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, Stud.io & BricklinkJust 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...
And a little while ago, Bricklink even came up with their own digital LEGO builder that's tied in with their website! So Stud.io 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...
|Stud.io is Bricklink's own digital builder! 😃🎉|
More pics, instructions and parts listYou 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:
Cook / victim