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"Dragonfly" Roadster hovercar
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I have a big pile of bricks on my desk that I can't use to finish building the awesome mech I wanted because a bricklink order didn't ship on time, so in a fit of frustration I started building random junk in LDD. This was the result, and I liked it enough to think it worth uploading.
About this creation

The last MOC I uploaded stole its engines from the Romulan warbird. Five happy points if you can guess what sci-fi ship inspired these engines. Shouldn't be hard if you were playing computer games in 1995.


After the tops of the engines ended up curvy, I tried to carry that into the fuselage. This was originally going to be a space ship, but I got a bit of a classic car vibe from the front end as I was designing it, so plans changed. I hope the headlights, grill, and hood ornament enhances that feeling. The way I built it prevented me from placing the ornament perfectly in the center, but I don't find it too distracting.


I was going to do actual landing skids, but I found that things were getting a lot more complicated, so I settled for some pads that added a bit of structural integrity. The four 1x4 black tiles on the bottom front, the windscreens, and a few snot bricks on the inside are all that is actually holding the front end together.


Although it was fun to design, I probably won't be building this because I have a feeling it would be much more flimsy than what I usually build. The whole rear and engine section is, I think, only held onto the front end by like 6 studs, and I would bet the bottom engines would fall off with only a little pressure.



A couple shots of the cockpit without silly people. There are a couple 1x1 green slopes visible in the second shot that I put in as an afterthought to cover some studs but I thought added a nice visual touch once they were there; see if you notice them too. More flimsy stuff here, there's a 1x6 and a 2x6 plate under the controls and center console that's helping hold the two sides of the craft together.

So tell me what you think. LDRAW file is usable for instructions, but there are a lot of pieces in each step and everything doesn't stay together, I don't think, till half way through.

~540 pieces


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LDRAW format)

Comments

  March 16, 2014
Nice! It's cool looking! Love the smooth bottom. I've got something similar you might like. Check out my hot rod of the skies.
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  November 17, 2009
Great, very nice construction. And in LDD, strenght is no problem!!
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  November 17, 2009
Great, very nice construction. And in LDD, strenght is no problem!!
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  August 28, 2009
Love the green. Love the curves. Love the consoles. Love the MOC.
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  July 12, 2009
Excellent design. The color scheme is excellent!
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  July 12, 2009
Quoting Lee Jones That is a very clever design - worthy of actually being built. Any chances? Lee.
I don't anywhere close to enough of those fun curved 1/2 bricks or I would (there's something like 90 on it, all told), and money is being saved for a different MOC I'm still working on. feel free to use the instructions to build it yourself, however.
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  July 12, 2009
That is a very clever design - worthy of actually being built. Any chances? Lee.
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  July 7, 2009
great job !
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  June 18, 2009
Quoting Samuel Diprose I love the smooth, green look of this! Am I right in that the engines are taken off that old star wars FPS? They look very similar to the ones on the spacecraft ol' Kyle Katarn flies.
Yes, as Space Pirate pointed out, the engines are intended to look a bit like those from the Moldy Crow from Dark Forces. I had originally made them longer to better match, but it didn't look right with the size of the car body.
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  June 18, 2009
I love the smooth, green look of this! Am I right in that the engines are taken off that old star wars FPS? They look very similar to the ones on the spacecraft ol' Kyle Katarn flies.
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  June 9, 2009
HA HA! That's one sweet hover car. This MOC actually looks like something designed by a car manufacturer, and we even the Man of the House and his little misses out for a Sunday drive. This is great. But you know what would also be fun? Change the minifig to have a white suit with Bolo tie, ten gallon cowboy hat, and put a set of longhorns on the front of the hood. That would be just over the top.
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  June 6, 2009
Nice!
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  June 4, 2009
Nice and smooth! It looks like it could easily theme with the new space police line. I've never tried LDD but i may have to start to get those instructions. Good work.
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  June 1, 2009
wow, I like it! and yeah, this definitely was worth uploading ;) though LDD MOCs aren't that popular here...tell me when you post your mech (if I overlook it) oh, and those engines do look a lot like those of the moldy crow...;)
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  May 31, 2009
Cool! It's strange, but best things always seem to come out, if you're just twiddling around. The big fat engines look gorgeous.
 
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