Sunday, March 21, 2021

Rovers Rumbling on

Febrovery has come and gone, and it brought us lots of Blacktron this year. This one by Kimberly Schutt is made of half Duplo, half normal brick. It's quite unique in that aspect, and it's also quite cool.




Monday, February 15, 2021

Roving around

 It's halfway through Febrovery now, and already there's some Blacktron rovers searching around, hunting those other rovers to crush them. Or something. This one by The Inventor can certainly spot other rovers coming from far away.


Certainly a strange looking rover, but I approve of the modular cockpit, you could easily swap it out with any of the ones from the official sets.

It's not the only Blacktron Future Generation rover, there is also the Blacktron Legitimate Business Rover by Frost. I'm really liking this one. One doesn't see that cockpit used every day, and it works great here.


Monday, January 25, 2021

Duplotron

 Now that's not something you see everyday. that's a Duplo fig pilot. Heck, that's a Duplo cockpit! 


The builder say's it's inspired by a lion fish, and if one knows what a lion fish looks like, I would say the resemblance is good. The size is also very deceptive, but that's what happens when you use duplo in your MOC.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Happy Nevv Year?

 NoVVember was a couple months ago, but I think we can call this the Nevv Year, cause two Vs look like a W? no? Just me?

Either way, Tommaso Ferrarese has this awesome VV. Take a look.


The only issue I have is that the cockpit isn't trans-yellow, but that's not the builders fault. And trans black is a perfectly fine substitute. I bet you didn't even know this was a render, it's that good!

Friday, December 25, 2020

This is the Blacktron way.

 If you haven't watched The Mandalorian.... Go do it now. Then come back here and enjoy how awesome this ship. After you do that, go vote for it on Lego IDEAS.

Nuff said.

Monday, November 23, 2020

"I only work in black. With yellow and a bit of trans red"

 It's not quite what Batman said in The LEGO Movie, but it's certainly what he's think after seeing this MOC by Stephan Thomsen.


 

It's Blacktron Batwing. Does that make it a Blackwing? BatTron?

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Five in One!

 A simple little bit of Fig BARF by Tomas Marny, in which he utilizes all 5 different kinds of Blacktron torsos.

I may have a bias towards Blacktron 2, but the one utilizing the Blacktron 2 torsos is my favorite. Perhaps he should have gone for the lime coloured visor?

Saturday, October 24, 2020

One-upping the X-wing

Question:  How to make an X-Wing better?

Answer: Colour it Blacktron, and add more wings.

That's basically what Brian Lasso did with his latest MOC.


 

I feel the ship design evokes more of a Blacktron 2 style, with the bubble cockpit, and the split wings, but that logo on the back is so nicely done, how can I complain?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Wanting some beef now

 Swooshing in from the Blacktron 2 ship yards is this Cobra ship by Gaurav Thakur.


The beefed up cockpit, big beefy arms, lots of guns, what's not to like?

I am very much a fan of the triple wings, once did something similiar, but nowhere near as beefy as this one. Kinda reminds me of Trogdor to be honest.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The hunter is after you

 Especially if you are on a wanted list somewhere. Zach Sweigart has built this sweet ship for the Blacktron Bounty Hunter from the CMF Series 19. There's a bit more dark grey than is normal for a OG Blacktron MOC, but with the Bounty Hunter at the help, it fits perfectly.

And it seems he already has a bounty captured!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

CiBtC 6 WINNERS!!!

First off, I apologize for the long wait.



Second, I would like to thank everyone who entered this contest. I had 57 entries (If I counted correctly) which has made this the most successful Colour it Blacktron contest yet!

SO HERE WE ARE, THE WINNERS OF THE COLOUR IT BLACKTRON CONTEST VI!!!!!!

Category 1 Spaceship winner: BT-687 Allied Avenger by The Brick Artisan

This MOC may look familiar to readers, as I blogged it while the contest was going on. I loved it that much.


Category 2 Ground Vehicle Winner: Blacktron2 Railgun Tank by Spencer Winson.
I love the actual rocks used in the layout.


Category 3 Base winner: Neon Beacon Espionage Outpost by Spaceruner
Easily my favourite tensegrity structure.


Category 4 Minifig winner: Blacktron Mandolorian by Umbra Manis
I think the only way to have topped this guy was to do Blacktron Scout Trooper.


Category 5 Set recolour winner: Blacktron Radio Tower by TheBrickshipyard. A recolouring of the Wolfpack Tower

Everything about this is perfect. down to the posing and the angle of the camera.


Category 6 MOC Recolour Winner: BT-926 also by the Brick Artisan.





CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!!


I will contact you all shortly by email to get your address to send out your prize!





Monday, June 22, 2020

Contest has ended!

It is now the 22nd of June in every part of the world so the Colour it Blacktron Contest 6 is now closed for entries. Judging will commence at some point.

Winners of each category will be announced here on the blog, as well as each winner will be contacted by email.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Last call for entries!

Tomorrow at midnight marks the end of the Colour it Blacktron Contest 6! So you have a whole weekend to get those last minute entries in!

So get building if you want a shot at winning some sweet Blacktron swag!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Torso variation.

With the large amount of Blacktron 2 torsos I have gathered over the last 15 years, I have found quite a bit of variation in the prints. Below I show you the three most different ones I have come across.
The center one is what I would consider the normal variant, being the most common. The one on the left has been the most are, I have only gotten two of it so far. It's much more olive green than the lime that is normal and typical. The one on the right is a lighter variant. Fairly common as well, but not what I would think of as the normal type.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

CiBtC Minifig ispiration!

A MOC without a minifig is a dull, lifeless MOC. Or microscale...

Regardless, minifigures are awesome, and with all the parts available nowadays, one can make som many different looking Blacktron minifigs! I'm going to show you a number of mine, hopefully to get you all inspired to build your own, and submit them to the CiBtC 6!

First off, I have a few favorite members from the F.E.Z. team, plus my Sigfig. He's the elephant on the left. Read about their adventures here! These guys are a good example of what one can go with a bit of customizing.
 Just to show you I work in the OG Blacktron, we have a group here of guys, all using official parts.

Next we have a group of space Pirates, made using all official parts, no painting or cutting here!

These guys are made using mostly parts from CMFs. Simple, but they look good.
 This group I like to call the Supreme leader and his special operatives and guards.
And lastly, a group of just Blacktron coloured beings, obviously meant to infiltrate other themes.

Hopefully this casn give you all inspiration to enter the CiBtC 6!