Because who wouldn’t want a giant mechanical lunar elephant? Exactly. No-one. Head over to David Alexander Smith‘s Flickr photostream to show your appreciation!
This lovely Classic Space workshop scene comes from Flickr’s Jon Blackford, depicting our favourite smiling spacemen hard at work doing whatever it is that Classic Spacemen do. Jon has supplied the colourful mini-figures with a variety of suitably weird and wonderful vehicles to aid them in their mission; start your journey into Classic Space and check out all of their contraptions via the link to Jon’s photostream above.
The annual bandwagon that is Febrovery is over for another year, with rovers of all shapes and sizes being submitted by the online community. We’re ending our coverage of this year’s event with two rovers from the very opposite end of the roving spectrum.
First above (above), and suggested to us by a reader, is this neat tracked satellite dish transporting rover, resplendent in a Classic Space livery and with a beautiful classic space monorail pictured behind it. There’s more to see at RVA LUG’s photostream by clicking here.
Today’s second Febrovery entry (below) comes from previous bloggee F@bz, and although it too is mini-figure scale, it’s an enormous machine. There’s some wonderfully inventive building in evidence too, and you can see more at F@bz’ photostream by clicking here.
Despite having zero sci-fi knowledge we’ve rather enjoyed this year’s Febrovery, so much so that we may get involved next year (although probably not in the way you’d expect!), so until then, happy roving, and we’ll return to vehicles of a more earthly nature.
This year’s Febrovery is almost at an end, with rovers of all shapes, sizes and designs hitting the interweb over the last four weeks. Flickr’s Brian Grissom is sure to take home the ‘Nice Parts Usage’ Award (which we’ve just made up) with his effort, which has taken Duplo-building to another planet. There’s more to see of his ingenious Duplo Classic Space Police thingumy on Flickr – click here to see more.
It sure is. One of the many tenuously-named monthly bandwagons, Febrovery is one we can get behind. Especially when the results look like this. Previous bloggee Priovit70 has turned classic space roving up to eleven with his stupendous tracked rover ‘NCS Sobriety’, and there’s more to see on Flickr here.
This gloriously retro sci-fi off-road racer comes from TLCB newcomer Faber Madragore, and it’s everything we could wish for in a Classic Space vehicle. Old-school solid Technic tyres? Check. Working suspension? Check. Magnificently ’80s styling? Check. And it’s yellow! In fact we like it so much we think we ought to run a competition next year to encourage more builds like this. While we mull that over you can check out Faber’s wonderful ‘Surface Rider’ creation at his photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
This glorious machine is a Command Unit Transport System, and it is absolutely wonderful in every way. Held aloft by four rotating tracks with a twin-seat asymmetrical cabin, a detachable command unit, and featuring some brilliant retro-futuristic styling, the CUTS* is one of the most coveted vehicles in TLCB office this year. Flickr’s Bongobert has the imagination from whence this magnificent vehicle came and there’s loads more to see at his photostream – click the link above for all the images.
*Just don’t ask what the Nautical variant is called.
Readers of a certain age (and this writer), will be whisked straight back to their childhoods by this brilliant Classic Space layout from Primoz Mlakar on Flickr. Promoz has captured in micro-scale the type of image that millions of children looked at in wonder during the early 1980s in catalogues such as this. Click the link in the text to view the individual ships and vehicles and enjoy the nostalgia.
The Elves are feeling spacey at the moment, which is giving us a bit of a headache. A – because they’re running around the office making ‘pew pew’ sounds (but we’ve all done that), and B – because TLCB staff are well out of their depth when it comes to describing anything science fiction related.
Anyhoo, whilst we don’t know what this ‘Galaxy Explorer Class Craft’ by Flickr’s Alec Hole does, we do know that it’s an utterly magnificent build, possibly one of the finest mini-figure scale spaceships that we’ve ever published. There’s lots more to see of Alec’s Classic Space creations on Flickr – click the link above to take a look.
We enjoy a bit of sci-fi in our diet of Lego models here at The Lego Car Blog. This applies especially when it’s from older themes, which we can understand. The newer stuff is a lot harder to comprehend. Confusingly, SHIPtember starts tomorrow, on the 1st of August. Today we’ve got two models which revisit old Lego themes.
Andrew Lee is one of a number of builders who have taken advantage of the new parts available from the Nexo Knights theme’s colour scheme to build Ice Planet MOCs. The new windscreens and canopies are particularly useful, as many of the originals from 2002 haven’t aged well. Andrew’s “Blizzard Baron” features different detachable modules that enable it to perform a variety of missions on the snow.
Meanwhile, Jason Briscoe has posted this wonderful Neo-Classic Space land train on his Flickr Photostream. Its three trailers have a neat assortment of equipment on them, including gas tanks, something which looks like a drill and something which looks like an artificial lung machine in the middle. Oh dear, perhaps we don’t understand this type of sci-fi either!
Who knows what it is that classic spacemen have been doing for nearly thirty years, but it always seems to put a smile on their face. TLCB favourite and classic space extraordinaire Billyburg returns to these pages with an update to his classic space portfolio that now includes an SUV (Space Utility Vehicle), and hover bot for… er, hovering. Billyburg has posted his classic space renaissance to the Lego Ideas platform – click the link above to see more and where you can follow a link to vote for it to become an official LEGO set.
This is our kind of vehicle. Why has no auto manufacturer built something like this yet? – If the Nissan Juke exists this bloody well ought to.
A giant triangle (the best of all the shapes) fitted with a monstrous gas turbine engine, David Robert‘s ‘Turbine Dragster’ is just the ticket for the journey home after a long day in the office. There’s more to see (and why wouldn’t you want to see more of this?!) on Flickr – click the link above to make the jump.