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"Furias" - Technic Class Space Racer
The "Furias" was a custom built space-racer from the shipyards of Llwyngwril X.
About this creation


The "Furias" was designed to race in the "Technic" series of space races. It is seen here about to turn around one of the race marker satellites in low Earth orbit.



The name of this ship came from the 20th century Reno Unlimited Class air racer, "Furias", a converted Hawker Sea Fury.



The inspiration for this scale of spacecraft came from the cool 21st century spacecraft designer, Parrington Levens and his Am-Space "Eagle". The shipyards of Llwyngwril X had had the wings built for quite some time, just waiting for a suitable project.



Ships of this class raced both in space and through the atmosphere. This meant that "Furias" was a relatively clean, greeble-free craft, despite pressure from the racing fans of the notorious MOCpages. The exception was the grey device, inside the front intake, which may or may not have had a function.



The cockpit was quite spartan, containing just a seat, some instruments and a Classic Space style steering wheel for the pilot. This helped to keep this racing machine down to a low weight.



Another weight saving idea meant that "Furias" had no undercarriage. Instead it both took-off and landed on a specially built trolley. Landings were hazardous, as the ship had a high stall speed, owing to its swept wing. At least one crash was caused by the pilot going off his trolley.



The colours of the ship were chosen to highlight the build techniques used in the wings and also to impress the readers of the space racing magazines. They were inspired by starship designers such as Peter Elson and especially Chris Foss.



Comments

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  September 8, 2013
Very nice! I really like that checkerboard pattern!
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  October 21, 2012
Original build !
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  October 19, 2012
Very original build. I love the color design.
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  October 19, 2012
Very very clever!
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting Sam Sanister Reminds me of the Me 163 with the trolley carrying it.You could probably make a Me 163 in technic-fig scale.
I'd never thought about it but as soon as you mentioned it it did ring true. A Technic scale Komet would be an impressive build!
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  October 18, 2012
Reminds me of the Me 163 with the trolley carrying it.You could probably make a Me 163 in technic-fig scale.
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  October 18, 2012
Funny! Well done!
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens Neat! Doesn't it just change the feel of it when you throw in a technic figure? Colourful as always, and sleek. (And cheers for that linked plug!:))
I built the wings, as a challenge to myself, and then I got stuck for an idea as to what to stick them on. Seeing your Technic scale Eagle provided the next challenge and an inspiration as to how to use the wings. You're totally right: all those rules that are in your brain for building with minifigs suddenly don't work! If anything, they get in the way! I'll hopefully do some more builds at this scale from time to time. Thank you!
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  October 17, 2012
Neat! Doesn't it just change the feel of it when you throw in a technic figure? Colourful as always, and sleek. (And cheers for that linked plug!:))
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  October 17, 2012
Off his trolley! haha, like it :-) This has a lot of style.
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  October 17, 2012
Quoting Jasro 8 Wow, I love this ship too! (like I love the Blue Arrow) The checks and stripes look awesome. I can't quite figure out how you SNOTted this beauty together. The technic pins are the best hint I suppose.
The ship is held together with Technic pins & bricks, plus a couple of old-style headlight bricks & jumper plates. I could have made it more curved but I forget that I've got those "new" pieces. I've just realised that I could also hide the two grey pins at the front by using ones that are 1 1/2 studs long (which I've got!) but things like that weren't around when I was a kid and my default building techniques are from over 25 years ago.
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  October 17, 2012
good job on the SNOT work
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  October 17, 2012
It looks really cool with the checkered wings and the background makes it look very real! And thanks for the comment on my animation, I am glad I could inspire you!
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  October 17, 2012
Quoting Tim C Another cool build, David. I love the space racing theme, especially considering the coloring and configuration of this ship that you built. It looks like it would be a racer. The underside looks great. That thin gap on the bottom really adds to the character. Also some great SNOT work throughout. Very nice job in setting up the cockpit the way you did. It's sometimes tough to get that angled canopy to fit right, but it looks like you figured it out for this one. Well done, David. So how much longer until you leave for the mountains?
Thanks for your comments! That gap under the fuselage really annoys me! When I built the Blue Arrow, I had an extra plate in there to close up the gap but it wouldn't fit on this MOC. I'd also had the wings built since the start of Spetember. I only got inspiration as to what to do with them when I saw Parrington Levens' MOC. I was so glad to finish this MOC that that gap had to stay: glad it fits in! I'm away to France to do some Eurotest training in late November but have some ideas for LDD builds during the winter season :)
David Roberts
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Chris Melby
  October 16, 2012
Dave, the angled "snot design" on the wings is fantastic! Secondly, the coloring is also killer! Z
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  October 16, 2012
Another cool build, David. I love the space racing theme, especially considering the coloring and configuration of this ship that you built. It looks like it would be a racer. The underside looks great. That thin gap on the bottom really adds to the character. Also some great SNOT work throughout. Very nice job in setting up the cockpit the way you did. It's sometimes tough to get that angled canopy to fit right, but it looks like you figured it out for this one. Well done, David. So how much longer until you leave for the mountains?
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  October 16, 2012
Wow, I love this ship too! (like I love the Blue Arrow) The checks and stripes look awesome. I can't quite figure out how you SNOTted this beauty together. The technic pins are the best hint I suppose.
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  October 16, 2012
Great work! The swept wings looks great, especially with the checkered design, and the intake-'like' thing at the front is very cool!
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  October 16, 2012
Fantastic colouration and angles as always, and brilliantly thought out write-up. Awesome work!
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  October 16, 2012
Superb!
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  October 16, 2012
Sweeeeet!
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  October 16, 2012
Quoting Stuart Lucas Another brightly coloured beauty! I was wondering how you'd got the wings sturdy enough to stay together, then I saw the shot of the underside - ingenious solution! Ah, this is inspiring stuff. As soon as I'm knocked out of the MOC Olympics (which I fancy will be quite soon) building a colourful spaceship is top of my agenda.
Thanks for your comments and good luck in the M.O.! Have a look at my "Blue Arrow" too as it uses a very similar technique. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/334040
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  October 16, 2012
Another brightly coloured beauty! I was wondering how you'd got the wings sturdy enough to stay together, then I saw the shot of the underside - ingenious solution! Ah, this is inspiring stuff. As soon as I'm knocked out of the MOC Olympics (which I fancy will be quite soon) building a colourful spaceship is top of my agenda.
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  October 15, 2012
cool!
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  October 15, 2012
The angles of those wings are just crazy. Excellent work.
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  October 15, 2012
Nice to see some Technic scale MOCs, every now and then. And awesome colors too!
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  October 15, 2012
Cool!
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  October 15, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith The best angles on one of your ships so far. Foss is such a strong influence on your MOCs, but you take his themes in unexpected directions. The humour and quirks in every build take them beyond being simply cool spaceships. I guess I'm saying, congratulations on another great MOC!
Thank you very much indeed. I think that I discovered the library's Terran Trade Authourity books and jumble sales with pulp sci-fi books at an impressionable age. The cover art, by Foss et al, was always so much more exciting than the stories inside. I also just enjoy the mental challenge of building in the checks & stripes!
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  October 15, 2012
The best angles on one of your ships so far. Foss is such a strong influence on your MOCs, but you take his themes in unexpected directions. The humour and quirks in every build take them beyond being simply cool spaceships. I guess I'm saying, congratulations on another great MOC!
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  October 15, 2012
awesome job! amazing detail!
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  October 15, 2012
Very unique design! I love how the squares aren't completely plain, but some of them have a little greebling. Not too much but just right!
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  October 15, 2012
Your write ups never fail to make me crease! Seriously cool moc, I like it as much as I like The Blue Arrow, or maybe even more! Please keep building, your builds among my favourites on the whole of the mocpages, mainly because of their originality. Great stuff!
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  October 15, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Reminds me of those big triangle style stealth planes. Except with that color scheme you're not hiding from anyone! =D
I know what you mean. I tried to make a straight trailing edge but it looked a mess.
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  October 15, 2012
Reminds me of those big triangle style stealth planes. Except with that color scheme you're not hiding from anyone! =D
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  October 15, 2012
wow, excellent!
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  October 15, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Great wing pattern and colors! Hey... and when it lands, the pilot could alway invite his sweetie for an italien bunch on the wing! Wow... PL has started something! I love the technic scale and dudes! :)
Thank you! I like your thinking, though I think that my "Blue Arrow" has a better table-cloth vibe! :) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/334040
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  October 15, 2012
Awesome build. Love the shape and colours.
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  October 15, 2012
Great wing pattern and colors! Hey... and when it lands, the pilot could alway invite his sweetie for an italien bunch on the wing! Wow... PL has started something! I love the technic scale and dudes! :)
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  October 15, 2012
Quoting Ape Fight Awesome work, great photography and a superb write-up : ) Interesting to see the Welsh branch out from... er, whatever it is they do now, into spaceship building. 5 stars
Round where I live it's mainly sheep! I just don't have enough white Lego... :)
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  October 15, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee beautiful design! a spaceship in Technic minifigure scale is also a Project in my head... nice inspiriation - thank you !
Thanks for your comments! Click the link in my description to have a look at Parrington Levens' technic-scale ship too.
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  October 15, 2012
Awesome work, great photography and a superb write-up : ) Interesting to see the Welsh branch out from... er, whatever it is they do now, into spaceship building. 5 stars
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  October 15, 2012
beautiful design! a spaceship in Technic minifigure scale is also a Project in my head... nice inspiriation - thank you !
 
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