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Old 11-08-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Medium Sized Lego Eagles

This was to expect: after working on many model projects simultaneously, some of them got finished more or less together.

This is how I see medium sized Lego Eagles. It took a lot of time to figure it all out and of course some compromises had to be made due to the size.

The original idea was to make a Lego Eagle for my six year old son. But, you certainly know how easily the Eagle bug grabs you...


Lego Standard Pod Eagle



Lego Rescue Pod Eagle



Lego VIP Pod Eagle



Lego Lab Pod Eagle


After finishing my first Lego Eagle, I suddenly wanted to have a way to display it. Here comes a small Lego Eagle Launch Pad.


Lego Pallette Pod Eagle on Launch Pad



Lego Winch Pod Eagle on Launch Pad



Lego Eagle with all pods


Like almost every boy, my son likes all police things. So I created, inspired by the blue Hawk by tak5haka, a Police Eagle - maybe some flashing lights will be added later.


Lego Police Pod Eagle close-up


Lego Police Pod Eagle 3Q.


Lego Police Pod Eagle top


Finding all the required bricks took a lot of time, and I usually found them at bricklink.com. Actually I would not want to calculate how much the parts costet for building my 3 Lego Eagles and the launch pad, but it certainly is as expensive as 3 PE Eagles. The art for the decals also took some time. They were eventually printed on a self adhesive transparent foil from "Data Becker".

The Eagle for my son also has all the pods and I am drawing plans and I am making a realistic looking Lego box. He will just get the box with all the parts and so he can build his Lego Eagle "without" my help.

Hope you all like it.

Ron

Last edited by Transporter; 11-08-2008 at 01:34 PM. Reason: adding decal explanation
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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Brilliant

I would have loved it having such a Lego Eagle when was in this age.

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Old 11-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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Fantastic Ron,

well done,

I love lego, makes me wanna go dig out all my old stuff, Ive got a white technic shuttle somewhere in the loft, I think an eagle could be made from it


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Old 11-08-2008, 01:35 PM   #4
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Absolutely wonderful! Just one little thing.... directions, please!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #5
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very cool
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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Hi Ron

PLEASE could you list what bricks were used - I MUST make some of these.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #7
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The creativity of the people who post here never ceases to amaze me...those are really something! Very clever!
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:48 PM   #8
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Wow, really nice work!
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:19 AM   #9
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Instructions, please.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:28 AM   #10
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Wow, WOW, WOW!
I'd have loved these as a kid, and in fact, want to make them for my kids! PLEASE post a list of the parts used & instructions for assembly (not to mention pics of the box you're making).

I'll be diverting spare cash for a LEGO fund now...
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:31 AM   #11
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Oh, and up next, a Meta Probe & Ultra Probe, right?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #12
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They are fantastic!! Did you print up the decals yourself?
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:02 AM   #13
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Thank you everybody.

Instructions are in the works.

After all, CR, it took a lot of time to get those Lego Eagles right, so I doubt that there will soon be a Meta- or Ultraprobe, a Hawk, a Swift or Superswift, a Glider, Boosters (top and side), a Kaldorian, a....... you get the idea....

And yes Tony, the decals were made by me and printed on a self adhesive transparent foil from "Data Becker". I would have loved to print them on glossy white self adhesive foils, so they would look like original Lego stickers, but I did not find them in the shops.

To copy my Lego Eagles, it will also be necessary to have my artwork and print these decals. We shall see, how we can handle this...
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Old 18-08-2008, 05:08 AM   #14
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Wow, very cool! I'd like to give your instructions a try as well.

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Old 18-08-2008, 06:35 PM   #15
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For a minute, I was thinking about an actual Lego "Eagle series" review....what a clever idea !

Looks to be a good excuse to rob your son's toys...
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Old 14-11-2008, 06:14 PM   #16
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Turns out, one doesn't actually need to rob the toybox to do this - lego has put out a free software for playing with legos (and thereby for creating Leagles):

http://ldd.lego.com/
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Old 14-11-2008, 07:05 PM   #17
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Ron those are awesome. My other half's little boy is just getting into Lego so this is ideal stuff. Like many others, I'd love to see the plans on how to do this.

*salutes*
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Old 14-11-2008, 08:13 PM   #18
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Ron a double WOW! Those Eagles from LEGO's are just brilliant and wonderful, almost brings tears to the eyes of wanting to complete a series of them myself and maybe when my grandbaby gets older to make a new generation of Eagle nuts. Fantastic job. i would definintely be interested in operating manuals of the lego Eagles. Thanks for sharing
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Old 14-11-2008, 10:26 PM   #19
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Hey Ron,

I think you have here a small business opportunity

How often have I paid a (small) fee to get a pdf for some of my hobbies. I wouldn't mind purchasing a good detailed manual to build such an Eagle.


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Old 14-11-2008, 11:06 PM   #20
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Awesome!!!!

Thank you for sharing.
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