|Name of Model: Cockpit Box|
|Created by: Nnenn|
|Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nnenn/3418787940/|
|Details: At first blush this model may not blow you away. But take some consideration and a second look. Nnenn, who is far and away a builder of starfighters, describes in notes on his post at Flickr what he's up to. The image below represents a concept to aid of builders of starships, or just about anything else for that matter. If you have an initial template, a framework to start with, in this case a "Cockpit box," it gives you a good starting point from which to (pun intended) build on.|
Often builders might have an idea of what they want to build, but don't know where to start. But if you start with a template like this Cockpit Box, it gets your fingers moving, gives your mind a minute to warm up while you snap things together, and then it's a lot easier to start creatively figuring out what to add on to the rest of it. Do you typically start by building a wing? Work on a nose. Do you generally start with finishing off the cockpit? Derive an unusual landing mechanism, or a new prototype weapon.
Even before publishing this Cockpit Box concept, Nnenn has proven that there are an infinite number of ways to build a fascinating LEGO starfighter. Take a look at his long list of existing starfighters and other assorted space-themed stuff. You probably won't get to where he is overnight, but now he's offered you a little extra help in getting there. Why not take advantage of it? Go build yourself a starfighter. :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Posted by Duckingham at 4:00 AM