You thought that these things were fictional, did you not? Well, think again, bub.
About this creation
Inspired by the classic 20th and 21st Century Star Wars movies and plethora of movies, video games, toys (which also included a LEGO theme), comics, anime, manga, cartoons, and television shows, the Gaea Federation decided to go forward with its own variant of the classic Speeder Bike. Rather than just be content with one model, they have so far produced three of them for usage in a variety of fields ranging from police duties to reconnaissance duties.
The MS-1 Streak was essentially modeled after the Speeder Bikes of the pre-Galactic Empire stories of the Star Wars saga as opposed to the smaller and more streamlined Speeder Bikes of the Galactic Empire and post-Galactic Empire stories of the Star Wars saga. Containing no guns, the bike was solely designed for spy duty. Despite its somewhat more nimble nature than its later incarnations, the people that had used such a Speeder Bike complained that they were without guns or enough speed, so the MS-2 Shocker Speeder Bike was created.
The MS-2 alleviated the problems of the gunless Streak Speeder Bike and it was also somewhat faster than it, too. However, it was also a bit of a 22nd Century version of a gashog and its range was somewhat limited and some riders had also complained that it still did not have enough speed, so the MS-3 Vector was created.
The MS-3 Vector is also more widely referred to as the Mohawk for obvious reasons. However, the official designation is known as the Vector because certain members in the ruling council of the Gaea Federation felt like it was an affront to certain groups of people that were in North and South American nations, in particular, in the United States of America. However, despite being the fastest Speeder Bike around, the big fin that helped give it a bit more power than the previous models of Speeder Bikes also had hindered its rearview capabilities for its riders, even with having holomirror sensors being installed in the back of the Speeder Bike like the other two models.
(Editor's Notes: These are my first attempts ever at making some speeder bikes and they are also my first entries in the contest that Dali Zheng has for the Speeder Bike Contest. I may not win the contest but, like any other true LEGO builder, I had some fun in building my designs for the contest anyway.)
Quoting JWG 258
For some reason, it reminds me more of F-Zero X than star wars.
Well, there's a few reasons on why it looks more like F-Zero X than Star Wars. The first reason was that I've never owned very many Star Wars LEGO sets, so I had to make do with what I owned. The second reason is that I didn't have the little handlebar piece that LEGO Star Wars speeder bikes (not to mention other LEGO sets) use, so I had to use that specialty 1x2 piece for its handlebars. The third and final reason is that I think that the other piece is a bit more flimsy in comparison to the one that I used and I can also say this from a real-world perspective. The reason that I'm saying this is because three wheelers, four wheelers, and jet skis all have this annoying and potentially dangerous steering system which tend to snap off of those vehicles and do cause many wrecks. I figured that the ficticious guys that had made this speeder also had those thoughts in mind when they were building this speeder bike (and the same goes for that guy in Australia who is building that real-life speeder bike, too).
Quoting Matthew Oh
Not bad! I made a speeder too, although it is not as good as yours! My skills lie in other directions than making speeders. Great moc, and keep up the good work!
Thanks, Matthew, but don't be so hard on yourself when it comes to building speeders. Even though this was my first rodeo on this particular build, it doesn't mean that you're going to always be awful when you build speeders. What you need to do is to give yourself some positive thinking and then keep building and also keep improving on what you build, too. Remember, Thomas Edison worked on the light bulb around 1,000 times or so, yet when he felt like that he was going to give up, another part of him thought that it could be done because the science was there and that the materials were right, so all that he had to do was to believe in himself and the end result was the light bulb that we still use to this day.
An M:Tron bike! What a great idea! Maybe it's time to re-visit my M:Tron sets. Thanks for the really encouraging comment on my MOC too - I hope you get your Lego sent to you soon and can do some more building, but in the meantime, hope the new home & work continue to treat you well.
Re-ally nice bike dude. Really,how often do you see an M-tron bike? Anyway, I've come here about your tremendous kindness to others. What you said to Sayomi was the nicest thing anyone has said to anybody. You're probably thinking,"He isn't serious,is he?"I am dead serious. That was really nice. Great job,man.-RJ.
Quoting crash 703
It looks cool. Although I can't really make out the details because they picture is so fuzzy. Also using a white background helps too.
Well, crash, at the time, I only had a normal camera as opposed to a digital camera (it came a few weeks later), so I had to make do with a nice summer day, and my normal, non-digital camera, and take the pictures outside. As for your creations, well, obviously, I have a little more training to do with making better LEGO MOCs but that won't happen for a while, certainly not at least until I move back to California...:(
Quoting Alan Crisp
HA! An M-Tron bike. Nice. I like the fan tail, never seen one before on any hover bike.
Thanks, Alan (coincidentially, that is not only my middle name but how you also spell it, too). While it looks nice aesthetically, it is actually kind of restrictive and bulky, which kind of goes against the grain for a speeder bike. In short, it makes for one big blind spot for the driver of the speeder bike, even with holomirrors on the speeder bike. I am glad that you like it, though, but I guess that it was nice to try something that was different and new on a speeder bike. It just is not very safety conscious, though.
Quoting paul lefevre
Sorry but my HIND is destroy but thank's for the advice.
Okay, but that is for future reference, Paul. At any rate, the DinoForce/Dino 2010 helicopter set (the Typhoon, I believe it is called) would be another set that you could use for those kinds of windows as well as get some additional parts for a Mi-25 Hind helicopter in LEGO form. At any rate, what is your opinion about my speeder bike?
Quoting Crimso Giger
What Cody said - Nice speeder ! I'm not very good with speeder bikes : you've done a nice one really, too bad for the blurry pics, maybe you could try new shots ? :-)
I guess my first mistake was taking them in the evening but then again, it was hot that day, and I had never tried it outside before, Crismo. As I said earlier, this was also my first attempt at making a speeder bike, so I was rather inexperienced at making them myself.
Quoting paul lefevre
Nice speeder-bike and cool design.nice job!!
Thanks. These were my first ever attempts at speeder bikes, so if they look a bit primitive, then that is because I truly do not have a lot of experience building them. Then again, California has lots of Craigslist LEGO sales and I will also be living like two or three miles down the road from LEGOLAND in the future, so I guess life has its nice little ways of balancing itself out, hmm?