Kingsfield Trotter

In retrospect, I should’ve posted this a month ago when I made it, but after posting it here, here, and here, I was rather all posted out, so to speak. I think it would be pretty cool to start posting Lego creations here, in the spirit of some of my earliest posts, but we’ll have to see if that actually happens, considering all the other Lego communities I’m trying to frequent. Not to mention the fact I rarely build anyway these days.

Regardless, here’s the first thing I’ve built in awhile: the Kingsfield Trotter.

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This is the Kingsfield Trotter, a lightweight reconnaissance walker used on the outskirts of the Highborn Empire, primarily in the Wide Wastes and deserts of Pzjim (because worldbuilding). Though usually disdained by the Imperial Forces for its lack of heavy armament, the local militias and mercenaries of the Wastes make great use of the Trotter in their patrols, its twin anti-infantry gatling cannons being perfectly suited to dealing with the disorganized outcasts, bandits, and monsters of that region.

First off, let me clarify something incredibly important—I did not render this. I am by no means skilled enough to pull something like this off. Because I was not well enough to easily access my rendering computer at the time I built this, I asked a friend of mine by the name of Brickman to render it. If you want to see more of his stellar work, check out the new Lego community he’s running here on WordPress: Bricklab. The man’s a rendering wizard.

Also, while I’m at it, the posing and a lot of the design of the ‘fig is all Brickman, too. The original minifig I’d cooked up didn’t run through Mecabricks, the bit of online magic that turns LDD files into something Blender can read, so we had to change him up. I think this version is a lot better, actually.

Moving onto the build itself, I quite like how this turned out, though I feel the design sort of stalled after the legs were finished. My original idea for the body was that it would terminate in a roofless circular platform, in the style of one of my favourite things I’ve ever built, but unfortunately that didn’t work in the slightest. So instead I had to completely redesign the body, resulting in what you see above. I think it might’ve turned out for the better, but I’m still unsatisfied with its comparatively lower detail and general chunkiness.

Anyway, that’s about that. As usual, I feel like I really should build more.

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4 thoughts on “Kingsfield Trotter

  1. Oooh, nice! I rather like the enclosed cab, though I’d probably have gone with trans black smoked glass rather than green. But this is a really nice walker. Has a pleasingly “rusted Iron Man” sort of look, and the leg articulation and general greebliness is very well done.
    And the rendering is stunning, even if you dodn’t do that part.

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  2. Thanks, man! Yeah, I did the green for a splash of color—it’s not a color you see a lot in steampunk. That might possibly be for a good reason, though. 😛
    And yeah, isn’t the rendering superb? Brickman is seriously pro.

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  3. This is totally amazing and epic!! I don’t think I’ve ever created anything interesting out of Lego apart from like…a square. Ahem. So I’m in awe of your skills!!

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    • Aw, thanks! There are far better builders out there than me, though. Just give Peter Reid or Mark of Falworth a Google if you want to see some real building skills at work.

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