Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Spaceship - with Instructions, Variations, and Inspiration

Name of Model: ZR-42 Double-Dee Titan inspired by Peter Morris
Created by: mryoder
Found at: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=462294
Details: I always struggle to come up with good uses for the more specialized faceted wedge elements that LEGO has been making over the past 12 years or so (why, yes, I'm getting old, why do you ask?) - so it's a good thing people finding ways to make great spaceships with them facing in every direction are posting building instructions. Finally - awesome studs-not-on-top wedge-based designs for the rest of us. Now, if you don't remember the 90's and don't have any of that awesome windscreen element, don't worry - you can just change the design a little bit. The builder already has - don't miss the flickr set of variations on this design. There's a Power Miners version that is particularly great - the stickers from the kits give it a worn look. Some of the variations are actually based on Peter Morris' earlier design (Archangel) which you can also get instructions for.

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