Monthly Archives: September 2011

LEGO fan recreates Erik Varszegi’s Venator Star Destroyer from Star Wars

In 2005, LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi built a massive Venator-class Star Destroyer for Star Wars Celebration III. At 8 feet long, it was the largest LEGO model most of us had seen at the time, and set the bar very high for the likes of Mark Kelso. However, in order to build the Venator strong enough to ship from Enfield, Connecticut to Indianapolis, Indiana, Erik and his fellow model builders had to glue the model and incorporate a steel frame. (FBTB has a great interview with Erik.)

Now, six years later, iomedes has built his own version of Erik’s Venator, except that it’s built from 100% LEGO elements with no glue.

VENATOR CLASS STAR DESTROYER by iomedes

iomedes’ Venator by the numbers:

  • 82 kg (181 lbs)
  • 2.44 m (8 ft) long, 1.2 m (4 ft) wide, and 64 cm (25 in) tall
  • 43,280 LEGO elements (!)

Check out lots more photos on Flickr and iomedes’ blog, and don’t miss the video.

Futurey Heli

I’m so used to seeing excellent teensy spaceships from Rodney Bistline (Buster) that I had to check twice that I had the name right. I did. This delightful helicopter combines Rodney’s gorgeous use of shape and colour with a more contemporary design. I want to see more near-future stuff from you, Rodney. Got that!

Futurey Attack Helicopter

The spice must flow

As much as I prefer Frank Herbert’s original novels, David Lynch created a unique vision of the Dune universe that was all his own. Stefan Käsmayer (-2×4-) has recently recreated bits of Lynch’s version in LEGO, beginning with the Harkonnen ornithopter (via The Living Brick):

Ornithopter01

He followed this with a little scene depicting Paul Atreides practicing his combat skills (via VignetteBricks):

Paul