Even before Tim Goddard received the shipment of LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ Combo Power shields I sent him for our new parts festival, he was busily playing with some that he bought himself! Let's see what went into his creation.
So far on New Elementary we have explored a lot of the potential geometric options, so I am starting with something a bit different. I've effectively built a giant Nexogon and turned it into a landing pad. I added a bit of 'tanscaping' (landscaping built with Brick Yellow [TLG]/Tan [BL] bricks and slopes primarily on their side) and passed the photo to my good friend Rob Damiano who did some wonderful things to bring it to life.
|NEXOGON Landing Platform by Tim Goddard with Rob Damiano. Click for larger view.|
cheese. This proved to be both a positive and a negative; a positive in that it allowed a lot of fine detail, a negative in that it was going to be a big challenge to have a relatively thin, free-floating structure with a smooth surface.
In my case this started to get a bit tricky to maintain towards the pointy edges as I ran out of room to fit in SNOT, so I cheated a little by building in some vents.
Keeping the platform not much more than two studs deep also made lining up the cheese slopes tricky. Because of this the finished model cannot be turned upside without a few tiles going astray!
These exploded views show how it all comes together.
Let us not forget the Nexogons! These proved easy to work with in this build as they are used studs up and serve as the central point holding the main structure together with a clip and bar arrangement in the corners. The use of shield tiles was the only real option for the centre, but sometimes the obvious choice is the best.
Every landing platform needs a ship, so I built one.
This inspection craft is built a little like a tube, with a core of studs pointing out in four directions.
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