As a holiday gift to our readers, The Brothers Brick commissioned talented LEGO artist Tyler Clites to design a LEGO model that everybody can build. This custom “Outlaw Spaceship” should make any sci-fi fan’s heart twinkle like a firefly in the depths of space.
Our simple, step-by-step instructions and parts list will help you assemble this unique model unveiled for the first time here. It’s full of LEGO building techniques you won’t generally see in an official LEGO model, so it’s also an opportunity to learn a few tips and tricks. Let us know in the comments if you like these instructions, and we may do them more regularly in the future.
See the step-by-step instructions and parts list for our Outlaw Spaceship
Finding LEGO builds of iconic spaceship Serenity is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel these days. And Evan B (Lego Junkie) admits the same is probably true of it’s diminutive companion, the UCS MF-813 Flying Mule land speeder. Which is why his idea of building it to Miniland scale and adding all the characters is pure genius!
And for Firefly fans who just really wanna see the vehicle, here you go, since I know we don’t cover space stuff on this blog very often…
Those who were disappointed with CUUSOO’s rejection of tbone_tbl‘s Firefly Serenity can now purchase it as a custom kit with instructions and all the parts to assemble the model. It is being sold on Etadyne.com for $385, which I think is a fair price for this custom 2186-piece model.
Adrian Drake (brickfrenzy just completed his 70,000 piece Serenity (from the wonderful but short-lived series Firefly) after more than 475 hours of work over nearly two years.
The ship weights 135 pounds and has a complete interior, from bow to stern. Many interior spaces also have lighting, and the shuttles detach.
We’ve featured some great Serenity models here on The Brothers Brick over the years, but none at minifig scale. See 75 photos of this awesome model on Flickr.
(My challenge to build a minifig-scale Prometheus still stands…)
tbone_tbl just finished this rendition of the iconic ship “Serenity” from Firefly and it’s gorgeous! I love that show. Joss Whedon is my master.
Chris Doyle joins the CubeDude revolution with an awesome batch inspired by characters from Firefly and Serenity.
Don’t miss all of Chris’s CubeDudes on Reasonably Clever, as well as the growing number of adorable little guys in the Flickr group.
It’s not often that we see Chinese characters sculpted into lego. Here, Brickshelf user gtahelper accurately depicts “Blue Sun” (a recurrent corporate entity in the Firefly and Serenity ‘verse) in both Chinese and a logo in English. The truck model features working suspension, steering, and a few other neat details worth checking out.
I’ll use any excuse to blog LEGO creations inspired by Serenity or Firefly — I’m a sucker for “LEGO of the ‘Verse”, I guess.
Lord T‘s updated Mule is so vastly improved from his first version featured here a couple years ago that it deserves a second look:
LEGO of the ‘Verse previously featured on TBB:
With a BrickLink order that included a generic African-American head, I was finally able to make Zoe. I took the opportunity to update update nearly all of my Serenity and Firefly minifigs, so check ’em out on Flickr:
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I’m a huge fan of Serenity and Firefly. It’s always nice to see minifigs, vehicles, and vessels from the ‘verse, so (low lighting aside) I was pleased to run across Alex Peacock’s hover mule:
That reminded me of some other great mules and ‘verse LEGO creations I’ve seen on Brickshelf and elsewhere. Here’s a beautiful, larger-than-minifig-scale mule by Will Vale:
Another mule by Brickshelfer theReflexx:
The final mule of the day, by Brickshelf user Lord-Thrawn:
And last but most certainly not least, Christopher Doyle’s not-quite-minifig-scale Serenity:
Scott Quick (divepoet on Brickshelf) has posted some massive updates to his gallery — all very cool stuff. Here’s just a small selection.
A series of Shakespearean vignettes (which he showcased last year at Brickfest):
A micro-size Serenity:
A whole bunch of tiny little “Arrow Racers:”
Brickshelf user morgan19 recently posted several cool minifigs based on the wonderful (and short-lived) Joss Whedon TV series Firefly. That reminded me that I’ve been meaning to make my own.
Here we have the crew of Serenity:
Click the image above for individual shots of the characters (with accessories!). LEGO hasn’t released a female African-American head yet, so I couldn’t make Zoe.
Next, several other characters from Firefly. Left to right, Jubal Early, a “Two by two, hands of blue” guy (I only have one of these suits and two light-blue hands), and Adelai Niska:
Finally, a couple of characters from the movie Serenity, Mr. Universe and The Operative: