MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop SSV Normandy SR2-A (MkII)Spacecraft
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
SSV Normandy SR2-A (MkII)
Rate it  12345       Add a comment Add a comment   Zoom in  Zoom in
70cm replica of the Stealth Frigate from Mass Effect 2 and 3. Considerably smaller than my more renowned SR2, this version is designed to be more playable, but with more accuracy.
About this creation


Sorry I've not updated in a while, was a little disheartened when the CUUSOO project was shut down when they changed their terms of service. The project had a decent amount of support (just over the 1000 mark as I recall) when it was killed and I wasn't given any additional information as to why and just had to work it out for myself. My guess is that all Mass Effect related projects were in violation of the new TOS, which was changed to specify that no content be based off of first person shooter games, which is fair enough - I just wish they'd let me know.

Here's the latest version - I may go through and update the old images at some point, I may not. Originally, I had planned to build my own version, and in fact ordered and received one third of the parts needed, but issues beyond my control have prevented the completion. I'll be sure to update this page if I continue with construction.



I know a couple of people have built or are in the process of constructing this model and am aware of a couple of issues:
- The space for another row of plates at the back of the wings is there on the LDD file because the program had some placement issues. In the real model, filling this space is advisable as it adds support for the engines.
- The stand is insufficient to hold the weight of the model and may not be placed at the center of gravity. I would advise constructing your own until I have updated. This will not likely happen until I have built my own version
-The cowlings at the very backs of the engines can be fragile. To add strength, addition of a 1x1 round plate or tile between them where the components do not connect (inner side on the current LDD) is advised.


This MOC is a direct response to the interest expressed in my last SR2, which was itself inspired by a member of the community. Fear not, I am still working on designs for the monster, but being over 100 miles away from her for the most part of 2 years has made things difficult.

The biggest limitation of the 1.26m Normandy will always be here sheer size - most people wanting to recreate her for themselves will be hampered by the number of parts required. So to address this, I set about creating a smaller rendition from scratch. This means that the parts for the smaller ship total a fraction of the cost of her bigger sister - I estimate $200-$300 compared to the quoted $819 of Jeremy Pettit's LDD version of the big'un.



As you can see, I'm no photoshop expert.



But it can't hurt to try, right?



..right?

She's not quite a SHIP. 88 studs/70.4cm to be precise. But this isn't a bad thing. It means less weight, so more structurally sound. But the bit you really care about - it should be swooshable. Much more so than my unwieldy 'Big SR2' (which could be swooshed with some difficulty!)

That doesn't mean I skimped on the detail though, no sir.

This iteration of the Normandy features all the usual features and more. Opening hangar bay, retractable Thanix cannons, movable thrusters, hinge-opening roof section as well as the ability to retract all four engines closer to the hull for FTL flight.
I've also fitted a preliminary interior at the rear of the hangar bay which includes a mini-cockpit (complete with Joker and EDI) as well as a galaxy map.






So, Alliance colours first, Cerberus below. Featuring a display stand emblazoned with the insignia of the Systems Alliance cerca Mass Effect (one). I initially had doubts about the new paint scheme the SR2 sports in the third game, but it's starting to grow on me. I don't really know what to say, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

















The promised Cerberus livery. It still holds a special place in my heart. The same display stand, this time sporting the distinctive black and orange of the Cerberus logo. I opted for the same dark grey hull scheme as on the bigger counterpart because is allows the window lines to be distinguished. I've included the black version in the LDD file so you can decide for yourself. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments section below - I'd like to get as many opinions on the matter as I can.











No SR2 would be complete without the trusty UT-74 Kodiak shuttle - which caused countless headaches during construction due to the extra width demanded by the 'A' variant's guns. The shuttle also features poseable engines as well as a hinging roof allowing it to carry one minifigure.









Both shuttle variants are designed to fit snugly into the hangar bay of the Normandy.

Thank you for your time. Make your words below.

EDIT: Design version 2.3 is now available as the building instructions. If you wish to use the wantedbricks parts list generator for the Alliance (blue) colourscheme, you must first change the colour of the 4x4 wedge plates on the dorsal blue stripe of engines 2 and 3 (closest to hull) to a colour that is in the wantedbricks database (black works fine).

Instructions are back up and working now ^^


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  June 7, 2014
I'm getting some sort of error message with the 1 x 1 slopes when I upload them to the Bricklink site. Would anyone know how to fix that?
 I like it 
  March 31, 2014
Fantastic shaping. Beautiful ships, congrats on MOTD.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2014
Phenomenal work! You definitely did it justice. Nailed the shaping. Excellent!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2014
WOW, congrats on a well deserved MOTD! ~Marc
 I like it 
  March 31, 2014
Bellissime!!!! ;)
 I made it 
  November 28, 2013
You can obtain a parts list by importing the LDD file into a program called Wanted Bricks (http://www.nolberger.se/lego/wantedbricks/). As Steven suggested, I'd separate and save the version of the ship you want to its own file so that you're not also importing the parts for the other version.
  November 28, 2013
This is amazing. I have never done a huge Lego build such as this before but I am dedicated to getting into the craft and I think this is the perfect place to start. Not to sound like a broken record but does anyone have a parts list? I have no idea how to determine what to buy to build this kit and I'm very eager to get started!
 I like it 
  October 18, 2013
I really need the parts list xml file. Can anyone help?
 I like it 
  September 21, 2013
Andy C, would you mind sending me the list you are using? It would be greatly appreciated.
 I like it 
  September 16, 2013
Lovbe this, got the parts list and have started ordering the bits :)
  August 31, 2013
Amazing does anyone have a parts list for this so I can go shopping? And I can't get my LDD program to load this ... am I doing something wrong
  July 16, 2013
Luc, it may just take that long. It took around 4 or so hours for some SR 1 directions and this has 2 models at 2800 pieces each if memory serves. Select one of the ships then do directions...then go to work or something. :P
 I like it 
  May 19, 2013
This is fantastic!!!!! I really want to build it, but unfortunately the lego digital designer always freezes when I tell it to generate instructions...any help?
 I made it 
  March 16, 2013
Quoting Phil Corrado Yea I don't see it either.
I had some Issues with uploading the instructions a few weeks ago so I left my email address for requests. All sorted now though.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2013
Yea I don't see it either.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2013
Is the download still available, I can't see the link :/
  March 11, 2013
Where do you go to get the instructions?
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
Just finished building the Cerberus version, even printed out the text and stuck it on and it looks fantastic. It took a couple of days since LDD generated instructions were useless for the most part, but I figured it out eventually. Thanks for sharing this.
 I like it 
  December 31, 2012
I can't seem to get the link to work, I click on it and it just brings up text. I have downloaded and updated LDD. I am open to suggestions on this one. Working on a Mac if that makes any difference.
 I like it 
  September 6, 2012
I've been able to find all the parts for this (the Cerberus) project on the bricklink site. It took ordering from a bout 20 or so different sellers but all the parts are there. I suggest making a checklist of all the parts and checking off the part and quantity as you purchases them. http://www.bricklink.com/index.asp
  September 5, 2012
Yeah, me too. I can't seem to find all the parts....
 I like it 
  August 31, 2012
love the design, it's epic. I'm currently trying to order the parts, but a lot of them arn't showing up on the lego site, is there a specific site to order from or just the main lego one?
  July 21, 2012
I didn't even think of that. I wonder if EA did some legal crap to have it taken down. I've been checking frequently for a response from Ben, but nothing yet.
  July 21, 2012
This is awesome! I am so impressed ^^ I went to cuusoo but I cant rate it as its gone!! I noticed they dont have any Mass Effect designs up now. I think EA has been frowny....
 I like it 
  July 9, 2012
why did you delete the lego cussoo project?
 I like it 
  July 6, 2012
I've just set up a page showing my progress on the Cerberus version. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/331359 Thank you Ben for posting the instruction. I'm having a blast building this beauty
  June 21, 2012
What happened to the support page on the Lego site? I supported the design about a month ago and posted a link on a mass effect message board trying to get people to support it. I checked 2 days later and the page was deleted? People thought I was playing a prank or something because it happened so fast.
 I made it 
  May 24, 2012
Quoting richard fabian hey i've tried to download the plans but it say it needs to licence? help
That'd probably be your LDD software. Make sure you have set up and run Lego Digital Designer at least once first before opening the file.
  May 23, 2012
hey i've tried to download the plans but it say it needs to licence? help
 I like it 
  May 16, 2012
I just ordered the missing parts for the V2.3. Luckily I've only finished the wings/engines. I would recommend adding a black plate 1x2 to the engines, it would go right at the back, to keep the wall plates from getting squeezed together. Also another black plate 1x2 added to the wing structure that is encased in the farthest (all black) engine. Place it at the bottom of the last row of 1x's. This will greatly minimize the engine from rocking.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting Donald Hallama I'm going to be building the Cerberus version. The parts are in the mail. She cost just over $300. I'll try and post pics of the build.
Great to hear! I've got cash for the time being, and with a very favourable pound-dollar exchange rate, will be ordering my parts within the next 48 hours. I should warn you, I don't think I updated the designs here on Mocpages to V2.3 when you ordered, so be prepared for a potential structural weakness in the bow section. The remedy is fairly simple though, so if you already few parts, you should be able to modify it with little trouble. Good luck and thanks for the support!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
I'm going to be building the Cerberus version. The parts are in the mail. She cost just over $300. I'll try and post pics of the build.
 I like it 
  April 10, 2012
I don't like sci-fi much but this thing is beautiful!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2012
Supported this project on cuusoo and blackmailed all my friends to do the same >:D Amazing model. I downloaded the LDD files and started modifying one into the SR1 http://mocpages.com/moc.php/316854 Anything you would suggest?
  March 27, 2012
Hey, would you mind posting one in the colours of ME1? That would be really cool! ~Marc
 I made it 
  March 22, 2012
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde I would have liked the Alliance´s Normandy SR2 in the colours from ME1
I hadn't thought of that, in fact, I'd done the opposite an one point - rendering my SR1 in ME3 blue!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
sweet looking.
 I like it 
  March 18, 2012
Well Hey! Why don't ya build the big one in the background eh? Great Normandy though.
 I like it 
  March 18, 2012
Very nice, no, awesome! Although I would have liked the Alliance´s Normandy SR2 in the colours from ME1, but like you said: the colours start to grow on me. ~Cheers
 I like it 
  March 18, 2012
Wicked!
 I like it 
  March 18, 2012
So, the Normandy gets a new paint job in the third game? Looks good, judging by your great rendition here. I still need to get that game, but I'm saving for something else at the moment :/
  March 18, 2012
This is amazing. Very impressive detail and moving parts. It is perfect. The only improvement I could imagine is somehow making the room under the top of the hull modular, so you can have a set of rooms (like the AI core, Shepard's cabin, or the engineering bay) and swap them out. Lego needs to pay you some bank, and get on this ASAP!
 
By Ben Fellowes
Add to my favorite builders

98
people like this. See who.

27,709 visitors
42 comments
Added March 17, 2012
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop SSV Normandy SR2-A (MkII)Spacecraft


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use