This month, I decided to try issuing a challenge: a remix, based on concepts I posted about here a couple of weeks ago. Basically, the idea is to create a MOC using only the pieces from one individual set.
I chose this one:
The Space Police III set Undercover Cruiser, 309 pieces and like a lot of Space Police III sets, filled with an array of odd and unique pieces. I love the Space Police III stuff: apart from designs which are as mad as all get-out, they invariably have a fantastic range of pieces and use a lot of unique, interesting parts, which meant I was confident of being able to come up with something a little wild.
In the end I came up with The Hopper, which is based around a technic-heavy armature designed to hold in place two swept wings at a really odd angle over the basic spine of the ship. Lots of greebles and an offset engine arrangement (more technic) made for a fun and (for me, at least) challenging build.
Check out those fins. Check out those fins!
"Did you get my best side?"
Yes. Yes, I did.
Underside: lots of technic pieces and a cannon. As it should be.
Stubby. Like a container truck without a container. In space!
Then, with half an hour before I had to pick the kids up from school, I started clipping things together at random and came up with a long, slim piece I dubbed The Copslider, utilising a ridiculously long nose piece and some rather traditional building shapes.
No, my kid didn't build it. Shut up.
Cannons. You just gotta have cannons.
And I still had a bunch of pieces left over-- lots of little, greebly pieces with no immediately apparent fit, so I might see what I can do with them just for the challenge of it.
So a fun challenge, but given I was the only one who jumped on it, perhaps not one I'll be setting my LUG-without-a-LUG again.