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
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.
The N.W.E.S Starlight is a bright, eye-catching cruiser designed as an attack ship for the New World Exploration Fleet. It was the first and only ship built to run mostly on energy rather than fuel, with a large blue generator in the back. Continue reading
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