bare necessities. OBLIGATORY EXTRA PHOTOS SHALL FOLLOW This glare-infested dome is the communications array. It sends messages and receives Internet signals (sadly, always outdated by a few weeks) via orbiting satellites. The dome protects the delicate components from the (literally!) acid rain and helps to amplify the signal. CURSE YOU GLARE!!!! :shakes fist at all nearby sources of direct light: Lastly, a similarly glare-infested (I had to use my big photoshoot for this one. ) size check to make sure that my entry does, in fact, fit into category A. Sadly, I do not yet own a 48x48 baseplate, but my other baseplates and some math proves that it does indeed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fourth Wall: 1.) The building's color scheme is based off of Bart De Dobbelaer's brilliant Hex series! Hope you don't mind, Bart, but I could think of anything better. 2.) This build really DOES fit in my lightbox! The pictures still have glare all over, but they are much improved from yesterday's. 3.) This fits into a themed series of scifi MOCs on the same planet. 4.)Yeah, I'm late. But not too late. 5.) Wish me luck! 6.) Don't forget to check out the better pictures on Flickr. 7.) SO MANY SMILIES I hope you enjoy it; please tell me what you think!