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LL-451 Manta

LL-451 Manta

I'd had the basic shape of the LL-451 in my head for a while, but it wasn't till I happened to get hold of a big batch of old grey bricks that I was able to realise it. It relies on stressing elements, using short bricks in the two "wings" with crossbeams at different points to pull them both into curves. I built a back wall out of plates, though there are gaps. For the "command deck" I wanted as smooth a shape as I could manage, so used lots of different curved slopes. The windscreen is an X-Pod, tilted back at an angle.

It was built for the Neo Classic Space 30th anniversary celebration.

More photos on Flickr.

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