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Hover Scout Instructions - Free Download

iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
At the end of 2014 I put a MOC up on Lego ideas. Some of you may recognise it as @Huw kindly did a review of it shortly after :-)

It further developed two revisions, but it has now run it's course and expired last week, so for those who supported it or for anyone else vaguely interested I thought I'd share the instructions. There is also a Brickstore file - though there may be the odd brick missing from it as I had a terrible time getting files to export correctly.

If you'd like it, you can grab the Mk3 revision files from:-

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cdq2flrknxsw427/AACB8dpRTlxyF4txftWcIiM5a?dl=0

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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 1,982
    Thanks for sharing the instrcurtions. It's a great set and it's too bad that it didn't get through further. I think there is just too much stuff on there, so hopefully when Lego updates cusoo/ideas/... again they'll get round to it.

    But again, thanks for this and I'll have to start getting pieces together when I come back from holiday;
    iso3200
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 666
    edited July 2016
    I completely agree with snowhitie, an Ideas version would have been great. Thanks for posting the instructions though. Very professional-looking and fun too, excellent work! If you don't mind my asking, what software did you use to make the instructions?
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    ^ I'm on a Mac, so the original digital build was done using Bricksmith. The build file is imported into Lpub to make the actual step by step instructions and then I export each page from that as a separate graphics file.

    I'm a graphic designer/photographer by trade, so I use Quark Xpress for my page layout. The compilation of the instruction steps, the PovRay renders, the photographs and typesetting are all done within that to produce the final PDF booklet.

    It took me ages! But at the time I needed something to occupy my mind so was well worth it.
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  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 666
    ^ Wow, that's a lot of work, but definitely evident in the results. Excellent work!
    iso3200kiki180703
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 707
    I think I'm in love with Nigel. "Hover Scout pilot with years of experience including reconnaissance, search and rescue, and planet surveying. Mr Reliable."  Thanks for sharing your most excellent work.
    iso3200kiki180703
  • beabea Member Posts: 223
    Thank you very much for sharing this. It is generous of you to do so. The instructions are excellent.
    iso3200kiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    Hi @iso3200, would you mind if I built and published your model on Mecabricks? Of course, I would give you full credit for the design and will link to this thread in the description.
    Legoboykiki180703
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    ^I don't see why not. As long as it's obvious it's origins are via Brickset and the instructions are easily found then please go ahead. I don't think the printed circuit panel used on the Seismic Probe isn't a part available on Mecabricks though.
    ricecakekiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    @iso3200 OK, thanks! I will note any missing parts/decorations in the description as well (I haven't checked yet but I'm not sure if the specific minifig heads are on there either).
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    Hmmm. That's a point. The brickstore file doesn't have the correct heads in it (not that it's a dealbreaker). I'll find the correct ones and add them to this thread with the wigs.
    ricecakekiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    I think I found the correct heads. When I was building, I got to step 2 before I found some parts that weren't available. I made some substitutions but it's finished now! Let me know if you want me to add anything to the description:
    http://mecabricks.com/en/models/X1k2qx4baE0


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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    ^As far as step 2 eh @ricecake? Bet that had you worried for the rest of it. You're a fast worker!

    Only obvious thing I can see is all the Green elements (except for the minifigs) should be Dark Green instead of Green. Other than that, pretty good with the substitutions :-) Could you recolour the greens at some stage?
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  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    @iso3200 Done. I was looking up pieces from that BrickStock file, and what LEGO/Mecabricks call Dark Green, BrickStock/BrickLink call regular green, and so the darker green is what LEGO/Mecabricks call Earth Green. I also hope I got the right metallic silver/LBG distinctions correct.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    Also, Scrubs (the guy who runs Mecabricks) has already added the 4x8 half-circle brick and the jet engines, so I have updated those as well. I think the only substitutions now are the printed pieces!
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    Excellent job that man :-) I did indeed notice you'd updated the jets already - though they are back to front. Funnily enough, I quite like the look of them that way. I'd be tempted to leave them like that, though it's possible in a real build they would snag the wing when they are in the *up* position though. I'll check my model here and report back.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 773
    D'oh! Just noticed that too. Well, just let me know which way you would like me to have them :)
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 480
    Big fan of this design and build! Wish Lego would realize the love for Classic Space that exists; and though a few items have arrived in recent years, I'd love to see a minifig with sticker/printed parts pack enter the market. This pdf will easily be constructed and added to my Classic Space collection. My respect for you, iso3200!
    iso3200kiki180703
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 680
    Thats brilliant. Downloaded and off part hunting. Its going to go great with the Ideas ExoSuit. Thanks for making them available.
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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    ^ and ^^ thanks :-)

    If anyone does decide to build, feel free to leave any feedback here. Likewise, if you find any errors in the Brickstore file, please fire me a PM and I'll try and fix so people aren't hunting for bits that don't exist, or find they're a few parts short of a model.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 680
    Spent last night going through piles of pieces in the LEGO room, found lots for the MOC, substituted a couple of printed pieces for ones I had that will work fine and BL the rest. Came to around £40 from 3 lots which wasn't bad. I probably could have gone a bit cheaper, but the postage would have killed it then. Fingers crossed it arrives soon and I can get building.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,795
    And thanks so mush for building and reporting back @Speedman29 :-)

    There's no purple in the set at all. Looks like something has not ported across correctly - the purple elements should be metallic silver - but they look fine as those feet I think anyway.

    I did have a tough time with brickstore, and for some reason I can't seem to update the Bricklink catalogue or see any images. I'm not sure if this is due to Brickinks revamp or some other reason.

    Anyway, I will try and address the issue in the next day or so and correct. The piece of pipe I can't add to the brickstore file. I might have to redo as a Bricklink XML file.

    The pipe is part 14301

    As you're the first builder, PM me your address and I'll send you one of my spares.
    bandit778stluxkiki180703Speedman29Legoboychuckp
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 680
    message sent, cheers for that.
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