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Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:19 am
by Solo
matoli-
Unfortunately, your bike doesn't fit the rules:
The Rules wrote:It must be minifig scale and have room for at least the driver

On the bright side you have plenty of time to rebuild and resubmit if you still want to enter.

Update looks good, thanks for resubmitting!

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:12 pm
by matoli
Correct, soon updates, thanks :-)

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:15 pm
by Boyfromvalley
Okay, here is my entry; Bullet, or Bandit (depending on which market name you prefer) from M.A.S.K. I admit I used the build technic from 76004 Spider-man: Spider Cycle Chase for its wheel gimmick; but did try to do it a different way.
M.A.S.K. Bullet/Bandit 02 by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr
M.A.S.K. Bullet/Bandit 01 by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr
M.A.S.K. Bullet/Bandit 03 by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

One thing I need to improve on is the forward guns.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:57 pm
by Solo
Bikes are a difficult choice for this because when brick built like you and matoli have done they tend to end up larger than their riders. I'm going to allow that one because it still looks reasonably minifig scale and isn't that much larger than the Spiderman bike you brought up, but like I pointed out to matoli his is about twice the height of a minifigure so it's harder to give it a pass. Minifig scale isn't an exact agreed upon science but comparing to things Lego has had in system sets gives you a good idea.

I do have one nitpick for you, the helmet has to go. We're cool with stickers for this contest but we still aren't allowing modified elements. That appears to be from a key chain by the groove in the top, and repainting is out.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:35 pm
by cakeinmilk
So, hopefully obviously, I've based this MOC on the ThunderTank. I tried to retain the play features of the original toy but you have to manually open the mouth, lift the claws, and extricate the gun/chair assembly from the back compartment (it does all fit and unfolds nicely). I'm pretty happy with it overall.

The proportions are mostly correct from what I could glean from a variety of photographs, my hazy memory and the limitations of LEGO.

Image1 by Barry, on Flickr

Image2 by Barry, on Flickr

Image3 by Barry, on Flickr

Image4 by Barry, on Flickr

Image5 by Barry, on Flickr

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:54 pm
by Boyfromvalley
Solo wrote:I do have one nitpick for you, the helmet has to go. We're cool with stickers for this contest but we still aren't allowing modified elements. That appears to be from a key chain by the groove in the top, and repainting is out.

Done, with some minor changes made to the bike.

ImageBullet/Bandit A by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

ImageBullet/Bandit B by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

ImageBullet/Bandit C by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

ImageBullet/Bandit D by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

ImageBullet/Bandit E by Boyfromvalley, on Flickr

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:48 pm
by DagsBricks
As one of the competition I would say that you did a fair job and I think the size of the bike should be sufficient, especially given the size of sets http://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-kai-s-blade-cycle-set-9441 and http://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-worriz-fire-bike-set-30265.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:55 pm
by Solo
Yep. Looks good. Thanks.

I removed your other images so this post counts as your entry now.

I only want to see you laughing...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:33 am
by sparkart

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:10 pm
by banthafodder
That's pretty scary there Eric.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:18 am
by rolli
Do my flickr images that I embed here need to be public or can I use the guest pass feature for that? I'd prefer not to clutter my stream with detail shots and the likes.

Oh, and: James Bond vehicles are fine?

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:58 am
by Boyfromvalley
rolli wrote:Oh, and: James Bond vehicles are fine?


If they are 80s Bond films, which leaves you six to choose from.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:38 pm
by Solo
^ What he said.


rolli wrote:Do my flickr images that I embed here need to be public or can I use the guest pass feature for that?
That's fine too, just as long as the first one posted is public so we can use it for the poll.

TRON Light Cycle

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:12 pm
by sparkart
I tried to make this TRON Light Cycle as small as possible on the outside, but still able to fit a LEGO mini-figure on the inside, and do that without taking it apart. It's a tight fit, but this model does indeed conceal a helmeted, whole mini-figure, without removing any parts, but by opening a side-door and inserting the driver.

I think it's funny how the wide-body mini-fig proportions make this LEGO Light Cycle husky-chubby, too, almost Chibi. I made a red one, because that's the only color in which all the requisite parts can be found. In the 1982 movie, RAM piloted the red one, TRON drove the orange/gold version, Flynn's was yellow, and the MCP conscripts used blue Light Cycles.

Image
LEGO TRON Light Cycle Mini-Fig Scale by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

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LEGO TRON Light Cycle Mini-Fig Scale by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

I wanted to put a neck bracket on the figure, and attach a round 1 x 1 tile to his back to represent his data disc, but with the extra equipment, the figure can't squeeze through the door.

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LEGO TRON Light Cycle Mini-Fig Scale by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

With the front wheel removed, you can see the minifig's helmeted head.
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LEGO TRON Light Cycle Mini-Fig Scale by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

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LEGO TRON Light Cycle Mini-Fig Scale by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:00 pm
by Flynn
Holy crap, good show, old man. I was considering doing a lightcycle as well, but now I'm thinking I may go with one of my other options.

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:51 pm
by DagsBricks

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:50 pm
by Trooper10
Bluesmobile
Tonight only, the fabulous Blues Brothers. Rhythm and Blues review. The Palace Hotel Ballroom. Route 16. Lake Wazzapamani. The fabulous Blues Brothers show band and review. And it's ladies night [pause] tonight at the Palace Hotel Ballroom
ImageTonight Only by Chris Wight, on Flickr

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
ImageLadies Night by Chris Wight, on Flickr

Jake and Elwood....The Blues Brothers
A.k.a. one CMF and one dodgy custom.
ImageJake and Elwood by Chris Wight, on Flickr

Elwood: You don't like it?
Jake: No I don't like it... (they jump over the bridge)
Jake: Car's got a lot of pickup.
Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.
Image440 cubic inch plant by Chris Wight, on Flickr

After re-watching the scene I realize I should have popped off all panels, trunk, hood, wheels....
ImageMade it to Chicago... by Chris Wight, on Flickr

See full flickr album for comparison to Ecto-1, which I scaled it off (it got a little tall but is close to scale).

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:43 am
by crazybirdman
"We're on a mission from God". Spectacular build man!

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:02 pm
by matoli
crazybirdman wrote:"We're on a mission from God". Spectacular build man!

"everybody
need somebody
to love" XD

Amazing MOC!

Re: MOC the 80s! Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:55 am
by DagsBricks
I hate toons!

As a purist builder, I also am not as fond of custom stickers. But this build was so deserving of one and I think it adds so much. Glad I bought a Mclaren P1 for the mass amount of bright light orange!

ImageBenny front by dag's bricks, on Flickr

ImageBenny rear by dag's bricks, on Flickr