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    Classic Space
  1. Here's another one I put together the day before an exhibition we had here in Sweden. This time it's set 75218 that got a remake. I used the instructions for the original set, but I had to modify it quite a lot to be able to use the colours I wanted. Some parts of the ship could've been done in a better way, but I was short on time Space Elves X-wing by BeO Johansson, on Flickr The cockpit window and the rubber bands are the only parts I had to borrow from my 75218 X-wing. I hope you like it
  2. The space engineers have finally completed their latest project, the LL 75181 BTL-L1 Y-wing Starexplorer with detachable exploration/research module. The Y-wing is heavily modified in the rear to make room for the docking port and necessary reinforcements. The docking system is based on a design used on several older space ships in our fleet. The new module has room for two researchers. On the outside you can see the foldable antennas, an extendable air lock and a small transport ship. Inside you'll find all necessary functions for extended research missions. New adventures await us, beyond the stars! It's considerably smaller than LL 10179...
  3. Thanks for your comments and suggestions :) I very much appreciate them. For some reason I find it easier mixing themes in new ways, compared to coming up with an original design of my own You see my previous attempt at this in my other Flickr album, again a theme mix. But it's fun doing these mixes The Friends series have some smaller sets with science elements, the next step could very well be an astronaut training set followed by a proper rocket/shuttle mission set. I don't think girls are any different than boys in many ways, and a well designed space-themed Friends set could very well be loved by many girls (and boys for that matter). Yes the windscreen was pretty much what I had available, there's a windowless TIE Advanced in my bookshelf right now (there's five different TIE models stacked above each other in my ... ahum ... TIE rack ) I like your suggestions. It's easy to replace the coloured parts on the ship to match the windscreen of choise. I'll get them next time I make a BL order, better to try them all out. Could use two more dragon wings as well, they are supposed to be of the same colour
  4. I'd love to do some of the ground bases. And of course 924 and 928 We'll see what I can put together with what I have.
  5. Elves in space! Surely that must be the next step in the evolution of the theme Two models are from the Classic Space range, the third you might recognize from another space theme. My biggest problem now is that I have more ideas than I have bricks in the right colours I don't think my daughter want me to take apart all of her sets.... Scooter01_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr Scooter04_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr SE918_02_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter01_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter02_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter04_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr Let me know what you think :)
  6. A valid point, and something I thought about as well. I did several versions of the ship in before settling for this one. If you look at the three classic ships, 918, 924 and 928, you see that horizontal surfaces are gray and vertical surfaces are blue, in general. There are exceptions of course :) And when I applied that to the Falcon, it looked like the Star Wars Falcon with blue details. Not very inspiring at all. So I simply inverted the colour scheme, horizontal surfaces blue and vertical surfaces gray. Again, in general :) So there is an idea behind the way it looks, not just blue added everywhere I did try out adding more gray on top, but the visual shape of the Falcon was lost when doing so which I didn't like at all. Also, there's quite a few examples of mainly blue vehicles in the Classic Space theme later on, mid-80s, like 6951 and 6985. So I'm not too far off if one look at the Classic Space theme in general and not just pre-1980 I decided pretty early on to not limit myself to the first CS-years, so you can find quite a few details on my ship that I've borrowed from various Classic Space sets, also later ones. The design for the robot for example is from a pretty rare set, 1968, from 1985. But I do value your input, I'm always open to suggestions and new ideas :)
  7. Quite surprised to find The Brothers Brick also feature MODs, but I don't mind (are they lowering their standards? ) LL 10179 on TBB
  8. BeO

    Display for Star Wars UCS sets?

    Don't forget to browse the IKEA Hacker website for inspiration. There's plenty of nice ideas over there.
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    R-Type Battleship

    Very nice indeed, and a fun source of inspiration :)
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    LEGO 497 Galaxy Explorer

    That's a great set, a must in your collection if you like the Classic Space theme. But unless you're fortunate enough to get hold of the parts in used Lego lots in the local ads, I'd recommend you to just buy a complete used set in nice condition on Bricklink. Some of the special, and also not so special parts are quite expensive if you want them in decent condition. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble, and some money, just buying a complete set. Just make sure all parts are present and in good condition. That TV antenna for example is very often missing a spoke or two. Baseplates tend to break or have stress marks. Minifigures, the gold on the logo easily wears off but there's plenty of them still around with good print. Trans-yellow pieces can be worn and scratched as well (to me, that kind of wear tells me that the set was played with a lot. Some kid loved it 'to pieces' and that I think has a value in itself. Not so fun for display though ) In short, expect some wear since it's an old set, but make sure the rare/expensive parts are present and in good/decent condition. Remember to also look for set 928, it was called 497 on the US market but most other places it was 928. Good luck in your search, I really hope you'll have a complete version some day soon :)
  11. Yes that's in the pipeline. Will try the easiest way first, Dymo-tape I have it printed now, white text on clear tape, but haven't gotten around to trimming it to the pieces yet. Will probably look like sh- ... eh, not good at all
  12. Thanks @Bob De Quatre, appreciate it Will give it a shot!
  13. Hello Space enthusiasts! Here's a MOD I've been working on for quite a while. It started out as a regular 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon Bricklink project, but turned into something a bit different somewhere along the way. LL10179_001 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_004 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_c02 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_036 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_m04 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_s04 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr For more pictures, and my comments on some of the details on the ship, follow this link to my Flickr page for the model: LL 10179 on Flickr I hope you'll like it. Comments are more than welcome :)
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    And the thread about Future Star Wars Sets is also full of minifig discussions... Is there no place where I can read about future ships, vehicles and so on without having to sift through pages of new Stormtrooper prints, wishing for characters that had three seconds of screen time in some spin off series and such? One thread and one thread only is about wistful minifig dreams. Keep it there. Please. The thread is nine years old, you can't have missed it. Here -> /sorry for the OT, rant over