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BX3-Sparrow
Turbojet/ramjet hybrid reconnaissance fighter
About this creation
In our continued efforts to protect the assets of the corporation, Pimm Industries is proud to introduce the BX3-Sparrow. The Sparrow is a jet fighter designed for reconnaissance and as an all-purpose fighter. Built by the aerospace division this particular jet is assigned to the Highland’s Company.

Specifications:
Weight: 22,700kg (25 tons)
Engines: 2X Pimm Industries PS9 turbojet/ramjet hybrid
Thrust: max w/afterburner 145 kN (32,500 lbf)/engine
Speed: Mach 3.0+
Range: 1,500km combat, 2,800km cruise
Crew: 1
Weapons:
2X 20mm auto-cannnon
4X long-range missles – air-to-air, or air-to-ground
Armour: Undisclosed. Laminate design with experimental energy
absorption properties.
Classification: jet fighter/reconnaissance

The BX3 includes a modified version of the patented bioelectrical interface, which allows the pilot to control the plane through thought alone. The pilots of these planes have had to undergo various surgical modifications in order to allow them to handle the high g-forces generated during combat. As such, above the knee amputations as well as tethering of the pericardium to the chest wall; four test pilots were killed before it was realized that the heart was tearing away from aorta during 15g maneuvers. The lower limbs were also removed to prevent blood from pooling in the legs and thighs.

This started out as a VTOL, but transformed over the week that I worked on it. I started playing with various wing designs and the VTOL was set to the side for now. I also stepped out of the box a bit and added a couple of chrome pieces. I had bought the chrome grill pieces for the Pimm Industries Headquarters (estimated build date – far in the future), but thought I could spare a few for this build.

Hope you enjoy this one. My wife contributed more to this creation than any other – I was bouncing ideas off of her continuously. As much as I love the black colour, it is almost impossible to get good photos of black objects. This creation was no exception to this difficulty. I took about forty photos trying to get a few that were good enough to post, but none of them truly show the model as it is meant to be seen – ‘swooshing’ through the air in my son’s hands.

And because I get so many questions about where the parts come from, please check out Bricklink for all the Lego you will ever need. Search the catalog to find the names of the parts and look at the colour guide so you can do a proper search for the colours you are looking for.

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Shannon Ocean's Review:
I assume he got the dreaded "your review has been sent", which never seem to get posted ;-)
At any rate, here it is:
(5 smileys)
Ok, it looks very bird-like and for having a biological influence in your creations automatically gets you 5/5 from me. I'll echo everyone else's view and say the wings are indeed sublime, especially the "V" tail, the chrome is awesome and it seems you're sliding closer to Cyborg racer territory with the pilot interface. KEEP SLIDING! I'll get a Cyborg Raceship outta you yet! (Hope your kids realise what an awesome dad they've got!)

Great to see your stuff again. Take care Lee. All the best from Down Under!

Shannon

- Thanks for the review - I might build a racer yet.
Lee



Comments

 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
That is a very pretty craft. The wing design looks a lot like the wing design I used on my dragons, but the execution here is smoother and more integrated. Nicely done.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2011
Just looking around your page and spotted this. Clever wing design with the roundover pieces. Wicked, Dude!
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  February 12, 2011
this moc is really amazing i have never seen such a great aircraft may i surgest Zed Corp Empire Supplies and the highland battalion become alliles
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  October 23, 2010
Excellent snot design. The cockpit is excellent! Very good job!
 I like it 
  February 5, 2010
Strange that I hadn't comment on this one ! Like Shannon said, the "biological look" is great, the shape is so clever and well made. You hadn't made a lot of ships, but this one is SO awesome, great MOC !
 I like it 
  October 21, 2009
It's more like sting ray than sparrow. But I still like it.
 I like it 
  September 21, 2009
beautiful creation. looks intimidating. So, is this what our tax dollars are paying for these days
 I like it 
  January 20, 2009
An amazing MOC with a great sweep of the wings and two-pronged tale. Somehow those chrome grilles on the top irk me though. I have no reason to doubt your originality, but Brent Skanden made a very similar ship at the same scale. Here is the Url to that:http://mocpages.com/moc.php/37273 Good job anyway.
 I like it 
  October 30, 2008
Just all-around great! Like everyone else, I love the wings!
 I like it 
  July 12, 2008
nice!! I love the angle of the wings
 I like it 
  May 14, 2008
Very nice. I like the engines and the way it really does look like a sparrow.
 I like it 
  May 7, 2008
A vary well put together moc!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2008
Fantastic. This thing has a swooshable factor of ten. Not to repeat everything below, but the wings are great. I particularly like the the inset turbine engines. Good job.
 I like it 
  April 24, 2008
this is one of your best vehicles. i like the lack of studs.
 I like it 
  April 16, 2008
Very well executed. I like the wings and the engine details.
 I like it 
  April 6, 2008
This is quite exceptional, great overall shape, but I really love the wings & tail, nicely done, Lee
 I like it 
  March 31, 2008
Hi, That's a great MOC! Have you seen the Flickr Military LEGO competition? If you build something new before the end of May you could enter it. http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/72157604182049397/ Info is also on Lugnet. There is a Q and A and a submission thread on here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/ Would love to see what you come up with. cheers Magnus
 I like it 
  March 1, 2008
You have found some fame on MOC pages. Finally, something new from you. I like this, and the wings baffle me ;) It does look a bit more like a manta ray then a sparrow. It looks like more of a sub to me. Great job.
 I like it 
  February 25, 2008
Talk about sleek, I don't see a stud on the thing! I like that little sweep on the wings, not too much, just enough.
 I like it 
  February 18, 2008
NICE thing that is one of the best fighters in mocpages COOL
 I like it 
  February 9, 2008
Now that is one cool ship! It definitely looks like a sparrow. The wings are fantastic. Very very nice ship!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2008
Lee, first thanks for your review of my game. The reason I wirte so much and post so little is that I only have about 30 to 40 minutes a week to work on my mocs. I am, however, able to spend a little time on the computer at work to write reviews and spread some basic ill will. Now for your moc, I love the wings. I know it's not an original statement here but they are just... nice! keep it up ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  February 7, 2008
The wings rock,but I think the "fin" should be turned the other way.Other than that awesome job!
 I like it 
  February 6, 2008
great design, i like the wings!
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Beautiful design man, the swept wings look very biological and gives the craft a very unique feel, plus it compliments the description you provided. All in all a great fighter.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Great design, Lee! Love those wings, the color, the whole package. I'm sorry to say I could never fly this thing, though...being that it functions on thought interface, and I tend to avoid thinking at all costs.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Wow - that looks awesome! Your style of using perfectly smooth surfaces lends itself very well to aircraft. Nice to see you finally make some! I love the curved edges on the wings, and the overall shape is just pure coolness.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
nikce use of SNOT wings, I like to use those a lot.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
LEE JONES BUILDS AIRCRAFT! As usual, the smooth, studless design and completely unique look are great. Interesting wing design, and I liked the placement of the turbine engines and the trans-red accents stand out well. Awesome!
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
The wings are probably my favorite part. I really like their organic-looking shape.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Very bird-like, nice looking shape. Nice job translating the look of your ground vehicles into this. Your kids must think official Lego sets are pretty lame since they get play with awesome stuff like this.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Finally! I thought I would never see another new Lee Jones Creation :) I like the sleekness on this one, the Snot is great too. I suggest.....Actually, I have nothing more to suggest, it's all good!
 I like it 
  February 5, 2008
Now this one ship that looks like a 'sparrow'. :) Nice job. I like the double tail, and smooth curves on the wings. Oh, and the cocpit is cool too. (Thanks for the review.)
 
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