The Phoenix is a feature-packed space-ship, with several variants as colours and wings change.
About this creation
The Phoenix I is in dark red. First I would like to have the instructions of my MOC ready, then I will buy some bricks at bricklink and then I will build Phoenix II (in lime/green), Phoenix III (in brown/tan) and Phoenix IV (in dark blue/sand blue). But now I am going to "lego-rest", as building this moc took me more than a week of hard work.
I wanted the Phoenix to be a smooth fighter with many features for its size. So the wings have 2 possible positions, the engines in the back have 4 different positions, the landing gears (3 of them) unfold, the back compartment hatch opens up to release an R2-unit and the cockpit opens as weell and last but not least the two wings detach.
With this last features (detachable wings) I will built new wings in a new look, which in turn should change the looks of the ship as well. This time I did not use magnets.
Here I have put the wing stabilizers into two different positions in order to show the possibility of changing the wings position inspite of having the detaching wing mechanism. That wasnt easy to build.
Very Cool ship. I am building a fighter with similar color scheme now that i was thinking about naming Phoenix so I did a search and found yours. Lots of great details and working functional parts that take so much more planning. Very impressive. Reminds me a bit of rebel alliance snowspeeder/ a -wing hybrid.
Good color scheme and a good spin-off for the Jedi fighter. The only thing is it seems a little chubby for a Jedi fighter. It could almost be a heavier bomber version, and interchanging wings is an interesting idea.