I'm working on a ship build, but have run into a small problem. If I want fine detail for the exterior, I have to use small blocks instead of large blocky ones.
But then if I choose to use a small ship for the small blocks, I'm stuck with a cockpit instead of a Control Station or Flight Seat, which I want one, so I can hop out and walk around my ship instead of abruptedly been ejected out.

Is there a way I can resize Large Ship blocks or put a controllable seat inside a Small Ship?

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You can't use the small blocks on the large ship designs. You can use mods from the steam workshop to add this functionality as far as I know. But it's not possible in vanilla.


As for seats, it's also as simple as no. You can't put seats in small ships, but can put Cockpits in large ships.

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    Can you please provide me with some more information such as a link for the workshop please? And also, how about the cockpit/seats? I'm more worried about them than the blocks...
    – user92092
    Jan 4, 2015 at 5:26
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    I haven't checked if there is one available at the moment that adds in what you want specifically. But you can't use a control panel for a small ship in vanilla. I don't know who downvoted my answer but this is what it's like in vanilla. You get diff sized blocks and functional blocks depending if it's a small or big ship. Can't mix them.
    – Tom Kriek
    Jan 4, 2015 at 10:54
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    Well... Sadly it's a nono then. I can't seem to find one, but get back to me if you find anything workshop wise. xD Thanks for the answer.
    – user92092
    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:19
  • This is wrong. You can connect small ships to large ships using rotors.
    – Philipp
    Jan 5, 2015 at 17:15
  • @Philipp But in what way can you place control panels on small ships or place large block on small blocks. You are giving an alternative entirely instead of answering the question. Doesn't make the answer wrong which by the way was completed by Finn with his findings. What Finn was aiming for here was the equivalent of this mod for minecraft. minecraftmods.com/littleblocks-mod Allowing smaller sized blocks to be placed on larger ones for either detail or functionality.
    – Tom Kriek
    Jan 5, 2015 at 18:55

To transfer from small to large blocks and vice versa use Rotors.

  1. build the large ship/station and the small ship separately
  2. Build a large rotor on a large ship/station
  3. Deconstruct the top part with your grinder
  4. Add a "Rotor Part" (only the top section of a rotor) to the small ship. Have the stick-part face outwards
  5. Maneuver the rotor part of the small ship into the rotor of the large ship
  6. Switch to the control panel of the large ship, select the rotor and click "attach"

The two ships have now merged into one for most purposes. The large blocks can have other large blocks added to them and the small blocks can have small blocks added. There is, however, a limitation: You can only control the gyroscopes and engines of the rotor-section you are currently sitting in, so you can not use this to have a control station control a small ship or a fighter cockpit control a large ship.

This youtube video shows how this works.

A word of warning though: A rotor which still has the maximum torque setting can create a jolt of enormous force the moment it attaches to a new rotor part. This can damage the ship you build and/or the surrounding. So it is recommended to reduce the torque to a minimum and put it back (for stability) after the small ship is attached correctly.

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