Aaron Dayman gives us a glimpse into the abyss with his wickedly asymmetric Doom Blade heavy assault fighter. While the overall shape is that of your standard starfighter, the details are where it counts and Aaron shakes it up in all the right ways.
The look of the gas mining equipment and settlement drew me in to this display by Joshua Morris (I Scream Clone). The details, and interesting part usages (I’m digging the dome especially) kept me looking at it long enough to notice the figs. The jack-o-lantern people added a nice little twist that I had to share.
Maelven (Sydag) brings us this gorgeous vision of the future of shipping with the Brynhildr tanker. The clean lines and vivid colors make this industrial ship look as good as any luxury space-yacht. If this is the future of long-distance trucking, then sign me up.
This alien landscape of a cavernous marshland by Raoul Baldwin features many exotic elements. There are so many aspects of this creation I like, including the color texturing with olive green and dark tan, the vertical raised dark tan baseplate, the rocks in the foreground to add perspective and depth, and the integration of elements of technology and nature. Don’t forget to check out the details of the organic looking alien walker.
The original game spawned an entire subcommunity around the competing factions of mecha and has brought a number of new builders into the AFOL community through the fusion of Lego, wargaming, and the timeless appeal of giant robots smashing into each other.
Check out the kickstarter here!
Tim Johnson over at the wonderful blog New Elementary has just published an interesting inside look at the development process of Peter Reid’s Classic Space Exo Suit Cuusoo set. Although the actual design of the suit has yet to be revealed, the logo for the new set has been announced. Reading Tim’s write-up of the extent to which fans have been involved in the development of this particular set has given me great hope that the outcome will live up to the fan community’s very high expectations. The fan involvement for this set reminds me a good deal of my time helping design the original Minecraft set, and it’s heartening to see another Cuusoo project take this route, instead of taking the project to Billund and developing it solely with official product designers, as has been the case with all of the other Cuusoo projects.
Combine the Exo Suit with the forthcoming Benny’s Spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP set from the LEGO Movie, and it’s looking to be a very good year for Classic Space aficionados.
The microGARC trend continues to race along at breakneck speed, distinguished by detailed stickering which makes the ships look much larger than they really are.
Sometimes simple is better. This microscale model of Mass Effect’s SR-2 Normandy spaceship by Sydag doesn’t use many parts, but it captures the source brilliantly and is instantly recognizable.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight we’re off to the races with the Mico Galactic Asteroid Rally Circuit (GARC). Let’s go to the tale of the tape.
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this bout by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Blue Mixles Match, It was another 8-8 tie! Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wondered how you would go about building colossal sci-fi mega cities, or mega worlds like Coruscant or Trantor ? According to Tim Goddard(Rogue Bantha) to build a Mega City, you need his Red Titan:
I’m not sure exactly how the magnets are used for construction, or if that’s a wreaking ball attachment, but if they can build such a stylish SHIP like that, they can build my city any day.