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.

Not just another spaceship

I love this latest by Alexander Safarik (Malydinar), the inaccurately titled Just Another Spaceship. It’s a densely textured greeblefest, with more guns than your average side scrolling shoot-em-up. I particularly like the wide variety of colors; using bright splashes sparingly on an otherwise grey-and-white ship has a fantastic effect.

Just Another Spaceship

Alex has been churning out awesome spaceships lately; here are a couple more that we missed.

Project X

It’s nice seeing some conscious use of studs in a subgenre that’s been inclined toward smooth-hulled ships lately. While some aren’t fans of the ‘Lego-y’ look, it still has a nice effect when used intentionally.

BAC Speeder

A Chunky Hunk of Mechanical Destruction

Devid VII is responsible for this hard-hitting, death-dealing exo-suit. I really like the chunkiness of the suit and the color scheme makes it stand out. In the current pose, it looks like one of those rockets might blow off his own arm, but that’s the chance you take, right? Overall, I think it is an outstanding build. Very nicely done.

S.G. Bombardier

Chibi Aliens MicroFighters Contest entries

One of my favorite movies of all time is Aliens. It has everything a little boy would want: cool SHIP, fun dropships with APC, lots of action, and of course let’s not forget adorable aliens! So with the TBB’s Chibi MicroFighter contest, I was absolutely delighted to see not one, not two, but the three iconic builds from my favorite movie.

First up, we have Letranger Absurde (vitreolum) and his Chibi M77APC:
Chibi M577 APC
Sadly this doesn’t fit into our next build:

Angus MacLane and his Chibi UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship:
UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship
Of course if we continue with our Russian nesting vehicles, it would bring us to:

Halfbeak and the Chibi USS Sulaco:
Chibi USS Sulaco ("Aliens")

There’s still plenty of time to enter to build your favorite movie/TV/lego set vehicle in chibi-microfighter form for a chance to win some great prizes!

Check out some other entries on our flickr page.

We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks

The Sulaco is one of my all-time favorite spaceship designs, a big brutalist box with pointy bits coming out the front, reflecting the aesthetics of the Marine’s pulse rifles without overdoing the similarity. It’s a classic design and has been done skillfully by various builders quite a few times over the years, but this latest by Shannon Ocean might be the best yet.

USS SULACO

NASA’s Orion in LEGO

On Dec. 5, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. EST, NASA launched the new crew capsule, Orion, for it’s first experimental flight test on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. The mission was to send Orion 3,600 miles into orbit (for reference, the ISS hangs out at around between 205-270 miles above the Earth) and return to test the new heat shield. Orion went further than any space craft designed for human flight since the Apollo 17 mission. The test flight when perfectly.

Why is this awesome? It’s NASA’s next giant leap. The Orion crew capsule is going to take us back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars.

Wesley, your Delta IV Heavy is fantastic and instantly recognizable and an excellent tribute to the historic launch.

Neo-Classic Space Viper takes things to a grand scale

Tim Goddard gets all swooshable with this beauty in classic space livery. At first the intricate detailing and lovely presentation might distract you from the scale of this vessel. That is no minifig pilot. Tim used one of the keychain figures to bump up the scale on this ship and he did a very nice job.

Viper

Mr. Shnoz goes for a drive

Djokson has really become a master of facial expression and his latest build is no exception. The look of contentment really showcases the love between a “thing” and his car. Talking about the car…there are some lovely details there as well. Besides being built out of a huge Bionicle head, the flow of the undercarriage detailing is really very nice.

Mr. Schnoz' Sunday Drive