A month of blood (yes, I really cut myself on a piece during the process), sweat, tears, color-haggling, sketch-drawing, Skype-calling, post-officing, and nail-biting finally paid off as Max and I slid each of the three sections of the SHIP onto the central peg and clicked them into place. Voila! Here is the M.I.P Pistrix, an 105 stud long corporate cruiser built for SHIPtember. The piece was a collaboration between myself, Max Pointner, and Paul Vermeesch. The name of the SHIP is derived from the Latin word for "shark" because of the resemblance to a hammerhead. Featuring a distinctive light bley, dark tan, and dark red color scheme, the SHIP is an experiment in tricky angles, asymmetry, and plenty of greebles. Overall, I don't think we did too shabby for builders who rarely venture into sci-fi. In fact, we were so happy with how it came together, that you might see it at Brickworld 2014!
This SHIP (SHIP = Seriously Huge Investment in Parts) was built for a challenge/contest over on Flickr headed up by Simon Liu. The challenge was to build a hundred-stud long spaceship in only a month (September). You can check out all of the resulting spaceships here.
Below are some pics highlighting my section of the SHIP:
And more greebles!
And even more greebles!
Above are some of Paul and Max's sketches from the designing process. These were helpful as I had to connect their sections with my middle section.
A great bit of work. It's most impressive that you all built in such a homogenous style and that the joins between the different builders don't show. It must have taken a lot of organising and planning. My favourite feature of the SHIP is how its head has similar angles to the main hull but sits at 90 degrees. Super greebling too.
Quoting Bunny .
Did you make this? And how long did it take? O.o
Sorry if it says it in the introduction, cuz im too lazy to read it.
I built one third of it (the middle section). The SHIP was a collaborative project. To see who the other two collaborators were, try reading the 2 sentences beneath the first 2 pictures following the main pic. I trust you're not too lazy to do that. ;)
Wow! Very impressive, especially considering you 3 aren't frequent sic-fi builders and that it was done in a month. The greebles look great! There's a nice blend between greebles and smooth sections throughout the ship which makes it look really cool. Great job!
Wow!! SHIPs are always hugely impressive, this one even more so for being a collaborative build but retaining such a unified appearance. There are certainly plenty of Greebles! I like the way that you have what looks like a very functional, heavily greebled core partially cladded by smooth armour/hull segments. First class!
Great work! You know, this ship actually makes me think of a Nerf gun I had once, called the Firefly, because of the shape, and the 'trigger' about halfway to the front :) Great job! The greebles are impressive!