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Tentacles

brickbin starfighter

The Small Starfighter Building Contest on Flickr has generated some novel and creative solutions to fitting a minifig scale spaceship into 14x14x6 studs. We’ve already covered some of the builds but the contest has now closed* with the onset of SHIPtember. One of the latest postings is Chris Perron’s “TYLYK“, an alien looking ship in the unusual colour of dark tan. “NPU” is an often overused phrase in the world of sci-fi Lego but the tentacles which wrap around the cockpit are certainly different. The ship also includes two useless Lego pieces and some nice greebling for good measure. Click this link to Chris Perron’s Photostream to see more.

*Happily resulting in a downturn in the number of Elves running around the office shouting “Pew! Pew! Pew!”.

brickbin starfighter rear

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The 8th Passenger

Lego USCSS Notromo

From Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece ‘Alien’; the USCSS Nostromo

This hulking black freighter is one of the most important spaceships in cinema history. Probably the first spacecraft that wasn’t all sleek and light inside, the Nostromo was more like a seagoing cargo ship; dirty, lived in, and not all that palatable. And it contained something that would definitely put a dent in its resale value when, after answering a distress call, the unfortunate crew discovered that there was another life-form sharing their air…

Before the franchise descended into the whole Alien Vs Predator farce it was also one of the few stories where the sequel (Aliens) was as good as the original, something only matched by The Godfather.

Anyway, the MOC: This stunning recreation of the Nostromo is the work of Mihe Stonee on MOCpages. Containing over 9,000 pieces and at over 70cm long it features complete landing gear, engine detail, lifts and communication systems. View the full gallery at the above link.

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