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Arance VI
Minifig-scale light cruiser
About this creation
As if you couldn't tell from the comments, this was "MOC of the Day" for Tuesday, January 13th, 2009. I think that's the first time anything of mine was MOTD since I've joined this website. It's about time! Anyways, I updated this with new pictures a while ago! I left the main photo the same, because something is wrong with the lighting in the new pictures. They're too dark and shadowy, but I think they're still better than the old ones, which are pretty blurry. You can see both the old and new pictures on Brickshelf. Anyways, everything about this MOC is mine except for the name. If you have another suggestion, then please leave it in a review and I'll consider using it. I tried to incorporate everything that a fourteen-person crew could need in a long-range vessel, such as a toilet, showers, a kitchen, et cetera. Therefore, it has a very detailed interior. The color scheme is an ugly mixture of white, gray (including light and dark gray and blay), orange, and trans-blue for windows. Here are some things that I don't like about it:
  • It can't launch fighters to defend itself. Most big spaceships can, such as Imperial Star Destroyers from Star Wars that launch TIEs. However, it does have lots of little gun turrets on it.
  • The colors are garbled in some places. I tried to keep them together on the outside, but I was running out of pieces. I can't just go get a bunch of LEGOŽ from BrickLink like most adults.
  • The underside is completely bare. I didn't even take pictures of it, but I assure you, there's nothing there.
Other than these things, I think it's pretty good. Now please enjoy my creation (and leave a comment)!



This ship has an interesting feature: most of the rooms are seperate, removable modules, kind of like escape pods. It was pretty difficult to implement because I had to make many more walls than you see on the outside, almost exhausting my supply of white, gray, blay, and orange bricks.

Here it is without any of the rooms.

The crew part 1, from left to right:
Chef, two medics, engineer, crew member 1, crew member 2, and crew member 3.

The crew part 2, from left to right:
Crew member 4, crew member 5, crew member 6, crew member 7, navigator, pilot, and captain.

The front section.

Secret hidden missile launchers!

I added a hatch to get a little bit of playability, but it's easier to simply remove the roof.

The interior of the front section, with crew member 7 reviewing the plotted course.

There are two hypersleep pods, so two people are sleeping at any given time.

Crew member 6 is in it right now. You can kind of see where he stores his hat. Crew member 3 is in the one that you can't see.

Both airlocks. I thought a ball-and-socket joint might make a good turret design, so I tried it here.

Airlock interior, with crew member 2 preparing to take the jetpack for a test run.

The bathroom.

It has a toilet, a shower, and a sink. There's a window into the airlock next to the sink, where a mirror would be more useful. Maybe it's that one-way glass where one side is a mirror and the other side is transparent. Just use your imagination!

The lights on the bathroom door indicate whether or not it is being occupied.

The kitchen.

From left to right, there's a double watercooler being used by crew member 5, a fridge, four burners, a table, a sink for washing dishes, and a pizza oven. The basic design for the table part of the kitchen was sort of inspired by Will M's chef vignette. However, there's no skinned rabbit.

The pizza oven.

The pizza oven has two decks. The tile on the top deck is some garlic. This is a really bad picture, but it was difficult to position the camera for it.

There's a space probe on top of the bathroom and kitchen.

Here's the same picture, except without the space probe.

There are two of them.

They have hidden weapons. To deploy them...

...lift up the solar panel...

...fold them out...

...and aim!

The lounge.

It has a couch, a computer, a table, and a TV. Crew member 4 is on the computer while crew member 1 is eating pizza.

The TV is just an Exploriens hologram piece with one of these on it.

The sickbay. You can see how I arbitrarily arranged the colors on the side that you don't see when it's on the ship. I can't imagine anything being painted like that in real life!

Sickbay interior.

The bridge.

The typical bridge layout: pilot and navigator sit at the controls in front while the captain sits behind them in a chair that spins.

Rear view.

The engine room, with the engineer at the controls.

Engineer close-up.

I'll leave you with a picture of the big gun turret. Now write a comment! I want to know what you think of it.

Response to whoever didn't like the background:
Fine! It's gone.


Response to Habuur:
I'll call it that. Thanks for the name.




Comments

  September 18, 2010
total AWESOMENESS!!!(can NOT begin to discribe)
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  September 18, 2010
Awesome! I love it! A masterpiece! Wonderful!!!!! Keep Building!! Check out my u boats!!!!
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  September 18, 2010
amazing ship. although it doesn't have fighters, its still an amzinjg ship. congrats on MOTD again!
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  September 18, 2010
Love the color scheme!...and the shape...and the detail. Hey, this is just an overall great ship! I think I most impressed with the ladder-well connecting the bridge and the rest of the ship; I wasn't expecting that. You truly built it as if it were actally going to be manned and flown. I like the approach to building where you say: If I were a mini-fig on this ship... Great job, sir.
  September 18, 2010
this is actually a really well designed frigate, and i think that the modular design works really well for assembly, storage, w/e... the color scheme is okay, becaise it kind of gives it that "i'm a merc, and i'm proud of my ship even though its rusty looking" look. great job
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  September 18, 2010
Reminds me of something out of space 1999 or some other Gerry Anderson show, with the modular design. Very cool.
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  September 18, 2010
man... how big is that thing? 5/5! check out my mocs!
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  September 18, 2010
Wow. Nice. I like how it can be separated into many parts. Really cool.
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  September 18, 2010
Congrats on MOtD! Great build. A little boxy, but overall fine. :)
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  April 3, 2010
Great modular design. Awesome!
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  July 23, 2009
Wow, amazing starship. Really big, and I like it how it can seperate to other parts.
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  July 15, 2009
My starship vs your starship! haha. knowing from experience, that's gotta weigh a good bit. 5/5
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  April 9, 2009
I was about to say its a little multi colored but it works and looks good. nice module design.
Nate Bush
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Pedro Cuahchic
  February 13, 2009
Fantastic MOC - well done! Love the modularity.
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  January 22, 2009
holy cow this is crazy huge!! i love it sooo much! now make it an imperial of republic ship populated by stormies or clones, and my dream will come true!!
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  January 22, 2009
Well, I like it, but there is room for improvement. However I think that using the multi-color on the side like that makes it look battle damaged! Or maybe I'm just crazy... ... Oh well good MOC, keep it up!
Nate Bush
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marshal commander andrew venn
  January 13, 2009
wow this is so COOL!!! i like the way you can see every room interior. i like the command bridge best.
Nate Bush
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Kevin Alarcon
  January 13, 2009
That is so cool!!! I wish I could build one of those monsters!!!! So much detail! And in Minifig scale!!!
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  January 13, 2009
Well. I think we can all say this rocks.
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  January 13, 2009
Very cool design. I'm a sucker for modular designs like this. A lot of the modular ships I've seen, though, are simply a spine with a bunch of box rooms attached. You did a really good job of using the modules to give the ship itself a shape rather than just using boxes.
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  January 13, 2009
This is so amazing how did you know how to build it because its so detailed and awesome you must be a super genius with lots of lego!!!!!
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  January 13, 2009
Excellent . it must have taken you days to build it
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  January 13, 2009
FANTASTIC! Great job dude, i like all the playability it has, with all the rooms. Very cool. does anybody remember LEGOŠ System?
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  January 13, 2009
Great ship and good MOTD. Check out some of my large scale ships.
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  January 13, 2009
Awesome. nice job
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  January 13, 2009
I'm happy that you're on the front page :) The highlight of this MOC for me is that sections of it come apart.
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  January 13, 2009
I think it would be kinda cool if the "skeleton" could be airtight and fly on its own, and the rest of the compartments would be specific and attach to fit the mission that it is on. I also agree that it looks like a Rebel Star Destroyer, you should make a Rebel Death Star next. hahahaha, but really, it is still really cool, and congrats on MOCotd.
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  January 13, 2009
Awsome! I like how you can seperate all of the rooms. I also like all of the detail. Congrats on MOC of the Day!
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  January 13, 2009
congrats on moc of the day :)
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  January 13, 2009
This is great! The removable cabins are a really good idea!
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  January 13, 2009
Congratulation on MOCTD, this one really deserve it !!!
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  January 13, 2009
Maybe Rainbow Cruiser? Because of all the colors. Looks very good.
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  January 13, 2009
The Creamsicle is MOCotd! Congrats, Nate. =)
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  January 13, 2009
that's sweet especially the lounge!
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  December 6, 2008
man u must had to have a lot a time on ur own hands this is OMG amazing i relly like how u can take it appart and play inside wth it!!! only seggestion is to make a hanger bay other than that it is....... well lets just say i have no word to describe this moc!!! would u mind if u can check and possobly review my mocs, if u have the time??? awsome work, awsome work...
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  November 24, 2008
never mind about my last comment when I was CJ H it looks better without a hanger
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  October 16, 2008
Nice! The backgrounds not that bad though...
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  June 28, 2008
you SHOULD put a hanger in it .
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  June 15, 2008
MY best part? The heavy cannons... DUDE you gave me a HUGE HUGE idea, thanks!
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  June 8, 2008
i Just realized its like a star wars rebel stardestroyer
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  May 26, 2008
I haven't reviewed this?!? Wow, let me tell you right now, this is awesome. One of the best builds here on MOCpages.
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  March 30, 2008
What I love in this MOC is that's a sort of a mix beetween "Classic" Space and a SW Destroyer. The shape is unusual but, in a way, realistic. A very beautiful "Space Boat" ! PS : answer to your review : yes, it's cool that TLC creates new parts every year, but sometime, I would prefer some "old" parts in new color !
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  March 18, 2008
This is an awsome ship. The color scheme is cool despite being rather convoluded. In the future it is imaginable that spacecraft would not require enormous crews to run. And the problems of fitting a realistically sized crew into a lego ship are obvious. :)
  February 11, 2008
Attention to detail is amazing, for someone who's actually been on a naval ship this is a good space reprsentation of one, a few things though, add a recreation room, and add fire-fighting equipment. This would most likely be classifed as a Frigate so you wouln't need to launch fighters. Real Navy ships have alot more than 14 people, destroyers have around 300 and frigates around 200, cruisers around 500, and aircraft carriers have about 3,200 people for ships crew, 2,300 for the air wing. What many people forget is how many people it takes to maintain such large fighting platforms.
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  February 5, 2008
SWEET,I love the pie shape,and those giant turrets.The colour scheme is great and the removeable cabins are really cool!I am going to make a cruiser eventually.
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  December 20, 2007
AMAZING!super detailed interior.i need to build a cruisr soon....*sigh*
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  October 24, 2007
this is an awsome cruiser!!!! Nice design, i like the bridge.
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  September 24, 2007
Very good :D looks nice. come and see my mocs
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  September 19, 2007
Nice size and I like the removable cabins. Good Work!
  August 7, 2007
you got man you da legomaster
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  April 20, 2007
An amazing design. I would imagine you spent many hours working on this one. Phenomenal job - keep it up. Lee.
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  March 31, 2007
dude i think they mean the background of the ship
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  March 7, 2007
Niiice. Id love to build something that big. Kinda has the shape of the star destroyer without the command bridge. I love it!
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  March 7, 2007
very good its kinda weird though with the orange you should try some more star wars stuff man oh and PLEASE CHANGE YOU PAGES BACKGROUND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE
  March 7, 2007
CHange the back ground!! ahhh going down from insane!!! I like how you made them pods and all that. Very creative, though I'm not sure what it does to playability. It seems very spacious for a space ship in side, and personally I think it's better as a light cruiser or destroyer than capital ship.
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  March 7, 2007
please please change your background!!!!!!!!!!!!its just awful!!!!!!!!!;) now the ship is nice and i think the probes are brilliant!!the overall shape is a bit too blocky and regular for me but thats just taste...its actually pretty big in size isnt it?its a big amount of work! so keep up the good job!!! with the same amount of bricks you could have made a microscale supercruiser! GO MICROSCALE! dont bother with these weird proportionned minifigs...they bring no good;p i rated this 4/5 and the i reconsidered the modular aspect...the size of the crew and the brilliant coloring that hides really well the fact that you couldnt stick to a simpler color scheme and thats admirable... it actually diserves a 5/5 ;) here you go!
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  March 7, 2007
Good job! Personally, I don't think it looks THAT great.... but I DEFINATELY can appreciate the amount of effort you put into it. I think it would look better if it were... sorta BENT more... I don't know... anyway, I can see you put a lot of work into this, and I think that's what counts!
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  March 7, 2007
Yet another beautifully complicated creation from Nate! The modular concept is nothing new but the design of the ship is refreshingly streamlined. the four colours work very well together - plenty of white, a chunky lot of grey, a smattering of bley and a few, well positioned pieces of orangey goodness. Another MOC triumph...excellente! ;)
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  March 7, 2007
pure pwnage.
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  March 7, 2007
cool! nice triangular space ship! im sure it took u a long time to build right? good job
 
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