Monday, April 14, 2008

LEGO: Revised Mach-5

I spent a few hours over the weekend revising and enhancing the Mach-5 from set 8158.

I took it from this...

to this...

Click here to read about this "Work still in progress."

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Blogger franklyn said...

I read the "Work still in progress" post before I came here. I've gotta say, you must have a lot of time on your hands.
I would definitely buy that instead of the original LEGO Mach 5. Maybe you should submit ssome of your ideas and they might sell some of your stuff. You've got a lot of talent when it comes to LEGo. Maybe you just have too any bricks...

April 14, 2008 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wha'ts that megaphone... headlight... mirror thing? A Stormtrooper Issue Megaphone blaster?

April 14, 2008 7:48 PM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...

anony: Yes, that's the same part, but cast in white. It hasn't been in a LEGO set since 2000, but it was fairly common in the 1990's.

April 14, 2008 8:42 PM  
Blogger Geoffrey said...

Chris, I assume you by your statement that you mean you're saying that it hasn't been cast in white since 2000.

Because it's certainly been produced in colors other than white.

April 16, 2008 8:39 AM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...

Geoffrey: That's correct - the white version hasn't been seen since 2000. Other colors are still shipping - heck, the black version is available right now from Pick-a-Brick at

April 16, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger Geoffrey said...

According to BrickLink, the rarest color known is Salmon. I haven't seen it produced in any transparent colors yet, either, come to think of it.

They must have produced it pretty tightly to have only made a few Salmon colored ones without having a large excess amount of those loudhailers left over in that color. Or maybe they do have a box full of them somewhere. ;-)

The loudhailer can make a fantastic piece, as it can make not only a loudhailer piece, it can also make a fantastic support for a small structure.

Another piece with conical structures in it is the space positioning rocket which also has a rare color in yellow that was only produced in one set. These conical elements have a cross shaped insert for an axle to slide into. I'm surprised more use wasn't made of this particular design's feature.

April 16, 2008 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made a highly modified version of my own here:

Feel free to check it out.

May 12, 2008 3:16 AM  

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