AND WHILE I’M BANGING ON ABOUT LEGO

One of the things I’ve wanted to do since I started getting back into Lego was to post a MOC– short for ‘My Own Creation– a common practice amongst the Legorati, who create all sorts of wonderful, amazing edifices and then post photos and/or plans of the construction process so that others can build the same creation. (Such as these guys and these and this and this and…. well, you get the idea) Only two things have stopped me doing so before this:

1. I’m a bit crap, and
2. Compared to guys like this, anything I might do would simply show me up for the utter noob with two left Leggoey feet that I really am. I’m also completely incapable of making up instruction sheets that look like they may have been drawn by a Lego artist with a couple of spare hours to kill before The Big Bang Theory starts. If only I’d paid more attention in Lego class…

Still, nothing ventured, nothing failed. So here’s a little ice-skimmer style vehicle I’ve whipped up and am moderately chuffed over, in wonkyphoto-a-rama! I’ve listed the relevant pieces, and their Bricklink piece number, under each pic, and in the case of rarer items, also listed the set from which I scabbed them.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

An easy start: one 2×8 white plate (3034) and two 2×8 white plates with door rail (30586), taken from my City of Atlantis set (7985-1)

Step two: Add the rails to the plate, and flip. Attach two light-bluish gray 1×12 bars with plate ends and round 1×1 plate ends (42445, taken from the Lunar Limo set- 5984-1) to a white 2×4 plate (3020), and attach to one end of the structure.

Step three: Turn the right way up, and attach one 2×16 white plate with angled side extensions (62743), taken from the Ice Dragon Attack set (2260-1)

Step four: two more 2×8 white plate with door rails.

Step five: Invert again, and buttress the overhanging plates with a 2×6 white plate (3795)

Step six: Top side up again, and filling in the single line atop the front spar with, from left to right– one 1×1 red tile with groove (3070b); one 1×2 white tile with groove (3069b). In this instance I didn’t have a plain white one to hand so just shoved the first one I found in. It all gets covered, anyway; one 1×2 modified tile with stud (3794); and one 1×2 white plate with handles (3839), or as they’ve always been known to me, front guns.)

Step seven: Another 2×16 white plate with angled side extensions (62743) goes on top, and the back end is finished with two 4×1 18 white slopes (60477) and a 2×2 white brick (3003)

Step eight: And finished with, from left to right: a 2x1x2/3 red slope 18 with 4 slots (61409) from the Seabed Strider (7977-1); a 1×4 white tile (2431); a 2×2 white tile with red warning triangle pattern (3068bp06); and at the top of the rear bricks a 1×2 red modified tile with grill (2412) and two more of the red slope with 4 slots.

And she is done.

All comments and small coin donations welcome! and if any experienced Lego builders want to contact me with any advice, please feel free.

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