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The Pegasus
The Pegasus is a mightily quick and maneuverable airship of the late 1800's when the world's attempting to find new power sources and depends on nyldrolium, the world's lightest gas, and propellers to keep vehicles moving. Yes! I'm finally adding once again! I'll include a full description of why I've been so inactive at the end. For now, enjoy!
About this creation


The Pegasus, an light-weight and durable adventuring vessel, used to explore the off-routes of the Pacific and Atlantic. Big enough for the Captain Horace J. Larstrea and his small crew.


The Pegasus is known for the discovery of the Wind Striders, a billowy, sac-like creature that seems to bounce across the clouds, and the finding of the species of a ten-legged, winged insect called the Decaricnia, a distant relation to the spider.


Here's a front view, yes, the horn is a little askew, as you can see, whoops.


This is the back, if you look, you can see some electrical wires leading from it...some sort of mechanism perhaps?


A close-up of the side. These are the windows of the five-man-crew cabins.





And this is one of the 240 horsepower engines, which regularly idle at around 110 horsepower.


This is one of the two ballast tanks. Ballast tanks are used for storing water, and add extra weight. When you wish to rise, you either slip more hydrogen into the gas cells, or you leak some ballast. You can drop by leaking hydrogen from the gas cells.


This is the fore of the ship, which is rarely used, other than lookout. But regularly, if you wish to be on "crows-nest" you can simply clip a safety harness onto a cable, and watch from the top of a gas cell.


Here we see the beacon, unlit. This is used to signal to the landing bays that you;re coming in for a landing. Flashing in quick succession signals a crash landing, while one steady stream signals a controlled landing.


Here's Larstea at the wheel.





Here's a failed shot at the perspective of the gas cells, sometimes called "nylrospheres", since they are round and contain nyldrolium.


Another, better shot. If you're wondering how to create spheres from plates and such, like these, I might be putting up a quick tutorial sometimes soon. Because sadly, I had to find out on myself. :P


Ah, yes, back to those power lines...I really wish I had some remote control lights, because the cords really got in the way.


Off......


And on!!! I loved the effect this had, I really like making electrical stuff.


Looks like someones charting the course in the captain's cabin.


The captain sometimes uses this small window beneath the stairs to survey the crew as he's either resting or planning.


And a close-up.


And here's the second little goody...Off


On! Yes, the propeller spins! I love it!


It spins a little faster than I would like, and it kept getting tangled up in those cables (remote controls, I need them bad) but both of the features gave it a life-like effect.





That little light is just to provide light for Larstrea.


The front yet again.


This is a metal mold of the head of Pegasus, the legendary Greek myth. Giving the ship it's title.


This is the only crew I made. There's no inside to the ship because the 4x5 motor takes up most of the space.


And this is Captain Horace J. Larstrea, the bold, adventurous, and excitable captain of The Pegasus.


So this is how it went, I made this, it took about a week or so to complete it, and then my computer was diagnosed with a severe hardware problem. It wouldn't even TURN ON. Yeah, I ran into my room slamming to door and had a tantrum (I'm joking). So one computer wasn't working. The other computer was the one my dad mostly used, but everyone else was allowed to use it as well. I could access MOCpages and such, everything was the same, except the folders, and how to upload the pictures. I had NO idea how to do that. After nearly a a week or two of busy school (AND being pretty sick with a fall cold for the last several days) I finally found out. And this is where that brings us.

So, I really hope you enjoyed The Pegasus , it was incredible fun to make, and create a history about. I was inspired by the book "Airborn" and it's sequel "Skybreaker". Both of which really motivated me.





Comments

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  August 30, 2011
Quoting Ben King Could you post directions on how to make those gas cells?
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, at the end of this comment will be a link that has instructions (not of my making, but of Legohaulic's) on how to make a sphere like the ones I made for this. http://www.flickr.com/photos/legohaulic/5065049929/
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  August 15, 2011
Nice, I really like the light in the cabin, it is too bad that there is no interior though. I really like the lamp post in the middle and the motorized propeller. Could you post directions on how to make those gas cells? I am working on a way to build the balloon part of an airship out of bricks right now and that would be very helpful.
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  March 31, 2011
this is almost a steampunk/WWI style. Hands down AMAZING!
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  December 30, 2010
Awesome use of the horse faceplate!
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  December 19, 2010
Amazing airship! Love the motorized propellor!
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  December 19, 2010
thanks dude!
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  December 18, 2010
Quoting Crazy Lego Brick nice moc! were did you get the horse-head cover and hair for the captain pieces?
The horse head armor was from the Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Prof. Lupin's room. It was supposed to be a skeleton hanging from the ceiling. The hairpiece was from a Gilderoy Lockhart minifig.
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  December 18, 2010
nice moc! were did you get the horse-head cover and hair for the captain pieces?
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  October 12, 2010
Excelent,I love this!Very elegant and well built,great work!
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  October 11, 2010
i love it! the crew looks great, and the style of the airship is really good, and the lights were cool, but the spinning propeller was the icing on the cake. i love the motorized propellers, great job!
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  October 2, 2010
Excellent work, it looks very elegant!
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  October 2, 2010
Alex, you deserve a medal for your building skills! ~Ryan
Alex Mac
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Perry McShane
  October 1, 2010
WOW, that is so cool, it looks kind of steampunky in a way.
Alex Mac
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Commmander Jak X
  October 1, 2010
Like John Moffatt said it remonds me of the Airborne trilogy. It fits in perfectly, with the blimps, and high-up creatures, etc.
 I made it 
  October 1, 2010
Quoting MacLane Mars Very awesome MOC! I'm jealous of your system building skills, all I can build is Bionicle :P
Well, the key is practice. Yeah, it's cheesy, but it's true! I bet if you began to try out System, you could become amazing!
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  October 1, 2010
very nice, ever heard of the Weatherlight? this could easily fit in Magic The Gathering too!
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  October 1, 2010
Quoting Sebeus I Nicely done, those are some small balloons, even though teh ship is "extremely light" :p but very nice indeed, I like the power functions, great job
I do indeed agree that the balloons are small. I was planning on having a large, single blimp being suspended, but I didn't have the skill or correct shape to proceed with the design. I might have to retry it sometime!
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  October 1, 2010
Quoting Sean-Michael Grifin Awesome I like those light affects the first couple photos make it look a little bulcky but the overhead shot clears that up at first I thought this was for pangeman. P.s do you know this made everyones lego cretions
That's pretty cool! The only other time I've gotten on that is with my Pagomen diorama.
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  October 1, 2010
amazing! i like the system work.... nice job!
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  October 1, 2010
mmmm... But still. The content of the baloons must b e lightet than vacuum.
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  October 1, 2010
Nicely done, those are some small balloons, even though teh ship is "extremely light" :p but very nice indeed, I like the power functions, great job
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  October 1, 2010
Incredible... One of your best MOCs I like everything light up and motorized.
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  October 1, 2010
awesome work dude, and glad to see you back agian. this is really well done, and has a lot of detail. the light affect was a mazing! great work on this dude! say, can you check out my new mocs and such that you missed :)
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  October 1, 2010
Wow. Awesome. I like the power function and light.
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  October 1, 2010
Very cool and interesting design, I love all the thought you put into the little workings that make up the ship. I'll have to check into those books sometime.
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  September 30, 2010
Awesome I like those light affects the first couple photos make it look a little bulcky but the overhead shot clears that up at first I thought this was for pangeman. P.s do you know this made everyones lego cretions
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  September 30, 2010
Very awesome MOC! I'm jealous of your system building skills, all I can build is Bionicle :P
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  September 30, 2010
Wait, I don't see a Battlestar? Oh, this is cool! Very nice style and detail. The pilot looks quite competent. Well built!
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  September 30, 2010
I did love Airborne. Nice flying boat.
 
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