A dark, dingy, dangerous future awaits

Often LEGO Space models depict a bright and shiny future. Even when humanity might be threatened by aliens, or blasting ourselves to bits in starfighter duels, our brick-built future is usually one of primary colours and gleaming surfaces. Andreas Lenander offers us a very different vision with his latest creation — a dark and gritty scene of spacemen hard at work. The twin mechs are nicely done, particularly those fearsome-looking cutting claws, but it’s the presentation of the models — the lighting and surrounding clutter in the corridor — which elevates this beyond the usual LEGO sci-fi diorama.

The corridor