While on the Navigational Map, hit the button to enter the Gummi Garage. In the garage, you will be able to build and customize many different Gummi Ships. When you first enter the garage, Chip and Dale will give you a very detailed tutorial on how the garage works.
After the tutorial, you can look over everything they covered in the Help option of the menu.
Building ships in the Gummi Garage can be somewhat overwhelming at first. If you make a mistake, simply hit to return to Select Mode. And from there continue to hit until the main menu is brought up.
Below we will go over each of the 3 different modes inside the Gummi Garage.
Beginning a new ship
To make a brand new Gummi Ship, select the garage option. Here you will see a complete list of all of the Blueprints you have gotten thus far. The green blueprints are from ships found within the game. The Blue ones are of ships you ahve created and saved. These ships can be changed and designed to your liking.
The green ones have to be built to the specification of the plan first. If you do not have enough blocks, a message will appear telling you this. You can still build the model with the blocks you have, but the ship will not be complete. Once a model has been started with a blueprint, you can add or remove Gummi Blocks, then save it to a new blueprint.
In Select Mode, you can choose the Gummi Blocks you wish to place individually, or by class. The calsses are:
Armor (Divided into 3 categories)
As you cycle through the blocks, watch for the class icon in the lower left of the screen. The quantity of each block is listed under the class icon.
The Gummi Block on the left side of the screen is the one that will be placed when Build Mode is entered. Before placing it, you can change its color by using the spraywhich is purchased from Cid in Traverse town. When you are ready to begin building, press or to enter Build Mode.
Use the Right Analog Stick to rotate the construction area, and use the D-Pad to move the to the location you wish to place a block. Press the to then place the block, or to remove them.
To add blocks, press the directional button to move the around the grid. The block that has been selected will move with the cursor. To adjust the block, rotate it with the Left Analog stick. When the block is in the desired position, press to confirm the placement of it.
To remove the block, move the to the position of the block you want to remove from the model. When the selected block disappears, and the block attached is highlighted with a , you can remove the block by pressing .
If you wish to place blocks on different levels of the grid, press or to raise and lower the level of the grid. The cursor will move in acordance with the level change.
Adjusting the level allows you to place blocks above or below the main part of the ship. Also remember the blocks do not ahve to be attached in any way. They can float right along side the ship itself.
To view the ship you have constructed enter the Inspect Mode. This will allow you to see the placement of your blocks, as well as the changes to the ships stats. To enter Inspect Mode press while in Build Mode.
While in this mode, press the to see all of the animations and attacks your ship can do.
To view your stats, press the button. The Speed and Armor improve with more blocks added to the ship, engine type, and whether or not the ship has any wings attached to it.
And that is about all there is to building a Gummi Ship. It is best to play around and experiment with your ship. Try to find a good balance between attack and defense. Overall, just have some fun with it. It might be frustrating at first, but as you get the hang of it, you will be able to master making a fantastic ship.
If anyone wants to submit their Gummi ship, and what it is made of, please email me a pic, and a listing of the parts used. I will be more than happy to add them here for everyone to see. And as always Happy Gummi Ship Building!