Still hellbent on the SPIII line... This time I wanted to build a small and simple craft with focus on playability. I'd like to give credit to Eric "Aelenfae" for inspiration on the nose, watch http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/200295
About this creation
Armament: six "Freeze" EMP missiles.
Here is how the cockpit opens. I used one vertical and one horizonal hinge.
The engines and wings rotate for VTOL abilities.
Pictures showing examples of different cargo options. Attached by a simple magnet...
Here the full display: Drop module carrying six SP Officers, rack holding two high security safes, a prison pod and a couple of K-9 bots.
That is an awesome dropship! If I were a little kid in a LEGO store and I had to choose between the original and yours, I would so choose yours. It, for some weird reason, reminds me of the Halo Pelican.
Though I also liked the official LEGO Space Police III dropship, I kind of feel like this one offered more than meets the eye and, truth be told, this concept should actually be turned into an official LEGO set, too. With that being said, I actually liked the front wing guns and the split rail of the official set over this particular set, so if you could make a slightly bigger dropship and make it look more like this one and the official dropship, then that would be ever so cool. Also, you have some nice Halo influences with your dropship, too, at least I THOUGHT that I saw something like that in Halo, anyway. Also, I have built a little something in the LEGO Space Police competition over at LEGOLAND California myself. Since I felt like the Space Pirates/Criminals/whatever you want to call them did not have as impressive (at least to my own eyes, anyway) vehicles as, say, the Classic Space, Futuron, Space Police I, Space Police II, Spyrius, M-Tron, Blacktron I, Blacktron II, Life on Mars, Mars Mission, Alpha Team, Agents, Agents 2.0, Star Wars, and Exo-Force (and that they seemed to be more like futuristic space versions of muscle cars and monster trucks as opposed to true fighting space craft), I decided to build them a fighter that was just as modern feeling as the vehicles that they were driving yet had an old-school fighter sort of feel to them, old-school meaning an actual fighting space craft. If you come by LEGOLAND California sometime, please check out the LEGO Space Police competition entries and look for Entry #229, okay? Thank you.