Speak Your Mind 151 #751-755


1. Will you be home before the sun sets tonight?

2. Do you have your own checking account?

3. Which professional baseball team do you like the best?

4. Do you like onions on your hamburger?

5. How do you feel when you go out on a balcony at the top of a high building?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. Yes I will be, I was.

2. Yes, but I only have a debit card associated with it.

3. I don’t really care.

4. No, I don’t like onions or tomato.

5. Sometimes my legs get wobbly and my hands get sweaty.

Speak Your Mind 55 #271-275


1. What color hair does your gym teacher have?

2. Are you short for your age?

3. Have you ever seen a large building on fire?

4. Why do you think people have family reunions?

5.Do you like to watch movies in class?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. I have no gym teacher.

2. No, I’m average.

3. No, but I’ve seen most of west Texas on fire.

4. To get reunited.

5. Of course, is there anyone who doesn’t?

Speak Your Mind 14 #66-70


1. How old were you when you started cutting your own fingernails?

2. Have you eve seen a building burning down?

3. Who is your favorite teacher?

4. Do you have any younger sisters?

5. If you could live in any place in the world where would you live?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. I never really stared cutting them, I just tear them, but the first time I used a nail-clipper I was about 6 or so.

2. No, well sort of, but it was a building made to be burned down and as such didn’t have much structure and didn’t take long to burn.

3. I have no favorite teacher as at the moment I don’t go to school.

4. No I don’t.

5. I’m not sure I would want to live anywhere that is not open to me right now.

Custom LEGO Troop Transport Vehicle

So I was thinking I shout upgrade my LEGO troop transport vehicle. I had made this a few years ago, so it looks kind of, um, crap.


Side view.


The back opens up and can hold 2 minifigures.


Cockpit holds on and has controls.


Gunner postion swivels and has limited armor. Apparently the guns are anti-aircraft, as they can only point up while still being held by the minifig.


Fits 4 minifigs total.

I decided to overhaul the design as the colors were mixed up and the resemblance to a military vehicle is only slight. Here was my first attempt.


Sorry about the finger in the way. The remodel is slightly larger than the original, the side armor is sloped but the integration with the front slope is non-existent and looks ugly in my opinion. The turret is redesigned, with a short barreled cannon and some armor, it rotates fully but has nothing in the back.


The driver has a small gun and the turret is placed slightly to the side as to not interfere with the drivers hatch.


The side armor on either side is different, and the turret (which is my favorite part) extends over the back. There is no room for additional troops.


Round back is nothing special, pieces don’t quite sync up, but that’s my fault.

After this I decided the body was to short, so I remodeled and added some length.


Here you can see how I retained the sloping side armor.


I decided to get rid of this side armor as it looked unrealistic.


Here is my eventually finished product, occupied by a driver and a gunner. I ran out of pieces so I’m not fully satisfied, but I like it.


The driver now has more room and retains his small machine-gun.


The turret is once again moved to the right to prevent interference with the driver position.


The hatch, when fully open is will prevent the turret from spinning, but at when it is angled down slightly like this the turret is freely spinning.


The turret redesign is what I’m most proud of, it has sloping armor on the front and back. It fits one minifig, but unfortunately without any gear.


Hatch at the back.


The back compartment fits two figures, good for black, red is holding onto his gear.


Opened hatch.


The vehicle holds four total. Here are some other shots of the finished product.


(the side armor is my least favorite part, it looks too bulky for me)