Some of you avid lego book readers might recognize this Space Shuttle from "The Unofficial Lego Builders Guide" and for the most part you would be right. I changed the design to open the payload doors and added the Rocket Boosters amd Fuel Tank. The whole overall design is to the proper scale of about 1:185. I threw in my own design for the red, white and blue rockets to give the model some character.
The payload doors are open and the satelite has been let go. I used some 1x2 half arches and 2x4 half arches to get a close shape and to have enough room in the payload room.
The satelite was made using 1x 1x1 w/ studs on all sides, 1x lever, 1x 1x1 cone brick, 2x 1x1 top grabbers, 2x 1x2 w/ handles, and 2x 1x2 grills. Very easy to build.
Heres the side view of the the Shuttle and Rockets. The rockets bend mainly because of the weight and I haven't had great luck with inserting axles into the 2x2 cylinders, so if anyone has any luck please help me.
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