Complementing his Thunderbird 3 creation from March, this 35,000-brick, 3-month-long build by Monstrophonic is spectacular. Getting the feel of Gerry Anderson’s very specific 1960s near future right in LEGO is tricky, but managed here by matching tile and dish repeats with knowing details like the red pipes and door trims. Zoom in and the details keep coming, from those lovely rails for Thunderbird 1’s launch pad, to the backlit control room. The custom minifigures of the Tracy boys are FAB too.
The form of puppetry used to create Thunderbirds back in 1964 is unique and memorable even by today’s standards, let alone pulling it off with technology back then. This LEGO replica of the launchpad on Tracy Island is detailed and shows what a huge fan monstrophonic must be. Thunderbird 3, as depicted in this scene, is the single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft and one of five vehicles piloted by the Thunderbird brothers.
I kinda think its cute that the sofa from their home is the very same one that gets loaded into the spacecraft. I guess you’ll never miss home in space when you have your favourite couch to keep you company!
I don’t care what anyone else says, FAB1 was the best of the Thunderbird’s vehicles — it’s a bright pink supercar with machine guns and an oil-slick dispenser! What’s not to love? The only thing that could make it better is some chibi LEGO styling — as delivered here by redfern1950s. The bubble cockpit, the stripe, the fun versions of Lady Penelope and Parker, all excellent. But the highlight for me? The stylish rake of that unmistakably Rolls-Royce front grille — utterly FABulous.