The new Blacktron Invader 2 is the successor to the classic Blacktron Invader starfighter.
About this creation
Thank you for checking out my creation! The Blacktron Invader 2 combines various design elements of Blacktron 1 and Blacktron 2. Although it bears no resemblance to the original Blacktron Invader set from the 80's, it serves the same function as an all around attack craft used in large numbers by Blacktron, the notorious first villains of the Lego Space theme. The design utilizes few pieces and is meant to give a bug-like appearance, as one can envision swarms of these pesky, virtually disposable spacecraft attacking unsuspecting space outposts. It was such a fun design that I ended up making three of them!
Here comes the swarm!
The new Blacktron themed collectible minifigures look good alongside their new starfighter.
Head-on and dead-on. The Invader 2 has simple armament of twin laser blasters and two side mounted torpedo pods.
Semi side-view showing the port intake, for use in atmospheric mode.
The wing mounted torpedo pods each fire 3 compact, unguided warheads.
Straight rear view shows the compact profile and efficient single main propulsion exhaust.
Top-rear view showing the split fuselage designed to dampen emission trail.
Underside view shows the three repulsor/steering combo pads that allow the craft to move in virtually any direction.
Wow! Very cool. This is more in line with Blacktron 2, which I thought was a very cool line of sets, but with horrible-looking minifigs (A giant "B" on the torso?! Come on!) I'd go so far as to say that substituting lime green for white is an improvement. Awesome little fighter- I might have to build one for my own fleet.
Awesome concept. I love that it has this insect quality to it. For all purposes, it is a true 2nd-generation Blacktron style toy. Would love to see a yellow & black 1st-generation version for the old Blacktron toys. That would be awesome.
Super shaping, I like the balance between the curves that stick out of tue back and curved skids. The cokourful repulser dishes and the coloured strips under the skids added that nice bit of colour but still keep things Blacktron black overall. The ships also look fun and solid and swooshable :)