I’m sure most of you have seen or at least heard of Battlestar Galactica, the series created in the late seventies and re-imagined in the early 2000s as a three episode mini-series followed by a six-year stint on television. David Duperron is clearly a huge fan, creating a UCS scale LEGO version of the Colonial Viper MkII, the famous fighting vehicle that made short work of the Cylons during the Cylon War.
David’s LEGO version of the iconic Colonial Viper MkII from the early 2000s Battlestar Galactica reboot series features a cockpit that opens and full interior.
The Viper is armed with multiple kinetic energy weapons. Both known models have weapon hard points for mounting missiles under the wings. The ship features two forward-firing 30mm mass accelerator cannons mounted in the wing roots and one forward-firing Lightning Javelin missile launcher in the belly and up to two missiles (nuclear or conventional).
Like all Capital ships and fighter craft, the Viper MK II is equipped with three basic types of propulsion systems – “Ion” engines, “Inertialess” gravity engines for traversing real space, and Jump Corridors for faster than light travel between the stars. David has replicated the engines perfectly using light trans-blue, fanned dark-gray grill plates and angled large caterpillar tracks.