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LEGO Military Helicopter Vig. by Kevinhink LEGO Military Helicopter Vig. by Kevinhink
LEGO UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Military Helicopter Vignette

For the June building contest in the DeviantART LEGO Fan Club, we had to design a military aircraft. I had been playing around with soldiers for some time and thought this would be the perfect time to bring them into the mix. Before I forget, I would like to thank Nick Moore from the LEGO Store for the interesting new way of designing a LEGO Minifigure assault gun. Thanks Nick! I think this model took about 16 hours total to design and build. I had one prototype, but quickly scrapped that for this version. A wise decision, I think. This helicopter is based on multiple reference photos and built to minifigure scale. I'm pretty happy with the result, and can't wait to see how it does in the contest. For additional pictures of this model from different angles check out my BrickShelf Gallery. Good luck to all my fellow builders!

Please check out my Flickr page for more pictures of different angles of not only this model but more: [link] Thanks!

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xXLeGoCrEaToRXx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I will be holding a contest for lego builders from April 1 to April 30.
Send me a photo of you creation.
For full detail go to my homepage
Thanks!
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Wykletypl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
OK, what exactly I do wrong that no one seems to see my models?

That might be a rhetoric question/\.
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SOS101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like the "lego" military tank and plane, good work man!! my gallery [link]
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tolsimir008 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
HOw you did the MAC's and the helmets?
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uphw Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Wow! I really want this helicopter!
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svu1376 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
nice chopper

wish i could build like that
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ember-reed Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! not bad! i love the way you edited the photo. it looks great! ( where'd you get so many grey pieces!)
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Kevinhink Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
To be honest, I have so many pieces now I have no idea where any of it came from. I actually have an entire room dedicated to my computer and LEGO! It doesn't help having to go to work everyday and look at more of it! Thanks for the comment!
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ember-reed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow. an entire room o_o to think what i could do with so many... the thoughts are almost orgasmic... (i said almost...) how long have you been building?
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Kevinhink Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Since I was, I dunno, 5 or 6? I used to have a lot more but passed them down to my younger siblings. After about 5 years I decided I needed them back only to realize they had lost nearly half my original collection. But I have easily tripled my original at this point.
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ember-reed Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. immense. i definitely need to get some more at some point. (preferably in a specific color scheme. i'm really sick of only being able to build things that look like a lazy rainbow scheme.
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Mister-oo7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well crafted rendition of a classic chopper (another practice I'm familiar with)! Although the thing that really stands out to me here is the spikey bush in the bottom right corner - it doesn't look like the standard LEGO green but rather a dirty olive green. Is it a megabloks imitation? I've never seen such a color to produced by LEGO.
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Kevinhink Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
No, it's LEGO but I'm afraid I had to spray paint it tan. This is definately not something I do or recommend but was needed for a stop motion film so I thought I would throw it in. Caught me...
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tirsden Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool. :love: The little bit of desert and brick totally completes the piece! :D
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Kevinhink Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, I appreciate the kind words.
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mechaplex Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Excellent stuff.
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kurthurtig Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
nice work!
i would have enjoyed a SAR helicopter much better though
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Kevinhink Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, maybe if they have another Military Aircraft contest I'll make one just for you.
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Brickule Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Wow, Nice job.
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bohoki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
shesh who could beat that
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rivrav Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
must say that's pretty impressive, looks great must've been a pain to complete
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