No, LEGO SDF-1 Is Not Dead.

Sorry kid, we don't have that new LEGO SDF-1. The guy ain't finish it yet!

I’m sure if you’ve stopped by here anytime over the last six months you’re probably thinking this blog is DEAD. What’s up with the LEGO SDF-1, no updates in six months? Is the ship ever going to be finished? This builder has up and disappeared!

It’s sad, but the truth is I haven’t had any time to work on the model, none, zero, zilch. Along with building my LEGO SDF-1 I’m also building my own business and that requires me to work seven days a week. It is my dream to work for myself and this is one shot in Continue reading

On Hiatus

My LEGO SDF-1 has not been forgotten, I have been extremely busy with work. The good part about being self employed is that I make my own hours, the bad part is that if I’m not working every hour of the day 7 days a week I don’t make any money. I hope to have some time to spend with my LEGO SDF-1 sometime in August – hold tight!

Come back soon...

Work In Progress: Second Half

Sorry I have been away for so long – please don’t think I have abandoned my LEGO SDF-1! Things have been extremely busy and unfortunately I won’t have as much time to dedicate to this project going forward as did last month. I have been able to sneak in some time to build here and there; most importantly I have started building the second half of the ship. I’m still short of a lot of pieces, but I did receive a couple of my orders from Bricklink which allowed me to put some finishing touches (although far from complete) on the main center section. Below are a couple of snapshots of the progress to date:

Starting the build of the left side. Part of me feels the blue section of the Main Guns may be too short, but I'll hold off on judging until I see the ship with the both Legs attached. Besides, the last thing I want to do at this point is reconstruct anything!

Although the Main Guns may look almost complete, there is still a lot of work to be done. There are some areas I will have to take apart and rebuild.

As I described in my previous post, there are still major issues with the weight of the leg. I have to decide if glue is the only solution to make the LEGOs strong enough to support the weight horizontally. If glue is the only solution, I have to decide when is the right time to start gluing Sections together, I don’t want to glue Sections together too soon and have to go through the trouble of taking the pieces apart.

To prove my point about not wanting to glue too soon, I have already discovered that I need to rebuild a section of the leg to make it so it can support the ship after transformation. Recently I found a critical design flaw in one of the connection points I built for transformation and as is I don’t think it would be able to support the ship upright.

There is still a great deal of work to be done, I’ll have to attack the leg issues when I have a significant amount of free time to focus just on solving the leg’s issues. For now I am going to wait for my last Bricklink order to arrive.

Good Job so far Sport!

The Long Wait

I’m still waiting on new LEGO deliveries for me to continue the SDF-1 build. I have ordered numerous pieces for the Legs, all types of slopes that I hope will help me replicate the angles I need to build a faithful model. I have three orders in queue, if at least two of them come tomorrow maybe I’ll back to work over the weekend.