This is my first ship I built on LDD from the MMO of EVE Online. I give you, the Reaper. Basically the rookie ship, or noobie ship of the Minmatar race that you are given as you are taught the rules of space. After one of the later patches of the game however, this ship (along with the 3 other race's rookie ships) were given a complete redesign in their looks. I don't think this ship though can be found ingame anymore (tried a mission that had it before and it was changed), but many veteran players still find that flying these noobships can be fun and challenging.
A description from the EVE Online wiki,
"The Reaper is the one of the most basic ships and oldest ships for the Minmatar. Often called a rookie ship due to enjoyment for lack of complexity makes it amazing simple for thought processes for even the freshest of pod pilots to familiarize themselves with the concept of starship piloting. Its cheap construction, crewless requirement, modest utility, and old technology makes it freely available."
What got me to start building this? It started when I first started playing EVE Online about a year and a half ago. Alongside the Vigil, another cool frigate, the Reaper was a fun little ship.
As a past time when I was unable to play the game during my 2010 deployment (Navy guy here) so I started building on Lego Digital Designer and ended up building just the engines. I had plans to build a ship that would rival the UCS Millenium Falcon.
I also started on a technic looking frame of the starboard half of the ship and a simple build to the other half. After that, the project fell to the dark depths of my PC never to be touched again until Czar brought out the Rifter. Seeing that, I felt I needed to continue the project.
More on that can be found here on my MOCpage
in more detail ...and on my Flickr
page with more pictures.
A new update to the ship. With some minor changes, I have managed to get its single drone bay fairly built. Might not be the final design, but it is a start. Thank you Guindel for allowing me to use your scout drones for it. I tried not to change the drone too much to get it to fit. Anyways, here is the link
for the LDD file for that which also includes the Reaper's drone bay.
Lenght: 160 studs long
Width: around 170 studs
# of Bricks: Little over 7000
So, on to some pictures!