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Firefly-class Engine
A minifig-scale model of an engine for a Firefly type ship.
About this creation
This is an engine that I cobbled together for a planned minifig-scale model of a Firefly-class ship (like Serenity, but I want to do it in greys and reds, without all the tan). It turned out to be a pretty big engine, but that's okay, the Firefly is a pretty big ship. This means that it might be some time before I actually build the whole thing, however!



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   Here is the engine from the back. Don't even think about how many helicopters I bought to get that many of the dark grey hinged 1 by 8 plates (I have enough for two of the engines, of course, in case I ever try to build the entire ship!)



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   Here is an overhead view showing the general shape of the engine. Also, I did not attempt to match old and new grey in this model - in fact, quite the opposite: I mixed them on purpose. I think this gives it a more 'used' look, like parts were replaced with newer parts that did not quite match. At any rate, if you don't like this mixed look, that is fine, just please realize that you are disagreeing with an artistic decision that I made, and don't just accuse me of not knowing any better please!



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   And a close-up showing more detail re: how I got the particular shape. Note the clever use of jumpers here.



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   A shot from the front, with the flash on, showing some of the internal details of the engine. I think that the tubing inside creates a nice effect.



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   And a shot without the flash, showing off the round grill tile in the center.



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   Another rear shot. This one shows a little bit of how I attached the long tiles to make the raised 'sheild' bit on the top and side of the engine.



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   And finally, the profile. If I rebuild it sometime, I might eliminate one row of the light grey hinge bricks at the front, shortening it a bit. I think it might look better a little 'stubbier'.



Comments

 I like it 
  August 2, 2009
UNreal man good job!!
 I like it 
  August 22, 2006
Now for a ship for it to go on.....
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  May 31, 2006
YES! Excellent. I'm a Browncoat myself that's trying to make a Firefly-class transport (Not having much luck though, keep running out of pieces!) The engine is done very well, and the size is just about perfect. Check out my Mule on my MOCPages soon! -Fellow Browncoat, Alex
 I like it 
  May 26, 2006
Boooo! No fair at all to tease like this. If your going to build the whole thing than do like NIKE and JUST DO IT! :p TFP
Roy T Cook
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Vincent van Zwet
  May 25, 2006
That's one smooth engine, great work.
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  May 25, 2006
Ohh my gosh! I saw this on the home page and had to click it. I am a huge fan of Firefly and Serenity, and have the comics, Ect. Anyway any other fans should go to reasonablyclever.com, they have minifigs and a whole Serenity! Plus other stuff, anyway I love this for the sheer firefly-ness, but the model itself is very good. Great job, especialy with the fins on the back! See-yah!
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  May 25, 2006
Super Shiny. I love all of the details that you made, especially the nozzle vanes. Since your scale is pretty large, I'm going to wish you all the luck you can get for such a great undertaking should you try to construct the entire ship. (You're going to need to win the lottery, too, to pay for the bricks.)
 I like it 
  May 25, 2006
Very cool work. I hope to see the rest of the firefly soon!
 
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