My minifig scaled X-wing. This is a modified version of Mike Psiaki's X-wing. About 90-95% of this model is his design.
About this creation
This is a modified version of Mike Psiaki's X-wing.
Most of my changes were reinforcing weak points, color subs and a few changes to make it a little more accurate. That said Mike's original build is phenomenal.
You can follow me on Instagram at lord_brick_ninja or on Flickr. Custom instructions available on Etsy.
When I decided to build this I knew I wanted to modify it to work with the new X-wing cockpit window from the Force Awakens sets.
S-Foils in attack position. I modified how the wings attached on the inside of the X-Wing. I found that there was too much friction causing the interior to break some of the time. For those who didn't know Mike brilliantly designed the wings; the top left is attached to the lower right and vice versa. That means you can open all wings from one side.
I built an interior to the cockpit. The original had a lot of openings and nothing separating the pilot from the astromech slot.
I also added a computer screen and reinforced how the nose was connected making it a lot stronger.
The underside is mostly unchanged.
The biggest changes in the back are the engines. Taking out the Technic gear for the profile 2x2 cylinder because it seemed more accurate. The last part of the engines are darker than the rest, so I went with the Dark Gray rather than the Light Gray. Also they are a lot cheaper.
The top view.
I really like how these new cockpits look. Worth the extra few bucks to pick them up off Bricklink.
The side. I have built two of them, identical in all ways, except for a few color changes for different paint markings. Both x-wings were used for the photographs, so you may notice the differences there.
I know this is a little far in advance, but I've been slowly working on building up my Uruk-Hai collection. I've found that they're really pricy, so I probably won't have quite enough for Helm's Deep. Since you will be going to Brickcon, and you said you have about 20 available, would it be possible for me to borrow some for the duration of BrickCon? The finished model will be about 6 feet long, and I'll need to cover about five 48x48 baseplates with them. Let me know if you're willing to help out, and we can further coordinate. Thanks!
Wow, this is one of the best Lego X-Wings I've ever seen. On the thumbnail it looks more like an "Airfix" model. But it would be only fair to add a link to the model you have started with. This way everybody could judge how much you've improved the model. Anyway, it's still an awesome X-Wing model. Well done! :-))
Quoting Hildigrim Took
Wow! I'm impressed, I had just started a T-70 X-wing and they are not easy... Btw, I assume the MELO prize arrived safely and soundly?
I'll be interested to see your T-70. I want to do that too, but haven't found the time. Lego's X-wings are frequently too big and the wings on the T-70 shouldn't overlap. Good luck with that.
Yes everything arrived just fine. Thanks.