Lego MOC: Tsugumori

Tsugumori

This is a design of the Tsugumori piloted by Tanikaze Nagate as seen in the manga series Knights of Sidonia (シドニアの騎士) by Nihei Tsutomu. Throughout the story, there are changes to the unit. I have used the manga and photos of toys (which vary) as references.

I intended it to be minifigure playable so it does seat one minifigure pilot but the unit should be approximately twice as tall if designed to scale. Obviously, many liberties are taken. For example, the booster pack is smaller than it should be and the extension is shorter than it should be.

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Front view.

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Rear view.

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Left view.

The cockpit does contain two joysticks and three custom tiles as computer screens.

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Cockpit with custom computer screen tiles.

The cockpit hatch can open. In the manga, the cockpit “slides” open with a membrane, letting light in. Obviously, there is no membrane in a Lego design but it can slide open slightly.

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Cockpit hatch open.

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Cockpit open (no membrane).

The railgun/rifle connects to the right arm, taking the place of the missiles/darts.

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Tsugumori with railgun.

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Tsugumori with railgun.

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In-flight with blade.