Tag Archives: Space

From giant space carriers to starfighters, moon bases to moon buggies, whether you love LEGO models inspired by real-world space programs or science-fiction, you’re in the right place.

Enter the marshy depths of Purity

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.

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Alpha Bandit Kickstarter

The team behind the incredibly successful Mobile Frame Zero is at it again, this time bringing microscale battles into the void of space.

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!

Inside Look: The Cuusoo Exo Suit Project [News]

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.

Read the original post on New Elementary in its entirety here.

10241 ExoSuit logo
10241 ExoSuit original design

Stripes make it go faster

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.

The Banana Split by Lego Junkie looks more like a heavy-duty construction unit rather than a racer. The repetition of the lines of the intakes in the stripes up top is particularly nice.

GARC; Banana Split.

This Elysium shuttle by Jacob Unterreiner (4estFeller) isn’t strictly a GARC racer, but the intentionally chaotic stickering and minute detailing make it fit in right alongside its flashier cousins.

Elysium Smuggler Ship

Friday Night Fights – Micro GARC

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.

In the orange corner sporting #3 we have speed racer Halfbeak with:
MicroGARC

In the red corner, the Micro GARC that started it all Jacob Unterreiner’s (4estFeller) #7 speeder:

Micro GARC - 7

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!

Construction SHIPs for your Mega City

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:

Red Titan 1

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.

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Ok Tim, where do I sign up?