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Friday, March 16, 2018

Nope, not a good LEGO cargo ship MOC


Alright I am definitely tying my hands a bit too much now.  The collection of non-negotiable requirements I placed on this build forced it into a fairly specific shape & layout that unfortunately could not look good.  Looking at it with the almighty hindsight I actually feel most of it was done right at a high level, with fine details always being debatable.  The problem was all in the constraints.  Without those constraints, though, I'd have a ship in official LEGO style, with the deck level area of the superstructure being 1/2 the height of a minifig, and absolutely no consideration for how figures could potentially get up to the bridge.  I have, in fact, begun to find some of the limits of what can be accomplished with LEGO, with consideration for minifigs, at a reasonable size.  Making everything much bigger would solve all of these issue, but also completely break New Jang City as I'd end up with only 4-6 buildings and 1 ship taking up the entire room! Things that make ya go "Hmm."

2 comments:

  1. I think you're being a tad hard on it. It looks pretty good. Only thing I would change is the front white part with how sharp it declines, a softer thing would be better.

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  2. Your minifigs look pretty happy to be working on the ship as is and isn't that what this is all about?;-)

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