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Old 01-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lego Cobra Rattler

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This was the most troublesome vehicle I've made. There's a few regrets on the final build, and I may revisit it someday, but I think that overall it fits nicely with the other vehicles I've made and it's recognizable enough to evoke the warm fuzzies in me.

Can't wait for that Kre-O Trubble Bubble to join the line-up.


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Cobra Rattler 2 by Hobbestimus, on Flickr


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Old 01-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wonderful. I love your customs!

Was it difficult to get all the blue pieces? You use Bricklink, right?

Which of all the vehicles was the most challenging?
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wonderful. I love your customs!

Was it difficult to get all the blue pieces? You use Bricklink, right?

Which of all the vehicles was the most challenging?
I don't use bricklink, though I'm looking to start. Right now I just tend to work with what I have.

I did buy an Alien Conquest set with the sole purpose of using some of its pieces here, though. First time I'd ever done that.

Otherwise, everything here came from my collection that I've amassed since childhood. Some of the bricks on the Rattler are probably 30 years old (you can tell because some of the older ones are discolored. Hopefully I hid them well enough, though).

The Rattler was definitely the most challenging: making the wings moveable and sturdy, matching the right round shapes of the A-10, and finding the right ways to sub in other colors (mostly gray) for when I didn't have enough of or the right kind of blue pieces for what I wanted to do.

Glad you enjoy it!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fantastic. Make sure you use bricklink, it'll save you money.

I look forward to some of your future sets!

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I don't use bricklink, though I'm looking to start. Right now I just tend to work with what I have.

I did buy an Alien Conquest set with the sole purpose of using some of its pieces here, though. First time I'd ever done that.

Otherwise, everything here came from my collection that I've amassed since childhood. Some of the bricks on the Rattler are probably 30 years old (you can tell because some of the older ones are discolored. Hopefully I hid them well enough, though).

The Rattler was definitely the most challenging: making the wings moveable and sturdy, matching the right round shapes of the A-10, and finding the right ways to sub in other colors (mostly gray) for when I didn't have enough of or the right kind of blue pieces for what I wanted to do.

Glad you enjoy it!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is getting interesting- I'm almost done with my rattler. It is 6 studs wide instead of 4, and all three landing gears retract. Do your wings actually turn or do you just take them off and put them back on at the vertical angle? I'm trying to work out a technic way of getting them to lock at any angle. I'll try to finish mine in the next day or so. And- like others said- bricklink is awesome.

Larry
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Those vehicles are awesome.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow! Im digging this a lot.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is getting interesting- I'm almost done with my rattler. It is 6 studs wide instead of 4, and all three landing gears retract. Do your wings actually turn or do you just take them off and put them back on at the vertical angle? I'm trying to work out a technic way of getting them to lock at any angle. I'll try to finish mine in the next day or so. And- like others said- bricklink is awesome.

Larry
The wings actually turn. There's a hinge that runs through the center of the plane, which is why I don't have flat wing between the engines and the fuselage. I'm hiding the hinge.

That's mostly why I don't have a functional rear turret. There's no room for the minifigure to fit with the hinge running through the plane.

Can't wait to see yours!
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