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So, what MOCs are you all planning on building, that you would consider, SHIPs?
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| July 14, 2013, 12:47 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
S-substantially
H-huge
I-investment (of)
P-parts

So, what MOCs are you all planning on building, that you would consider, SHIPs?

I have one, it's my tank, the Chynska. It has a unique turret, that consists of hundreds of parts. The explosove reactive armor means a lot brick too and the fully independent suspension (working with rubber bands, so it is indeed torsion suspension) means a load of technoc bricks.

Btw, I upgraded the turret, the one that is on MOCpages is not up to date. Now it has even more bricks xD
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| July 14, 2013, 12:59 pm
I am going to finish my cruiser soon.
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| July 14, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Quoting Matthew Sylvan
I have one, it's my tank, the Chynska. It has a unique turret, that consists of hundreds of parts. The explosove reactive armor means a lot brick too and the fully independent suspension (working with rubber bands, so it is indeed torsion suspension) means a load of technoc bricks.

Btw, I upgraded the turret, the one that is on MOCpages is not up to date. Now it has even more bricks xD

Ha ha, try this on for size. My USS Enterprise, the CVN-80, has consumed nearly 500 2x2 light bluish grey tiles. I also used a bunch of other shaped tiles as well (the deck has some gaps). Also, how about this: according to my calculations, I would need (and I eventually bought thanks to BL) ~120 Light bluish grey bricks. Since I just recently started the hull, I can see that that number might be underestimation :-0
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| July 14, 2013, 1:04 pm
I checked your latest WIP.

Did you finish the deck?
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| July 14, 2013, 1:14 pm
Mining vessel "Drek".
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| July 14, 2013, 1:17 pm
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Quoting Matthew Sylvan
I checked your latest WIP.

Did you finish the deck?

Mostly. I am working on the elevators, and the jet-blast deflectors. Also, I am trying to give the carrier the "greebles" that all carrier have on the outer edge of the deck, you know, safety nets, walkways, antennas, lights, the lot.
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| July 14, 2013, 1:17 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Mining vessel "Drek".

A mining vessel, eh? How many parts do you reckon it will take (or rather, how many parts have you ordered from BL to complete it?)
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| July 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
A mining vessel, eh? How many parts do you reckon it will take (or rather, how many parts have you ordered from BL to complete it?)

I never ordered from BL (bit more complicated in Hungary). It would awesome if I didn't have to take apart my creations.
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| July 14, 2013, 1:21 pm
Quoting Matthew Sylvan
I never ordered from BL (bit more complicated in Hungary). It would awesome if I didn't have to take apart my creations.

I (my dad, his PayPal account) have used them twice. Both times for tank tracks. It was a nightmare. Finding a seller that is in your country is hard. Contacting them and arranging an order is near impossible. Why can't they make it easier?
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| July 14, 2013, 5:12 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
S-substantially
H-huge
I-investment (of)
P-parts

So, what MOCs are you all planning on building, that you would consider, SHIPs?

Well,it is broken up now, but my air dreadnought was so huge that I was unable to build anything else other than a small robot soldier while it was complete. It sucked up every last piece of light and dark grey I owned and I couldn't build anything for 6 months.. (4 while building it, 2 afterwards)
If that isn't an investment of parts, then what is?
(Don't answer that, I know many people also have mega projects)
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| July 14, 2013, 5:15 pm
Quoting jack kenyon
I (my dad, his PayPal account) have used them twice. Both times for tank tracks. It was a nightmare. Finding a seller that is in your country is hard. Contacting them and arranging an order is near impossible. Why can't they make it easier?

For a moment I forgot you are British.

Yeah, most of the resellers are in the USA. Try finding one in Hungary then xD

EDIT:
What the?? :O there's 92 stores!!
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| July 14, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Quoting Matthew Sylvan
For a moment I forgot you are British.

Yeah, most of the resellers are in the USA. Try finding one in Hungary then xD

EDIT:
What the?? :O there's 92 stores!!

Yeah, what do you expect? While there are a bunch of stores here in the USA, a lot of sellers that sell parts in the required number are in Germany, France, and yes Hungary. I suppose its because they don't have to wait so long for sets to come out, and they manage to quickly snatch up parts. I really dunno. There are good sellers here in the US, and I believe they are cheaper than their European counterparts.
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| July 14, 2013, 5:22 pm
I'm considering building some kind of space freighter. SHIP also refer to the mythical Hundred Stud Mark. I only have the Thunder Child in that category.
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| July 14, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
I'm considering building some kind of space freighter. SHIP also refer to the mythical Hundred Stud Mark. I only have the Thunder Child in that category.

As an LDD builder I can do this. One planned project (kinda avoiding it due to it's sheer size and the work involved) is a capital fighter carrier that breaks the 'mythical' 15 foot mark.
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| July 14, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
I'm considering building some kind of space freighter. SHIP also refer to the mythical Hundred Stud Mark. I only have the Thunder Child in that category.

Getting past the hundred mark wasn't too difficult with my USS Jupiter; I just tacked on another few plates and moved on. It could very much be converted to a freighter, but then again, a large fighting spaceship is interesting to :-)
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| July 14, 2013, 8:57 pm
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Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
As an LDD builder I can do this. One planned project (kinda avoiding it due to it's sheer size and the work involved) is a capital fighter carrier that breaks the 'mythical' 15 foot mark.

Wait, fifteen feet? How- what? Even in LDD..... What scale is that carrier in? It would make my relatively sizable USS Enterprise (CVN-80) look like a lifeboat.....
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| July 14, 2013, 8:59 pm
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Quoting Achintya Prasad
Wait, fifteen feet? How- what? Even in LDD..... What scale is that carrier in? It would make my relatively sizable USS Enterprise (CVN-80) look like a lifeboat.....

Not even in scale with the microfigs.
If I were to do the space fighter variant of the cobra, it'd be no more than 4x3x2/3.
It will be HUGE!!!!!
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| July 14, 2013, 9:50 pm
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Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Not even in scale with the microfigs.
If I were to do the space fighter variant of the cobra, it'd be no more than 4x3x2/3.
It will be HUGE!!!!!

Whew, massive. My goodness! In real bricks, you would need a collection that would make Kelso's look like a BL order.....
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| July 14, 2013, 10:05 pm
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Quoting Achintya Prasad
Whew, massive. My goodness! In real bricks, you would need a collection that would make Kelso's look like a BL order.....

Tell me about it. This will push the limits of my computer (and it's pretty high performance).
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| July 14, 2013, 11:16 pm
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Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Tell me about it. This will push the limits of my computer (and it's pretty high performance).

Ha ha! People that build IRL push the limits of parts; you push the limits of computers! One might be more expensive than the other.....
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| July 14, 2013, 11:29 pm
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Quoting Achintya Prasad
Ha ha! People that build IRL push the limits of parts; you push the limits of computers! One might be more expensive than the other.....

$1500. But I do have warranty so if I burn out the processor, no biggie.
some people place even more expensive BL orders.
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| July 15, 2013, 10:31 am
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Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
$1500. But I do have warranty so if I burn out the processor, no biggie.
some people place even more expensive BL orders.

Well, as a IRL builder, we have no warranty. We do have BL, but thats about it. A 1500 dollar BL order would probably clear out a store; I'm not saying that it can't be done, but it would be horrendously expensive just to ship (you might need to rent out your own aircraft ;-)
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| July 15, 2013, 11:12 am
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Quoting Achintya Prasad
Well, as a IRL builder, we have no warranty. We do have BL, but thats about it. A 1500 dollar BL order would probably clear out a store; I'm not saying that it can't be done, but it would be horrendously expensive just to ship (you might need to rent out your own aircraft ;-)

XD
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| July 15, 2013, 11:15 am
Giant mech, this fall as soon as temperatures go down.
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| July 15, 2013, 2:46 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Giant mech, this fall as soon as temperatures go down.

Pacific Rim style? (awesome movie BTW)
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| July 15, 2013, 2:49 pm
I'm set to get Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition. Add mods and only arm myself with the Mysterious Stranger's Model 29 via console commands (IT'S OVER 9000!!!)

And have a billion caps and mini nukes with that >:D
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| July 15, 2013, 3:24 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Wait, fifteen feet? How- what? Even in LDD..... What scale is that carrier in? It would make my relatively sizable USS Enterprise (CVN-80) look like a lifeboat.....

The biggest thing I'd like to build is the GKES Kranaxia, from the as-yet unpublished 2987 series. The Kranaxia is 1000 kilometres long, so in minifig scale, it would be 2.4 kilometres long.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:31 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Pacific Rim style? (awesome movie BTW)

No, and no.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
No, and no.

Don't you be hatin on Pacific Rim now, Might just have to get my minifig minion army to come kick your fanny.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:47 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Pacific Rim style? (awesome movie BTW)

It was written (at least in part) by the same people who wrote the Bionicle story.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:47 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
It was written (at least in part) by the same people who wrote the Bionicle story.

Huh. Who knew! (apparently you did XP)
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| July 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Huh. Who knew! (apparently you did XP)

The almighty Faber informed us.
http://faberfiles.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/new-book-about-lego-and-innovation.html

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| July 15, 2013, 3:51 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
The almighty Faber informed us.
http://faberfiles.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/new-book-about-lego-and-innovation.html

????
not seeing any Pacific Rim reference in there.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:57 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
????
not seeing any Pacific Rim reference in there.

It's there somewhere, that's just his blog. Bionicle fans love it. The page i linked is just the most recent entry.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:58 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Don't you be hatin on Pacific Rim now, Might just have to get my minifig minion army to come kick your fanny.

No hatin, never said it wasn't any good. Only not THAT good.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:59 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
It's there somewhere, that's just his blog. Bionicle fans love it. The page i linked is just the most recent entry.

Ah.
Not about to go digging through a blog looking for it.
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| July 15, 2013, 3:59 pm
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes
Ah.
Not about to go digging through a blog looking for it.

Yeah. It is there somewhere.
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| July 15, 2013, 4:07 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
A mining vessel, eh? How many parts do you reckon it will take (or rather, how many parts have you ordered from BL to complete it?)

I have not ordered any parts, my collection is extensive. The number of parts is a variable, because it will contain complex shape-dependant skeleton which may or may not be needed, as well as unconnected pieces.
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| July 15, 2013, 4:11 pm
The Imperium...Minifig scale...

Read all about it.

(Fan Fiction starship)

http://s3.invisionfree.com/Galaxy_Units/ar/t23.htm

Dreamship Anne...
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| July 15, 2013, 11:05 pm
I'm currently working on a post-apoc village in the middle of the desert. It's made up of broken down cars and other vehicles, so it looks pretty cool. The outer wall is made up of flattened cars stacked upon each other, and the building are really just the inside of trucks and such. It has a very rustic feel to it, and I hope to post it soon!
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| July 16, 2013, 2:48 am
This is my current project:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63445627@N02/sets/72157633379691376/
Itīs about 60% completed and has consumed 14060 parts so far. Oh dear!
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| July 16, 2013, 6:35 pm
Quoting TheWolfBrigade 01
The Imperium...Minifig scale...

Read all about it.

(Fan Fiction starship)

http://s3.invisionfree.com/Galaxy_Units/ar/t23.htm

Dreamship Anne...

And yet that is still tiny next to the Kranaxia...
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| July 17, 2013, 3:23 am
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
This is my current project:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63445627@N02/sets/72157633379691376/
Itīs about 60% completed and has consumed 14060 parts so far. Oh dear!

My goodness! How does this compare to my carrier :-0
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| July 17, 2013, 7:36 pm
Have a quick look here:
http://www.suave.net/~dave/cgi/scale.cgi?cval=1000&cunit=mfkm&precision=1&fscale=minifig&fheight=1.75&funit=meter
That's the size the Kranaxia I keep talking about would be if I built it in minifig scale.
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| July 18, 2013, 5:34 am
Quoting TheWolfBrigade 01
The Imperium...Minifig scale...

Read all about it.

(Fan Fiction starship)

http://s3.invisionfree.com/Galaxy_Units/ar/t23.htm

Dreamship Anne...

Mini figure scale that would still be bigger than a star destroyer IRL

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| July 18, 2013, 9:07 am
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Have a quick look here:
http://www.suave.net/~dave/cgi/scale.cgi?cval=1000&cunit=mfkm&precision=1&fscale=minifig&fheight=1.75&funit=meter
That's the size the Kranaxia I keep talking about would be if I built it in minifig scale.

600 miles long eh? Why would you even build something that large? What purpose does it serve? (Wonder what its turning radius is!). I don't think LEGO has made enough parts for such a model to even be considered. And I don't think any computers in the world could handle such a large LDD file.....
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| July 18, 2013, 5:49 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
My goodness! How does this compare to my carrier :-0

Yeah, it is a monster! Just know that she will have less functions... :-)
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| July 18, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
Yeah, it is a monster! Just know that she will have less functions... :-)

Ha ha! Boy did I not keep THAT under wraps.....
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| July 19, 2013, 10:29 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Ha ha! Boy did I not keep THAT under wraps.....

Well, better luck next time... lol
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| July 19, 2013, 11:23 am
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
Well, better luck next time... lol

Never know if I have an ace up my sleeve, though.....
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| July 19, 2013, 11:25 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
600 miles long eh? Why would you even build something that large? What purpose does it serve? (Wonder what its turning radius is!). I don't think LEGO has made enough parts for such a model to even be considered. And I don't think any computers in the world could handle such a large LDD file.....

Well, in the (my) as-yet unpublished novel, it's an alien weapon of mass destruction, designed to cause stars to go supernova and crush human fleets.
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| July 19, 2013, 4:48 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Well, in the (my) as-yet unpublished novel, it's an alien weapon of mass destruction, designed to cause stars to go supernova and crush human fleets.

Well, I mean, I just hope for humanity that there is some un guarded exhaust port.....
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| July 20, 2013, 10:54 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Well, I mean, I just hope for humanity that there is some un guarded exhaust port.....

Nope. No unguarded exhaust ports. No big open holes either.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:24 pm
My mining wessel is comming up nicely. Been renamed though.

Needs 14 more studs of work and a bridge.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:34 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
My mining wessel is comming up nicely. Been renamed though.

Needs 14 more studs of work and a bridge.

How big is it?
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| July 23, 2013, 3:36 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Nope. No unguarded exhaust ports. No big open holes either.

Any weaknesses?
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| July 23, 2013, 3:40 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Any weaknesses?

Yes! The interior is essentially a giant desert, and sufficient concentrated fire in one spot (where the thrusters meet the hull) can cause a collapse of a small section of armour. Also, it has no shields. It's weapons are all offensive as well, no defensive turrets.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:42 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Yes! The interior is essentially a giant desert, and sufficient concentrated fire in one spot (where the thrusters meet the hull) can cause a collapse of a small section of armour. Also, it has no shields. It's weapons are all offensive as well, no defensive turrets.

*facepalm* no defensive weapons? What kinda of spaceship.....
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| July 23, 2013, 3:44 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
*facepalm* no defensive weapons? What kinda of spaceship.....

A spaceship the size of a continent built by a race of aliens who believe they are superior to all they survey.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:45 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
How big is it?

86 studs with an area under construction on the back.

Had to steal from my brother's ancient SW sets to get some pieces that I need... It is surprising how little of 300 1x2 dark gray slopes you can find (there are about 150 currently on the SHIP and are a crucial cosmetic pieces).

The bridge area is annoyingly square, contrasting to a nice industrial cyllinder/45 degree angle system. Any ideas on cool bridges?
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| July 23, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
A spaceship the size of a continent built by a race of aliens who believe they are superior to all they survey.

Oh. Well. I'd still sit on the bridge o my USS Jupiter ;-)
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| July 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
86 studs with an area under construction on the back.

Had to steal from my brother's ancient SW sets to get some pieces that I need... It is surprising how little of 300 1x2 dark gray slopes you can find (there are about 150 currently on the SHIP and are a crucial cosmetic pieces).

The bridge area is annoyingly square, contrasting to a nice industrial cyllinder/45 degree angle system. Any ideas on cool bridges?

86. Hmm. How tall is it?
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| July 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Oh. Well. I'd still sit on the bridge o my USS Jupiter ;-)

Really? It's 1000km long. That's longer than the Death Star's diameter.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:51 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
86 studs with an area under construction on the back.

Had to steal from my brother's ancient SW sets to get some pieces that I need... It is surprising how little of 300 1x2 dark gray slopes you can find (there are about 150 currently on the SHIP and are a crucial cosmetic pieces).

The bridge area is annoyingly square, contrasting to a nice industrial cyllinder/45 degree angle system. Any ideas on cool bridges?

Cylindrical eh? Hmm. I always picture mining ships as being square... Have you thought about incorporating the bridge into the superstructure, rather than sitting it on top? The best example I could give would be the Pillar of Autumn from Halo
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| July 23, 2013, 3:53 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
86. Hmm. How tall is it?

It is phallic, so it shoupd be around 30 bricks high in the end.
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| July 23, 2013, 4:45 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Cylindrical eh? Hmm. I always picture mining ships as being square... Have you thought about incorporating the bridge into the superstructure, rather than sitting it on top? The best example I could give would be the Pillar of Autumn from Halo

Nah. It is minifig scale, so I want a bit interior. Also, I saved a million window pieces I want to use.
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| July 23, 2013, 4:47 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
*facepalm* no defensive weapons? What kinda of spaceship.....

Sounds to me you have no way to get near. Then there areescort fleets and hangars...
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| July 23, 2013, 4:49 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Nah. It is minifig scale, so I want a bit interior. Also, I saved a million window pieces I want to use.

Cool. No ideas without seeing it then.
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| July 23, 2013, 4:50 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Really? It's 1000km long. That's longer than the Death Star's diameter.

1000 km?! O_o Can't tell that I'm a fan of such uber-mega-supersized vessels. (My imagination has some limits, though.) But, if the MOC looks cool - so what!
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| July 24, 2013, 5:56 am
My actual project is about 1000m in length and pretty much at the limit of what makes sense to me!
DANG REALISM, GET OT OF MY HEAD! :-P
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| July 24, 2013, 6:01 am
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
My actual project is about 1000m in length and pretty much at the limit of what makes sense to me!
DANG REALISM, GET OT OF MY HEAD! :-P

According to Phillip K. Dick, "reality is that which when we stop believing it, doesn't go away". Therefore, just refuse to believe it, then it will all make sense. Simple. ;)

He also started the Rhipidon Society whose motto was "fish cannot hold guns". He was a bit odd. But, then, aren't we all? =]
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| July 24, 2013, 8:51 am
Turns out square and boxy was exactly what I needed.
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| July 24, 2013, 11:27 am
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
My actual project is about 1000m in length and pretty much at the limit of what makes sense to me!
DANG REALISM, GET OT OF MY HEAD! :-P

My goodness! BL better hold a siege of the LEGO factory; no way there is no enough parts to facilitate all this.....
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| July 24, 2013, 11:30 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
My goodness! BL better hold a siege of the LEGO factory; no way there is no enough parts to facilitate all this.....

Oh, not 1000m model size, 1000m in real life. Hehe. Still, the model will be about 330cm long.
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| July 24, 2013, 12:04 pm
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
Oh, not 1000m model size, 1000m in real life. Hehe. Still, the model will be about 330cm long.

Checks ruler, does some calculating.....


Uhm. 455 studs long? Wow. That is. Big. About double the the USS Jupiter, and that was over five feet long!
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| July 24, 2013, 12:10 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Checks ruler, does some calculating.....


Uhm. 455 studs long? Wow. That is. Big. About double the the USS Jupiter, and that was over five feet long!

I'm calculating differently. I took two plates as one deck at about 3m in height. That makes one stud 3.75m. 330 studs total, I get a length of 1237.50m! MONSTER
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| July 24, 2013, 12:48 pm
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Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
I'm calculating differently. I took two plates as one deck at about 3m in height. That makes one stud 3.75m. 330 studs total, I get a length of 1237.50m! MONSTER

Hmm. I converted centimeters to inches, and then, using the calculation I learned from my carrier, multiplied that number by 3.5 (number of studs in an inch). Still, either way, massive!
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| July 25, 2013, 9:00 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Hmm. I converted centimeters to inches, and then, using the calculation I learned from my carrier, multiplied that number by 3.5 (number of studs in an inch). Still, either way, massive!

Okay, here's your answer:
http://www.suave.net/~dave/cgi/scale.cgi?cval=0&cunit=stud&precision=1&fscale=minifig&fheight=1.75&funit=meter
There. That website converts any Lego-relevant measure into all the others.
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| July 26, 2013, 4:48 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Okay, here's your answer:
http://www.suave.net/~dave/cgi/scale.cgi?cval=0&cunit=stud&precision=1&fscale=minifig&fheight=1.75&funit=meter
There. That website converts any Lego-relevant measure into all the others.

I've seen that before. But I couldn't work out how to make it the correct scale, so I abandoned it.....
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| July 26, 2013, 4:50 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
I've seen that before. But I couldn't work out how to make it the correct scale, so I abandoned it.....

Umm, it's pretty easy. There are a bunch of drop down menus for choosing mini/technic fig scale, you can manually adjust the fig height, you then select what measurement you want converted (studs, feet, centimetres, fig metres), type in the number, and hit convert.
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| July 26, 2013, 4:56 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Umm, it's pretty easy. There are a bunch of drop down menus for choosing mini/technic fig scale, you can manually adjust the fig height, you then select what measurement you want converted (studs, feet, centimetres, fig metres), type in the number, and hit convert.

And that's the problem/limit, it only works at mini, or technic scale.
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| July 26, 2013, 6:15 pm
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
And that's the problem/limit, it only works at mini, or technic scale.

Hmm, true. But it can still give you accurate real world metres/kilometres/centimetres/Inches/etc. to studs.
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| July 26, 2013, 6:17 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Umm, it's pretty easy. There are a bunch of drop down menus for choosing mini/technic fig scale, you can manually adjust the fig height, you then select what measurement you want converted (studs, feet, centimetres, fig metres), type in the number, and hit convert.

Yeah, but how do you chose, say, 1/350 scale? I did some old fashioned calculations, and found that its roughly 3.5 studs to an inch, so.
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| July 26, 2013, 6:20 pm
She is complete!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deus-otiosus/9369849359/in/photostream
Comming to MOCpages this Nnovvember!
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| July 27, 2013, 11:19 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
She is complete!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deus-otiosus/9369849359/in/photostream
Comming to MOCpages this Nnovvember!

That is beautiful! I love the curve in the midsection with the lower section in tan. Looks almost like the barrel of a shotgun. The clean and precise look contrasts with the hearty and industrial nature of its purpose as a mining ship. Excellent work! I love how it pays homage to Nnenn as well. Nice touch.
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| July 27, 2013, 11:46 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
She is complete!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deus-otiosus/9369849359/in/photostream
Comming to MOCpages this Nnovvember!

That looks great!
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| July 27, 2013, 4:49 pm
Well, I think we can safely say that Achintya deserves several medals, an award, and perhaps a prize for his outstanding Carrier.
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| August 1, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Well, I think we can safely say that Achintya deserves several medals, an award, and perhaps a prize for his outstanding Carrier.

Hehe.....
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| August 1, 2013, 3:49 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Hehe.....

Unfortunately I don't have any medals, awards, or prizes. Sorry. Heyyyyy... Do you have any white parts at all?
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| August 1, 2013, 3:54 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Unfortunately I don't have any medals, awards, or prizes. Sorry. Heyyyyy... Do you have any white parts at all?

Yeah, I had tiles on the deck, and quite a few in the internal structure. Why do you ask?
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| August 1, 2013, 3:55 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Well, I think we can safely say that Achintya deserves several medals, an award, and perhaps a prize for his outstanding Carrier.

Yes.
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| August 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Yeah, I had tiles on the deck, and quite a few in the internal structure. Why do you ask?

Because you could, if you wanted to, build some Micro-Scale UES stuff, if you're looking for something to build, that is.
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| August 1, 2013, 4:10 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Because you could, if you wanted to, build some Micro-Scale UES stuff, if you're looking for something to build, that is.

I might look into it. If I really needed white, I would simply ask for, on Christmas or my birthday or on Holi (an Indian interpretation of Christmas) for the new large Architecture set.
Only trouble for me is time. I put a lot of effort into the carrier not only because of all the other known reasons, but also because, with school picking up, I have no idea how much LEGO will be put together. I will be building, mind you, but time wise.... I dunno. I'll look at your series in more detail, and perhaps I can try my hand at few sometime.....
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| August 1, 2013, 4:13 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
I might look into it. If I really needed white, I would simply ask for, on Christmas or my birthday or on Holi (an Indian interpretation of Christmas) for the new large Architecture set.
Only trouble for me is time. I put a lot of effort into the carrier not only because of all the other known reasons, but also because, with school picking up, I have no idea how much LEGO will be put together. I will be building, mind you, but time wise.... I dunno. I'll look at your series in more detail, and perhaps I can try my hand at few sometime.....

Thanks. And boy, is that carrier impressive. Where did you end up photographing it?
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| August 1, 2013, 4:20 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
Thanks. And boy, is that carrier impressive. Where did you end up photographing it?

Haha, thats actually a "cute" story.

So, I first tried using some cheap table cloth (the ones you get when you throw and outdoor party) but they were quite translucent, so....

I eventually stumbled on an old picture of my Flying Airport, and I saw that it had been photographed on a creme colored cloth; I figured that would work.

Now, by then, as if the cloud god was shining on me (what an oxymoron!) it got cloudy outside; perfect lighting! In the end, I opened up the trunk/boot/hatch/luggage area of an SUV we have (and I make green MOCS!) and, well, put the cloth inside of it, and then BAM! custom lightbox!

I had some extra pictures to take today as well; I just used the same cloth, thumb tacked it to the wall of our garage, and that seemed to work well enough as well.....
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| August 1, 2013, 4:25 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Haha, thats actually a "cute" story.

So, I first tried using some cheap table cloth (the ones you get when you throw and outdoor party) but they were quite translucent, so....

I eventually stumbled on an old picture of my Flying Airport, and I saw that it had been photographed on a creme colored cloth; I figured that would work.

Now, by then, as if the cloud god was shining on me (what an oxymoron!) it got cloudy outside; perfect lighting! In the end, I opened up the trunk/boot/hatch/luggage area of an SUV we have (and I make green MOCS!) and, well, put the cloth inside of it, and then BAM! custom lightbox!

I had some extra pictures to take today as well; I just used the same cloth, thumb tacked it to the wall of our garage, and that seemed to work well enough as well.....

That's very clever
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| August 2, 2013, 2:18 am
So a SHIP does not necessarily need to be a space ship? It can qualify as a SHIP by being over 100 studs long(and almost 4 feet tall)?
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| August 2, 2013, 2:43 am
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Quoting Sam Sanister
So a SHIP does not necessarily need to be a space ship? It can qualify as a SHIP by being over 100 studs long(and almost 4 feet tall)?

Realistically, even that doesn't have to be followed. A SHIP is just something that takes up a lot of parts; my carrier for instance, or the Thunderchild; both SHIPs, but with different dimensions.....
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| August 2, 2013, 9:45 am
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
That's very clever

Or a way to take pictures without a proper light box or lighting :-)
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| August 2, 2013, 9:46 am
Quoting Sam Sanister
So a SHIP does not necessarily need to be a space ship? It can qualify as a SHIP by being over 100 studs long(and almost 4 feet tall)?

No, not necessarily. When talking Space, there is the mythical 100 stud mark, which gives you permission to call it a SHIP, but I've always felt that if it's three studs wide and 100 studs long, then that can't count, and something 90 studs but tall and broad should. No, SHIP is just Seriously Huge Investment of Parts. People have just taken it to be a space-specific term.
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| August 2, 2013, 4:51 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Or a way to take pictures without a proper light box or lighting :-)

I should try that....
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| August 2, 2013, 4:52 pm
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
No, not necessarily. When talking Space, there is the mythical 100 stud mark, which gives you permission to call it a SHIP, but I've always felt that if it's three studs wide and 100 studs long, then that can't count, and something 90 studs but tall and broad should. No, SHIP is just Seriously Huge Investment of Parts. People have just taken it to be a space-specific term.

Thanks for the confirmation.
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| August 2, 2013, 4:57 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
I should try that....

It works surprisingly well; though you need a rather big SUV trunk if you are photographing, say, something the size of my carrier; it barely fit!
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| August 3, 2013, 1:48 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
It works surprisingly well; though you need a rather big SUV trunk if you are photographing, say, something the size of my carrier; it barely fit!

I've got a reasonably large SUV (Well, I say I've got it. Really it's my parent's)
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| August 5, 2013, 3:12 pm
The SHIP I'm working on with Jeremiah L (one of my favorite builders, I know him personally) is definitely (soon to be officially) a record-breaker.
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| August 23, 2013, 11:54 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
S-substantially
H-huge
I-investment (of)
P-parts

So, what MOCs are you all planning on building, that you would consider, SHIPs?


I completed my Enterpise in the scale 1/350 right now!
Its coming up soon.! :)
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| August 29, 2013, 7:27 am
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
the mythical 100 stud mark

I still think it is something to be respected. And we all recognize "cheating" when we see it.
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| August 29, 2013, 10:26 am
See the Hawk my dropship at 112 studs long
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| September 2, 2013, 1:13 am
Just finished my Tantive IV at 102 studs and 4.4kg. :)
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| September 30, 2013, 12:21 pm
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