|Name of Model: UFO Invader|
|Created by: [Dablackcat]|
|Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33465810@N06/3736720606/ and on BrickShelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=392673|
This six-sided structure makes good use of some fairly difficult to use Bionicle elements. The six-sides appear to be provided by a Technic wheel - which conveniently gives another place to connect things through its axle. Constructing something this clever is a feat in itself, but actually getting a proper cockpit with a windshield and seat makes this instantly recognizable as a flying saucer.
Making this more unusual yet, this model was built for the Flattery Challenge, a contest that asks LEGO hobbyists to attempt a model more in the style of another builder. Part of the game is that when the models are first shared online, the builder of each model isn't revealed - so people have to guess who built what and whose style they are imitating. In this case, the builder was trying to imitate Arpy's creations.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Posted by Lego Model of the Day at 4:00 AM