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!
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.
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.
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.
These microscale Lego Star Wars models are the work of Rod Gillies. You cannot get much smaller than this. Each tiny model features a vehicle or two in its iconic setting. Most of these vignettes have been built off of a 4×6 grid, with a few exceptions going up to 6×6 studs. Microscale is an interesting challenge, you need to include just enough detail to get an impression while building as small as possible. These three sets are each based off of the original trilogy. The sets from A New Hope feature the Sandcrawler, Millennium Falcon, and a X-Wing and Tie Fighter. The little radar dish on the Falcon and the tiny s-foils on the X-Wing are especially well done. The sets from The Empire Strikes Back feature an AT-AT Walker, Luke’s X-Wing and Yoda’s Hut, and the Cloud City of Bespin. The X-Wing being sunken into the swamp is a great effect, as are the sunset stained clouds on Bespin. Finally, the three sets from Return of the Jedi feature Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Imperial Shuttle, and another Millennium Falcon. The tiny Sarlacc pit, and the pipes from the Death Star are a couple of the stand out details.
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.
“The Klingon Bird of Prey is, since I can think of, my favorite Spaceship-design and as well the one, which inspired me the most in my childhood and all my own spaceship Models.
After completing the BoP as virtual Model (2008-2010), it was always a dream of me to build it some time with real bricks. I’m really lucky the dream became true six years later!” — Kevin J. Walter
This is a Lego Klingon Bird of Prey, created by Kevin J. Walter. It is a beautiful MOC based on Star Trek. This model was first built digitally, which allowed every piece and brick to be carefully thought out. This served as a “rough draft” for the physical model. There are so many details to take in. The wings are absolutely amazing. The patterns created between the brown structure and the green paneling is something unique. The color combinations lend this model an almost copper color.
What really makes this model stand out is the photography. The masked model with black backgrounds looks good and helps sell this as a starfighter. The downside is that we do not get to see the support structure that holds this ship up. Then there are the photos where the Bird of War has been placed in other photographs using an image editor. The Golden Gate bridge (above) and the Warp scene (below) creates an illusion where the Lego bricks fade away and the ship becomes real.
“But the glow of the stars is just a faint glimmer compared to the magnificence of the kickass Rebel Fleet just outside!”
The Rebels in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are a ragtag group of resistance fighters. They have desperately put together a fleet of starships and starfighters as they prepare to assault the Empire. This fleet is one of the most iconic scenes from Empire Strikes Back, and a lot of kids who saw it in theaters wanted to create their own in Lego. For many years this proved challenging; but now with a lot of time, artistic inspiration, and a lot of money, you too can create your own Lego Star Wars Fleet.
Mortesv, the self-styled Admiral of the Rebel Fleet, has spent a good chunk of time recreating the fleet in Lego. The whole project is mostly in scale. The stars of the show are huge Lego MOCs of the Redemption and Tantive IV. If you look carefully you can even find a few unwelcome guests among the fleet.
There are 52 ships represented here. 15 X-Wings, 16 Y-Wings, 6 B-Wings, 5 A-Wings, 3 GR-75 Medium Transports, 2 TIE Fighters, 1 Corellian Corvette (Tantive IV), 1 Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (The Redemption), 1 Firespray-class interceptor (Slave 1),1 Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle (Tyderium), and 1 Millennium Falcon.
A whole system of clear support structures and connectors keep the Rebel Fleet afloat. This helps keep the focus on the ships themselves. With all the detail and greebling the last thing you want to do is hide anything behind ugly structures.
Purple is an extremely unfamiliar color for most Lego builders. In the past Lego has associated purple with Lego Friends or other girl-targeted themes. But, purple is on the rise. A lot of the Super Heroes sets feature a good amount of purple, and the color is popping up in small amounts everywhere. The popularity of Lego Friends also means that it easy to acquire a lot of purple bricks quickly. Tim Goddard decided to create a whole Lego Space fleet in micro scale using purple. This collection of spaceships is known as the Aquilax Fleet. Featuring a Destroyer, Frigate, Flagship and a few smaller starfighters. The gold accents and white base color contrast with the purple perfectly. Creating very clean, but almost alien looking starships. By restricting the part selection, and focusing on a micro-build, the designer has forced themselves to get creating with the Lego pieces.
Tim Goddard has also put out a call for other Lego builders to contribute to a Micro-/Nano-Space Fly-In. Where you can “contribute to the rag-tag fleet of space-based Refugees, Imperiums, Federations, Independents, Raiders, Pirates, Aliens, Ancients & More.” Check out http://www.mocslug.com/fly-in2014/ for more details. Contributors will be able to display their collection at the AFOLCON/BRICK 2014.
There has been a trend developing of creating Lego MOCs with Friends theming. This means usually sticking to a pink and purple color scheme, but some of the best (the Lovely Hotel) add other details. DJ Quest has created a Battlestar Galactica Viper, with the Friends theming, titled Paradisa Viper – Friends Remix. Here the color highlights and other details work extremely well. If you look carefully you can see a standard Lego Minifigure in the cockpit, I wonder if a Lego Friend figure could fit.
Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (70816) might be the most anticipated release based on The Lego Movie. It certainly has an awesome name. This ship comes in at 940 pieces at a $99.99 price tag. It should start showing up in stores in June (2014) and if your lucky it may already be there (UPDATE: Now on Amazon!) . This retro styled spaceship is a perfect modern recreation of that 1980’s nostalgia. This set has a lot of huge expectations, and most of them have been met.
New Elementary has received Benny’s Spaceship early, and has reviewed it with a focus on detail and parts. There are a lot of rare and updated versions of classic parts in this new set. The classic blue, grey and yellow color scheme has been preserved. The yellow trans pieces are especially nice, and while all of them have been updated from their 1980’s inspiration these updates have been improvements.
“It’s gorgeous and sleek and Spacers will feel like they’ve got several Christmases at once.”
One thing that reviews of Benny’s Spaceship have in common is how surprising the size of the set is. This thing is huge. The final build comes in at 64 studs long, which is equal to 2 of the normal sized baseplates.
The spaceship comes with 4 Minifigures, 1 Unikitty, and a few brick built robots. There is Robo Emmet, which is Emmets slick robot disguise. Wyldstyle in a spacesuit, including a cool blue hoodie piece. A Robo Pilot, with a Space Police color scheme. Unikitty is dressed up in a slick blue spacesuit and nicknamed Astrokitty. And, last but not least there is Benny.