this is amazing! I have an autoCAD class next semester (starting in a few months) and i'd love to make something like this, but this is just too good to be replicated. I think I saw someone say that it'll be hard to ACTUALLY convert that into a real lego...but i think maybe selling the design to Will at BRICKARMS would be a good idea. I don't know aobut brick forge and FKC, but i know that BRICKARMS uses injection moulding...which i think this might need. good luck :) and keep up the awesome work!
This is great CAD work. I use SolidWorks myself and can see that this is not an easy part to create in CAD. But I can almost guarantee that you won't get it produced. Not in ABS any way. The injection molding tool will have to be at least a 5 part tool. And the parts have to be electric discharge machined to get the shape you want. And i'm betting you haven't run a fluid simulation on it, to see if the entire cavity of the mold tool can be filled.
Still - great CAD work.
I like it
Aaron The EPIC One.
November 3, 2010
Wow! Very VERY nice! I am into CAD myself. Are you planning on making weapons or other minifig gear? Cause I would like to see some Halo weapons made out of CAD.
I used AutoDesk Inventor (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=13717655) to make the helmet, head, and torso. As for visors, the helmet, overall, is too wide to hold a visor. I plan on making it compatible with the accessories that the Clone Troopers come with in Clone Wars sets. About the guns, I was thinking about making some of Reach's Covenant guns, such as the Needle Rifle. Thanks for the feedback!
I have no experience with CAD, or any design programs (sorry), but I really like the design so far. Are the indentations on the sides for visors? Perhaps you could make it so that it goes a bit farther down the head (closer to the shoulders)? It just looks a bit. . .off (to me). Other than that, looks good! It appears to be coming along nicely! Keep 'em coming! (I like the red one!, not the yellow one by the way; so your parting comment doesn't apply to me!) ;)