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Favorite/Inspirational Sci-Fi MOCs

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I thought it would be fun to have a thread just for sharing really awesome MOCs that other people created. I know looking at awesome stuff helps to get me inspired. 

My first ever Lego Space set was Starfleet Voyager. One really awesome Lego builder, Chris Giddens, created TWO remakes of this set that are both amazing!

The first one is here:

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His more recent one is here:

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Two of my other favorite MOCs are by Peter Moris as part of his Classic Space Evolved set.

This first one is remake of the Twin Starfire, a ridiculous set from the 80s that he made awesome:

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The other one I really like of his is his radical remake of FX Star Patroller, which is a mashup with the Mospeada Legioss & Tread (also known as the Robotech Alpha and Beta fighters):

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Hey, totally excellent topic @danth!!! :thumbup: :sweet:

It's cool that you should bring up Chris Giddens (a.k.a. Fazoom), as he at the time was a pretty prolific builder of Retro Rocketcraft. No one since then has built as many rocketcraft creations as he did. My favorite one is his Fazoom-O-Craft, which is still the swoopiest looking rocketcraft creation I have ever seen! 

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By the way, is discussion of Steampunk/Dieselpunk/Atompunk/Sky-Fi/Retrofuturistic-type creations allowed here too?

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6 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

By the way, is discussion of Steampunk/Dieselpunk/Atompunk/Sky-Fi/Retrofuturistic-type creations allowed here too?

It's all sci-fi isn't it?

Nice pick on that retro rocket! All of that guy's stuff is awesome!

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One of my fovourite MOCs is Bob De Quatre's LJ-937 Wormhole Explorer. I love this spacecraft and his short backstory.

On 11/23/2013 at 8:38 PM, Bob De Quatre said:

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And when you mention Chris Giddens he created a great remake of the allied avenger.

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3 hours ago, danth said:

Nice pick on that retro rocket! All of that guy's stuff is awesome!

At the time, he certainly loved to use that old Paradisa quarter dome part for many of his spacecraft. Other creations of his that utilized it included his Hoplab Mk-II and some older Pre-Classic Space themed spaceships. It's certainly great that the part is making its return for the Ideas Ship in a Bottle set. :classic:

1 hour ago, Sinthoras said:

One of my fovourite MOCs is Bob De Quatre's LJ-937 Wormhole Explorer. I love this spacecraft and his short backstory.

Dang, I forgot about that one! :oh:

3 hours ago, danth said:

It's all sci-fi isn't it?

Certainly, if you think so! I was only asking since some may consider those genres more fitting for Lego's Action/Adventure themed discussions here on Eurobricks.

Particularly, when it comes to creations built within those genres, one of the best and most prolific builders of Retrofuturistic vehicular craft is Vincent Gachod (a.k.a. Vince_Toulouse). While not all of his work may fall into that description, for the most part, all his creations showcase beautiful and striking "nice part usage". 

Flickr - The Work of Vincent Gachod

Oh, and here's his latest creation by the way. :blush:

FW-808 Skyraider

 

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On 2/1/2018 at 1:18 PM, Sinthoras said:

One of my fovourite MOCs is Bob De Quatre's LJ-937 Wormhole Explorer. 

And when you mention Chris Giddens he created a great remake of the allied avenger.

That Wormhole Explorer is amazing. I have the original Allied Avenger and Chris Gidden's remake is way better.

On 2/1/2018 at 3:23 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

Flickr - The Work of Vincent Gachod

Oh, and here's his latest creation by the way. :blush:

Whoa, he's got a lot of wicked stuff! The one you pictured is beautiful.

So it's crazy how many of my favorite creations are by the same people. Chris Giddens again did this incredible Galaxy Commander remake which has all the gimmicks of the original, plus bothe front cockpits separate to become their own fighters!

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And Peter L Morris has an entire photostream full of starfighters he's made. I think the guy must have the world record on number of starfighters created! They're all awesome but this might be my favorite:

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Here are a few other favorites of mine:

Unnamed by Nathan Proudlove

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Moderne by Nathan Proudlove

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Galaxy Explorer 2015 by Shane Robinson (a.k.a. @ummester)

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Atlas by Zane Houston

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Atlas Running

 

Machine n°3 by Vince Toulouse

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Octan Speedstar by Sylon-tw

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Octan Speedstar - perspectives

 

F-49A Patriot by JonHall18

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F-49A Patriot

 

Deathrattle by dunkleosteus_ldd

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Nova Wing 2 by The Suboken Bricks Project

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Serrated Night 3V by Nick Trotta

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  LL929 Galaxy Explorer by ZCerberus (a.k.a. @ZCerberus)

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Galaxy Explorer 2.0 by LegoSpaceGuy

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E-35 Shadowhawk by JonHall18

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Antige-V by Jerac

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The Dosha Osprey by The Suboken Bricks Project

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The Dosha Osprey

 

Firebird by Sylon_tw

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Firebird - perspectives

 

HD-Racer by Vince_Toulouse

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29 minutes ago, danth said:

Wow those are a bunch of great ones! That Atlas mech is huge!

Yeah, I really haven't seen another mech like it since then, as its usage of large radar dishes give it such an extraordinarily muscular physique. It still is my number one favorite! 

But, besides that, here are a few other mecha creations that have caught my eye:

Steampunk Mech by Moko

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The Road Runner by BobDeQuatre (a.k.a. @Bob De Quatre)

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Gypsy Danger by JAN LEGO

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15 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

HD-Racer by Vince_Toulouse

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Steampunk Mech by Moko

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These are my faves of the bunch. That mech is a thing of beauty. I hated the barrel arms on the Exo-Suit because I couldn't unsee them as barrels. But they're perfect on a steam-punk mech.

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2 hours ago, danth said:

These are my faves of the bunch. That mech is a thing of beauty. I hated the barrel arms on the Exo-Suit because I couldn't unsee them as barrels. But they're perfect on a steam-punk mech.

Yeah, when it comes to Steampunk, I'm not really crazy about most creations, as they're usually too skeletal looking or too drab in their color choices. But when they end up looking like that mech... :excited:

Speaking of such, here are a few other Steampunk creations I do like:

Steampunk Mega Wheel by Chris Wight

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Mobile Mechanized Tesla Cannon by captainsmog

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Urban Steam Monorail by captainsmog

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7 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

SWAT Team Dropship by Jake RF

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SWAT Team Dropship - Flight Mode

 

Blue Angel by lex opifex

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The first two are my faves of this group. That Blue Angel is rad! Reminds me of the Conquest X-30 from GI Joe.

Now get a load of the MIRC by Adrian Drake. DId someone need a launcher for their Saturn V?

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One Gridcycle by _zenn (a.k.a. @-zenn)

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The Manta Wing by The Suboken Bricks Project

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Seafoam Snowman by Slnine

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Detroit Phantom MK1 by Jeff Churill

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Unnamed by dorian glacet

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6 hours ago, danth said:

Now get a load of the MIRC by Adrian Drake. DId someone need a launcher for their Saturn V?

Whoa. I haven't seen that one before, and honestly, not a bad idea for incorporating that set into a Classic Space creation! The black wheels are a little strange, as I'm usually used to red ones for CS themed creations; but I do suppose it lends a little bit of seriousness to the creation.

6 hours ago, danth said:

Naugem's Xesh-Wing is an original and way cool design. It reminds me of something but I'm not sure what. Probably something from some anime.

I've never seen that guy's work before, and hey, I really dig his studless style! Here are a few other creations of his that caught my eye:

Bison Katania by Naugem

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Sunburner by Naugem

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LL-222 and LL-221 by Jon Blackford

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LL936 and LL946 Patroller by @spaceman76

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3 hours ago, danth said:

Now that's a nice shape!

Yeah, a lot of their creations typically use large parts like airplane wings and bow sloped shells/canopies, giving them a very shapely form.

3 hours ago, danth said:

Kinda sci-fi, kinda WW2.

Sci-fi plus WWII? Yep, that's Dieselpunk for ya. 

Also, those printed canopy parts from I believe a CW Jedi Shuttle set give the aircraft that sort of look.

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Hmm, it's sort of sad this topic isn't getting the attention I hoped it would; but hey, here are a few other favorites:

Ice Inspector and Ice Prowler by Chris Perron

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Neo-Blacktron B-22 Interceptor by Rancorbait

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Blacktron I Hunter by Pico van Grootveld

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Hunter - Blacktron 1 - Pose 2

 

Quantum 1 by faraday81

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Flying Fortress and Bomber B-110 by space_cat27

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Intrepid by Ted Andes

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Hey, Duked! :-D

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16 minutes ago, Digger of Bricks said:

Hey, Duked! :-D

Nice!

That Ice Inspector is legendary. I don't want to know what those wheels cost to build!

I guess I should post the grand-daddy of all Neo Classic Space MOCs, Peter Reid's LL-497:

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For something more hilarious, this is Dan Rubin's Robot Command Center complete with Classic Space guitar!

Neo Classic Space Robot Command Center Rocks HDR 3

 

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Have you checked out any of the entries for LEGO Ideas' Moments in Space gift-with-purchase contest? Though there are plenty of mediocre ones, there are indeed some exceptional ones amongst those too! Here are a few I've discovered recently:

LL2019 by papat08

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Classic Retro Rocket by conbrio

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Red Retro Rocket by DavidHiller

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SR2 Personal Saucer by RocketWrench

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Coin Op Space Ride by FrostBricks

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Let's get outside and ride our scooters by Joker3131

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13 hours ago, danth said:

That Ice Inspector is legendary. I don't want to know what those wheels cost to build!

Since there's not much to go by with white tires from what Lego has produced so far, I've seen many Ice Planet 2002 creations find creative ways to brick build them as a result. Here's another cool one with ingeniously constructed wheels:

Glacier Runner by Kristof

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13 hours ago, danth said:

I guess I should post the grand-daddy of all Neo Classic Space MOCs, Peter Reid's LL-497:

Oh yes, that's the first LL928 homage creation I ever remember seeing, and it still holds up after all these years! Here's another cool homage with a much more arrowhead-like footprint:

Galaxy Explorer Class Craft by Alec Hole

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15 hours ago, LittleJohn said:

Definitely a very col topic, @danth! Here are some of my personal favorites, though I'm sure there are lots that I'm forgetting about:

Void Raven by Random Vector

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That is one of the all-time badass spaceship MOCs! It really feels like Blacktron to me even though it doesn't have the same coloring. It's just sinister.

15 hours ago, LittleJohn said:

Vic Viper: Arini by Tyler Clites

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I like this one a lot. But for some reason it makes me think of this:

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:laugh:

Damien Labrousse has some very nice work. I like these especially:

Arrowhead

 

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Scout Corsair

Scout Corsair

 

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Ive been following this topic lightly, and just wanted to say that there's a lot of awesome MOCs displayed here!

I found an Ideas project that I'm fairly sure was made by @Exetrius. Check it out!

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a45496e2-db91-477e-99de-634a14439874

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This model is so cool! He explains that the ladders are place holders for the rollercoaster track.

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