Hover Car Repair Station

The hovercar repair shop is an alternate build of the Lego® Star Wars 75140 Resistance Troop Transport. I built this model for a few reasons. Namely, at the time I wanted to explore the possibility of making instructions for alternate builds as a business. Quick plug here: if you like free building instructions for cool sets, check out my Downloads page. Now, back to the model.

Hover-car shop - main

The hovercar repair shop features a hovercar, two repair bots and lots of grarage accessories, such as tools and a radio. You can see the car itself below (left) and the sled it sits on (right).

Hover-car shop - car

Hover-car shop - empty shop

The car fits a standard minfig, held in by the console. The car and the robots were great fun – trying to build detail and believability within the constraints of just the pieces in the set. The second robot also features my first (and maybe only) illegal build manoeuvre, with a 1 x 2 tile held into clips at the back. Particularly these days, I’m not a fan of illegal building techniques. Lego® bricks just don’t seem to be as sturdy as they were in the last millenium, so illegal manoeuvres fatigue them really quickly.

Hover-car shop - robot owner

Hover-car shop - robot mechanic

The accessories felt key to brigning this model to life; making the car shop look used. I fashioned a tool rack (at the back) fencing pieces and added a tilting spotlight at the top. Below you can see the back bench with a camera, magno-spanner and manifold section. The original stickers also added great detail to the build, showing just how well themed they were to the original set.

Hover-car shop - bench

 

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