The Rheinland Valkyrie Heavy Starfighter from the PC Economic Flight Sim called Freelancer
About this creation
In case you don't know what Freelancer is, it's a PC flight simulation game where you fly around in space, trade goods, upgrade your ship, and, in single player, follow a story line. It's really fun, and I recommend getting it, even though some things about it could have been improved. Anyway, this LEGO is based on the Rheinland Valkyrie (sometimes misspelled Valkyre in Freelancer) Heavy Fighter from that game. You'll be fighting this ship a lot in the main story, and you'll see it often, though it takes a long time for you to earn the power to buy one, because it is one powerful ship!
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To show you what the ship looks like, here is a desktop-size image I made
by compiling screenshots of the Valkyrie in various Freelancer custcenes.
Yes, I took all the screenshots myself (and yes, that's a Star Wars TIE Defender in one screenshot - I had a mod turned on):
...and a Rheinland officer. Yes, his torso is from an off-brand LEGO copy-cat company, just like my Halo Marines'... It's not my fault LEGO doesn't make dark green minifigs! (recent EDIT: actually, they DO now... in a few of the new Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban sets. I just found out!)
Here is the back of the ship. See the landing gear down? In the game, those big green boosters blowout strange green smoke. One of the coolest things about the Valkyrie is the way the engines sound when you finally buy the ship and crank it up into Cruise Speed.
Cop: "This is... Rheinland Federal Plolice... to... Freelancer Alpha...one dash... one (we always skip around when we talk because our voices are a combination of short pre-recorded files). I have orders to scan your hold. You will comply."
Trent: "Um, okay. (gulp) But don't you usually do this in space with a scanner? I'd... rather do it there..."
Cop: "Ja. We usually do, but I decided to do a surprise check today before you left the hangar of the Battleship Westfalen."
Trent: "Oh, I... wonder who put this crate here... Um, it isn't mine, really..."
Cop: "Are you too smart to get caught by a stupid cop? Ha ha ha, that's what they ALL say..."
(breaks open crate)
Cop: "Hey, these don't look like pharmaceuticals... This is Cardamine! You're coming with me, buddy!"
Trent: "Um, I just got a call from Juni. I have to go continue the plot... um, okay?"
Cardamine, by the way, is the illegal drug you can smuggle around in Freelancer for quick cash. I actually made this ship while I was in my room, playing Freelancer, and watching as my ship flew on a long space run through trade lanes, carrying goods to different space stations in an effort to earn more money. So while I was watching my ship go, I idly built on this LEGO Valkyrie. It's not 100% accurate, but I like it.
IN REPLY TO THE REVIEWS: Listen, people, I agree that the ship is boxy and ugly, but that's the way it's SUPPOSED to be! Look at the screenshots from the game for crying out loud! I just made it look like in the game!
While looking over this GREAT creation, it became known to me that I have never flown that ship in Freelancer...heh, that gives me a great reason to play the game again! Your LEGO "Valkyrie" is very accurate, Great MOC!
Thanks for reviewing my Valk. I was so amazed by the look of your Valk that I decided to build one myself. By the way, I like your version of the cockpit. It looks like a facelift of the original one ( a little bit more streamlined ).
Being a fan of Freelancer, this MOC makes me... don't know... confused? Come on, saber-scorp, where are all of the black bricks? Or green ones? Anyway, it's nice to see someone to try making these ships. Maybe I will too someday...