I started replaying Super Mario Sunshine™ on my Nintendo GameCube earlier this year, so I was inspired to make a few builds inspired by the game, the largest of which is just over 10″ tall, including the Shine Sprite base. This was a fun build since it incorporates a lot of newer round pieces such as 2×2 round tiles with holes, 2×2 round plates with single studs, 6×6 round plates, and 3×3 rounded macaroni bricks, and of course the Jurassic World Gyrosphere pieces that I used on my Gumball Machine a few years back.
This is my first build that I’m releasing concurrently with downloadable instructions, which you can get below:
Full Photo Album for FLUDD
The SFX Arwing is the signature starfighter from the original Star Fox video game for the Super Nintendo. I think the design of the Arwing has been updated for each subsequent game, but the SFX has hed a special place in my heart since I first played the game during a tournament weekend at Toys R Us back in 1993 and received a lapel pin as a reward for my (less than) stellar flying.
I’ve wanted to make an arwing using the sand blue 3×12 wedge slopes for the g-diffusers since the part first became available in 2004, but only last year got around to buying enough and building the g-diffusers. Once I saw the Furty Fox figure from the Chima line, I knew I had to finish the whole starfighter.
I’m really happy with how the whole thing turned out, especially the whole back end (using the large flags), the point of the nose, and the canopy design (which is borrowed in essence from my V-Wing Airspeeder).
Yoshi sculpture from Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo, one of my favorite video games.
Built for MocAthalon 2013 on MOCPages.