Skeletor's Hover Sled from the 1987 movie, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; as well as minifigs of some of the main characters.
About this creation
Here's a slightly different one...
My little brother has been pestering me to watch our old VHS tape of 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' (1987) with him ever since I got back home for christmas.
A couple of days ago, I got round to doing so.
Then, all he-hyped on he-man he pestered me non stop to build "that Skeletor trailer ship thingy" with him.
I got round to that today.
I know, it's a crappy film, stereotypical of 80's sci-fi/fantasy/action, but it's so bad it's good, it's got a sort of charm that I love in those old movies :)
So here we go. Some of the main characters made out of lego (in photo order; Man-at-arms, Teela, He-Man, Gwildor, Skeletor Soldier, Skeletor. Sorry for the way they only half-resemble the characters they're supposed to represent, this is caused by me having no better minifig body parts than those used. I had to get creative for Gwildor's dwarf legs, seeing as I didn't have any green ones.
As for Skeletor's Hover Sled (or sop I've chosen to call it; no idea what it's really called), the only good reference picture, on top of still-fresh images from the film, was this : http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-m/masters_of_the_universe_poster_01.jpg . Only shows one angle; though in the film you can see its length and various other details. Still it doesn't make much of an appearance so it's hard to make something 100% accurate.
Also hard was the reduced choice of black parts after my recent Black Sun Empire stuff; and the best parts I could find meant building most of the model upside-down, which was quite interesting to do. Only the middle shaft and front part are right-way-up.
At the front is the pilot; on either side a gunner, and in the middle of course, Skeletor's throne (hmm, maybe 'Floating Throne' is better then 'Hover Sled' ?)
I also gave it a number plate, since as much of an evil master as he is, Skeletor is still a citizen like every other and must abide the law and road-legality vehicle legislations. In other words even Skeletor can be fined for speeding if the cameras catch him.
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