LEGO design (2)

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Following the SNOT head trial, a proper rebuild of the head was completed. Shown here without the internal structure and turning mechanism. A second improved design, using angled eyes was built.





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Here's the trial display stand, worked up alongside the suspension core structure for the inside of the body. The idea of a rear display stand were abandoned as the weight of the model made this impracticable.





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Here the final display stand is shown with the SNOT head and existing 'studs on top' upper body.







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The SNOT Spheroid Generator was used again to generate the sphere for the upper body, shown here with 'jumpers' off. This was then manually modelled in LEGO Digital Designer. This took several attempts to achieve the correct diameter to match the existing model with 'jumpers' on.



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From the sphere, extensive remodelling was undertaken to create the SNOT version of the upper body. Here it's shown with the cut outs for the intersections with the arms and back, recoloured and assembled. The internal structures are not shown.

I changed the intersections of the panels of this model to produce a consistent surface, which is a subtle improvement on the sphere.

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The new SNOT upper body was attached to the model in place of the earlier version.








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A new SNOT back panel was developed using a panel from the SNOT upper body sphere. Shown here assembled onto the back of the model to check proportions and attachment points.





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Basic colour was applied to the new upper body and back panel.

The intersections of the inner body and new SNOT outer body were reworked and new connections and support structures were completed.



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In keeping with my supplementary design decision, most studs were replaced with tiles. A small number of studs were retained, where for structural reasons the plates couldn't be replaced with tiles.





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Finally a new SNOT helmet was developed using the cross section of a sphere with extensive manual modelling. This was then structurally attached to the model. The incline of the bevel was later revised to increase the height of the helmet.




The second, SNOT version of V.I.N.CENT is shown below, minus the display stand.
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Front
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Back






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Side
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Angle