Classic Views

When 70816 Benny’s Spaceship appeared a few years back, fans of Classic Space rejoiced because a) LEGO made an official Classic Space set! and b) it had a fantastic yellow cockpit windscreen piece which made a whole new slew of Classic Space MOCs possible. Joining their illustrious ranks is the LL-527 Rapier class fighter by […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lifting the Spirits

When the International Space Station was first designed, the plan was for a crew of seven astronauts to be permanently based in orbit. The necessity to transport them swiftly back to earth in the event of an emergency led to the development of the Crew Return Vehicle or CRV, a seven-man lifeboat that that could […]