At 96×168 cm, this sprawling space layout is a phenomenal build. Creator Dale Harris notes on his harrisbricks blog that the display is a personal love note to the Classic Space theme’s limited colour palette and retro tech aesthetic.
The base mixes some great rockwork landscaping with integrated architectural elements. This provides the perfect backdrop for a whole host of vehicles and play features, while also serving as a nod to the LEGO Group’s epic 1980s promotional photographs. Dale has clearly studied his subject matter, and possibly those old catalogue shots too, dropping in the requisite radar dishes, robots, rovers and other spacey goodness.
The interior of the base is a fantastic build in its own right, with spacemen and mini-rovers darting everywhere.
We also get several distinct spaceships to dock at the base’s various landing pads.
However, my favourite components have to be the portable pod base units, which provide a sense of realistic space exploration to the build.