MOC: N.W.E.F. ‘Hawk’

Formerly a member of the long-gone New World Explorer fleet, the Hawk-class fighter jet soared through space on many a scout mission. The single-engine fighter was the fastest and most versatile fighter in the fleet, but was lightly armed and armored. It does have a large fuel tank and powerful engine, plus twin blasters tipping the wings. The wing ends are also reinforced, so that only one extending landing gear leg (located under the main power converter) is necessary to land the craft and balance it perfectly on flat surfaces.

The construction of the ship itself is quite unique, employing multiple advanced building techniques. Not only that, but the wings rotate with perfect friction, and the cockpit opens to seat a minifigure at the controls.

This was one of Brickster_Tim’s LEGO Ideas projects, first released Summer 2016. While it never received much support, it is still worth posting here.

MOC by Brickster_Tim

MOC: Space Launch System Block 1 Rocket

Nasa’s Space Launch System, or SLS, is the most powerful, advanced space vehicle that has ever been created to visit planets of our solar system.

The Space Launch System Rocket will launch crews of up to four astronauts in Nasa’s Orion spacecraft on missions to explore multiple, deep-space destinations. Including more payload mass, thrust capability, and highspeed energy than any and all rockets that came before it.

SLS is designed to be flexible and evolvable and will open new possibilities for payloads, including robotic scientific missions to places like Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.

The Space Launch System team continues moving full speed ahead with production and engineering of the first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V. They continue to make progress aimed toward delivering the first Space Launch System rocket in 2018 to Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its first launch.

Now The SLS is finally made in LEGO[Or at least its close, it needs to get to 10,000 supporters first], so you can take your bricks to the red planet too. The set is built to 1/100 scale so it is built a bit smaller than the current LEGO saturn v rocket on shelves.

Please watch this video to see what scientists think lift-off will look like.

https://images-assets.nasa.gov/video/SLS_ScaleandPower_1920x1080_03032016 copy/SLS_ScaleandPower_1920x1080_03032016 copy~orig.mp4

Includes:

563 pieces[Includes minifigs]

Three minifigures [note: Paul and Karl are actual workers on the rocket!]

two solid rocket boosters,

and four RS-25 rocket boosters

Want to see this creation as a LEGO Set? It is currently up for voting on LEGO Ideas! Be one of the 10,000 pioneers and vote for free here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/7a54dbcb-f56b-4343-8571-8c660a701f40

MOC by SmileyGuy

MOC: Planetary Base

Here is the incredible Planetary Base! This base serves as both a research station, command base, and a waypoint for many ships, with refueling/recharging ports, giant double-sided radar dish with antennae, cargo truck (with wheels), small starfighter (Utility-class, but commonly known as the ‘Carrier Pigeon’) with opening cargo bay, entrance tracks up to the sliding doors, sliding airlocks on the inside, control center, armory, storage rooms, sleeping quarters, kitchen, tracks for the ship and truck, and opening exit hatch with folding ladder–all resting on a huge, sturdy stand built with large figure parts! Originally built for Brickster_Tim’s New World Explorer series, this is now being used for the Octan Corporation in the Andromeda galaxy.

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MOC: Escort

In your everyday spaceway travels, you might hear a rumbling and a huge thundering mass go by. That would be the N.W.E.S. Escort. As the first in the New World Explorer series, this pioneer cruiser was made primarily as a cargo ship, but evolved into a defense craft, designed to last a long time in space with a minimal crew. Continue reading