V is for Visitor, and Virtual, and Very Nice

Nostalgia time! Let’s travel back to the early 1980s and the classic sci-fi TV mini-series V. If you’re unfamiliar, the basic plot is that friendly human-looking aliens visit Earth. Yep. Just some run-of-the-mill totally benign alien pals. Totally legit. The fact that any more summary would require a “spoiler warning” tag should give you an idea that things go downhill from there. But I digress. We’re here to look at a great LEGO creation, after all. Huw Gwilliam has recreated the iconic Visitor Tanker Shuttle. This sleek craft has lines very similar to the Eagle-One from 1975’s Space: 1999. What? You haven’t seen that show either? *sigh* It’s probably streaming somewhere. Go watch it. You’ll be glad you did. Even if 1999 didn’t play out quite the same way in our reality.
Anyway. Huw’s model. It’s cool. Check out the Technic toothed plates in white on the cargo pods and in grey in the landing gear. The custom graphic work on the windows, Visitor logos, and minifigures is also top-notch.

Visitor Tanker Shuttle

Retro-TV-Space is totally a theme, right? Because I could sure use more of this sort of thing.

1 comment on “V is for Visitor, and Virtual, and Very Nice

  1. Purple Dave

    The fact that the Visitor symbol, rather than being a “V”, is clearly patterned after another WWII-era symbol shouldn’t set off any alarm bells either.

    Just looking at this picture, I can recognize three of the characters, and I can tell that the other two don’t even have names. It’s been so long, though, that I don’t remember any of the spacecraft. I _do_ remember an episode that ends with a coffin built for two, though.

    Anyways, can you imagine how messed up it would be if V and Hitchhiker’s Guide took place on the same Earth? Just saying…

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