An-225 WIP

This is what the Mriya looked like on 9 May, right after I figured out the nose. You can see some of the technic frame that runs the length of the plane.

 

You can also see the standard state of my build space. Sigh...

  • Lego Junkie 4y

    That's quite impressive.
    I start from the end of the plane and build the frame as I go, IF I build a frame.
    :P
  • Genghis Don 4y

    You and me both.
  • -Mainman- 4y

    Lego Junkie I've built in a similar manner in the past, but this was big and dynamic enough that I had to do more planning. I made cross section templates for multiple sections along the fuselage's length, and found the common place where my technic frame could attach to most of them.

    I'm finding it interesting, now that I've moved the plane around a bit and attached/detached the wings a number of times. I tried to preserve a lot of hollow space in the fuselage to save on weight and parts, but some of the headlight-brick stacks inside have started working themselves free, with at least one rattling around inside now. Some of those stacks are braced against the opposite one, so they won't move, but I guess I should have done the same with all of them.
  • Micheal Willard 4y

    I'm liking the setup, do you have a dedicated room?
  • -Mainman- 4y

    Yep. I don't know if I told you earlier, but I bought a house in December (ain't even tried to burn it down yet either :P ). A good Lego room was definitely a factor in my choice. Hope things are going well out your way!
  • Alex D 4y

    -Mainman- I love these pictures! They show hot complicated they really are!

    Now build one in minifigure scale! :P
  • legomanlover 3y

    i am building mine with a solid hull... do you think that it will be strong enough to hold the weight?
  • -Mainman- 3y

    It all really depends on the overall size and construction techniques. If you're using plenty of long plates or bricks you'll probably be fine. The wings will probably be the trickiest part, weight-wise, but again, long plates help a lot.
  • legomanlover 3y

    hmm, can i use the same technique that you used on your wings? ...or do i really need any permission?
  • -Mainman- 3y

    As far as I'm concerned, any techniques and such I post are fair game. So long as people aren't somehow directly copying my designs and calling 'em their own, I've got no qualms.
  • legomanlover 3y

    cool, now... onward with the bulding!
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