SWG's SoroSuub 3000, the same type of ship as Lando's Lady Luck. This is actually a repost, with the origional posted in my gallery in Lego Universe Creation Lab. Built it back when I was in high school in '04ish, with the final creation in '07 that you see here.
As you can tell, I did not have much of a color selection to work with... but I might fix that in the far future. To quote my little brother, Multicolored creations are a badge of honor! It says "I am home built, with pieces of my fallen comrades!" I think that works well in this case.
Now it is packed away in a storage unit as I have been in the military since then. Someday I shall reopen and set it up, along with taking better pictures... maybe one with all the panels removed.
Well, I'll start with the nose. Basically, I at the start had tried to cram as much as the origional into my creation. After staring at it in game afterwards, it is actually smaller then it should be. But most Lego sets are like that, so it fits in. If you remove the tip of the nose, the top all the way to where the cockpit begins opens up like a reversed hood. I have the ship galley there with a few tables and seats.
On the sides right after the curve of the nose straightens out, there are panels that can open up to the Reactor/Escape Pod room (starboard side) and also the bedroom (port side). I also added a hatch on the starboard side where the ship can hook up to stations and other starships.
The cargo hold (where the main observation room used to be) is probably where I worked on the longest, trying to remodel the interior. So far it has gone through maybe 3 or so styles with this one here being the last. It also has a working cargo lift elevator that is about 8 wide by 10 long that you can see taking up most of the space. Underneith, the elevator has a second set of doors to protect it. You can also see I added a overhead walkway that leads from the after end up to where the cockpit is.
On the bottom deck, there is usually two speeders I have in there amoung the crates and stuff that the ship would transport. But yes, just to give you a good visual I once had packed away all of Subulba's podracer from the 7171 set in there. Had to disasemble it quite a bit, but it was doable. Defianly was heavy afterwards.
One of the plans I have in store for it is maybe paneling up all the windows and making the 2nd deck walkway skinnier so it does not look as cramped up in there.
Here you can see the top of the 3rd deck observation room where the crew would relax or hold their meetings. Right underneith it is the ship's Operation room where the turret controls would be. On the starboard side of that room, there is a small panel that can be removed to access that where I got battle droids manning the controls. It's not really that big, but it is more of a back room. I doubt the droids mind that.
A shot of the port wing and engine. Nothing much special here... though maybe one of the other reworks I might do is make the engines appear more ovalish instead of round. Though I might have grown fond of this style that I might not change it. It's mostly modeled after the Y-wing engine, which is fairly funny for a ship of its size. Anyways, I think the wing curves came out very nicely.
When I first made the Yacht, the bottom was thin enough that the front actualy drooped downward from the weight of the nose! So over the years, I had ended up reinforcing it and curving it so it was not just plain flat on the bottom. Now it is a stable platform that can hold the weight. I only extended it about one brick more, so it was not that much.
Same with the front, the underside of the main room was just as bad. When I first made the yacht, it was a yacht and not a frieghter like it is now. The only issue was I had these huge gap where the windows would be and I did not put anything there because we ran out of windows, and just used imagination for the longest time.
With the large gaps where the windows should have been and with the thin deck, the structure was just as bad. So one of the prioraties was to reinforce the bottom as well (eventually opening a gap big enough for the elevator) which I did near the last years. Another was to fill in the window gap and that was fixed fast.
Last part of the Yacht was where the balcony would be. From here you can see I was running out of pieces, so out of the whole ship that might be the thinnist part of the ship. It still looks alright though. You can also see in the upper part of the picture that the 3rd deck is completly off. With it off, you can somewhat make out the passageway that would lead to the elevator. Plus the operations room that the passageway would go past and around. You can see the heads of the 2 brownish colored Battle Droids that man it in there.
Quoting Charles Leahy
NICE! This is an awesome ship. Isn't this a star wars extended universe ship? The name is on the tip of my tounge but I can't seem to remeber LOL. Anyway nice build.
Lol, yep it is, and thank you :). I have the technical name shown, but its basicaly the same ship as Lando's "Lady Luck" yacht. This is just the version from the Star Wars Galaxies MMO... which looks nothing like other games like the one from Jedi Outcast.
Quoting Sno- Man
I just remembered mine and how cool it crashed
Yep! I remember when we had them side by side on the table and we just sat on the couch and stared at them. That ship could have had a future too. Could ahve reinforced it more using smaller parts and just make the bottom thicker. Then divide the bottom up into rooms like how some of the blueprints showed. Too bad we didn't use a camera back then.
Thanks! And hehe, yes as you can see I was not big on keeping with any set color as it was hard to do so in the first place. Someday, I plan on making it either all grey textured, or all white and turning it back into a yacht.