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Lego Blacktron Battrax II Mark V
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Hello all fellow builders! It has been nearly half a year or more since I have posted any MOCs, but with the New Year, comes hope for building. Finally I am gaining some traction with building MOCs, here is one of them. This will be the very first MOC in a reintroduction of the classic space themes Lego introduced in the late 80s early 90s. The sub-theme could be no other than Blacktron which was instantly cool and dark. I proudly give you my version of the Blacktron Battrax II Mark V. The designation II is obvious and the Mark V stands the addition of armor. I built it has such because the era I will create for Blacktron I, Space Police I, Futuron, and possibly M-Tron will be rife with action and war. Therefore, all space factions will be equipped appropriately. This is a developing theme for me and I plan to write some short stories for it; first I need to build the armies up. Now, back to the vehicle. At first glance it may seem little more than the original Battrax vehicle with some plating. Look closely and see that is a wrong assumption. Battrax II is retrofitted with a closed air tight front cockpit for both atmospheric and space flight. Secondly it is laden with 2 medium laser canons that pivot. Examine the wheels and you see serious armor plating. The mid rear section has been completely redone to house a rotating artillery hardpoint manned by a Blacktron solider. This is where the modular wings and engine used to be- that has been moved to the rear where it stays folded up until attached to the front cockpit section in true Blacktron fashion. There are quite a few engines and booster rockets for excellent flight agility. The tank turret is equipped with 2 heavy lasers and a ranged medium ballistic canon. This gives the Blacktron Battrax II Mark V serious firepower in both offensive and defensive scenarios as well as protects the main body when the modular flying portion is on patrol. There is a small hatch at the front where some tools or possibly a minifig could go. The wheelbases are identical in width, unlike version 1. This vehicle is manned by 2 Blacktron pilots, the way it should have been with the original. I hope you enjoy the background as well, I custom made that in photoshop using old space backgrounds... its not perfect, but it does invoke nastalgic feelings, yes? Enjoy! More space vehicles with Space Police I probably coming next.
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  January 12, 2009
Sweet! I always wanted the Battrax when I was a kid..
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  January 10, 2009
Awesome, I've always liked the classic space theme.
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  January 8, 2009
Looks very dangerous (from a good-guy point-of-view).
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  January 7, 2009
What a great idea ! And this new Battrax is a very goo start. I never owned the original Battrax myself but it was such a cool set ! A new group will be created soon, to talk about neo-classic space MOCs, maybe you could be interested :)
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  January 7, 2009
WOW! Very cool! Can't await to see more!
 
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