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Star Shuttle
The Star Shuttle is a long range, non-combat starship
About this creation
The Star Shuttle is a basic shuttle-type spacecraft. I made it to exist in the Star Wars universe but I guess it could fit in elsewhere. The Star Shuttle is not a combat ship but could be used in military applications. This particular ship is for transporting Republic (or Rebel) officials from system to system. I made this model in the spring of 2002 and it has since been scrapped. The model was about 75 studs long, 40 studs wide, and 24 bricks tall. Because I tried to pack in a lot of detail, inside and out, the model ate up a tremendous amount of bricks and was very heavy for it's size. Overall, I think it is a good model with some cool details.



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   The shuttle in space. Note the lighted command cabin.



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   The Star Shuttle started off with the engines. I had purchased 2 Life on Mars #7315, which included a flimsy solar panel piece. Although the piece seemed pretty useless at first, as I toyed with it I had the idea to make it the forward scoop for an engine nacelle. The first version of the shuttle had 2 engines. Brad Hamilton gave me one of his panels and I upgraded the shuttle with a third engine nacelle on top.



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   The top view, offering a look at some of the engine detailing. I chose red as the secondary color because I wanted to incorporate the latest sand red bricks. Although it was used sparingly, the addition of sand red helped give the ship a more weathered look.



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   The rear view, showing the engine exhaust. I like the way trans yellow works with dark gray. The trans red windows are to the guest cabin.



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   The underside is fully detailed, with reverse thrusters, landing thrusters, and landing gear (shown retracted here).



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   The ship has an airlock for access to space. Shown here is a crew person inside about to step on the rotating platform. The design was inspired by the door to the darkroom in a photo lab.



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   The airlock door halfway open.



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   The airlock door closed with the crew person safely inside the main cabin.



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   The engines on each side can tilt for optimal hyperspace (or warp) travel. Here the engine is fully down, which is the normal cruising position.



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   Fully up is the normal position when the ship is landing.



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   Full interior view.



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   The command cabin. At top left is the doorway. From left is the pilot, navigator, and communications officer.



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   The ship was divided into 3 bulkhead sections. Each section had a sliding door. This is the guest cabin with the door closed.



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   Guest cabin with door open.



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   The mid-cabin is a multipupose section that also serves as the main entry and hub to the other bulkhead sections. This configuration offers a science station and mini-galley



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   The guest cabin, with storage space and comfortable furnishings.



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   The shuttle in the landing position, with engines nacelles up and the landing ramp extended.



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   The landing ramp/main entry is my favorite feature on this model. Although it is fairly simple, it took me over an hour to finally figure out. Shown here is the door closed and ramp fully retracted. Note: at the top right is one of the "knobs" to the sliding doors inside, pulled out.



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   The door opening and ramp extending.



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   The door open and ramp fully extended.



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   That first step is a doozy!



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   The airlock hatch on the top of the ship, closed.



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   Airlock hatch open.



Comments

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  August 4, 2014
Awesome
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  December 10, 2012
Really like this - especially the sliding doors and ramp. Great size and cool look to it.
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  October 20, 2009
I like this, it has a great overall design. I have one gripe though, and this is only my opinion, but I think the third nacelle is overkill. I think the design would flow more smoothly with just 2. But that is just me. Color scheme is fantastic.
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  September 19, 2009
WOWWWW excellent cruiser
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  February 18, 2009
Uh-oh.I need to go to the hospital because my jaw fell off in amazement.(I am building a BIG venator.You would like it.)
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  January 11, 2009
HOW HAS THERE NOT BEEN COMMENTS ON THIS SINCE MAY LAST YEAR!?!? Your creations were the first I ever saw, and some of the very best that I've seen! My favorate ships you've built are probably this and the Explorer.
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  October 25, 2007
Good description and size to this ship. It's !!!!!AMAZING!!!!!
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  January 12, 2007
You know, it's looking at MOCs like this that make me curse my disturbingly low supply of pieces and creativity. 1,578,910,757,701.9 / 5
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  December 30, 2006
Very cool, and it's given me a few ides too! Thanks!
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  December 11, 2005
How much lego u got?!?!?!
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  November 17, 2005
Dude, this is Awesome! I've seen very few space baced lego models done better.
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  January 22, 2005
Wow. Good interior--Great exterior details too... well executed starship look. Excellent. -Josh
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  August 6, 2003
Okay, this it just awesome. And you're models have greatly inspired me; right now I'm working on a ship that is a bit similar to the Dragonstar, and that's where I got the inspiration. And I love the features in this ship, the retractable ramp is amazing!
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  May 21, 2003
Wow! This is great! Very Cool.
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  May 12, 2003
Probobly one of your best creations so far. (along with the Dragonstar) I really like the retractable ramp. Very nice! -Mark Williams, www.legoufc.cjb.net
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  May 11, 2003
As usual, excellent. Been a big fan of your work ever since I ran across it a few years ago. Unfortunately, you give the rest of us inferiority complexes :) Keep it up.
 
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