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.