There is something special about LEGO’s retro space themes that makes people revisit them time and time again, and it’s probably nostalgia. One of the more popular themes is surely Ice Planet 2002 with its iconic blue-white-black and translucent orange colour scheme, and Tim Goddard has built an excellent microscale spaceship based on the 6973 Deep Freeze Defender, which he’s named Zycon V. It’s also tied closely to a collaborative story recently featured on The Brothers Brick: LEGO Space: ICE Titan.
The spaceship itself has nice shapes and a good balance of details and clean surfaces, as well as following the original’s colour scheme. Though I would have loved to see a bit more translucent orange included, and the curves may not fit into a 90’s inspired creation very well, those are minor points on an otherwise amazing build.
The Seattle in me must be coming out in full force with today’s mid-90s in Orlando, because let me tell you how wonderful this apartment unit situated firmly on Ice Planet looks.
Your ideal mid-summer’s apartment is brought to you by Cecilie Fritzvold (cecilihf). I call dibs. I already put down my deposit.
Luke Mancini (Mr–Jack) posted his artistic interpretation of Ice Planet. Anyone who’s familiar with these iconic minifigs and their transparent orange saws will instantly recognize this awesome drawing.
This gigantic vehicle from the Ice Planet theme by Chris Perron is ready to conquer the frozen terrain with its massive notched wheels and array of scientific equipment. All you have to do is look at the minifigs in the photo to appreciate the scale of the beast. When it comes to fan-built Ice Planet creations, this vehicle is the coolest I’ve seen.