Get Ready To Blast Off With This Lego Tensegrity Sculpture

Get Ready To Blast Off With This Lego Tensegrity Sculpture

This Lego space fighter is landing, or maybe taking off in this Tensegrity Sculpture built by Lego Mfr. The optical illusion is a popular new trend in Lego MOCs, and there are some surprising creations. Some of the best are the ones that emphasize the space between the two parts. In this build, that would be the rocky outcropping and the hovering space fighter. Lego ropes and chains have been the favorite pieces to use for the key tension based structure. The ropes blend into the scenery better, while the chains work best when they are supposed to be seen. This build is one of the taller tensegrity creations out there. It uses a lot of SNOT techniques, and the end result would look great on its own. A quick question though, did the space ships engines start a fire, or is the ship hovering over an open lava pit?

You can find more information about this “Space Tensegrity” creation over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/148920425@N07/49867291291/

And, if you are looking for other creative Lego tensegrity sculptures you can find some on EveryDayBricks over here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/tensegrity/

The 10-SGTY Racer — A Lego Tensegrity Build

The 10-SGTY Racer — A Lego Tensegrity Build

This is the 10-SGTY Racer a Lego MOC created by lokiloki29. They built a Lego Tensegrity Sculpture to achieve the hovering spaceship effect. A building technique that has exploded in popularity in the last few weeks. Most of them use Lego chains to hold the weight and balance the floating parts. This creation uses Lego ropes / strings. It helps the spaceship look like it is tethered down, yet ready to depart at any moment. The hanger design is well detailed too. With SNOT techniques used to achieve a more detailed and cleaner base. The yellow boxes created out of Lego plates, and the extra grates on the big Lego grates are great details. The platform lift / gantry is what really helps pull everything together. The appearance of it being on wheels hides its real purpose of being the support structure that is holding up the starfighter. A quick climb up to the walkway and now our pilot is board!

You can find more details about the 10-SGTY Racer over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lokiloki29/49859835061/

And, you can find more Lego Tensegrity builds on EveryDayBricks over here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/tensegrity/

The Luna Praedo, A Space Pirate Vessel

The Luna Praedo, A Space Pirate Vessel, Lego MOC

Ready the cannons! Unfurl the solar energy sails! Captain Ira is in command of the Luna Praedo, a Lego space pirate ship created by Alex Fojtik. Also known as the Moon Robber, this ship will attack and board any spaceships it can catch. This Lego MOC comes with a whole back story, which is one of the great things about Lego. It can really get your imagination going. This spaceship takes the term ship literally, and comes equipped with huge deck mounted cannons, 13 side mounted cannons, and about a million more guns mounted all over. The sleek design works well and it looks both futuristic and archaic at the same time. Almost like something from a cartoon or video game. The transparent green, black, and gray color design is a great call back to the Lego theme Blacktron.

The Luna Praedo, A Space Pirate Vessel, Lego MOC - Attack!

Check out the space pirate ship, the Luna Praedo, for more photos and some backstory over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajfojtik/49854886447/

The LL-527 Falchion Starfighter

The LL-527 Falchion Starfighter, Lego MOC

This is the LL-526 Falchion Lego Starfighter, created by Mansur Soeleman. The starship comes with a short backstory. The prototype attack craft has implemented stolen Blacktron stealth tech. The unfinished style of this starfighter helps to make it look unique. The Lego MOC has an incredible amount of greebles, right up there with a Star Destroyer. The nose cannon works well and the connections with the Lego steering wheel look smooth. The cylinders are echoed throughout this design. From the nose to the engines. In the end the starfighter looks like the pilot is strapped into a giant jet engine, not sure if it is stealthy but it does look fast.

The LL-527 Falchion Starfighter Lego MOC Front View

More photos and details about the LL-526 Falchion can be found over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lamborghiniwafflesauce/49781861457/

Lego Star Wars, Ultimate Collectors Series A-Wing (75275) Announced

Lego Star Wars, Ultimate Collectors Series A-Wing 75275

Lego has announced their newest Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series set. This year the infamous A-Wing Starfighter (75275) will be blast off. These UCS sets have been released near May 4th, and this year is no different. The A-Wing in comprised of 1,672 pieces, and officially go on sale on May 1st for $199.99/€199.99.

The A-Wing is infamous for taking out the massive Super Star Destroyer by crashing into the bridge. The pilot from that mission is Arvel Crynyd of Green Squadron, who appears as a Minifigure in this set. Beside being features in Return of the Jedi, the A-Wing can be found in Star Wars Rebels.

Lego Star Wars, UCS A-Wing Announced, Set

This Ultimate Collectors Series A-Wing has a couple of features that are not noticeable from photos. There are pivoting laser cannons, and even an easily removable canopy. Inside the cockpit is a fully detailed interior with a pilots chair, and full flight controls.

Lego Star Wars, UCS A-Wing Pew Pew

You can check out the Ultimate Collectors Series A-Wing over at Lego: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/a-wing-starfighter-75275

Mike, Gypsy, And Cambot In A Lego Mystery Science Theater

Mike, Gypsy, And Cambot In A Lego Mystery Science Theater 3000

This Lego Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) build is the creation of Chris Doyle. The scene features the host Mike, and the robot Gypsy. The original television show started in 1988, and continues on (in some form) today. A human and a few robots are aboard the spaceship The Satellite of Love, and are forced to take part in an experiment: to see what happens to humans when forced to watch terrible movies. This scene feature Mike, the second human host to take part in the experiment. This Lego build depicts the moment between bad movies, when Mike and the robots are getting into all sorts of wacky situations. Mike is a great caricature and looks very animated. Check out those Lego hands, the solution for thumbs works well. Gypsy the purple robot is instantly recognizable. In another photo, you can see Cambot is also hanging around, and a mirror is used to show off the design. An excellent use of a Lego tire. Will Lego Mike Nelson ever finish the experiment, or will he finally escape?

Mike And Cambot In A Lego Mystery Science Theater

Check more photos from this Lego Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) build over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/reasonablyclever/49705861287/

Stephanie Will Stay On Target With Her Lego Friends X-Wing

Stephanie Will Stay On Target With Her Lego Friends X-Wing

Stephanie spends a lot of time outdoors, riding horses, swimming, playing soccer, and riding a jetski. But did you know she is one of the best X-Wing fighter pilots in the galaxy? Her Lego Friends X-Wing is roughly the same scale as the official Star Wars X-Wings. It features a unique white, purple, and pink paint style. It has all the normal starfighter stuff: engines, s-foils, proton torpedo launchers, and glass canopy. The best feature is the astromech navigation system, or should it be called astrodog navigation system? Currently the best system to help target tennis balls with. This Lego Friends X-Wing also includes a clear display stand, and a small skiff for transporting goods and crew with. The Rebel helmets look great on the Lego Friends figures.

Lego Friends X-Wing
Stephanie Lego Friends T-70 X-Wing Model F

Make sure to check out all the details for “Stephanie’s T-70 X-Wing (Model F)” created by Tyler Sky, over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/24057247034/

There are a whole bunch of other neat Lego Friends MOCs over here: http://everydaybricks.com/category/friends-2/

The Cubo Scout Drone Exploring Deep Space

The Lego Cubo Scout Drone Exploring Deep Space
The Cubo Scout Drone Back
Lego Cubo Scout Drone Opened

This is the Lego Cubo Scout Drone, created by Milan Sekiz. This cute little drone is based on the 1980’s Blacktron theme. The black, yellow, and red colors are very striking. You can tell because of all the black, that this drone is up to some bad stuff. The design of this spaceship when folded up is a cube. With one corner featuring an ominous red window. A Lego light brick is placed inside to achieve the red light effect. The scout can unfold itself and open into a more traditional spaceship design. With two wings and engines. The whole this even comes with a stand, that holds the ship on its corner. It all fits together well, emphasizing the geometric design.

Check out the Cubo Scout Drone over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128819970@N06/49689110418/

Classic Space Pirates Are Plundering The Moon

Lego Classic Space Pirates On The Moon

“ARRRR! The Space Pirates are here to plunder yer moon treasures.”

This Classic Space Pirates Lego MOC is a creation by captainsmog. Built as an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, category 23, Thar Be Pirates. The goal is to take any of the Lego themes and add pirates. The scene features an innocent Spaceman being hunted down by a small group of space pirates. The star of the build is the space ship. (Or is it a land space ship?) The six wheel vessel is manned by the four meanest pirates this side of Luna. Being lead into battle by a mean skeleton spaceman figurehead. The classic blue and yellow design is a perfect fit and makes everything feel old. Perfect for a pirate theme. What kind of treasure could they be hunting for? Maybe the are on a quest for the fabled moon cheese.

Lego Classic Space Pirates Minifigures

Check out the Classic Space Pirates Lego MOC over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainsmog/49635217222/

Lego International Space Station Details – 21321

Lego International Space Station - 21321

Lego has revealed the International Space Station (21321). This Lego Ideas set was originally submitted by Christophe Ruge. This is one of the larger offerings in the theme with 864 pieces. The complete set encompasses the ISS, Space Shuttle, Soyuz, SpaceX Dragon, Starliner, and a few more spacecraft. There are also two microfigure Astronauts ready to do science. One of the coolest features about the set is that there are no stickers, everything is printed. Including all of those solar panels. The whole Space Station will retail for $69.99/£64.99.

Lego Ideas International Space Station 21321 Box
Lego Ideas International Space Station 21321 Box Back

“For over 20 years, the International Space Station has welcomed cooperation from different nations to achieve common goals that benefit all mankind. The largest spacecraft ever built, it continues to unlock discoveries not possible on Earth—and push the boundaries of human space exploration further than ever before.”

Lego Ideas International Space Station Details

Finally it turns out that the crew over at The Brothers Brick has published an exclusive early review, check it out over here: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2020/01/21/lego-ideas-feels-right-at-home-in-orbit-with-21321-international-space-station-review/

You can find the Lego ISS over at the Lego store here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/international-space-station-21321