The Hornet took me a lot longer to make then I expected (2 days), but I was trying to get every part of it looking exactly how it was in the game. I spent most of that time in forge mode studying the shape and then carefully putting pieces together. I went through quite a few designs for the base because of the way the missile pods, the joints for the rear landing gear, and the jump seats are all right on top of each other, but I think my design turned out well. The cockpit was pretty straight forward; I only had some minor trouble getting the joysticks to fit in properly. The tail was the last part I did, and I had to redo it a couple of times. I realize that it should be slanted up slightly, but when I tried it got slanted too much and ended up being much better flat. As far as I know, the only flaw is the engines. Sure, they're too small, but I really like the printed pieces I used for the propellers and it doesn't look that bad so I just left it alone. I tried to put as much detail into it as I could; notice the red, light blue, and yellow lights, landing gear, the yellow stripe on the back, and the little black piece on the top between the guns. There were no megablocks used, not even bley or light bley. Tell me what you think!
the underside-you can see how it's built!
side view-notice the air vents below the red warning labels
An ODST with a Rocket Launcher in the jumpseat
The cockpit! notice the joysticks
(EDIT: Please note that the cockpit wasn't fully reattatched after the last picture.) UNSC forces! From left to right: a marine with a Spartan Laser, an ODST with a Rocket Launcher, Sargeant Johnson with a Sniper Rifle, and a pilot with a BR. Don't forget to leave a review!
Thanks so much for the reviews! It made the front page of highest rated! Woohoo!
Anyway, a lot of you have been asking for instructions. I have absolutely no idea how to make them. Look at the pics, especially the first one. If you're still having trouble, write a review telling me where and I'll take some partially disassembled or differently angled pics.
P.S. Once Saber-Scorpion makes his Hornet, I'll probably use his engine design and redo the top half. Also, I've already tweaked the bottom half a little bit, so you should see a V2 soon!
Update!(6-02-2008):I changed the main photo. You should see some nice improvements (mainly the front, I finally had a good idea for that part).
You're invited to post the Hornet and your other MOCs on Brick Collections:
It's a small new Lego community site,but with some great features: fast upload times, a chat tool, ability to embed videos, and lots more.
Love it! At first, I thought it was slightly too big, until I remembered that the Marines don't stand on those beam things coming out of the hornet, they stand on the small platforms adjacent them. So, good job! Instructions are a hassle to make, but if you can make them, I'd be greatly obliged.
Edit: Also, where'd you get that clear Jedi Starfighter windshield?
Hey Can i use ur design??? and maybe JUST maybe make instructions caus im pretty sure i built it piece for piece??? actually i probably changed the little thing that hangs down then connects again on the tail... oh well... SWEET HORNET by the way... 11/10
Oh wow, I guess I never reviewed this. Anyway, this is one of the best Halo MOCs out there, even comprable with Saber-Scorp's! The Hornet itself I would say is very near perfection, but you could work on the minifigs a bit, if you're willing to use decals anyway. And check out the BrickForge space marine armor. Anyway, keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing more of your MOCs, and maybe I'll see you at BrickWorld again in 2009 :)
i can help u make instructions. all u really have to do is disassemble it a little by little take pictures of the parts and then post it and if i dont make sense plz contAct me at firstname.lastname@example.org cause instructions for this would be awesome
Excellent, excellent work! I just love how you used all those hinges to attatch the skid pads, and the idea for the nose is great! (Just wondering, are the engines supposed to be that small? 'Cause if they need to be bigger, I have a MOC that will show you how...it'll be posted soon. Come and see!)
Theres just no question, that spnkr is the best i have ever seen, and the best that theres ever going to be. the colors for it match also, now you just need some decals for it. Oh yeah the hornets good to.
I'd love to see Ben F. make this in 3 seconds. If he really wants people to think he's better than this, he should get an account. Anyways, great Hornet [best engine design, 100% accurate]. Best I've ever seen.
WOW...that is awesome, ive been trying to build halo legos but not much luck..i need to resupply on legos.....ANYWAY could you send instructions to: Mohoman@artlover.com...i know its a wierd email adress....
I like it
January 11, 2008
I think that that is the best Hornet ever. Most Hornets on MOCpages are not to minifigure scale. I kind of made a Hornet based on your desighn...But yours is still better...Please Rate mine.
P.S. Can you send me instructions?
Ah, more Hornets are appearing out there, I see! At this rate, there'll probably be 20 before I'm done making mine. This one is very good, with the only not-so-good part being the engines. The rest of it looks great. Good color coordination, nice cockpit design. Keep it up!
This is all really well done, everything from the weapons to the marines to the actual vehicle itself! I am willing to say that this is the best version of the Hornet that I have seen. There is so much accurate detail that you added that I am noticing things on your design that I hadnt even noticed in the game until now. Awesome work, 5 stars! Cant wait to see more from you in the future.