Sunday, December 31, 2017

LEGO Fire Copter MOC

That's right! Not a Papercraft Pokémon Sunday (on purpose this time, I might add 😉) because it's a special day! It's the last day of the year, and I wanted to show my new LEGO MOC: a compact but fully equipped Fire Copter with a careless cook as the victim...🔥🚁

"What!? You don't have time to make papercrafts but you do have time to play with LEGO!?"

Yeah, sorry... 😅 LEGO is actually a lot less time consuming than making a papercraft, haha... I like both though, and I hope you like this creation too! 😃

The Fire Copter has an X-Ray camera (...because I couldn't find an infrared tile 😝) to detect fires inside buildings, two water cannons to put out fires on tall buildings where fire trucks can't reach, a radio for when the pilot has to leave the cockpit, a medkit and a winch and hook to carry a stretcher with any victims...

The idea, & Bricklink

Just like I don't create a new papercraft in one go, I usually start designing a MOC by testing my idea with the LEGO pieces that I have. But there are so many cool new pieces that I don't have...! So I use digital LEGO builders like MLCad or LEGO's own Digital Designer to 'test' the design as a digital  3D model before I order the bricks I need from sites like Bricklink.

You can see quite some changes in the final design,
especially on the back, using bricks that I didn't have for the test build
If you look closely, you can see I even changed
it a bit in the LEGO Digital Designer...
This was the final design in LDD,
a lot of older or decorated pieces are not available... 😕
MLCad is a bit more 'old-fashioned', it gives you a lot more freedom,
but that means you can do things that are not actually possible with the real bricks,
so if you want to really build it later on, you have to be aware of that...
I already absolutely loved Bricklink for being a great site where you can buy *any* used (or new, but those are more expensive 😉) LEGO bricks, piece by piece instead of in mandatory bulk or as part of an expensive set...

And a little while ago, Bricklink even came up with their own digital LEGO builder that's tied in with their website! So lets you create a digital model of your MOC, and then lets you automatically order the bricks you need for the lowest price, or from the fewest shops, or... is Bricklink's own digital builder! 😃🎉
So there's a lot of ways to create your own LEGO MOC, and eventually build it for real! This is my fourth, 'official' one (read: ones I shared here 😉) so far, I hope you like them!

More pics, instructions and parts list

You can see more pics of the Fire Copter here: link

The YouTube video shows how to build it if you want to: link

And the parts list below shows you what parts you  would need:


  • 1x Black Hips and Legs (970c00)
  • 2x Black Hand (983)
  • 1x White Minifig, Headgear Helmet Standard (2446)
  • 1x Trans-Light Blue Minifig, Visor Standard (2447)
  • 1x Yellow Minifig Head Glasses with Black Sunglasses and Standard Grin Pattern (3626bp04)
  • 1x Black Torso Fire Flame Badge, Red Belt, Zipper and Collar Pattern / Black Arms (973pb0099c01)

  • Cook / victim

  • 1x Dark Gray Hips and Legs (970c00)
  • 1x White Torso Pharaoh's Quest Tank Top with Suspenders, Mud and Hairy Chest Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands (973pb0784c01)
  • 1x Yellow Minifig, Head Beard Vertical Lines with Messy Hair, Moustache Red, Eyepatch Pattern (3626bpx80)
  • 1x White Minifig, Headgear Hat, Cook’s (Toque) (3898)
  • 1x Black Minifig, Utensil Frying Pan (4528)
  • 1x Red Hot Dog / Sausage (33078)

  • Accessories

  • 1x Light Gray Tile 1 x 1 with White and Red Gauge Pattern (3070bp07)
  • 1x Black Minifig, Utensil Radio with Extended Handle (3962b)
  • 1x White Minifig, Utensil Briefcase (4449)
  • 1x White Minifig, Utensil Stretcher (4714)
  • 2x White Minifig, Utensil Stretcher Wheels (4715)
  • 1x Black Minifig, Utensil Stretcher Holder Flexible (x169)

  • Helicopter

  • 2x Yellow Tile, Modified 1 x 2 Grille with Bottom Groove / Lip (2412b)
  • 1x Black Propeller 3 Blade Small (2421)
  • 1x Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Pin (2458)
  • 1x Black Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Pin (2460)
  • 1x Black Propeller 4 Blades 5 Diameter with Rounded Ends (2479)
  • 1x Trans-Light Blue Windscreen 4 x 4 x 4 1/3 Helicopter (2483)
  • 1x Black String Reel 2 x 2 Holder (2584)
  • 1x Black String Reel 2 x 2 Drum (2585)
  • 1x White Plate 2 x 4 (3020)
  • 1x Black Plate 2 x 3 (3021)
  • 1x Black Plate 2 x 2 (3022)
  • 4x Red Plate 1 x 2 (3023)
  • 5x Red Plate 1 x 1 (3024)
  • 1x Yellow Tile 1 x 2 with X-RAY Text Pattern (3069bpx21)
  • 2x Trans-Dark Blue Tile 1 x 1 with Groove (3070b)
  • 2x Yellow Tile 1 x 1 with Number 1 Pattern (3070bp01)
  • 1x Black Plate, Modified 3 x 2 with Hole (3176)
  • 2x Black Plate 1 x 8 (3460)
  • 1x Red Plate 1 x 3 (3623)
  • 2x Red Slope, Inverted 45 2 x 1 (3665)
  • 2x Red Technic Brick 1 x 4 with Holes (3701)
  • 2x White Plate 1 x 4 (3710)
  • 1x Black Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper) (3794)
  • 1x Red Hinge Brick 1 x 2 Base (3937)
  • 1x Black Hinge Brick 1 x 2 Top Plate Thin (3938)
  • 5x Red Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight (4070)
  • 1x Trans-Green Plate, Round 1 x 1 Straight Side (4073)
  • 4x Trans-Yellow Plate, Round 1 x 1 Straight Side (4073)
  • 2x Black Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Light (4081b)
  • 2x Red Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Light (4081b)
  • 1x Red Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Vertical (4085c)
  • 2x Black Tile 1 x 2 (4162)
  • 2x Red Slope 33 3 x 1 (4286)
  • 1x Red Hinge Vehicle Roof Holder 1 x 4 (4315)
  • 1x Black Minifig, Utensil Camera with Side Sight (Space Gun) (4360)
  • 1x Black Plate 1 x 10 (4477)
  • 1x Black Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Wheel Holder (4488)
  • 2x Yellow Cone 1 x 1 without Top Groove (4589)
  • 2x Black Lever Small Base with Yellow Lever (4592c01)
  • 1x Black Lever Small Base with Black Lever (4592c02)
  • 1x Trans-Light Blue Panel 1 x 2 x 1 (4865)
  • 2x Trans-Light Blue Wave Rounded with Base Pins (Castle Dragon Flame, Seaweed, Water) (6126)
  • 2x Dark Gray Bar 1 x 6 with Studs Closed (6140)
  • 1x Red Wedge 3 x 4 x 2/3 Cutout (11291)
  • 1x Dark Bluish Hook with Towball (30395)
  • 1x Black Brick, Modified 1 x 2 x 2/3 No Studs, Wing End (47458)
  • 2x Black Slope 18 2 x 1 x 2/3 with 4 Slots (61409)
  • 2x Yellow Hose, Flexible 8.5L with Tabless Ends Black (73590c01b)
  • 2x Red Brick, Modified 1 x1 with Stud on 1 Side (87087)
  • 3x Trans-Red Tile, Round 1 x 1 (98138)
  • 1x Black Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2 Inverted (99207)
  • 1x Black Bracket 1 x 2 - 1 x 2 (99781)
  • 1x Black String, Cord Thin 50 cm (x77a)

  • I hope you like my LEGO Fire Copter, have fun!

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