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Chromatic Dipolarization
About this creation
Several months ago, I had an idea to build a ship that was brightly colored on one side and grayscale on the other. I finally found the time and inspiration to get it done.






Much of the design of this ship simply comes down to patterns of repeated elements. Right now I'd like to thank Phipson, the Lego Company, and the MOCie voters: The dark blay pieces on the front came from the prize I received.


The side 'gills' on this craft were the starting point of the build. They were built one day while I was sorting and they were what gave me the idea for color and grayscale. They sat around for quite a while while I tried to figure out a design.


Heh, that rather dashingly handsome pilot reminds me of someone...


Even ships not rated for combat need some sort of weaponry for self defense. This ship carries several heat seeking missiles to deal with bullies.


Did I mention that they fold out of sight? Everyone loves playable features, and most new pilots spend a few good minutes repeatedly opening and closing the missile bay. It's kind of like playing with the power windows in a new car.


One inspiration for this design was Dave Kaleta's Icarus. Dave won the MOC-Olympics this year, and it's easy to see why.


On the back of each wing in an impulse thruster and a maneuvering jet.


Another impulse thruster on the end of the fin.


Ad we now make the transition to the other side of the craft, which is completely identical aside from being brightly colored.




Here we have purple and green. I would have preferred to keep exclusively to primary colors on the left side and only white, silver, and gray on the right, but I ended up having to use black, dark gray, green, and purple along the way.


Ground control to Major Tom, your canopy has been struck by an intergalactic slime amoeba! Can you see anything?
Barely. It looks like someone with gigantic greasy hands touched the windshield and didn't wipe it off afterwards!


Oh. That's better, the old blur lens does wonders for smudges. It's just like they used to do with Captain Kirk's closeup shots so you couldn't see the wrinkles or the toupee!










One of the few pieces not divided into halves, this warp thruster is capable of up to warp 7. The booster ring wrapped around it increases the power and allows it to operate indefinitely without overheating. Sadly, I didn't have enough of the pieces in color to divide it completely into two parts.




I'd like to give a shout out to Hans Dendauw, his Veridian Inferno got me wanting to give this ship another shot, and turned me onto nnenn's cockpit box, which, with a few modifications, proved to be the perfect starting point. Because the design is so versatile, I was able to create a studs-down underside. I had to use the black piece because of part limitations.

Now that I'm pretty much done with classes and exams, I should have about a month to relax and build some stuff I've been meaning to work on. Working on this ship has been a blast, and I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I did making it.



Comments

  July 15, 2014
Those wings. You're cheating. Stop. Lol.
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  October 28, 2012
Hey Jeff can I have your email? I want to interview you for a book I'm making of the worlds best Lego builders. Please reply. Nate.
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  September 21, 2011
I like it. A very unique star-ship.
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  March 9, 2011
i really thought that you tried to reflect the title pics s sun reflection on one side of the ship at first, but, you went for 2 different sided colors, interesting, i m kind of in bed with symetry, but, once in a while, i like to go where i have nt been before, so sometimes, i do asymetric stuff, this is a good example of how it s properly done, great work jeff!
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  December 7, 2010
Quoting Ewen Albright Woah, this ship is awesome. There should totally be a videogame where you fly this thing around blowing up incredibly weak alien ships resembling insects.
I'd love to see it if it was. Perhaps in the future I'll expand upon this theme. I've already come up with a few concepts for other ships and technology.
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  December 7, 2010
Woah, this ship is awesome. There should totally be a videogame where you fly this thing around blowing up incredibly weak alien ships resembling insects.
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  December 7, 2010
well, you took inspiration, and you seriously came up with your own interpretation and design, this is fantastic mate!
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  December 6, 2010
whoa! nice dude epic ships and nice backgrounds :3
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  December 6, 2010
This thing is a piece of art.
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  December 6, 2010
This looks like some space vessel from 2001 Space Odyssey only colored. This is a very interesting piece with very interesting color scheme. Great work!
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  December 5, 2010
Very awesome design and colors Jeff!
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  December 4, 2010
Quoting Athanasios Lazarou LOVE the design, but I'm just not quite likin' the colors on the one side... otherwise, Great job! =)
When I started, I preferred the gray. That side looked like a serious ship, while the other side looked like a colorful toy rocket ship. After looking at the wings for a while, though, I fell in love with the yellow & blue configuration. I don't underestimate the uses of bright primary colors anymore.
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  December 4, 2010
LOVE the design, but I'm just not quite likin' the colors on the one side... otherwise, Great job! =)
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  December 4, 2010
Lovely stuff Jeff. I personally enjoy the bold colour use more than the greyscale side but it all works very nicely. The construction is great. Looking forward to seeing more of your holiday builds!
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  December 4, 2010
This has such a left-brain, right-brain feel to it. Glad to see nnenn's cockpit box making the rounds; it's such a great place to start ANY ship and lends itself to small modifications that will accommodate various windscreens. Anyway, great ship, hope you get a few builds in during your break.~H
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  December 4, 2010
Very interesting and unique with fun part usage. Pleasing to the eye!
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  December 4, 2010
Strange, wacky, wonderful. I like it! :D Very cool design, I love the right side. The blueish and the orange together look amazing! Terrific job, sir!
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  December 4, 2010
Very cool.
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  December 4, 2010
Quoting Ludgonious . While I love the concept of the dual sided ship, I have to say the color side is so much cooler. Nice engine design too. Consider it stolen.
At first I liked the gray side better, but as the color side developed I really began to love the boldness of it. And feel free to steal away, but here's a tip: The ring won't stick on the wheel on it's own, and you'll have to wrap some stickers around the wheel to bulk it out enough for the ring to stick on with friction. (Unless you are fine with non-purist techniques.)
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  December 4, 2010
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy Wow, this must be two-faceīs dream ship. The different colour idea makes it unique and the technique reminds me a bit of H. R. Gigerīs works.
I remember thinking the same thing at first. However, Frank Gorshin, who played the Riddler in the 60's Batman series also played a character on Star Trek that better illustrates my ideas. http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Bele.jpg
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  December 4, 2010
Quoting E.K.O . It's amazing, i love the color scheme. The wings and back looks a bit fragile though, is it very sturdy?
The body of the ship is very strong and has survived falling many times. However, the wings are very fragile and the ring falls apart at the drop of a hat. I've had to repair them many times during photographing.
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  December 4, 2010
Best spacecraft I saw in months. I am in awe.
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  December 4, 2010
Nice split colors. I really like the curves.
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  December 4, 2010
This looks brilliantly built!
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  December 4, 2010
While I love the concept of the dual sided ship, I have to say the color side is so much cooler. Nice engine design too. Consider it stolen.
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  December 4, 2010
Beautiful, an excellent build mate.
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  December 4, 2010
It's amazing, i love the color scheme. The wings and back looks a bit fragile though, is it very sturdy?
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  December 4, 2010
I never saw that before !! Amazing shape and design. I love your technique for the round stuff and of course the colors !!!! Awesome !!!
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  December 4, 2010
Wow, this must be two-faceīs dream ship. The different colour idea makes it unique and the technique reminds me a bit of H. R. Gigerīs works.
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  December 4, 2010
Wow Jeff! For a moment I thought you had somehow taken my idea for a spaceship - but I'm glad to see you didn't. This is a piece of genius and brilliant utilization of that technique! Nice to see my idea could still be an original :) ~Thoy
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  December 4, 2010
Amazing! And just to show my n@rdyness, this is completely possible, being so close to a star could cause it to separate the light, and it would pass through the vessel. Illustrating this possible effect in LEGO, well that's just awesome! Keep up the good work! -Ultra
Jeff Fauble
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  December 3, 2010
It's a beauty, no doubt about it.
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  December 3, 2010
Quoting Suboken Project Sometimes a bowl of vanilla ice cream with some chocolate syrup really hits the spot. Other times an exotic multi chocolate, multi layered, multi fruit topping extravaganza is what is needed to complement a great meal. Your build is both! It's clean and exotic all at once. Great build!
What are you, a food critic? ;) Thanks for the compliment, it's unlike any I've heard before. :)
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  December 3, 2010
Sometimes a bowl of vanilla ice cream with some chocolate syrup really hits the spot. Other times an exotic multi chocolate, multi layered, multi fruit topping extravaganza is what is needed to complement a great meal. Your build is both! It's clean and exotic all at once. Great build!
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  December 3, 2010
The colors, contrast and rendering techniques are impeccable. phenomenal work
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  December 3, 2010
The "two personalities" definitely makes it unique!
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  December 3, 2010
Quoting Matt The Backward One I like the coloration, but I really enjoyed the slanted brick technique you used. I noticed that the pilot has a discolored arm on one side. Attention to detail, or coincidence? Great work; 5/5!
Glad you noticed. The torso, right arm and leg, and helmet visor are colorless, while the left leg and arm, helmet and waist are brown. If I had been thinking, I would have used blue instead, because I have that helmet in blue and it would've matched the primary colors.
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  December 3, 2010
I like the coloration, but I really enjoyed the slanted brick technique you used. I noticed that the pilot has a discolored arm on one side. Attention to detail, or coincidence? Great work; 5/5!
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  December 3, 2010
hey nice. for some reason, the multicolored side wings remind me of the Johto pokemon Ho-oh. it is all multicolored and a bird. but the ship is really unique and cool.
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  December 3, 2010
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Gorgeous design, very birdlike. I don't know which side I prefer, the grey-scale or the multi-colour... can't decide, it is very beautifully made and very very creative.
I'm not sure if I like either side better, either. The grey side is somewhat ethereal, while the other side looks more like a brightly coloured bird or a big firecracker.
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  December 3, 2010
Gorgeous design, very birdlike. I don't know which side I prefer, the grey-scale or the multi-colour... can't decide, it is very beautifully made and very very creative.
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  December 3, 2010
Very nice design and parts usage! I love the color/BW split idea. You done Dave K proud!
  December 3, 2010
Whoa, trippy man. Great technique/color study! Also a nod to your pick for the main pic, works out nice.
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  December 3, 2010
I can only say that this has reached the area of a cross between epic, stunning, and simply beautiful. ~Ryan
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  December 3, 2010
Quoting W Mark The two-sided nature is cool... it's almost like having two seperate spacecraft for the Bricklink orders of one. It's a shame you didn't have all the pieces to do this exactly how you wanted, but it's still a beauty of a build.
Thanks. It would have been better if I'd had the parts, but I'm still very satisfied with the outcome. I may revisit this idea again, and build one with the colors on the other side. Hopefully by then I'll have the pieces.
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  December 3, 2010
The two-sided nature is cool... it's almost like having two seperate spacecraft for the Bricklink orders of one. It's a shame you didn't have all the pieces to do this exactly how you wanted, but it's still a beauty of a build.
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  December 3, 2010
Nice colors, detail and shape!
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  December 3, 2010
This highlights a favorite technique of mine, so I automatically like it. But, you went the extra mile and found a way to realize your vision in the process; well done.
 
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