LEGO MOC Spaceship

It’s been quite a while, about two years, but I finally finished the latest MOC. Mostly it was moving to a new house, unpacking, lack of time, and lack of the right pieces that took this one so long. If you want to skip right to the gallery, click here. As usual, click the thumbnails for larger and more detailed images.

Angled Top View

Front View

I based this one on the windshield; I wanted to connect the two large windshields together and see what would come of that. I also wanted to use a lot of the 1×2 Locking Hinge Plates to create some sort of angular/tube shaped body for the spaceship. It ended up being a kind of sunfish shaped spaceship. The wings were originally going to be on the top and bottom of the spaceship but because the angle of the wings was not quite sharp enough and because of the length of the ship, it looked better putting them on the side of the ship. A lot of this design changed throughout the building of it.

Hollow Interior view 1 of Spaceship

Some of the bigger challenges were getting the plates to connect together on the interior since the plates were facing opposite directions. I also built the frame of the ship a bit too weakly from the inside; so the hull became too weak once I had to apply the outer pieces and wanted to really fix them on. I now know to reinforce the connections better between the locking hinge plates. The angles of the locking hinge plates also didn’t perfectly line up with standard LEGO brick heights which meant I had to force some of the connections.

Rear view of Slide Rail for Spaceship Interior

Once I had the cockpit design and hull frame figured out, I realized that making an accessible or view-able interior would be difficult so I came up with a rail system to make the interior of the ship more easily accessible. Of course, because I did not reinforce the hull frame enough, the rail system is not as easy to use as I had hoped. I also had a problem with the non-standard sizing I made for myself by using the locking hinge plates and sliding it back all the way in so the engines were fully covered was a bit of a challenge (I didn’t want a bunch of gaps at the rear of the ship).

Engine Closeup

Although this one took me the longest to make (mostly because I couldn’t find the pieces I needed), it was worth it in the end. Learned a few new techniques and what not to do with the hinge pieces. I still need to learn how to put more of the little details into the MOC while building it instead of just glomming them on at the end. I also need to learn how to design the interiors better while building the frame instead of trying to put pieces on after having all the exterior plates in the way. For more pictures, the gallery can be found here. I may also take some pictures of some of the elements as I take it apart (kids have already played with it, so it’s pretty much done for at this point). I’ve also included some videos below of the entire ship (although it is quite dark despite adequate lighting while working) and you can see how fragile and off balance it is too.


Go Red Mecha, Go!

Thought I’d try my hand at a mecha utilizing some of the curved window pieces I like to use.  The original idea was for a mecha on a much smaller scale, but with the geared pieces it had to get a little larger.  By the time I added all the brick, poor red mecha was having some difficultly staying pose-able.


Front on Pose with Sword and Shield

Everyone knows that all mecha need swords.  Despite all the high tech, it still boils down to basic swordsmanship.  You can see Red Mecha’s “zapper” (as Cael calls it) laying useless to the side.


Side view with Sword and Shield

You can kind of see the little “kabuto” hat/helmet I was trying to give this guy to match the little “mustache” on the front glazing.  You can also see the serrations on the sword.


Side view of Shield and Sword


Rear view with wings closed and angled

Originally, I wasn’t going to add wings but thought they would look alright.  They add a lot of unnecessary weight, however, and so I had to drop the rotating engine pieces I wanted to add.


Wings partially opened

You can see the “sneaker-ish” shoes with wing-a-lings.  You can also see the mecha’s back.  The wings don’t look too bad considering they were an afterthought.


Wings fully extended

I also wanted to add a bit more to allow the wings to flip up horizontally, but again, the weight.


Rear with opened hatch

Access to the red mecha, the “back” hinges up.  Unfortunately, you can’t see the interiors too well, I need a better lens for close-ups.


Clenched fist and Raised Zapper

Red Mecha holding the zapper with clenched fist.  I supposed you could also equip the shield in combination.


Red Mecha with Zapper

The bits with the grey vents is supposed to be a magazine.  Any longer and it would have made the zapper even more unwieldy.


Point blank zapper


Side view of Red Mecha with Zapper


Red Mecha ready to lift off

Or ready for a hug, I suppose.


Standing Red Mecha

You can see the “hands” pretty good here.  They actually grip things fairly well.


Red Mecha’s Weaponry


Red Mecha’s Weaponry

I actually wanted to do a long rifle as well, but it would have been too long and difficult to pose.

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Space Marine Transport MOC

Finished off this Space MOC I’ve been fiddling with.  As usual, I am missing all of the right pieces in the right colors.  I think it could also use more and better greebling.

Space Marine Transport

Space Marine Transport

You can see here how I’m missing the red curved piece; I actually have three of those in red, but not the mirrored piece for the other side.  I’m sure its buried somewhere but I wanted to finish it so I could harvest these pieces for other projects.  Actually, this whole MOC started with the front bit…the window portion turned sideways with the curved parts holding it in place.  I may come back to this window configuration for another MOC but turn it vertical instead and see how that turns out.

Back left view of Space Marine Transport

Back left view of Space Marine Transport

You can see the old dark greys mixed in with the newer dark greys.  Greebling looks kind of random to me.  Originally the wings were going to be different, but they just ended up like this.

Back right view of Space Marine Transport

Back right view of Space Marine Transport

Sparse greebling on this side.  I thought the engines turned out okay; I was playing around with using two “wheel wells” together and seeing how that would look framing the engine bits.  I actually saw someone else using the pieces in this way for a building and was intrigued.


Right side of Space Marine Transport

Right and under side of Space Marine Transport

A view from somewhat underneath showing the angles used.  I think it would look better if the red angled “striping” in the middle extended all the way back.  Maybe next time.

Left side of Space Marine Transport

Left side of Space Marine Transport

Left side of Space Marine Transport with open hatch

Left side of Space Marine Transport with open hatch

Right side of Space Marine Transport with open hatch

Right side of Space Marine Transport with open hatch


Top view of Space Marine Transport

Top view of Space Marine Transport

I’m happy with the overall basic shape of the MOC but not so much the wings.  Without some kind of wings, it felt kind of awkward.  Again, you can see how it could use more greebling.

Top view of Space Marine Transport with top removed

Top view of Space Marine Transport with top removed

The framework of the Transport and interior.  The interior has pretty much no greebling whatsoever; but there wasn’t a lot of room for it.  Spacing was a little off on the “benches” so I had to stagger the Space Marines.

Back interior of Space Marine Transport

Back interior of Space Marine Transport

You can see I didn’t have any more of the right color arches.  Also, the half heart hose greeble in the back there.

Front interior, cockpit, of Space Marine Transport

Front interior, cockpit, of Space Marine Transport

There is actually more to be seen than shows up here.  A lot of instrument panels are hidden, but again, it could still use more greebling.  I probably should have taken more shots as it was being built to see things more clearly.

Overall, its ok.  It was mostly an experiment with the window pieces that turned into a transport.  Next time will be better planned out and probably turned vertical.

Space Marine Transport stop-motion-video

I finished a space MOC I’ve been fiddling with for a while and thought I would try out some stop motion video with some basic software.  It’s pretty basic, but the program was a lot easier and quicker than I thought it would be.  Next time I’ll take a little more time to make it look nicer.  For now, just testing out how it looks on here and how it views online.  More pictures of the MOC to follow.