I’ve been trying to whip up some enthusiasm for starting a Lego User Group in the southern reaches of Perth, without much in the way of success. One of the ways I’ve been trying is by starting a Facebook group: RockLUG. Feel free to join. There are a few members, but right now it appears to be a page dedicated to me whittering on about Lego to myself.
This month, I decided to try issuing a challenge: a remix, based on concepts I posted about here a couple of weeks ago. Basically, the idea is to create a MOC using only the pieces from one individual set.
I chose this one:
In the end I came up with The Hopper, which is based around a technic-heavy armature designed to hold in place two swept wings at a really odd angle over the basic spine of the ship. Lots of greebles and an offset engine arrangement (more technic) made for a fun and (for me, at least) challenging build.
And I still had a bunch of pieces left over– lots of little, greebly pieces with no immediately apparent fit, so I might see what I can do with them just for the challenge of it.
So a fun challenge, but given I was the only one who jumped on it, perhaps not one I’ll be setting my LUG-without-a-LUG again.