Microscale Prometheus lands on tiny LV-223

USCSS Prometheus schematicI saw Ridley Scott’s Prometheus a couple weeks ago, and I’m still a bit ambivalent about it. I appreciate the cosmic scope that makes the Alien trilogy (yes, I said trilogy) seem decidedly minuscule, but it left me more frustrated than anything else. I don’t necessarily need all my questions answered by a movie, but I hate being jerked around.

Nevertheless, I fell in love with the ship herself the moment I saw USCSS Prometheus in the first trailer. With influences evident from Ron Cobb and Chris Foss, it harkens back to the great sci-fi ship designs of the 70’s and 80’s while taking us firmly into the future.

Catching up on LEGO, I’ve been surprised that nobody’s built a LEGO Prometheus yet, so I was pleased to find this great microscale version that Simon Liu (Si-MOCs) built and posted after he got back from BrickWorld:

Micro Prometheus - Landing on LV-223

Simon’s Prometheus is complete with rotating engines, and I like the LV-223 landscape in which he places the hovering ship.

Perhaps one of you out there is planning on building a minifig-scale Prometheus for BrickCon 2012. I’d definitely love to see that. Better get building!

3 comments on “Microscale Prometheus lands on tiny LV-223

  1. si-mocs

    Thanks for the shoutout!

    … funny story, I was actually planning on Building a Minifig Scale one for Brickworld… I started preliminary designs and getting all the reference shots I could online… but when I saw the movie and how BIG it actually was I gave up… a week before Brickworld was not enough time to build it…

    … I was thinking of try it again and build one for BrickCon… but I’d be flying. And I wouldn’t want to spend my first BrickCon rebuilding a ship shattered in a suitcase…

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