A simple hover racer, that incorporates light up engines!
About this creation
Hi, and once again, welcome! This creation was almost a practice in SNOT technique, being one of my first designs to have studs facing four directions. It's also my first MOC to incorporate lights in the design (in the engines).
This MOC started when I was playing around with some chairs, I put them together in this way, and I thought: "hmm, this looks cool!" Once I had the sides done, the rest of the creation flowed naturally.
What I'm most proud of though, is the way I added lights inside the engines, using those old Lego® lights and huge battery boxes they came with! It looks quite cool at night.
The round dome things on the underside of the craft are the hover repulsers, put siimply, these work by projecting a concentrated magnetic field, which is of the same polarity as the earth's surface. Like poles repel, hence the lift. (But everyone who's familiar with hovercraft should know this! ;))
Admire that nice slim profile!
I also rather like the way the intake grill gives the racer an aggressive look. The only downside with the grill is that it doesn't exactly fit square, due to those minifig hands...
Here you can see the rear of the craft, and you might be able to make out that small device between the engines. That contains the parachute, for slowing down in emergencies!
Comparing these two pictures, you can see the awesome 'light up' effect!! Cool...
Here's a close up of the cockpit. A bit sparse on the controls, I know, but I couldn't figure out a way to attach anything that didn't look ridiculously out of proportion! Ah well, we can always say the pilot flies with his mind, right? :)
And finally, here's a 'behind the scenes shot' to show how I connected the battery pack to the racer. It's ancient, I know! Ideally, the battery pack would have fit inside it, but unfortunately it's quite large. So I just used the traditional wire approach.
Anyway, that's that! Another uploaded MOC, after many weeks abscence. I hope you enjoyed looking at it!
Aww nuts. You beat me to the chairs-as-intakes idea. Ah well, I take comfort in knowing that you did much better with the idea than I would've. The whole front part of that racer is brilliant and the main body is great as well. Light up engines FTW. Really a slick creation overall. I might be reinspired to make my own racer again. I don't know, well see. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
great use of parts!!(the bionicle feet, the blue seats and so on...) I love the light up effect ;p i've recently tried to integrate power functions into mocs and its not easy at all^^.. great little ship! keep building
Nice work, great shape and coloring. I like the way you used those chairs. I used bionicle feet on the sides of one of my ships too, they make for quick and effective greebling. Great ship. Peace - Packie