Tag Archives: Blacktron

The Pulsar Requin: Blacktron’s Big Ship

This beauty right here hails from the frozen north. Gerard Joosten (Elephant Knight) has created this lovely Blacktron ship, and it’s a sight to behold. This thing is massive.

Taking over two months to construct, this ship is full of great details. You can stroll through his flickr stream to really get a good inside peak at the galley, the bridge, and other sweet details. I keep seeing something new every time I look at it.

Pulsar Requin 007

Pulsar Requin 015

Blacktron Scimitar XX-99 starfighter

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.

Blacktron Scimitar Schematic A

The model itself is a fun little build with lots of cool details (like the cockpit that splits open), but what really sets it apart is these two complementary presentations of the model.

Blacktron Patrol

Blacktron Battleship

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 and the integration of that odd transparent panel.


Blacktron “Misery” main battle tank by Lego Junkie

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).

Blacktron "Misery" Main Battle Tank.

Though a bit on the slow side, the tank moves under its own power and the turret spins.

Blacktron X4(E) ‘Erinys’

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 at an angle we don’t see often, one that I’m sure took a lot of effort to achieve.

Blacktron X4(E) 'Erinys'

Micro Space Roundup

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 hangar scene above, by Peter Reid. He’s built some really interesting structures here, like the gantry on the right side. Although it’s something simple, I also really enjoy the small treaded vehicles.

Next is this cool micro scale battle by Andrew Lee. Andrew has done an absolutely fantastic job creating damaged areas on the top of the big ship under attack from Neo Blacktron forces. I also love the escape pods being ejected from the ship, they add a great sense of life and action.

Carter Baldwin built The Montero, a ship inspired by the Sulaco from Halo Aliens. Carter has made great use of the seams in between parts to give a purposeful paneled look.

Blacktron Falcon – 5973 Hyperspeed Pursuit made more classic by Nabii

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 of 5973 Hyperspeed Pursuiticon:

LEGO Blacktron Falcon

See more photos on MOCpages.

Neo-Blacktron invades the Reid Continuum

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.

LEGO Neo-Blacktron speeder

And since we failed to blog it back in April, here’s Pete’s amazing “LL-117 Under Construction”.

LEGO classic space ship under construction

Although built entirely differently, this version of Pete’s LL-117 looks as though the original is simply missing its skin.