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 […]

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 […]

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

This LEGO Starfighter by Faber Mandragore is the visual equivalent of a punch in the face! I love the two huge, brutal side engines and the big, somewhat ugly cockpit section. The whole thing looks functional and entirely no-nonsense; like a mean right hook to the jaw. The colour scheme is also spot on, primarily light […]

The Rogue One

According to The Art of Rogue One, they went through hundreds of designs for “Jyn’s Ship” before settling on what became the U-Wing. It’s a bit of a shame then that for much of the movie the stolen Imperial Cargo Shuttle takes the limelight, even earning the eponymous call-sign “Rogue One”. That vehicle is also […]