The Zi'park, also known as the Zipper, was built to be small, swift, fast, agile, and speedy. In others words, a classic frigate.
About this creation
Hello fellow MOCer/viewer(s)! The United Nations of Earth Navy's Zi'park is commonly referred to the casual nickname of "The Zipper". It was manufactured by the; surprise, surprise; the Triton Construction Yards, which is the usual contractor for military ship construction. Watch out COP! I attempted to add a touch of real-ism into the build. But anyways... Enjoy!
A main ion-engine, back maneuvering ion-engine, and front maneuvering ion-engine; a Bridge/Control-Room; and lots of window-cabins.
As far as weapons go, the Zipper has 12 deck-mounted coil-guns, a variety of missiles, and the giant Gravity-missile at the front.
The bridge. The captain normally resides here, commanding the Zipper Although, all of the chore/vital systems (Except communications.) of the ship are controlled manually in respective rooms. The bridge is merely just a central hub and can contact all the various rooms and tell them to this or that. Example: Captain: "Contact the weapons control room." Weapons Operator: "Yes?" Captain: "Up here on the bridge, scanners have picked up an enemy Coalition ship. Get your men ready." W-Op.: "Aye, aye." Captain: "Contact the engine control room." E-Op.: "Yessir?"
etc, etc, etc...
The gorgeous and sleek bottom
...Although, there is no 'up' or 'down' in space.
No, this isn't some random hole in the ship. Its actually the passenger docking-door. something connects to it, then the 12inch (Or about 30cm, if you don't live in the US.) blast-door opens to allow crew/passengers/people to travel to-and-fro the ship, but is not big enough for cargo.
This, however, is a 3feet (90cm) blast-door that is designed to allow large cargo and supplies into or out of the ship.
These clips are for connecting aerospace-fighters/1 or 2 man crafts. This is a Frigate, so its designed to be small and fast, not big, heavy carriers or Harbingers; its not big enough to house a fighter-bay.
So gorgeous... /swoon
The ship is up-side-down it this picture, so you know.
/country accent These gunz were made fer shootin'
And one o' these days,
these gunz are gonna shoot all ova' you.
The 1x1 round plate is supposed to be a missile-pod, holding the as-before-mentioned missiles. But sadly, I don't have any of these.
The bow of the ship. I love those dark-bluish-grey stripes.
The thing on the top is the forward maneuvering engine and the thing below is the UNE's signature gravity-missile. You know, a gravity-missile; the equivalent of a Coalition MAPD?
What? How'd that get into the corner?
Stupid auto-corrector on Microsoft Picture Manager... It auto saved, so I can't fix it. -_-
I feel sorry happy for the crew-men that are unlucky lucky enough to sleep in window-cabins.
Thanks for looking! This creation, by the way, is about 24 studs long.
I tried to comment on this one before, but my internet suddunley shut down. So, I like that you used minifig hands as guns. I also feel sorry for the crew men that are lucky enough to get to sleep in the window cabins... heehee...
Nice! The shape of it looks deadly, and the coil guns look great. I just think it could be bigger, build the exact same thing only 3 times as big and it would be perfect. But even small, you still managed to cram it with lots of details. Good luck with the mocoff! I think the dealine is tomorrow!
Great job here, what i said on flickr still stands. I think you are very lucky Lego-wise right now. All my Lego are 2000 miles away in California. The composition of this ship seems to focus your attention on the bridge, which i assume is thefocus point here. keep em coming.