I always wanted to have a battle helicopter made out of lego (not always, I don't think I wanted one when I was 2 years old). I tried a lot but never succeeded in making a decent chopper...Untill now, my building skills improved so I thought I could givie it another try, the apache longbow was my inspiration but I didn't go accurate,
this one's cockpit has room for only one pilot and its tail is shorter,...
apparently I had more bley bricks than I thought, I had to take bricks of my AA-jeep and amphibious vehicle but it was worth it.
This is the windshield I wanted to use but I don't have one, I looked for sets with the windshield but the Y-wing is sold out so I cannot get it. (I had buy it when I got the chance, there are a lot bricks included that I could use for detailing my creations, greebling...)
Now some pictures of the attack helicopter, there's only one pilot
the cockpit might look fragile but it's quite steady actually, only the chaingun falls of sometimes (if touched)
that's no old dark gray, it's just the reflection of light, I try not to combine new with old dark gray
It was not easy to find a way to attach the wheels to the copter but I did it and they're steady, I wanted the same landing gear as the apache has.
the cockpit is just big enough for a minifigure to fit in, the weaponsystems aren't supposed to look like excisting weapons, for fun I armed it with cannons from my pirateships
ur right it doesnt look like the apache, but its amazing, and i thought i was the only one who new that there was an old and new dark gray and i dont like to mix them up either,btw i made this RLY AMAZING helicopter put i cant post it
A capital letter. Awesome! I love attack helicopters. Shots of them creeping over hilltops and tree lines to take out their targets is really something - kind of eerie too. Yours is great. I have also been working on an attack heli for years, but haven't gotten a good one yet. Although the other canopy would have been my first choice, the bubble one gives it a Russian look to it that I wouldn't have thought of. The weapons are great too, but I think the cannonballs might fall out when angled down like that... XD great work! Peace - Patrick
Dam good make for a rather small scale chopper, i like the underside gun, simple but good. Btw if u want those windshields you can just order them from www.bricklink.com for about 60 (american cents)ech.
I like it
September 14, 2008
This is really nice. It´s a shame you don´t have the right cockpit, cause it would look even more awesome than it is. I love the weaponry. Bruno
hey... i have an EXTRA one of that windshield you need. ill make a deal with you. if you can get me either instructions(which would be best) or at least it taken apart a little(i can usually figure out how things are built if i can see "inside"), i will give you my EXTRA windshield(yes the one you need(it will have those white lines cuz the one im keeping is perfectly clear...)) and pay for the shipping. i just need you to send me your info and we can work things out. :) this is like the 3rd time ive looked at it and i am in love with it. lol yeah just send me an email. zippopotamus @ gmail . com (without spaces of course)
I just placed a $50+ Lego Pick-a-Brick order [if you're not familiar with U.S. currency, it's a lot :P] ... I do believe that I will have enough after I get those pieces for a few more additions, and then I'll bargain with my parents for another Pick-a-Brick order. Future additions will hopefully include: airlock, crew quarter, [only 1] elevator, [that will be the last addition] and who knows what else
Really cool! I love the rotor, the nose and all the details - especially the great weapons you fixed on the side. The quatro-rocket-launcher thing is awesome! I actually prefer the canopy you had to use to the one you wanted to take originally. I have only one suggestion: I think I´d make the tail a bit longer. Other than that, an awesome chopper!!! Keep it up my friend! Steffen