‘Hibernia’s icy grip (hah!) on the online Lego Community shows no signs of thawing (hah!). The fictional ice planet has generated all manner of marvellous creations, and the latest comes from Dane Erland, here making their TLCB debut.
Dane’s Hibernia mobile base is reminiscent of an overland camper usually found in far warmer climbs spotting cheetahs and whatnot, and it’s packed with cool (hah!) details, including brick-built suspension, brakes, differentials and driveshafts underneath, and a superb cabin and accommodation/research unit on top.
You can check out Dane’s creation along with a flurry (hah!) of other Hibernia builds at his photostream – click the link above to slide (hah!) on over, whilst this TLCB writer tries to freeze (hah!) thinking about snow-based puns. They. just. Won’t. Stop.
Space may look exciting, but it’s mostly a freezing expanse of pointless nothingness. Much like Alaska.
Unlike Alaska though, there are people in space concerned with researching renewable energy, both in real life and in LEGO’s spacey universe, and they’ve got themselves some mighty impressive equipment to help them do it.
This is the Ice Planet 2002 Mobile Research Laboratory built by Master MOCer and TLCB regular Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton74), and it’s fitted not with guns, but with a range of old-timey LEGO research equipment.
Unfortunately for the Ice Planet scientists the thieving scumbags of Blacktron do have guns, and they’re more than happy to use them to deny scientific progress (sounds a lot like Alaska again…). However the Lego Community have recently taken it upon themselves to equip the Ice Planet researchers with a few weapons of their own, and thus hopefully Andrea’s brilliant Mobile Research Laboratory can continue its valuable work unimpeded.
Join the research into clean renewable energy with Ice Planet 2002 on Flickr here, and you can read how the real guys (NASA) are researching how to combat climate change by clicking here. Even if you’re an Alaskan.
The Homeworld strategy game burst onto the scene in late 1999. It soon gained a cult following, both for its game-play and its distinctive graphic design. Many of the ships were brightly patterned, reminiscent of designs from 1970s pulp book covers by the likes of Chris Foss and Peter Elson. The designs have inspired many Lego builders, most notably TLCB bloggee Pierre E Fieschi, who has built a variety of space and ground vehicles in this style.
Flickr’s curtydc has joined in the Homeworld inspired building with a micro-scale build of massive proportions. The Baserunner is a 6×6 truck, powered by two XL motors and steered using two M motors. Neatly tucked behind X-pod lids are 6 radio control car tyres. Although they’re not Lego, were very much appreciated by our Elves for their smushing potential. The rear of the vehicle features a hangar, with space for a fleet of micro-machines. You can see these in detail by clicking this link to curtydc’s Flickr Photostream.