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marcus_aurelius
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: SFB/FC in LEGO Reply with quote

On a whim, I decided to use the LEGO Digital Designer to attempt some SFB/FC creations in LEGO. Here was my second attempt, a Kzinti BC/CC.
I was fairly happy with the outcome.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911302
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http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911309

The basic structure and dimensions are based upon the SVC original
design. Some of the surface details were inspired by Adam Turner's
Kzinti BC artwork.
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marcus_aurelius
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was my first attempt in LEGO Digital Designer, a Hydran Dragoon. Again based upon the SVC original design. The Hellbore devices were inspired by Adam Turner's artwork again. This result in this case was so-so, but here it is anyway.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911293
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911294
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911295
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911296
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911298
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911299
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911300
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3911301
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. It would be neat (but expensive!) to get the bricks to actually build one. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cool. Thanks for posting that, Marcus.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think you've got time to do a feddie?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember my son trying to make a Fed CA out of real Legos many, many years ago. The nacelles kept falling off.
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marcus_aurelius
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

They have reinforced internal skeletons so they could
actually be built, placed on stands and hold together under gravity.
You can see the stand holes on the bottom of the Kzinti.

It would be very expensive, TOO expensive. About $425 for the Kzinti through the Digital Designer / LEGO Factory. I might be $250-300 if the
bricks were ordered individually. I was bummed about that.

I haven't seriously tried Federation. I have seen many Enterprise models
on the web. I will probably try a serious attempt someday.

I have a half-completed Gorn model (the saucers were rather difficult).
If I get the time to finish it I will post it too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At brick world in downtown disney you can get a lot of pieces. I built an Enterprise (Class, not ship), Miranda, Oberth, Excelsior, D7, K'tinga, and Bird of prey for both Klinks and Roms there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for a Hydran Overlord or an Andomedan Intruder next!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said in the other BBS that if anybody wants to offer a list-and-instructions for building such ships so that people can order the parts and build them, you have my permission. I don't see a way for the company to profit from such things (or stop them) so knock yourself out. But if anybody builds a real one, I want a photograph.
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marcus_aurelius
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

If I ever do build one in real bricks I will be certain to provide
hi-res photographs to you.

I give it a 50-50 chance that I might try to build the Kzinti BC/CC
since it is one of my favorite ships in the game.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Gorn BC Added Reply with quote

I have added a Gorn BC now.

The Gorn was was the most difficult to create by far
because of trying to approximate the saucer sections.

Here is a link to the gallery.
You can click on the thumbnails to see the full size images.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=385795
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please keep this up. I'd love to see a Fed, Klink, or Lyran!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Kzinti ships amuse me. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a guy who is serious into Lego modeling. He has done some Star Trek Models, mainly Federation from the movies, TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. You should take a look at the different Fleets he has on display.

http://www.brickcommander.com/BC-SpaceFrameset.htm

Rob
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