Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time to put the Rovers back in the Space Garage

Febrovery has moved along, and Blacktron (Especially the first generation) had quite the showing. Nothing compared to what Classic Space had, but Blacktron didn't get featured in a couple The Lego Movie 2 sets, either. So I'll take what I can get.

First up we have this cute little "Drag-Rover" by David Alexander Smith. Nice use of the pan for greebling.

Next we have this interesting rover by Walter Whiteside Jr. with some unique and one-of-a-kind rare production parts. Looks like it is based on early concept art for Blacktron.

Walter also had this "Blacktron Joy Harvester" I really have no idea what goes on in that guy's head, to create such interesting creations...

To end it off, we have this badass rover by Frost. Not going to say anything about it. Just too badass for that.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I didn't build this, I swear.

This little rover (I don't know if it's for FebRovery or not....) checks off two big things in my books. It's Blacktron, and it's got an elephant pilot.

Why didn't I think of this? Lee H. Mee, you are a genius. A nicely designed rover, too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A set that never was.

Imagine you are walking down an aisle in a toy store in the late 80s, and saw this sitting on a shelf. Walter Whiteside Jr. either has inside information, or a really good imagination, for he built this MOC that he says is based on the original Blacktron concept.

I'm quite certain if this was actually a set, it would be the strangest space set out there. It's kind of cool, but very strange at the same time.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Orbital Intruder

Had this moc sitting around for a long time now needing pictures.
This is actually a remake/upgrade of an older version of the ship. I never technically broke the original as I just "replaced" just about everything to it.

You can see more pictures here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A beautiful little base

There are some mocs that are micro versions of sets that are just fantastic. This mini 6988 Alpha Centauri Outpost is one of those micros.  
With a part usage such as the minifig visor this moc truly stands out as great build.
Flicker link It may be a older moc dating back to February of last year but deserves recognition.

It's amazing what you'll find while browsing google images. 


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Brickshelf still has the good stuff

Found this beauty on Brickshelf. Looking at it is a breath of fresh air for me as most fighters after a while seem to all feel like the same design. This however has it's own unique look that makes it stand out. I particularly like the use for the large Blacktron 1 panels for the side wings.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Amal/BlackWidow/05.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=576309

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Minifig upgrade

Best thing to come out of the Brickhead theme was the sticker sheet from the Go Brick Me set, for the simple reason that there was a Blacktron 2 logo on the sheet.

My brother recently modified a torso (The female tennis player from one of the early Collectible Minfigs) and put the sticker from the GoBrickMe set onto it.
Can't even tell it's a sticker, eh?

After he did this, I had to get one of my own. And after fiddling around a bit, I found a great torso and pants to make an upgraded look for the Blacktron

The torso is a backwards First Order Snowtrooper, I believe
I of course, won't be converting my entire collection to look like this. After all, I do have over 90 of those torsos. I could just have all them lying around unused.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Beautiful angels, eh

I've featured Spacerunner here a few times before, but I couldn't possibly resist posting his latest, titled the Angulus. It feels a bit reminiscent of 6981 Aerial Intruder, with a central section and two pods on the side and widely spaced engines.

A very unique ship, and top notch presentation. Love the use of the 10x10 dishes.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Annihilator

It's been awhile since I posted one of my own MOCs, but I am proud to show off my latest Blacktron 1 SHIP. Yes, you heard me. Blacktron ONE! I know, I know, I'm much more of a 2nd Gen Blacktron builder, but sometimes you just got to build a big ol, nasty ol, Blacktron one SHIP.

This is far and away my best Blacktron 1 MOC, maybe even my best Blacktron MOC period.

The inspiration for this ship, in case it wasn't obvious was the Renegade, and a Klingon D9 Battle cruiser. I feel the two designs really went well together in this MOC.

More pictures can be found on Flickr

Saturday, December 1, 2018

We want a lot of disintigrations

Doing a google search for Blacktron logos, and I come across this recolored and slightly modified UCS Slave 1 in Blacktron 2 colours by Reddit user Alg3braic

All I can say, is I can't believe I never thought about doing this myself.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Nevver forget Novvember

Yup. Novvember is still a thing. And someone usually shows up with a Blacktron VicViper.

I'm going to nickname Paulo Carreira's ship, which he calls the Cosmic Ray, the Missile Wing. Cause it looks like the forward wings/prongs are made of multiple missiles. Pew Pew. that would be such a Blacktron thing to do. Wings made entirely out of missiles.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blast em all. At once, too

I feel like I've missed a scheduled check in, and this ship by Kubas Zet is coming to remind me in lethal fashion what the Blacktron think of skipping out on important transmissions.

I like the forward facing row of guns with the large engines behind. This ship is all guns and power.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Walk or fly?

The builder claims it's a mech, but if I was told the legs were landing gear, I wouldn't have batted an eye. Either way, this Blacktron BT4-D0DO is a interesting and unique MOC.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Blackstar Galactiatron

It's a well known fact that Blacktron like stealing stuff. It's also a well known fact they like improving stolen goods. Take this Blacktron Vulture by zorrodahousecat. An excellent blend of beefing up and Viper goodness.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Marching Mechs

A plethora of mechas have surfaced in the Blacktron Flickr group (My main source of Blacktron MOCs) so May as well post em all at once, eh?

First up, we have Eviscerator by ama77what.  A poseable mech with some Wolverine-like claws
Pico van Grootveld has a series of little "Raptors" which notable include a variant for both Blacktrons.

SupaFlyTNT has his Alienator V2. or as I like to call it, a very stompy mech. A very interesting take on the Blacktron 1 walker set. I feel it may have worked better without the arms.

And rounding this out is this nifty little transforming mech by 3D-foundry