This is for the competition on From Bricks to Bothans (FBTB.net) the LEGO Star Wars web site. The challenge was to create a fighter craft that resembled a capital letter 'R' from at least one angle. The competition also required a back-story:
Following the death of the Emperor over Endor the newly announced 'New Republic' found itself with the long task of mopping up the remnants of the Empire and retaking Coruscant. During this time of conflict the previously resource strapped development staff of the old Rebellion found several planets offering their entire production facilities to help ingratiate themselves with the new galactic order.
The 'R-Wing' was built in a research and development base on the Zoo planet of Jenna. The ship was designed to have immense firepower with 12 proton torpedo launchers and four turbo lasers, (one facing backwards), the intention was to build a ship that could conceivably defeat small capital ships acting alone. It's main problem was a complex flight profile caused by the multiple engines and only the development of new R7 astromech droids (later used in E-Wing fighters) allowed these ships to fly safely. Unfortunately the Emperors Ruling Council, the uneasy alliance in charge of the Imperial Forces at the time became aware of this project and sent in a small team of Storm-Commandos. All of the prototypes, the development team and the plans were destroyed in this attack.
I made my own R-wing a long time ago (so only one pic) but it looks similar to that. It was yellow, and a crank opened an S-foil. The cockpit rotated like a B-wing's and was mounted on the bottom of the "R." But this is better than mine!
This is great! The color scheme makes it look new and shiny, and the weaponry is powerful. The shape is just brilliant. I'm not sure if I like the sideways cockpit, but the R-wing is still worth a five.
Noooooo! Arrrrr! lol great ship I really love this one, and thats bad news for me. You might just win the contest after all. Hope I can at least get second :(.
Looking forward to more of your great work!