Its finally done. I actually finished it yesterday, and could have had some pics up, but MOC pages was down.
Anyways, there are some new features that I added. It has a wider magazine, a magazine release lever, the back isn't as fat as it was, a different extendable and locking stock, the front area above the barrel is different, I modified the front handgrip to look more realistic, a cocking mechanism, and my favorite part, a fire selector.
The wider magazine holds bigger looking rounds, and actually looks a lot better. You kind of have to slide the magazine in a wierd angle, but when it locks, it looks right.
The back area of the gun behind the handgrip has been changed. It is skinnier and much better looking, and I added 2 sperical pieces to add some detail.
The stock is actually thinner and more realistic looking, but I went for realism on this MP5, so the stock isn't quite as sturdy, but it can still hold a lot of pressure from your shoulder.
The front area above the barrel has been changed for realism, and I also modified the front handgrip to be more realistic. It was a bear to find all those upside down 2x2 and 1x2 roof pieces.
The cocking mechanism! It is basically the same as my battle rifle's was, A bunch of the 2x2 round bricks attatched to a technic axle. A rubberband is attatched to the front on the inside, so there is a resistance when you pull it back. The handle is then caught on the roof bricks and looks like the MP5 is ready for a fresh magazine. You can then either go panzy style and just hold on to the bolt as it slides down, or you can do it Neo (from the Matrix) style and slap the top of the gun, which the force of the slap causes the bolt to fly down and shoot forward with a click like a bullet has entered the chamber of the gun.
Now, the fire selector. It is quite complicated, (not really) but I will explain it in the pictures below. If any of you use this idea, GIVE ME CREDIT PLEASE OR I WILL COME AND EAT YOUR HEART!!! Thanks, and enjoy.
The fire selector mechanism from the top. Ok, well here is how it works. The 4 pronged green gear is attached to the selector switch on the left of the technic brick. When you turn the selector switch, it turns the gear, which pushes the black 1x3 technic piece up, or down.
The 1x3 technic piece is attached to the other 1x3 piece, so when the gear is turned, they move either up or down with the axis being the grey peg. The top 1x3 piece is held in place with a very tiny rubber band. I couldnt find a small enough Lego rubberband in my collection, so I used a rubberband for my braces. Go ahead and call me a cheater. You actually could make it work with any Lego rubber band, you would just have to make the 1x3 piece on top longer. When the top 1x3 piece is moved up or down, it will take any opportunity to click back to its original position. This opportunity is when the gear is turning, and there is a space in the gears.
Fantastic model, i like it. I am also a fan of your other work too, and i like the methods used in the constructions.
Anyway i was wondering if you could send me the instructions for the brick gun 9mm berreta that you purchased, im quite desperate and in exchange i will give you detailed photos of a colt m16 with grenade atatchment and torch atachment. please consider it. Jacksonhammy!
Been awhile, i see you still maintain your page, seen the new additions to MOCpages? Come a long way eh, haha, now we're old, you're like a 18 yr old im like 16, we're still playing with bricks? Shame on us, imma go back to playing COD 4, what REAL MEN DO haha, well imma post my v2 soon, along with my browning 30 cal and H&K sl8 so stop by after i do :]
this gun totaly ROCKS! it is really realistic and the stock looks exellent.the forearm is really realistic-looking and the cocking disign is genious.
COMPLEATLY AMAZING 5/5
P.S. i actually thought it was real when i first saw it!
hmm, i don't know what it is, somehow it seems out of proportions, even though they match my new improved mp5's ones almost perfectly, hmm, love the functionality, the handgrip is nice, this method for making the pistol grip makes it a bit thin, fire selector is nice, as well as the sliding stock, hmm yeah, i think the handgrip seems out of proportions with the rest of the gun, it seems that it is too short compared to the rest of the gun. oh and did you forget the ejection port??