Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Geminated Ruby spaceship

Name of Model: Geminated Ruby
Created by: Zach Moe
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7969176@N03/sets/72157604804711609/ and http://www.classic-space.com/plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?69697
This spectacular spaceship is based on some unique angle tricks that have been discussed recently at the Classic Space forums (The "classic" LEGO® Space line came out in the late 70's and was around through the 80's. It remains one of the most popular LEGO® themes and there's an entire fansite devoted to its discussion and to new original models based on it). Perhaps more notable than the unique shapes, though, is the rare parts and colors used here. The UCS X-Wing windshield (or whatever they're called in space) is put to good use on the cockpit, a variety of interesting parts in various shades of gold show up, there are a few parts I don't even recognize, and a Cafe Corner was parted out for those dark red slopes and curved parts. I really like what he did with the flaps too. Don't miss the modified Exo-Force sticker either. I asked about some of the special parts and colors featured in this model during my appearance on this weekend's LAMLradio podcast - surprisingly, none of the special parts or colors had to be ordered specially.

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