Packing LEGO creations for a convention can be a tricky proposition. Some builders construct custom-made crates out of wood and foam, while others carefully wrap their masterworks in clothing in their carry-on. I cram 50 or 60 model cars into cardboard boxes and hope for the best and “the best” often involves hours of re-building and frustration. Chris Yu says hogwash to all of that with this brilliant LEGO creation that packs itself. It is impressive enough in suitcase mode with its outer shell outfitted in a Classic Space motif and made to resemble a piece of carry-on luggage.
However, the brilliance of the design is revealed when the entire structure unfolds into a moonbase playset. This graphic illustrates step-by-step how the luggage unfolds to become a moonbase complete with vehicles and spaceships.
Rummaging through Chris’ other content is highly recommended as he clearly is a builder of many diverse talents. If Classic Space moonbases unfolding out of luggage is totally your bag, then you may be thrilled to learn that this isn’t Chris’ first go-around at baggage claim.