1:8 scale LMS Explorer


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This is my latest creation. It has some flaws (e.g. the engines), but it was sometimes very hard to find the right pieces etc. Otherwise I chose this scale,

because it was a challenge to build a smaller version which contains lot of details too.

pieces: 5320 (aargh, so many small pieces^^). My newer version has 5297 pieces (I eliminated some smaller flaws and exchanged smaller parts with

bigger ones to reduce the brick count).
building time: hmm, maybe 30 to 50 hours
scale: not exactly 1:8 but very close to it (~1:8,25) (compared to my 1:1 scale version of the LMS Explorer, which is 975 studs long)
construction program: LDD (but I have converted the model into ldr (MLCAD) and lcd (LeoCAD) files, too)

dimensions:
Length: 116 studs/ 91,36 cm/ 35,97 in.
Width: 17 studs/ 13,49 cm/ 5,31 in.
Height: 16 studs/ 12,70 cm/ 5,00 in.

 

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Freaking amazing. Fantastic work!

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Yes, this is brilliant! Although I was expecting an actual micro scale... This is more like the Midi-scale Millenium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer.

But still, great work!

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Dear sir

Once again you have presented amazing work.

Thank you

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Amazing work,

I really like this size model.

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Thank you for your comments :) . A even smaller version would be interesting, too (e.g. 1:18 etc.).

Hmm, how big would be the smallest model you could still recognize as the LMS Explorer :lol: ? *building a version with one or more bricks ;) *

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Hmm, how big would be the smallest model you could still recognize as the LMS Explorer :lol: ? *building a version with one or more bricks ;) *

I built a 1:16 model. Can't find it atm, but I'll get the pictures if you want me to.

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Do you the mean the ship from this thread?: http://www.rockraide...lms-mini-model/

The brickshelf link is brocken there but I have found your model on Lego Universe. Maybe you could upload it here again, please.

PS: When I compared my 1:1 model and your 1:16 model I discovered that your version is a exact 1:9 version :) (975 studs / 138 studs = 9 (1:9 scale)).

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Any possibility for a .lxf download of this one?

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I will send you the .lxf-file via e-mail, if you want to.

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You're sweet, man! :)

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I will send you the .lxf-file via e-mail, if you want to.

Sure! My email is on my profile page.

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Ooo, Now that is Awesome. Looks fantastic.

Defiantly want that. Want that alot.

The scale is magnificent and the details look incredible.

This need to get build ;P

Very Nice Sir, Very Nice.

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There needs to be a Lego set for this LMS Explorer.

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There needs to be a Lego set for this LMS Explorer.

How about not?

Maybe for a mini version like this, but a full version would be over 25 feet long.

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That looks great! Lots of really fine details were put into that model!

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Not bad. Too bad Mark Kelso isn't (that) interested in Rock Raiders (or hasn't shown any interest).

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I already posted it in the shoutbox, but I will do it here again:

Some days ago I decided to upload the 1:8 LMS Explorer model in Lego Cuusoo. I wasn't very sure, if it would ever pass the review stage (afaik Lego Cuusoo checks the model, after it has been uploaded and then they publish or don't publish it), because it's an old theme (although there was never a set of this ship and I wrote in the description, that it would be more like a collectors model for fans of Lego Rock Raiders).

 

Well.. ...today they made it available for voting. I'm speechless, because I haven't expected it.

 

Maybe it will get 10.000 votes and even pass the review. Time will show, what will happen.

 

Here is the link of the 1:8 model:

http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/38716

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Congratulations! You have my support, I priced it the same as the Taj Mahal as it's a little smaller but obviously a CUUSOO project rather than a LEGO product line.

It's a great model and I truly hope you get 10,000 votes.

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Fantastic work! Your latest creation loks nice and attractive. Your uploaded pics are nice and showing your profesional knowledge.

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I just wanted to come back and say I still love this.

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NTEP Scales

 

What in Seven Hells does that have to do with anything?  I thought you were a bot at first so that makes me think you should probably stop posting it...

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NTEP Scales

 

What in Seven Hells does that have to do with anything?  I thought you were a bot at first so that makes me think you should probably stop posting it...

He recognizes what the post is about, but goes onto advertise, so he's acting both like a human user, and a bot.

 

He's a cyborg?

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Ah, NTEP Scales, now I've found a reason to live ;).

 

back to the 1:8 model:

Somehow this whole LDD to POV-Ray converting thing doesn't work at all. Therefore I had to check the paths etc., but in the mean time I've found a dat-file from the 1.0 version, which I opened in LDView.

After that I exported it to POV-Ray and got this render here:

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Wow, ith tho bweautiful! I really hope it exponentially excels on CUUSOO.

 

That must have taken ages to render, although it may have looked better rendered with a transparent background and instead placed in space.

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