LEGO® parts featured in our current parts festival, The New Black. Perhaps having got the bug when he took place in our previous parts festival, Nexo-Classic Space, Peter Reid (legoloverman) surprised me with some microscale tanks he built especially for New Elementary readers.
Blacktron Wolverine Assault TankThe latest addition to Kazak's army of darkness, the Wolverine assault tank is a remote-controlled, mobile missile launcher. Each unit carries a devastating payload of eight tactical nuclear missiles.
I do love the chamfered edges found on Nexo shields and ingots. I also love to recycle old ideas.
As well as the Nexo shields (Design ID 22385), the Wolverine uses a pair of long skeleton legs (Design ID 23769), two of the dome things (Design ID 58176) and a couple of tassels (Design ID 25375) round the back... just like on real tanks.
It's loosely inspired by this old Action Force toy, also called Wolverine. Development took several weeks, on and off. I originally planned to mount the launcher on a Blacktron turtle, but the turtle became a tank somewhere along the way. These things happen.
Blacktron Mauler Assault TankThe Mauler uses two of The New Black challenge elements; a black Nexo shield once again and one of those nice arm joint things (3.2 Shaft W/3.2 Hole, Design ID 23443).
The shape is a nod to the Action Force/GI Joe tank of the same name. I'm quite into the scale of these little tanks, and I'd definitely like to experiment with some additional variant designs.
I'd like to thank Chris Salt for fixing the terrible problems that occurred during photography for this post. Black is not a forgiving shade - every scratch and speck of dust shows, especially on small models.
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