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A quick "instructions" post to answer some questions, since this topic came out in Phipp's Maclontent as well as in my Galamoth.
About this creation
So, if you're as technically challenged as I am, but you want a cool looking nanoscale space ship, don't worry.


All you have to do is build some randomly-shaped sections out of bricks and slopes (remember to keep some open slots on the sides for the weapons) and connect them with technic pins.


Try arranging them in different order until you're satisfied with the result, then reinforce the connection with a few plates to achieve optimal swooshability.


Then, you can add details or even other structures on the top, and add smaller vessels to help "scale it up", so it will really look bigger.


That's how I made the Galamoth, if you wish to take a look at the final product. As you can see, the hull is not at all boring even without greebles or cool coloring.
Other builders build in sections too, but they plan carefully each one :)

I like all those builds that achieve maximum result with minimum effort.
I hope this can help or at least interest you :)



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  April 26, 2012
Haha, maximum result with minimum effort should be some sort of slogan! Interesting idea, I might give this a whirl sometime...
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  February 21, 2012
5/5. will use. i cant get onto maox but need men at morcon death industries. also i want to add morcon death industries to maox.
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  September 21, 2010
very nice. I've been trying to build "at least acceptable" microscale Space ships for some time without success, now i've found good looking tut on how to do one :P. P.s: tnx for comment on my MOC
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  December 6, 2009
nice! I love the use of the mistika case top...very creative!
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  November 26, 2009
I might use this technique in the future, thanks for sharing.
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  November 22, 2009
That looks so cool, every time ive made a micro-scale ship i make it so minifigs can go inside for some reason. Its like one room of a massive spaceship. But still awesome ship 5/5
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  November 20, 2009
Quoting Hans Dendauw Very informative. Thanks for the peek into your head...
Quoting Dylan B many people will benefit a lot from this. Good work. -Dylan
Quoting Alex Fojtik definitely got a few ideas from it. Thanks!
Quoting Steef de Prouw Heh, those are some nice tips there. I might try my hand at this technique some time.
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Very cool instructions! Now I just need parts! XD
This is the kind of comment that makes me proud! I feel so good when I see I can inspire/help other builders! Thank you!
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  November 19, 2009
Great little tips and tricks article. definitely got a few ideas from it. Thanks!
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  November 18, 2009
I love technic pins... and not just because I don't feel envious when building neked... wait, what? Yeah.. technic pics rock! ~ Chris.
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  November 18, 2009
Quoting Christian Schlichting Any tips of making a microscaled Space station?
As a matter of fact I do: make it monochrome so the lou.sy level of detail does not transpire! lol!
  November 18, 2009
Any tips of making a microscaled Space station?
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  November 18, 2009
Very informative. Thanks for the peek into your head...it's much cleaner in here than Phipson's!~H
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  November 18, 2009
Very interesting, I'll try one of these days - sadly I won't have a lot of time for Lego for a long period :-/
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  November 18, 2009
This is a great idea. I was just thinking about this after building the vic viper I tried. It was just stacking and not very sturdy. Build in modules like the official sets use was what I was thinking after I got done building That makes everything stay together better. You've just added another interesting idea to the mix. thanks man, see ya. garth
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  November 18, 2009
The ship itself is fantastic (love the "head" and the city-like area on top!) but the concept behind it's construction is really clever Yuri. It would be interesting to see how many ship combinations could be arranged from the one set of shapes. Great stuff!
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  November 18, 2009
Totally EVIL!!!! In a good way...lol.
Yuri  Fassio
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Blake Buehl
  November 17, 2009
Now you force me to build a nano ship. Did you see my Post apoc. Truck yet?
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  November 17, 2009
Love it! I love your flatships too, such a cool idea.
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  November 17, 2009
Ahhh! Typical left field approach. Reminds me of some micro machines I had as a wee lad... if any one remembers the modular micro machines comment me!!! Sorry, typically changing the subject to myslef! Really cool technique.
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  November 17, 2009
Some very interesting techniques. As you know, I'm not the space type, but many people will benefit a lot from this. Good work. -Dylan
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  November 17, 2009
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/166255 Check. This. Out. Great instructions. Too bad I don't have enough for anything except for a small build. TT_TT
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  November 17, 2009
You make it sound so simple! Time to go and attempt a big ship. :)
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  November 17, 2009
... So that's how you make kick arse ships! Very cool instructions! Now I just need parts! XD
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  November 17, 2009
Quoting Ryan Hanson in addition to making it easier to design, this modular build would also allow for easier transportation.
Not really... you'd neeed to take down and rebuild all the stuff on top of it every time. Phipson's "Virgo" was like that, though.
Quoting Ralf Bauder Is this large mask in front of the ship Lego? And if, what set is it from?
See the Galamoth for more details. There's a link, just click on the green words.
Quoting Brady G *sniff* You just HAD to bring that thing oot again, eh?
I'll post a compilation next week tha will include a refit of the Galamoth (Named Grandfaloon), some vigs and smaller mechs.
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  November 17, 2009
in addition to making it easier to design, this modular build would also allow for easier transportation.
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  November 17, 2009
Is this large mask in front of the ship Lego? And if, what set is it from?? Thanks for helping; and I always appreciate your style. Cool, massive, nightmarish. You use different Lego part families as if they were meant to be used together. Thats a task and inspiring.
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  November 17, 2009
Quoting Steef de Prouw Heh, those are some nice tips there. I might try my hand at this technique some time.
lol, but you're anything BUT technically challenged! You can do better :)
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  November 17, 2009
that's a pretty good idea, I've never really built a microship that big before, looks like a pretty handy technique.
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  November 17, 2009
Heh, those are some nice tips there. I might try my hand at this technique some time.
 I like it 
  November 17, 2009
This is great!I think that I might use it.
 
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