Impeccable maestro of the LEGO sci-fi/space genera Blake Foster seems to not be able to sit still after completing his massive four-year project, the Ugly Duckling. This time, while sticking to his tried, true and tested style, he has created the Pegasus Class Anti-Frigate Attack Fighter. His somewhat iconic, solid dark bluish grey greebling creates the feeling of a substantially sound craft. The white with red pinstripe enclosed paneling is stark in contrast yet strikingly vibrant.
From the side, the Pegasus looks to be a slim starfighter but on further rotation, it turns out to be quite wide! Its width is due to a couple of things: two large intakes, neatly made from round windscreens with an extended front edge, and the combination of air blast elements forming two large frigate destroying cannons. Such part use is great to see. Not just for how good it looks, but also for the obscurity of the piece. Quite often, this sort of relic stays, well, as a relic, while left on a shelf or in a tub. Trust Foster to bring its use to the foreground!
Looking at it from a rear perspective, the thrusters come into view. The only other colour back there is trans light blue, signifying the glow of the propulsion unit. Foster has a brilliant way to merge sharp angles and soft curves to put new life into monochromatic greebles. If you are familiar with his other work, you’ll notice a similar flow in his Pegasus. But there are two parts here that caught me as soon as I realised what they were: small pulley wheels near the top and the new(ish) candlestick piece as some piping down the sides.
If you haven’t seen Blake Foster’s unbelievable Ugly Duckling Long Range Research Vessel, then I think you may need to.