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Hrist Orbital Bombardment Cruiser
The Hrist Orbital Bombardment Cruiser.
About this creation


UPDATE 7/25/2011 Instructions for the ship.

(This initially had a comic attached with it, it was lost in the MOCPAGES server crash.)

My entry for Brickstar's Sci-Fi contest. Ship pics are detailed below, but first a short story. UPDATE: 3rd place with a total of 34/40. Thanks to all the judges.

































Haha, random I know. Time Breakdown on the story part is like this. 2 hours to shoot, 8 hours to photo edit(Yes, I know this can only hurt my score), and about 3 hours to upload/write dialogue (Gah! Dialogue, not my forte.)

Now on to the ship. Hrist took me about a week to draw out and finally come up with a design I was happy with. Build time also took about a week, I had to play around with some new ideas to get the desired result. The another few days to tweak, I re-did the plating around the cockpit twice, and I would probably keep on tweaking except I'm out of time.


The name Hrist comes from Old Norse Mythology and is that of a Valkyrie. Valkyries were those who would decide which warriors would die in battle. Hrist is thought to mean "Shaker" or "The Quaking One".








Despite what is implied in the short story, The Hrist is conceptualized as being built and piloted exclusively in space. With its massive body, the sluggish engines cannot stand the pressures of gravity in atmosphere.



The cannons aboard the Hrist are massive, meant to shell targets from far beyond their range, it has no other weapons or defenses, making it extremely vulnerable in close combat...do not bring to a dogfight.




Bottom view, starboard side.


Port side. Good pic of the hatch, that's the intertial stabilizer below that, helping the ship to acheive orbit.


Side view without guns outside plating, you get a good look at the small frame and engines.




A better look at the engines.




Overhead shot of cockpit.


Targeting, besides the radar and scanners, is very simple. Like old bombers, look through the binoculars find your target, point and shoot, any monkey can do that!!


The floating walkway and cockpit was inspired by Cerebro from "X-men". The feeling of control as if you were surveying a battlefield is exactly what I wanted for the cockpit.





Props. Time breakdown was about 3 hours on the power tower, an hour on the boxes, an hour on the walkway, and 2 hours on the hangar deck.














CHEESE!! Thanks Mini-figs!

End Notes: It's finally done!! It's appropriate that I finish this almost a year to the day that I exited my Dark ages. It shows so much of what I've learned in the first year, and also promise of what will be to come. A lot of that is owed to having so many great builders to study, and then those who I rely on for constructive feedback. This MOC is also has some exciting new firsts for me. First time I've attempted anything close to a Vignette. First contest. First time I've attempted something so large and complicated, and thus, first time I spent so much time on a single MOC.

Special thanks goes out to Cody G!! Without him, I would not be able to take part in the contest.

Now I'm taking a break, thanks for all rates/comments.

UPDATE: I made a mini of the ship here


Sketch of the Hrist during conception.


Trying to think of engine types.


Sketch of the floating walkway.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

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  February 14, 2011
Quoting The Lego Man ... Those eyes...THEY STARE INTO MY VERY SOUL!Haha, but no, really, i read this at night and my brain kind of made up that last part like a movie. Quite...creepy... Love the ship though!
Haha, that's awesome man, It's really good to hear I was able to convey that through pictures. Kind of a random/freaky thing all at the same time. Thanks for your thoughts on the ship, I'd love to revisit it someday with a new color scheme, It's my favorite design and I think it needs more clickie's!
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  February 14, 2011
Those eyes...THEY STARE INTO MY VERY SOUL!Haha, but no, really, i read this at night and my brain kind of made up that last part like a movie. Quite...creepy... Love the ship though!
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  November 24, 2010
Hehe that's really great! The ship's a real beauty.
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  November 8, 2010
Quoting Peter Mowry One of my favorites! Great work the amount of detail is amazing. Is there a longer book version to go along with this ship?
Thanks, nothing to go along with this, but now that you've started the idea, I'm a little intrigued. I have been thinking I needed to add some more story to my builds. Probably nothing for a while though, just focusing on MOC'ing starships for now. Again, thanks for your interest.
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  November 8, 2010
One of my favorites! Great work the amount of detail is amazing. Is there a longer book version to go along with this ship?
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  September 7, 2010
Great ship, interesting story, cool sets.~H
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  September 7, 2010
This post gave me a chuckle, as well as a jaw-on-the-floor moment.
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  September 7, 2010
Wow that's really awesome! The whole ship is sweet, and the other separate 'vigs' are also pretty cool!
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  September 3, 2010
I REALLY like this, It gave me some GREAT ideas, like REALLY good job you've done here.
  September 3, 2010
Nice moc. I love your props best though. They give me some great ideas for some future projects.
 I made it 
  August 31, 2010
Quoting Eric Mickle how did i get second this was way better than mine
Eh, I got a nice loooow score from one of the judges. No hard feelings though, I really liked your MOC. The lesson I learned at the end of the day is to not spend so much time on a MOC and enter it into a competition thats not so serious.
  August 31, 2010
how did i get second this was way better than mine
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  August 31, 2010
Too much to comment on to sum it up in this little space, so I'll just say I few of the things I loved. My favorite shot was the one of his looking down the barrel of the gun, it was a great perspective shot, and that's one freakin awesome ship!
  August 30, 2010
Congrats on 3rd place, this was a great build.
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  August 30, 2010
:O !!!!! W....WO.....WOW !!!! I love everything on this diorama.... The ship is SUPER MEGA COOL !! The base is SUPER MEGA COOL !!! the "tower" is SUPER MEGA COOL !!!!! Please "lego", I'm asking you to make a set for this one.... please please please ?????
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  August 30, 2010
Quoting Private Henderson I really like the eingine design, but the story was a little confusing... 4/5 ( -1 because the story confusmint)
Thanks for the suggestion Private, as soon as all the judges give their scores, maybe if I color code who is saying what, and slightly adjust some dialogue it may help to clear things up.
Quoting Jeff Fauble At first I wasn't sure what was different about this MOC, until I realized that it's the first time I've seen a story the interior of a minifig-scale ship. Most of the time you'll see a ship with no interior and a constructed set that represents the inside of the ship, but this actually goes inside and gets some great shots there.
Thanks man! I'm glad you noticed, I was getting ready to scrap the whole sketch because I wasn't sure it was big enough to get those shots...I was really surprised how big it looks when the guard is shining his flashlight in there. My favorite is when the power comes on, of course the monitors and pilot's helmet are adjusted, but I only added a real small hint of blue to get that effect.
Cedekane .
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Private Henderson
  August 29, 2010
I really like the eingine design, but the story was a little confusing... 4/5 ( -1 because the story confusmint)
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  August 29, 2010
Brilliant! Good job on the whole kit & caboodle. For dialog not being your forte, you sure did a good job. Liked that bid about the spacerat as well.
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  August 29, 2010
Lots of cool stuff here! Awesome, Dude!
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  August 29, 2010
At first I wasn't sure what was different about this MOC, until I realized that it's the first time I've seen a story the interior of a minifig-scale ship. Most of the time you'll see a ship with no interior and a constructed set that represents the inside of the ship, but this actually goes inside and gets some great shots there.
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  August 29, 2010
Sweet ship.
  August 29, 2010
O.O I was absolutely blown away by this entry!!!!! Size:10/10 Creativity:10/10 Detail: 12/10 Originality: 9/10 Total: 41!!! GOOD SHOW!!
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  August 29, 2010
You're welcome. :) Excellent build, this is an amazing design, even the boxes and side-builds look fantastic.
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  August 29, 2010
Fantastically awesome and ridiculously funny!!!
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  August 29, 2010
Pretty Cool! Good luckin the contest. >Eric
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  August 29, 2010
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! XD! I can't stop.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That was the best! That last part kind of scared me.... I wasn't expecting that at all.... That was awesome. Good job.
 
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