The MMF's latest creation is the Obese, a military freighter aircraft. The Obese is not the MMF (Mikrosheise Minifig Forces)’s best aircraft, even from a glance. But it's in production nevertheless.
About this creation
After the Plenum, the MMF decided to come up with something new. And here it is.
The Obese is not the MMF (Mikrosheise Minifig Forces)’s best aircraft, even from a glance. But it does have an excruciatingly vital purpose. The Obese, obviously, is the MMF’s version of a C-130 Hercules, a large military freighter. Capable of transporting 40,000 Lego pounds of troops, ammunition, artillery, vehicles, assembly parts, or anything the MMF needs to move, the Obese is a good aircraft for any military force. With its enormous wingspan, 4 turbine propeller engines, 4 booster rockets, massive landing gear and sturdy construction, the Obese can fly missions with a full cargo hold (all 40,00 pounds of it) at 160 mph (340 mph when empty) and a cruising altitude of 34,000 Lego feet.
Did I mention the Obese is similar to a C-130 Hercules? Its similar complexion was accidental, not purposely built that way . . . that’s just what it turned out to look like with the rear fuselage of the Lego Company’s 7894 airplane and my bulky, cheap, phony flight deck. I’m planning on adding an extra fuselage section for a larger cargo hold, but that would limit the top speed to 104 mph, and with virtually no defensive weapons, the Obese would be a dead duck against enemy fighters. Note the massive landing gear. It’s amazing that it actually looks good with the rest of the body!
I was talking about an enormous wing span a while back, but maybe you missed it. You can also see the mammoth tail, which fits perfectly with the rest of this stuffed turkey.
The right side, without a door. If you wondering how you’re supposed to get jeeps in there, you’ll find out soon enough. But for the meantime, can you find any headlights on this bloated bird?
The MMF has officially nicknamed the Obese “Droopy”. Try to name one reason how they chose it. (Yeah, I know, blurry photos are bound to happen with my “cheap” camera. Using flash solves the blurriness, but looks worse in the end).
Here we are . . . a good photo of the massive yet sleek tail, the overweight wheels, and the booster rockets which help it to propel itself during takeoff. Yes, it’s based on the Blue Angels C-130, but who cares? It’s still affective for the MMF.
Finally, the moment you have been waiting for: “How Did He Get In There?!” The back end swings up like an Antonov, and a ramp fitted inside the aircraft rolls (actually slides) out the back for loading and unloading from the field, without needing an airport-based conveyer belt.
Some of the many things you can fit in the Obese: 2 pilots + 16 troops + a dismantled Observer + a couple of barrels of ammunition. As I have already noted, these planes will be used to transport all means of MMF equipment to and from airbases, factories, and battlefields. The MMF currently operates one (1) Obese, but assembly parts for three additional planes are currently on order from Bricklink. The MMF, by February 2008, will be operating four shiny Obeses, eight flight crew members, and a maintenance crew of forty. Also, parts for two new hangars at MMF’s main airbase are on order to house up to two Obeses at a time. Enjoy them while you can, because they might be replaced due to their terrible noise and fuel consumption. If you hate the nose as much as I do, you know how I feel about wasted time. Oh well.
I really like how you covered the rear wheels here! How are you doing? Would you like to give me your opinion on my upcoming huge cargo aircraft? I recently posted a WIP that gives a pretty good impression of the plane... Best regards, Steffen
Cool man! Could the SMC mabye get some to use as gunships? Also, the correct name for the rockets from Fat Albert (Blue Angles -130) is JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off). Just thought you might want to know.