If you’re headed to Dallas for the Brick Siesta LEGO convention next month, keep your beady-eyes peeled for this sci-fi marvel called the UNES Odyssey 21 by Kyle Collard (lazerblade). In a universe of boilerplate, this ship is a breed apart with its unconventional design and delicate looking textures. To me it looks like some kind of deconstructed German flag. Your results may vary.

UNES Odyssey 21

The design for the Odyssey was inspired by another builder that should be familiar to constant readers of the weekend-shift, LEGOLIZE IT MAN. Forget fancy new product launches or collectible minifigs…for me, there is nothing better in this hobby than when two or more builders combine their talents on a build or an idea. Enjoy your Friday night slice of collaboration.


8 comments on “Odyssey

  1. Jekub

    That’s right. It’s the belgian color-scheme, Germany is black-red-gold. Albeit it is beautiful!

  2. Keith Goldman Post author

    Ugh…I knew I should have looked up that flag…burned again by my inherent laziness and lack of flag-indentifying abilities. Thank you dudes, I won’t change it in the main text because my idiocy should be immortalized. Thanks for the catch.

  3. redbeardlegoman

    At risk of trumpetting my ignorance, what did you mean by “boilerplate”?

  4. Keith Goldman Post author

    boilerplate n., adj. slang for provisions in a contract, form or legal pleading which are apparently routine and often preprinted. The term comes from an old method of printing. Today “boilerplate” is commonly stored in computer memory to be retrieved and copied when needed. A layperson should beware that the party supplying the boilerplate form usually has developed supposedly “standard” terms (some of which may not apply to every situation) to favor and/or protect the provider.

    In the context of LEGO models, boilerplate means routine – commonplace – regular – ordinary – usual – customary – everyday – mundane.

    I hope that helps!

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