Sometimes Pierre E. Fieschi makes it too easy to blog his LEGO models. Not only does he offer quirky but lovely models, but he presents them beautifully as well.
LEGO Blacktron models on The Brothers Brick
Halfbeak has offered to ‘shop my Aldrin Mars Cycler onto a lovely spacey background, so it only seems fair that I highlight some of his great presentation work while I wait. He uses both a schematic and an edited background to showcase his latest LEGO model. The model itself is a fun little build with Continue reading →
This impressive Blacktron spaceship by Vid Legradic hearkens back to the nostalgic themes of the early 90′s. It looks delightfully swooshable, and makes me want to create a huge space-battle against the Space Police, just like when I was a kid. Not to be overlooked, though, is the ship’s great design with a unique shape Continue reading →
For reasons lost in the mists of time, my brother and I split LEGO themes growing up, resulting in no Futuron for him and no Blacktron for me. But I still appreciate a great LEGO model in the Blacktron theme, like this formidable tank by Evan B. (Lego Junkie). Though a bit on the slow Continue reading →
Creature creator Tim Goddard (roguebantha_1138) demonstrates that Blacktron are non-discriminatory employers. Which is nice to know.
This Blacktron base by Michael Lehmann (Chiefrocker9000) looks like it would fit right in on the dark side of an alien moon, lurking in the inky blackness. As a semi-related side note, did you know there’s a whole blog about Blacktron? There is — Color it Blacktron. Nice.
This new ship by Stuart (OptimalControl) brings Neo Blacktron to a cool new level. The unconventional shape really makes an impact. I also like that there is so much black against black surface detail, it really makes the few spots of color pop out, especially the cockpit. Speaking of the cockpit, it’s fantastic, it’s set Continue reading →
There is one type of space building that has eluded me, it is micro-scale. I’m frequently impressed by the ability of builders to put parts to use representing larger structures and details. This compression of scale can produce very interesting results. I’ve gathered a few interesting recently posted micro space creations below. First is the Continue reading →
Those of you who’ve built the LEGO Space Police sets will have noticed a number of subtle Easter eggs the LEGO designers included for long-time LEGO fans, including “Blacktron” spray-painted on the side of 5972 Space Truck Getaway. Less subtle a reference but no less awesome, LEGO Designer Mark Stafford has built a Blacktron version Continue reading →
We usually don’t show photographs taken on grass or other busy surfaces but I’m making an exception for this beauty by Steven Locke (legoavon). Like his other work Steve has really gone all out in getting both the shape and the texture perfect. And it works so well.
Neo-Classic Space master Peter Reid has gone over to the dark side (albeit briefly, I suspect). Consistent with the NBT design ethos, his Neo-Blacktron Speeder is a variant of his own speeder designs. And since we failed to blog it back in April, here’s Pete’s amazing “LL-117 Under Construction”. Although built entirely differently, this version Continue reading →
The Ugokin aliens may have been forced back to the fringes of known space by the Neo-Classic Space fleet, but there are other powers rising in the void. Andrew Lee (onosendai2600/Wintermute) and Fradel Gonzalez (Slice151) have kicked off what is sure to be the next building craze — Neo-Blacktron. Here’s Andrew’s Heavy Fighter: And Fradel’s Continue reading →
David McNeely (Blue Star Lego) has been having a bit of fun with minifigs lately. More specifically, David’s been building specialized troops for the classic Blacktron faction, as well as a corresponding “Whitetron” force. These remind me of Spy vs. Spy:
Long time space hero Dan Jassim has taken a break from retirement to present a batch of microscale space creations. Here are highlights of four of them, induding the Blacktron Destroyer, Space Skulls Battlecruiser, Exploriens Starship, and Unknown Bad Guy Assault Ship. See them all in the post on Classic-Space.
Those of you who saw pictures from BrickFest the weekend before last will have noticed the six-foot-long ship dominating the Space display. Safely back home across the northern border, Nathan Proudlove presents the Blacktron II: Yes, the hull is made from regular bricks. It’s just so big that they can curve (a technique more familiar Continue reading →