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HP-1 Mighty Mite
Low cost does not mean low quality. A truly affordable fighter craft for the 22nd Century.
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With the fledgling Gaea Federation fleet being assembled from the wrecked remains of both human and alien craft, the fleet that was once mocked as "The Junkyard Empire" was slowly beginning to gain respect among its neighbors in the universe, either that, or a surprisingly quick, powerful, and agile space craft with more guns on it than the old NRA conventions (okay, so it does not have THAT many guns, but hey, a ship with 23 guns on it is nothing to be laughed at, either, folks) may have given them a little incentive to being respected within the universe. Oh, yes, it also helps when your space craft only costs a million dollars a piece, which, in the terms of the military, is pretty darn cheap. It also has not one but three rotating turret gun batteries, of which one battery contains four guns. Two of the wing guns as well as two of the front guns can also rotate to varying degrees. The cockpit-mounted turret gun also carries a wide range as do the other two turret guns that are located on the bottom of the ship. Basically, this space craft can attack you from practically any angle.

However, as with any military craft in the annals of human history, there were some trade-offs that were not so welcome with the design of this particular vessel. For instance, despite being armed to the teeth, there was simply not enough room to place any sort of missiles, bombs, grenades, or shrapnel launchers on the craft. Also, they could only carry a single pilot. Furthermore, it is lightly armored because of the wishes ot the designers to have a space craft that can become both fast and that can blast the stuffings out of any would-be conquerors that are out there in the universe. Still, despite not having very much armor on the space craft, at least it is well endowed with force fields to make up for that particular shortcoming.

(I have tried to make less of a "Rainbow Warrior" space craft and I think that I did design a pretty good space craft considering that it took me only about an hour and a half in real time to build the thing and that it only has about 110 to 115 pieces total, including the pilot and their weapon. Once I buy myself some more LEGO, I will try to improve on this design. Once again, please leave your comments on my page and tell your mom, your dad, your neighbors, your friends on MOC Pages and elsewhere about this creation. This is also my first time working with a digital camera and I think that the shots came out pretty good, too, do you not agree, folks?)



Comments

 I like it 
  December 4, 2013
Nice ship, dunno about those colors, though. ;) All kidding aside, use the bricks you have and if they don't match color-wise... oh well. Excellent build.
 I made it 
  July 3, 2009
I would really like to stick to building simply at the moment much like the classic to modern LEGO kits at this time but with my next creation, I will truly try to incorporate more SNOT and greeble techniques into it as well as build a more unified color scheme on the space craft, too. Jesse
 I made it 
  July 3, 2009
Quoting Cody G not bad. I agree with crimso on this one, some tiles and greeblies would improve this ship greatly. the guns are awesome, and the feel of the ship is good. here's a trick for increasing the studlessness of a ship: stack the bricks the other way. instead of vertical, lay them down horizontally. that makes it so you only need to use a small amount of tiles. here's a good example. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/47399 notice how clean the wings look? anyway, nice job, practice makes perfect, so keep building!
Though I do like the idea that you gave me, here are my problems. I mostly have LEGO bulk sets, I lack a lot of tiles, and I simply do not know if I even have enough LEGO pieces that would be considered greebly enough for detailing the HP-1 Mighty Mite, let alone anything else in my LEGO collection. Only a few hundred of my LEGO pieces are Technic and even then it is largely consisting of connection pieces, rods, and LEGO bricks with holes in their sides. Also, that cockpit that I had mentioned to you is rather like a right triangle in its general shape. Besides, unless you want the cockpit facing straight down, then it will possibly be still look like the back of the craft is bigger than the front unless you want me to alter the very front of the craft itself, of which no one really wants me to do with this particular space craft. Thank you for the positive words anyway, Cody G. I will try to figure out a way to make it more SNOT and greeble friendly but that cockpit is going to be a doozy to fix without possibly altering the front of the space craft.
 I like it 
  July 3, 2009
not bad. I agree with crimso on this one, some tiles and greeblies would improve this ship greatly. the guns are awesome, and the feel of the ship is good. here's a trick for increasing the studlessness of a ship: stack the bricks the other way. instead of vertical, lay them down horizontally. that makes it so you only need to use a small amount of tiles. here's a good example. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/47399 notice how clean the wings look? anyway, nice job, practice makes perfect, so keep building!
 I made it 
  June 25, 2009
Quoting Crimso Giger This is really a great start, the design is very good, it looks modern but with a nice retro touch too, which I like. Honestly you just have to improve it now,mainly in term of "parts" by adding some tiles and maybe more greebles, but the overall shape is original and looks good so don't change it. Also the amount of guns is impressive, and there's an enjoyable and funny backstory to go with. Keep on the great work !
I think that JMAN-N might agree with you on those points (perhaps you could ask him about it if you had the time) concerning the greebles and the tiles. He mentioned to me that my back looked big on there but, to be honest, I really do not know how to make the front and back more evenly sized since I have essentially built this thing all around an old Aquazone Aquaraiders cockpit (which is more suited for and easier to use on land-based vehicles than space fighters, in my honest opinion) and that adding more greebles and tiles might affect the range of my bottom gun batteries. If you two can suggest ways to improve on such things without sacrificing the original design or limiting my gun battery ranges, then please do so by all means. All input is welcome here, you know. By the way, I will try to further reduce the "Rainbow Warrior" effect but the cockpit window will remain unchanged. Also, thanks guys for the positive and brutally honest reviews of this MOC. I hope to build better MOCs in the future.
 I like it 
  June 25, 2009
This is really a great start, the design is very good, it looks modern but with a nice retro touch too, which I like. Honestly you just have to improve it now,mainly in term of "parts" by adding some tiles and maybe more greebles, but the overall shape is original and looks good so don't change it. Also the amount of guns is impressive, and there's an enjoyable and funny backstory to go with. Keep on the great work !
 I like it 
  June 25, 2009
nice fighter
  June 24, 2009
Intresting shape, but the back is too big compared to the front, and there ar to many different colors, but this design could show some promise. Over all a 3/5.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2009
Hello? Even though I only took between an hour and a half to two hours building this thing, I kind of like how it turned out, guys. Please leave some comments on this thing, guys. Thank you.
 
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