In our continued efforts to protect the assets of the corporation, Pimm Industries is proud to introduce the BX3-Sparrow. The Sparrow is a jet fighter designed for reconnaissance and as an all-purpose fighter. Built by the aerospace division this particular jet is assigned to the Highland’s Company.
The BX3 includes a modified version of the patented bioelectrical interface, which allows the pilot to control the plane through thought alone. The pilots of these planes have had to undergo various surgical modifications in order to allow them to handle the high g-forces generated during combat. As such, above the knee amputations as well as tethering of the pericardium to the chest wall; four test pilots were killed before it was realized that the heart was tearing away from aorta during 15g maneuvers. The lower limbs were also removed to prevent blood from pooling in the legs and thighs.
This started out as a VTOL, but transformed over the week that I worked on it. I started playing with various wing designs and the VTOL was set to the side for now. I also stepped out of the box a bit and added a couple of chrome pieces. I had bought the chrome grill pieces for the Pimm Industries Headquarters (estimated build date – far in the future), but thought I could spare a few for this build.
Hope you enjoy this one. My wife contributed more to this creation than any other – I was bouncing ideas off of her continuously. As much as I love the black colour, it is almost impossible to get good photos of black objects. This creation was no exception to this difficulty. I took about forty photos trying to get a few that were good enough to post, but none of them truly show the model as it is meant to be seen – ‘swooshing’ through the air in my son’s hands.
And because I get so many questions about where the parts come from, please check out Bricklink for all the Lego you will ever need. Search the catalog to find the names of the parts and look at the colour guide so you can do a proper search for the colours you are looking for.
Shannon Ocean's Review:
I assume he got the dreaded "your review has been sent", which never seem to get posted ;-)
At any rate, here it is:
Ok, it looks very bird-like and for having a biological influence in your creations automatically gets you 5/5 from me. I'll echo everyone else's view and say the wings are indeed sublime, especially the "V" tail, the chrome is awesome and it seems you're sliding closer to Cyborg racer territory with the pilot interface. KEEP SLIDING! I'll get a Cyborg Raceship outta you yet! (Hope your kids realise what an awesome dad they've got!)
Great to see your stuff again. Take care Lee. All the best from Down Under!
- Thanks for the review - I might build a racer yet.
Strange that I hadn't comment on this one ! Like Shannon said, the "biological look" is great, the shape is so clever and well made. You hadn't made a lot of ships, but this one is SO awesome, great MOC !
An amazing MOC with a great sweep of the wings and two-pronged tale. Somehow those chrome grilles on the top irk me though. I have no reason to doubt your originality, but Brent Skanden made a very similar ship at the same scale. Here is the Url to that:http://mocpages.com/moc.php/37273 Good job anyway.
You have found some fame on MOC pages. Finally, something new from you. I like this, and the wings baffle me ;) It does look a bit more like a manta ray then a sparrow. It looks like more of a sub to me. Great job.
Lee, first thanks for your review of my game. The reason I wirte so much and post so little is that I only have about 30 to 40 minutes a week to work on my mocs. I am, however, able to spend a little time on the computer at work to write reviews and spread some basic ill will. Now for your moc, I love the wings. I know it's not an original statement here but they are just... nice! keep it up ~ Chris.
Great design, Lee! Love those wings, the color, the whole package. I'm sorry to say I could never fly this thing, though...being that it functions on thought interface, and I tend to avoid thinking at all costs.
Wow - that looks awesome! Your style of using perfectly smooth surfaces lends itself very well to aircraft. Nice to see you finally make some! I love the curved edges on the wings, and the overall shape is just pure coolness.
LEE JONES BUILDS AIRCRAFT! As usual, the smooth, studless design and completely unique look are great. Interesting wing design, and I liked the placement of the turbine engines and the trans-red accents stand out well. Awesome!
Very bird-like, nice looking shape. Nice job translating the look of your ground vehicles into this. Your kids must think official Lego sets are pretty lame since they get play with awesome stuff like this.