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3DLEGO Star Wars WIP

DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
edited October 2012 in Work in Progress #1
This is a WIP regarding LEGO. Currently working on several different models. On the image I am fooling around a bit with an alternativ material
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  • DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
    Just a little model comparison
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  • SanderleeSanderlee1 Posts: 0Member
    Okay, those are seriously cool. I LOVE the Y-Wing!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Great work. Are you using software like LDraw or LeoCad or are you making the bricks yourself?
  • DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
    I tried using LDraw but ran into a problem when exporting some of the bricks so decided to build each brick myself.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Yeah, LeoCad has export issues also. I can export to .3ds, but getting the exported files to import cleanly into various 3D software I've tried is not easy. In most 3D software, I have a lot of errors and flipped faces.
  • anystaranystar0 Posts: 0Member
    awesome stuff! i love how brilliantly simple that snowspeeder is :)
  • DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
    I'm actually more a Star trek fan than Star Wars however there are no official models. I did however come across on of a Bird of Prey which I think is worth mentioning. I promised the model creator a link in exchange for using the model. You can find it and buy it if you want at: http://www.ichibantoys.com/dp/B005UJ317U

    Think it is the most original way of doing a mini BoP thus far.

    Enjoy.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    That's great, I love it. :D
  • DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
    Think this one came out well. Yes I know some of the bricks are missing some details on the bottom but didn't think when I made them that they were gonna be viewed from that angle. Will correct in the future.
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  • anystaranystar0 Posts: 0Member
    its not easy getting some of these shapes (Trek style) out of Lego.

    here's one i made a while back of the original-E.

    the Star Wars stuff just tends to build better. the Trek ships are all big heavy parts on the end of tiny sticks :P
    its still fun to try and get Trek ships to work in Lego though!
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  • DK-JoergenDK-Joergen0 Posts: 0Member
    Those are good. Nacelles are looking a bit thin but that is the only thing i can think of. Did you try with the 2 x 2 round bricks for it? I agree that it's not easy to build good Star Trek models. Looked around mocpages and there are plenty of good suggestions. Currently working on doing a Type-15 shuttlecraft from TNG and I think I'm on the right track but for the proportions to look right it would have to be a one man shuttle instead of two.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    It looks good. I agree on the nacelles being thin, though it's way better than any of my attempts to make Trek Lego stuff.
  • anystaranystar0 Posts: 0Member
    the 2x2 cylinders would have made me scale up the whole ship by at least 1/3, i started a tmp version that is better as far as symmetry goes since the nacelles on that one are flat bricks.

    speaking of the TMP version, i never did put much more into this one other than working out how big it would be at full size (lego size), that was when i started making bricks in Max instead of using LDD or LeoCad
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Lego Digital Designer is just OK, IMHO. It's a big ploy to get you to design and buy Lego sets, so it mostly just has their newer bricks. For a more complete brick library, I'd suggest LeoCad. I may try a Lego Enterprise one of these days, I've been thinking about it for a while.
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