“Pacifier” Saber – Inspired by OCP’s Robocop

Hello Everybody and welcome to my 600th post! Yes, believe it or not this is number six hundred – how have I managed to reach this many I’m not sure but it has been fun. And today I’m going to take you on a trip to the city of Detroit in the not so distant future and show you a saber inspired by the peacekeeper known as ROBOCOP! I had an exchange of comments with my friend Resa (find her fantastic blog here: https://graffitiluxandmurals.com/) , who kind of mistook my Boba Fett saber’s title image for the character Robocop which led me to the idea of recreating the cyborg in saber form.

I was a fan of the film Robocop and vaguely remember when it came out way back in 1987 (yes, I’m old….I’m very old!) and was amazed by the cyborg police officer. That officer was the man, Alex Murphy, who served in Detroit and in the line of duty was “murdered” by a crime gang led by a creep named Boddicker. Boddicker however was secretly connected to a mega corporation named Omni Consumer Products (aka OCP) – a company which more or less ran the city and it’s police department. Because it ran the police force OCP tried to cut corners and developed a robotic alternative to human cops in the shape of a droid named ED-209. Unfortunately ED-209 was flawed and an accident during a board meeting demonstration led to a board member being shot dead. Another exec, Bob Morton, saw an opportunity to push his idea for a cheaper human/robot alternative and was given permission to develop his “Robocop” program. He just needed a human. That human was Alex Murphy.

A 3D printed set of Robocop armour

After investigating a crime gang Alex Murphy ends up being trapped in an abandoned warehouse where the gang he was pursuing surround him and in quite a graphic scene, shoot him multiple times with pistols and shotguns and is left for dead. He is rushed to hospital but is pronounced dead…..then his remains are taken and integrated into the cyborg being developed by Morton (with OCP claiming that Murphy was an OCP cop so he “belonged” to the company so they could use his body). The cyborg was successfully assembled, but the integration of man and machine led to fragments of Murphy’s memory and past life slip into “Robocop” and he became aware of his past life and he wanted justice….armed with his high powered pistol he set out to get it. But I thought he might like to own a lightsaber too…so here is “Pacifier”…..

This saber as you can see is heavily based on the cybernetic body armour worn by Robocop. I basically turned the cyborg into a saber. The emitter is essentially his head and helmet, complete with OCP markings on the side and the famous cutout shape that revealed Officer Murphy’s mouth and lower face. The neck section of the hilt represents the rubber neck gaiter which leads to his upper torso. The handgrip features rounded oblong plates shaped to represent the upper arm shells and, mounted on the “chestplate” area are two activation switches. Below the switch section another ribbed section connects to the lower body and two more of the shell plates are used to replicate the thigh armour which famously splits open to reveal the hidden holster for Robocop’s machine pistol. On the base plate of the pommel cap is a 3D modelled “OCP” logo.

But of course we need to see this lawman in action so I figured a few images of him on patrol would be cool so I rendered a few images in some suitably grimy, grungy scenery…here is a Glamour(?) Shot gallery…

The first three images are actually located in a factory in Los Angeles that was used as the location for the Machine Shop/Milling factory seen in the movie “The Terminator” because I couldn’t find any Detroit factory interior images….but I did find an abandoned highway underpass for the last two images…just the sort of place where the criminal underworld would plot and plan their crimes!

Now in the film it turns out that Boddicker is secretly connected to the President of OCP and the Chief Exec had some “safeguards” programmed into Murphy…so when Murphy tried to apprehend the crooks, well…I’ll let you check the movie out (however I will warn that the film probably ISN’T SUITED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN as some of it is very graphic ok!

Well, I’m getting near to the end of this day’s patrol and the end of this 600th post. Thank you all so much for your support of me and my little site over the years. You are all very much appreciated, whether this is your first visit or if you are a veteran visitor….I thank you all. I can’t promise I will be around for another 600 posts but I will do my best. So please call back and see what else I have in store as I venture towards maybe 1000? Till next time…..

“Pacifier” Saber is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the character and film “Robocop”. The saber is modelled and rendered in Blender 3D by For Tyeth/FTSabersite and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022.” Robocop” is an Orion Pictures movie and is Trademark/©Copyright of Orion Pictures Corporation.

Commando Bikespeeder – A For Tyeth Lego Forge Speederbike (aka Trident)

Hello Everybody, today we return to the world of the Lego Digital Designer and see what Star Wars build I came up with after my Commando Carrier Speeder model a fortnight ago (see it here: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2022/02/05/commando-speeder-another-ft-lego-forge-creation/). I liked the Commando Carrier but felt it might just be a little bit sluggish (despite having a Naboo N1 Starfighter engine) and troopers might want something a bit more agile to travel around the battlefield. I figured I’d build a Speeder Bike and “added a few special modifications myself”. In the past we have seen the famous Speeder Bikes on Endor in “Return of the Jedi” and recently the character named Cobb Vanth had a Speeder in The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. Lego themselves have made a Speeder named the Freeco Speeder so I took inspiration from all three.

The first image above shows a Lego Imperial Speeder Bike and Biker Scout from RotJ, the next two images are Cobb Vanth’s speeder and the last image is the Freeco Speeder from Lego, so I wanted something combining ideas from each. I figured a single seat speeder with a storage rack and the N1 Starfighter engine would be cool so here is what I came up with, the Commando Bikespeeder….

I configured this speeder for the harsh climate of Hoth and I kinda like this one a lot (especially as all the white parts are matching colour). It is agile, having angled outrigger wingboards that surround the N1 engine pod. Basically this is a rocket ship bike! It is fast, powerful and agile. On the top of the engine nacelle is the rider’s seat and control sticks – and a set of wedge shaped headlights. The front view of this speeder is quite aggressive with the three wingboard tips and the massive engine. This bike has a Clone Wars era Republic Trooper aboard and you will notice that he has an R2 unit perched on the back using the storage rack!

On the outboard wings there are vents for cooling, even on a snow planet like Hoth the engine heats up quite a bit. There are also two disruptor lance weapons – the long pipes with the blue barrel ends. You will also be able to see the hinge joints I used to attach the wingboards to the main body. I love these pieces of Lego as I can ratchet the wings up and down slightly to give the impression that they are controlling the vehicle. They are also the same hinges I used to attach the cargo pods on the Mandalorian Infiltrator model I built (See the Infiltrator here: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2022/01/22/a-lego-mando-infiltrator-moc-my-own-creation-or-is-it-inspired-by-johnson-tings-artwork/)

All in all, I am really happy with this model as it feels “Star Warsy” and looks as if it could be a vehicle from in universe. And as I mentioned in previous posts I still have a few more variants of this Bikespeeder and the Commando Carrier, including “stretched” versions. But for now I am nearing the end of this post and you all know what that means.

Yes, it’s time for me to say a big thank you for checking this Lego Forge design out, I hope you enjoyed it. I have the “stretched” versions and repaints of both Speeders to come in future posts and back in the realm of lightsabers, I have a few Katana variants and a saber for a Law Enforcer….“Your move…..Creep!” (< bit of a hint). But for now thanks and remember you’re all very much appreciated and your support means a lot to me. Till next time….

“Commando Bikespeeder” is a For Tyeth Lego Forge My Own Creation design (MOC). It was built in the Lego Digital Designer and the renders produced in Blender 3D. “Lego Digital Designer” is ©Copyright and belongs to the Lego Group. The design and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. Star Wars and all related names, logos, images, and vehicle designs are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm ltd.

Amban Ascension Saber – Boba Fett’s Ceremonial Saber

Hello Everybody, today we go back to the sands of Tatooine and meet up with our favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett. Two weeks ago I showcased a hilt inspired by Boba and it was rusted green metal but did have a smattering of gold accent parts. This I envisioned was Boba’s everyday carry lightsaber, his work kit as it were. Today though I am presenting the modified version he might use for special occasions…maybe when he ascends to become the Kingpin of Tatooine? I will before I go any further just say I had a busy week (I had to prepare for a an important appointment) so this is really a repaint but I hope you like the contrast. Here is Amban Ascension Saber…..

I always thought that black and gold was a classic colour combo and I think it works well on this saber – especially set against this desert backdrop. I also think the handgrip sleeve is much more defined meaning you can clearly see how detailed it is.

So, as I said earlier I was busy with an appointment I had to attend so haven’t been able to put as much into this post but I do have a bit of fun for you. In the new Disney/Lucasfilm show Book of Boba Fett, we were treat to some special surprise characters appearing….and one Jedi Master that appeared in The Mandalorian also showed up in BoBF. That Jedi Master was re-united with the little green character he saved earlier and offered the green guy a choice. The green guy had to choose between accepting a suit of chain mail armour made of Mando Beskar….or to accept the gift of a famous former Master’s tiny lightsaber. If the green guy chooses the saber he would be trained as a Jedi, if he took the armour he would live and study as a Mandalorian. Well I have a choice for Boba….which saber do you prefer? Black or Green?

You have a choice…Black or Green?

Haha! Myself I would choose both, but then again I can cos they are my sabers! Anyhoo, I hope you liked this variant. Don’t worry I will be back to my normal levels of effort and output for next week as I have another new Lego Forge creation to share. But I am nearing the end of this post so I best do my usual thanks and finish.

Thank you all for checking this somewhat shorter post out. Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular visitor of FTSabersite, you are all very much appreciated and help keep me motivated to be creative, I hope you will all return for future posts including my 600th which is approaching soon – I am working on more sabers as I speak. There will be a new range of “Rangers” sabers and more Katana/Oriental inspired designs. So please stay tuned and…Till next time…..

“Amban Ascension Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by Disney/Lucasfilm’s “The Book of Boba Fett” TV show. The design, model and renders were created in Blender 3D by For Tyeth/FTSabersite and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2015-2022. “The Book of Boba Fett” and all Star Wars names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

Commando Speeder – Another FT Lego Forge Creation

Hello Everybody, well it’s time for another post and design so I’m returning to my second hobby again, Lego. With the current news situation of rising fuel prices and costs of living I felt I needed to get a new mode of transport and looked to the Star Wars universe to see if I could get a “new cheap set of wheels” to get around in. But guess what, I found that in the galaxy far…far over the horizon that they seem to have ditched wheeled transports! Even as far back as the original Star Wars film in 1977 the “cars” had no wheels as seen with Luke’s X-34 Landspeeder…

It just hovered! But it did look cool and worked over sand. Then in Empire Strikes Back we had the famous Snowspeeders that attacked the lumbering AT-AT walkers on the snow planet Hoth. Progress into Return of the Jedi and you had Speeder Bikes on Endor. So I decided I would try to design a speeder as LEGO have just released a model of a Speeder Bike as seen in The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. I didn’t just want a single seat speeder as sometimes Mrs Tyeth might need a lift somewhere so it had to have multiple seating so a X-34 Landspeeder style seemed best to work on. Then I realised that in The Phantom Menace, the Naboo resistance fighters had a nice landspeeder…

I decided on building a utilitarian landspeeder capable of carrying a couple of troopers. This was what I came up with…

This speeder is designed as a light Commando Speeder, holding two occupants and is powered by a large multi exhaust engine that can vector for improved agility. The observant of you may recognise the engine as being similar to that found on a Naboo N-1 Starfighter – and you’d be correct! I recycled the engine from the N-1 and removed the long tail spine – however the side skirt “wings” do still feature those spines. The cockpit is basic but functional and all the heat produced by the massive engine is vented through the radiator grille situated behind that cockpit. Now even as I type this I have already modified this basic speeder with extra engines and I have even lengthened the “fuselage” to carry more passengers but those extended designs will feature in a futre post. In the meantime I decided to get arty and photo-edit the Commando Speeder into a more life-like scenery (the Lego render backgrounds are a bit …meh!) So here are a few edited images…Glamour Shots!….

I kinda like this Speeder – it’s just a shame it’s only a Lego model. But I had fun designing it and I am surprising myself all the time with how quick I can come up with builds and learning the techniques used to assemble these models. I can’t wait to show off the “Extended” versions (oh and there’s a single seat “bike” variant too!).

But for today that just about wraps this post up as you can see from the last image, the suns are setting and I need to go rest. Thank you so much for checking this design out, I hope you liked it – if it becomes popular who knows I could start a dealership. I hope you will all return to see more sabers and speeders in future posts. Whether this is your first visit to FTSabersite or if you are a regular, all the support is fantastic and has kept me going so cheers. Till next time…

“Commando Speeder” is a For Tyeth Lego Forge creation. It is an original MOC (My Own Creation) inspired by the Speeder vehicles seen in Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars movies/shows. The models were built in Lego’s Digital Designer and later photo-edited in GIMP. All models and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. “Star Wars”, “X-34 Landspeeder” and all other SW names, logo, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.