Thales Orbital Defence Orcinus Class PAD Gunboat

Immersed in and inspired by a broad range of innovative source materials in sci-fi — from novels and short stories to TV and video games — builders of LEGO space creations have no boundaries to their creativity. Tromas proves this by not only building a chunky, believable starfighter but also giving it a chunky, believable name with a chunky, believable backstory. This gunboat sports a massive quad cannon toward the rear, with lovely orange stripes on a white hull. The reclined cockpit configuration has a viewport built from a transparent hexagonal wing piece integrated among wedge plates. But what really draws the eye are all the little technical details around the edge — not your usual gray greebles, but hyper-realistic black and gold thrust nozzles, white sensor arrays, spots of sand green, and more.

Thales Orbital Defence Orcinus Class PAD Gunboat

The rear includes no less detail, with primary engines that match the color scheme of the small directional nozzles.

Thales Orbital Defence Orcinus Class PAD Gunboat

Even the underside is fully detailed, with a second quad cannon and a storage bay full of fun compartments, reflecting the play value that TR builds into all of his LEGO models, inspired by his young sons.

Thales Orbital Defence Orcinus Class PAD Gunboat

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