The Border patrol cruiser Loki is optimised for deep space tactical deployment. Two men crew, four offensive guns, six defensive guns, anti-missile rockets, defense screens, droid support, two bunks.
About this creation
This used to be the first I built since I have picked up building LEGO again, but I kept on modfying it; adding detail, building larger, so that as you can see it here it hardly resembles the original thing.
Two bunks for the crew to get some shut eye while the ship flies on auto-pilot. The top bunk is stored upright to save what little space there is, it can be pulled down for a crew member to sleep under the stars.
Engineering droid, docked on the starboard stern wing. With this gadget the following convesation won't take place; CO: "Go and fix the port thruster, boyo!" Grunt: "But... Do you know how cold it is out there?!" CO: "No matter, you'll be warm when you have your head stuffed in the exhaust!" Grunt: "But there's fighting out there! Blasters blasting, missiles flying..." CO: "Aagh, Belgium! I'll go and fix it myssss..." ... and as the air gets sucked out, so is the CO and the grunt.
As soon as you see this, you realise you're too late to start waving a white flag, as you're busy extinguishing fires, plugging holes, screaming "MOMMY!" and eventually dying in the cold dark vacuum of space.
Bow: This manoeuver very nearly destroyed my fragile MOC, but I had to capture this as well... (note to self; inform space fleet command that BPC hull integrity may be compromised when flying upside down...)
In the middle of the ship you see the docked USV, with right behind it the life-lines for when the Loki is docked, under the white pane is the lateral defense turret hidden, and behind this is the docking station of the tactical droid
Propulsion: "Space is big, really big, you won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big space really is. You may think it is a long way to the chemist on the corner, but that's just peanuts compared to space..." [quote H2G2] Well it's true! So one needs a lot of speed...
starboard view: (I really like putting bricks together in different ways than just snapping the studs together. As a result the structure keeps on "flipping"; the pilot pod is normal with the studs facing up, right behind it they face downward, to face front in the middle section, upward again for the front part of the main hull, and finally backward in the crew pod. Fun this may be, hull integrity becomes somewhat of a worry...)
USV: since not ervery angle of the Loki is covered, this droid can patrol the defense perimeter to S&D missiles. It is equiped with twin guns and its own defense screen emittersSecondly, it is another eye in the sky fro the crew.
USV: (At one night I became fed up with building the large, increasingly fragile BPC, and started to snap some bricks together in an illogical way. This little gadget came together rather splendidly, imfao)