I am currently working on a MOC for the USS Orville and I am trying to figure out the engines. I have gone through a couple of iterations on my current version, but it always buckles under its own weight. The underlying structure is made of 1 x 6 locking hinges with 2 x 2 brackets and connected to the base using technic pieces. I am trying to make it the scale of the new Tantive IV set, i.e. not UCS size, but not micro size either. Any techniques or ideas would be much appreciated!