Thursday, July 30, 2009

When Life Gives You Train Tracks...Build A Spaceship!

Name of Model: LL-301
Created by: OptimalControl
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/optimalcontrol/tags/classicspace/
Details:
If you're like me, you've picked up a few partial LEGO sets over the years that cannot be used in the intended way because of the amount of parts missing. One group of elements that has caused this problem for many a thrifty LEGO fan over the years is the train track designed for the non-powered and 4.5V battery-operated trains that LEGO sold from the late 60's through the 1980's (and yes, true LEGO fans know that some of these elements have appeared in sets again fairly recently, even in variations that aren't useful with the original track ties - and European fans would probably further note that the 12V electric system relied on these tracks as well). This builder found a decidedly spectacular use for a large quantity of the inner curve element for these train tracks - and the rest of the ship features some great details too.

This model was also featured as part of the Neo-Classic Space project taken on by LEGO fans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Space line. Surprisingly, only one other model from that spectacular project has been featured here thus far.

1 comment:

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