|Name of Model: "Blacktron II" (although the Brothers Brick may have made that name up...)|
|Created by: Proudlove|
|Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/proudlove/sets/12238/|
Some of you who saw our post about BrickFest or who read the other LEGO blogs out there have seen this model already, but trust me, this one is worth a second look. At first glance, it just looks like a spaceship, as if it were an artist's rendering and not a model. The color scheme matches the classic LEGO theme Blacktron: The Next Generation, which some of you might remember, even though it uses a variety of parts from various years' models. If you look closer though, you'll notice that the spaceship's hull is actually a large LEGO wall that has been warped to get a curved effect.Kids, don't try this at home - this only works because this model is so big. Building in more conventional manners around that couldn't have been easy, either.
Of course, even more close looks reveal yet more details. Thrusters, bay doors, a bridge (that's a control room of sorts, for you non-sci-fi types), smaller spaceships inside, hatches, landing gear (which uses pneumatics for effect, but isn't functional), weapons, a fully finished interior, a cargo bay crane, droids, boardrooms, troops, a kitchen, a landing bay, private quarters, removable panels, shiny Blacktron elements that you could call "vintage" these days...there are just too many awesome details and creative uses of parts to mention them all.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Posted by Dan at 12:15 AM