And Now For Something Completely Different

This SHIP by Cecilie Fritzvold isn’t like anything I’ve seen before. A peaceful vessel of exploration, the Zea’x Dauphyz is faintly reminiscent of a blue whale, in the way it gracefully seems to hang in space. There the comparison stops however, because this spaceship uses some really mind-bending construction techniques to make elaborate curved surfaces speckled with trans-green; […]

Play Space

What do I like about this little Cargo Spaceship by spaceruner? One word: playability. This is a really sweet little build that would have been enormous fun to play with when I was 8 years old. It’s got this really cute square shape, marked out in a striking colour scheme with yellow edges and a fun […]

Lobsters iiiin Spaaaaaaace!

The producers of Return of the Jedi decided the rebels needed a large capital ship to be their equivalent of the Star Destroyer. Thus was born the Mon Calamari cruiser, as modelled here by Baciccia_1978. Like the B-Wing I blogged recently, the Mon Calamari filming model wasn’t particularly popular with the special effects team. Whereas the […]

Realistic Spacieness

It’s been a while since I’ve used the real space tag, so… These models by Damien Labrousse really stand out for me as excellent examples of plausible near-future spacecraft, done really well in microscale. The above is an Exploration Ship and I love the heatshield thing at the front and the mid section with its jumble of […]

Future Classics

This excellent Classic Space MOC by Bongobert successfully combines the essence of Classic Space (blue, grey, trans-yellow, bumblebee stripes) with a very modern aesthetic. I really like the engine pods with the reversed jet engine piece and the big flag; and the cockpit has a kind of insect-like attitude which looks particularly menacing as it hovers overhead. […]

Rover!? Walker!? SPACESHIP!

I’m still annoyed it’s Febrovery and Flickr is stuffed with awesome rovers, and when I saw James Zhan‘s fantastic model I initially sighed because it’s got big “wheels” at the front. Then I saw it also walks and was confused. But then I saw it’s all called “spacecraft” and rejoiced! It’s basically awesome. The colour scheme […]

Slap a few nurnies on it

“Slap a few nurnies on it, coat of paint, walk away.” was the mantra of the late Ron Thornton, modelmaker and VFX supervisor of Babylon 5. “Nurnies” are synonymous with “Greebles”, being the little detail bits that cover sci-fi spaceships. These were traditionally parts culled from plastic model kits, but in LEGO spaceship modelling must […]

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

It’s Febrovery, which means Flickr is crammed with photos of really amazing, imaginative space rovers of one kind or another. However this blog’s singular focus on spaceships means we have to skip over them, but I am going to allow this model by ledamu12 through on the basis that it flies, so it’s at least kind […]

B-eleive in Yourself

I’m a fan of the unusual, that which defies convention. So I’ve always had a bit of a spaceship crush on the B-Wing fighter, as expertly built here in LEGO by Renegade Clone. X-Wings, Y-Wings and A-Wings are all really cool as well; but the B-Wing is different. It’s not a conventional swooshy plane-like shape; it flies on […]