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Guy Smiley Killing Drone [Instructions]

Have you ever wanted to build your own meatbag killing machine? Or perhaps a robot helper for your minifig friends? Have you seen a drone made by some dude who goes by Guy Smiley on the internet, and thought I need one of those…? Well now’s your chance, because I made instructions for my deadly little robot, to fulfill all your LEGO drone building desires.

 

Orange is the happiest color

No kidding! Just look at this drone’s face! Except for M9 Orangehead 5 Drone by Marco Marozzi has no “face” to express its emotions — it was created be fast, smart and efficient, and not to entertain you! But trust us, this drone is very happy to be of use.

M9 Orangehead 5 Drone

Speaking seriously, there is so much remarkable about this drone. Orange panels and slopes go extremely well with a moderate amount of black and light gray greebling. I wish the upper part of its body and hands were black as well, but clearly not all the pieces are available in black at the moment. And I’m particularly impressed by plain yet so suitable custom stickers with number 5 on the drone’s head; a small touch that looks so great!

A Drone a day keeps the meatbags away

I’ve been horribly remiss in not yet blogging my favorite month of the year, Droneuary. To amend for this oversight, feast your eyes on some of the best from the first half of the month.

Andrew Lee has been a one-man drone factory, churning out a fantastic variety of civilian drones in all shapes and sizes. This rogue medibot is a particular favorite.

Tramatik

Pascal has brought his clean aesthetic to the month, with a number of group shots of multiple drones. I particularly like the alien look of this batch, and the nicely layered background kicks the whole photo up another notch.

Sentinel Drones

Last but certainly not least, Forest King kicked off the month with this atmospheric scene of a drone striketeam conquering a rampart.

Thermidorian

What Goes Vroom and Swoosh at the Same Time? Thumper!

The thing I love about rongYIREN‘s creations is his ability to pack in so much great design while maintaining playability. The Thumper is something the 10 year old me wishes LEGO had produced as a set so I could swoosh the removable, remote drone around while exploring an alien planet in a bouncy space rover.  That rongYIREN is able to do all this with a sparse part count is impressive, and is in keeping with the best of LEGO’s own product design.  Most adult fans of LEGO tend to build without thought to part limitations.  We create mocs that could never see production because it would be cost prohibitive to do so.  rongYIREN is that rare exception that is able to make great models without over building.  Why he isn’t already a designer for LEGO is beyond me. Hello Billund?

Thumper _new_2

Thumper  with Drone