Thursday, December 4, 2014

A good crop this year

So Novvember is over, and there was quite a good showing of Blacktron this year.

First, is the Viv Punisher by Pico van Grootveld

Second, the VVx-14 by Max Braun

Third, this big chunky Blacktron II viper by Crimso Giger (It is also my personal favorite of this years crop)

Fourth, the B1C Viper by Nix Antonio

Fifth, the NBT VV by Aaron Dayman

Sixth, this great use of the X-pod part by Michael Stiendl
And seventh, the Blacktron Intimidator by Peter Morris (Oh, this one is a Transformer.)

Go here to see the whole poster!

Friday, November 21, 2014

MFP Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye

Oh right, I am doing this stuff. It's been just over a year since my last Minifig Profile

NAME: Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye 
NICKNAME: N/A 
AGE: 26 
CURRENT ASSIGNMENTBETA CENTAURI
BACKGROUND: Morgan lost his eye in a freak accident during his teen years. He is unwilling to give full details, but it is known that it was a vehicle accident. His body resisted an implant, and he didn't like the mechanical prosthetic, so he opted for an old fashioned eyepatch. He is an excellent gunner, and only needs the one eye. 
BEHIND THE SCENES: Not much to say about this guy, other than I got him in a large batch of figs, and was looking for heads to give them, and the Pirate head was one I stumbled across.
ACQUIRED: Trade, 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The claw chooses who will go and who will stay

If I saw this sort of claw above me, I would follow it's orders too.

The Flying Claw, built by Michael Steindl, is just fantastic. The overall shape is quite unique, and the cockpit is just fantastic. well done.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lego Space: Stealing the Future

The book (Which I have yet to aquire) Lego Space: Building the Future has some awesome photography, but not all pictures made the cut, for various good reasons I'm sure. Here are a couple of those shots that have been posted recently.
Those Neo-Alienators are super cool, and I really wonder what the rest of that dropship looks like.

Friday, October 3, 2014

SHIPtember has come and gone

I already posted one Blacktron SHIPtember build, and here is the only other Blacktron SHIP to come out of SHIPtember, DJ Quest built the Blacktron Fast Attack Carrier Telum:


So I guess the Blacktron 1 and the Blacktron 2 were equally represented this year. Will a Blacktron 1 SHIP take the prize again? We shall see...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A total enigma

It bugs me when people post a sweet awesome spaceship, but don't even bother naming it. Such is the case with this recentish Blacktron 1 MOC by Michael Steindl

But really, when ships are this cool, do they even need a name? maybe I am just OCD.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SHIP happens

It's in the midst of SHIPtember, that time of year when spacers crawl out their asteroids and build big. After Nathan Proudlove won last years with his Arrested Development, there seems to be a lot of talk about building Blacktron SHIPS this year. So far there is only one to report, and that is Pascal's Hammer of Injustice:


Hopefully there is more to come this year (None from me, all my black brick was tied up elsewhere.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Microscale Fleets are for wimps

A bit late in posting this here. I had planned on posting each individual ship first, but I got sidetracked. No surprise, really. Anyways, here is my Epsilon 9 battle fleet (And all but the small ship in the background are minifig illusion scale.)

The fleet contains the following ships:
The flagship of the fleet, is the Epsilon Corvus

Two support corvettes the Beta Centauri and the Delta Centauri.

The Tyrax, the state-of-the-art Talana Class Frigate.

A Super Nova 4, an Allied Avenger 2, and a Atmo Bomber provide Fighter cover.

A small shuttle is there bringing the esteemed mad scientist Dr. Winks.

Atroop transport has also been added to the mix, in case any enemy ships need to be boarded.

And hanging behind, the heavy cruiser Gamma Centauri.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Keeping the landing pads clean

Even the most evil of space organizations need to keep their stuff clean, so That New Zealand Guy built this little street cleaner to do the job:


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another Disappointing Birthday

My birthday and as with all my 21 others, I didn't get any Blacktron. Oh well. But my Exosuit came in that day, and it was around the same time someone asked me if I had made a Blacktron version yet. I haven't, but no need when warvenov has done it.

The builder has stayed true to the original Blacktron version quite well, even if it is mostly a carbon copy of a super awesome and crazy good official set.

More pictures here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Awesome in small packages

Shamisenfred has built two fighters for a challenge over in the Starfighters group. The first is a Blacktron 1 coloured fighter that doubles as a fancy ride:

The second is a Blacktron II fighter utilizing that half cylinder as a cockpit.

Both ships are well detailed for such small footprints (Even though they both fold up a bit)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Deja vu

I know I have posted this before, but today being the release of the Lego Ideas Exo-Suit, I figured I ought to repost Peter Reid's Blacktron version of his original one:

This was also an entry in my second Colour it Blacktron contest, and now I wonder how I didn't pick it to win. I think I was in a very anti-mech mood at the time.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Super Nova 4

This MOC might even be older that the Shuttle I posted, but It's actually a good thing I held off taking pictures of it until now.

You see that canopy? It only recently came out in trans neon green. Before it had that trans lime colour. It's close to neon green, but obviously it's different. I was so happy when I saw that that part had come out in trans neon green.

More pictures in my photostream, if you care to look

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle

I finally got around to taking pictures of my shuttle that's based off of 1479 Twin Pilot Craft.

It's also modular, built like all the Blacktron II cockpits, so it can attach to any of the ships (Except the Aerial Intruder, the shuttle is too wide) More pictures here. Oh, and this is just the beginning of a whole wave of Blacktron II creations by yours truly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Curves are the new angles

One thing about the old Space stuff, is that all the windscreens had no curves. They were all straight with angles. There hasn't much trans neon green canopies since the became curvy, but they have started to resurface. Whitesidewjw from Flickr has made use of some of the newest TNG (That's Trans Neon Green, not The Next Generation)

Updating Blacktron II sets is one of my favorite things to do, and whitesidewjw has gotten in on the fun with his Aerial Intruder (below) and Spectral Starguider (above)