So, for those unaware, several years ago a game came out using a popular Scandinavian building toy to create little robots that you would then play a little miniature combat game with. But I was playing WarMachine with beautiful stompy robots already and so I passed it by. But it was basically LEGO-Gundam, and it got quite a following (apparently).
Then the creator decided, hey, you know what Gundams are always blowing up? Spaceships. So he/she/they created a Kickstarter to fund a sequel: Mobile Frame Zero Intercept Orbit.
And it uses LEGO to build spaceships, and I was 100% on board. Kickstarted the HECK outta that… and then never played it because, in a stroke of generous stupidity, I gave all my LEGO to my niece (technically, my partner gave all my LEGO to her niece, but Adela was super appreciative and such is life sometimes). So I had to wait until I recollected a bunch of LEGO to play…
And today was the day! I finally sat down and decided to build the first ship from the “shipyard” in the back of the book (for the record, you’re allowed to build your ships anyway you want, as long as it’s on the right sized base-plate and you identify the weapons and systems it has).
Here are the results of that first effort:
You will note that the end result ship… doesn’t look exactly right. Or super close at all, really.
In my defense, the guy who designed the ships obviously did so digitally, since a bunch of the pieces are extremely hard to find, or he casually uses pieces 20x that you get, at most, 2 in a set.
Still, I think the end result turned out pretty okay. Certainly more symmetrical than the Intercept Orbit “official” ship, but I’m okay with that. I like symmetry. I’m also not super fussed about the colours (there are a few pink pieces in there from a LEGO D-Va set I have), but I think the end result kinda… works.
Anyway. Who knows when/if I’ll get a chance to actually 2nd-tier play the game (rather than just building the ships!), but I’ll do my best to show off the ships as I build them here.
And of course anyone who has any desire to show off their own LEGO building skills, or to give me recommendations/suggestions (other than Brick Link, which I am familiar with but rarely have the patience/budget to get too much from), please feel free to chime in!