Because my last post was a rant on Star Wars (in German language only) I felt a bit bad, so I thought it would be appropriate to share something positive about the old trilogy, in LEGO. Precisely in 8bit(or „brick“ so to speak)-LEGO-Sideways-Design. This is something I enjoy doing more and more. The idea is, to build anything with the most basic bricks available, and as small as possible. And with moving parts. Or „round“ shapes. Simply everything you can imagine. That’s what an X-Wing could look like in 8BLSD:
The upper two wings are movable, like they should be.
Here are the building instructions: X-Wing version 1 or in a new window/tab or as a LegoDigitalDesigner-File: LDD-X-Wing version 1 (right click and „Save as“)
After the click some variations and the counterpart of the bad guys.
But first a variation on the X-Wing, because you can reverse the brick-orientation, and if you bend the rules a bit, the model looks even better:
Building instructions: X-Wing version 2 or in a new window/tab or as a LegoDigitalDesigner-File: LDD-X-Wing version 2
Next is a take on a T-Fighter:
Building instructions: T-Fighter version 1 or in a new window/tab or as a LegoDigitalDesigner-File: LDD-T-Fighter version 1. With a little variation: LDD-T-Fighter version 2.
In case you haven’t downloaded the free Lego Digital Designer software by Lego go ahead and enjoy it.
I will share more models in 8bit-LEGO-Sideways-Design on request – just tell me what you’d like to see, and if I like the idea I’ll give it a shot. Some other models I will post as soon as I manage to rebuild them in the LDD. Which is tricky when you want to use them slightly otherwise. Like this robot for example… stay tuned!