The world could learn something from LEGO’s perennially smiling Classic Spacemen, peacefully conducting whatever research and exploration missions their giant fleshy masters directed them towards.
First featured here over five years ago, TLCB favourite Billyburg has recently updated his 6950 Rocket Launcher redux, and we like it more than ever. Of course this being a Classic Space vehicle the rockets on board Billyburg’s 8×8 transport are not firing Russian implements of death at airliners, rather satellites for, well… we’re not sure, but we bet it’s something wholesome.
Everyone likes a big rocket,* and Flickr’s Billyburg has got two! They’re mounted on the back of his Mobile Intergalactic Rocket Command vehicle, a reimagining of LEGO’s own 6950 Classic Space set. See more at the link above.
Long ago, during the Classic Space era, the exploration rover 6950 was sent into uncharted territory. Communications were lost, and the brightly coloured pioneer was doomed to forever rest in the relentlessly grey landscape of Classic Space. Until now. Chris Melby aka ZeeMasterBrick decided the plight of 6950 was worth action, and in response he built the monstrous ‘Archimedes III’ recovery vehicle you see above. Sadly it looks as though 6950’s original crew all perished, but no doubt they were smiling as only Classic Spacemen can. See more of the recovery on MOCpages and Flickr.