The design was strongly inspired by concepts from Strike Vector, and the engine sections pivot (in lockstep) for quick stop/hover/start.
"Vorfecter" is a master teacher of longsword, making this build a cousin to Zornhau.

Lightning Construction Video (real-time video is here)

Construction Video
Here's how Vorfechter goes together. I posted a slower (real-time) version on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Perl1fpKMnw.
The music is from "Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow".