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Public Space Transport
About this creation
Here we have my public space transport. This particular vehicle doesn’t have a name for the same reason that taxis or buses don’t have names. This craft is strictly for intergalactic travel. This is the smallest craft that I have built to date, and that, in itself, posed a challenge. Trying to reel in my tendencies to build large will always be difficult for me. It is also the first ship that I’ve built that is completely without weaponry. I’m going to refer to this one as a WIP submission because it is a part of a much larger project in the science fiction city that I am currently engaged knee-deep in.

I have also included some pics of the technique I used for the core of the ship. Some of the more accomplished builders on this site will have undoubtedly already figured this out, but those who are new to SNOT may find it useful.



Side view.











Top view. Sorry for the blur here. Since this is a WIP, I didn't take the time to reshoot.



The underside. Is that a "T" I see under there. Why, yes, I believe it is.



From here there are some technique pics.





Start with 4 2x1 bricks with studs on 2 sides, 2 2x8 plates and 2 1x8 plates.



Attach the modified bricks to the bottom of one 2x8 as shown here. Make sure that all of the bricks have their top studs facing out except for one of them at the ends. That is where you'll attach your engines. Also make sure that you don't mind the color of the brick that has the studs facing in, because you'll see a little sliver of it protruding from the rear.



Place the other 2x8 on top



Attach your 2 1x8's on either side. As you can see, the studs are now facing in all directions...



...except the rear. This makes it easier to attach the thrusters without having to do much manipulating of the parts.

Hope this was helpful.


BONUS PIC!!! This is my daughter's first spaceship! Notice that she included a light brick and a sound effect brick. Well done, Munch!



Thanks for checking it out. Let me know what you think.



Comments

 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting Dave Kaleta Thanks for sharing your SNOT process. The main photo is an excellent presentation. ~Dave
Thanks, Dave. Glad you like it, though I can't imagine you hadn't already figured out that technique. You should throw a couple how-to's out there yourself. I know I would like to see how you achieve some of the effects you get.
 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Nice transport. Just enough detail to interesting but simple enough to look like a transport. Your daughters MOC is great. Building with your kids is fun as long as your not trying to build something specific. I should post some of my kids builds.
Thanks Brody. I don't even build when she is. I just try to help her without telling her what to do. It's so exhilerating to watch our kids use that imagination, isn't it?
 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting Mastermind º Wow this is really awesome! I like the details you stil managed to squeeze in while keeping a nice spaceship-like shape. Your daughter's ship looks great! 5/5 IMO :)
Thanks a lot Mastermind! I can't build what is called a "clean" build. I need the details. And my daughter apprectiates your comment as well.
 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Nice little ship with an excellent snot technique. I use a similar technique with my action figures. Loving your daughters creation – it looks a bit like a rocking ship (due to the curved base) :P. Your homepage is absolutely hilarious – it was like reading my own thoughts but much funnier than I could ever put it.
Thanks, Joe. I saw this comment when you posted it, I've just been a thoughtless so-and-so and have been really bad about replying to comments on this build. Glad you like the Munch's work, she gets such a charge out of the LEGO community's approval of her builds. As for my page...hee hee...glad it gave you a chuckle. I wanted to keep it from being too informational and just give the folks who read it something amusing. As for My Current Favorites, the MOTD is supposed to be on a random basis, and there is some real brilliance going on for this site, and I just want those builds, (like your Jetfire), to get the accolades that they deserve. That's why I do a write-up for each one. It's also good for the community. I update it every Tuesday, so come back and check it out from time to time. You may find some greatness you haven't seen yet.
 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin Sweet! This ship is really cool; lookin' forward to seeing the city! Your daughter has some skills, too! :D
Thanks, Andre. I find that I'm really enjoying this microscale. Glad you like it.
 I like it 
  August 18, 2012
Nice little ship with an excellent snot technique. I use a similar technique with my action figures. Loving your daughters creation – it looks a bit like a rocking ship (due to the curved base) :P. Your homepage is absolutely hilarious – it was like reading my own thoughts but much funnier than I could ever put it.
 I like it 
  August 5, 2012
A nice ship. Thanks for sharing the SNOT technique. It was new to me!
 I like it 
  August 5, 2012
Nifty build!
Tim C
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White Knight
  July 22, 2012
Clever stuff !>>...well done
 I like it 
  July 15, 2012
What a great little build you have there. Thanks for sharing your building techniques. Super work on a mini /micro scale.
 I like it 
  July 3, 2012
Great little ship you have here! I like the micro ships you make, Small but detailed.
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Designing small objects is often harder than large ones. This is a brilliant design, Tim, and I'm looking forward to the things to come.
 I like it 
  June 29, 2012
Thanks for sharing your SNOT process. The main photo is an excellent presentation. ~Dave
 I like it 
  June 29, 2012
Nice transport. Just enough detail to interesting but simple enough to look like a transport. Your daughters MOC is great. Building with your kids is fun as long as your not trying to build something specific. I should post some of my kids builds.
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
Wow this is really awesome! I like the details you stil managed to squeeze in while keeping a nice spaceship-like shape. Your daughter's ship looks great! 5/5 IMO :)
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
Sweet! This ship is really cool; lookin' forward to seeing the city! Your daughter has some skills, too! :D
 I made it 
  June 28, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith I really like this, especially as a taster for your city. I started planning some things for my answer to your space city challenge this week (hence a drop in my normal frenetic posting). Give your daughter the thumbs up from me, that's a great spaceship :).
I read your reply to the challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Putting it in that red Martian setting will undoubtedly look fantastic. Thanks, as always, for the compliment.
 I made it 
  June 28, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Nicely done, if this is any indication the city'll be great! Oh, and your daughter's MOC is most excellent. ;)
Thanks, Luke. The city is proving to be fun but very challenging. And my daughter got a big smile on her face from your compliment. There's nothing in the world quite like sitting next to your child and building with LEGO. On a side note, I saw that you're getting quite a few votes for a most improved MOCie. Good luck, I hope you get it.
 I made it 
  June 28, 2012
Quoting NuMB 42 BEST SHIP EVER! Your daughter's ship is great!
Thanks for the compliment. The Munch was thrilled that you liked hers as well.
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
I really like this, especially as a taster for your city. I started planning some things for my answer to your space city challenge this week (hence a drop in my normal frenetic posting). Give your daughter the thumbs up from me, that's a great spaceship :).
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
Nicely done, if this is any indication the city'll be great! Oh, and your daughter's MOC is most excellent. ;)
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
BEST SHIP EVER! Your daughter's ship is great!
 
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