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Who dares to build this?

Eurobricks is a really great source when you want to find new models. Now here is something that is already rather old, but popped up again in the Star Wars forum today due to new interest. I hadn’t seen this creation in January and it had some serious attention back then. The creator Thomas Benedikt (Fox Hound) made yet another Executor-class Star Destroyer. He claims it is in midi-scale, but that doesn’t say anything here.

Executor-class Star Destroyer

This beast is made in LDD and approximately 13ft (~4m) long. The files he created consist together of around 70000 parts, but he hasn’t built the interior. He also estimates this creation to weigh around 100kg, which is quite a lot and would need serious non-Lego support.

Another nice shot Fox made is a battle scene where he used lightsabre blades as effects for the ship turrets. I like it a lot.

Space battle

A little later in the thread, render-master Blakbird chimed in and offered to make some renders. He also added some lighting and the results are really cool and atmospheric:

Blakbirds render

I hope you like this one as much as I do. For more details, please follow the links below.

EB topic: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=90341

Mocpages entry: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/376591

Brickshelf folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=401256

Renders by Blakbird: http://www.bricksafe.com/pages/blakbird/Renders/MOCs/SSD

Blast from the past

Now, who doesn’t remember the infamous spoof of Star Wars from the 80s? Yes, I am talking about *drums* SPACEBALLS!

This is one of my all-time favorite movies and even my absolute favorite Mel Brooks Movie. To be honest, when I was a kid, I probably saw this movie even before even seeing Star Wars. And ever since, I love it. Though, I didn’t get many of the jokes and references to the original back then, I had a lot of fun. And discovering everything later, I had a really good time. Watching a totally different movie later and realizing that things were put into Spaceballs as a pun was really revealing and fun. Oh, I saw that on Spaceballs and that, too, like the “Alien” and “Planet of the Apes” references and many more.

Flickr user ChrisR18t now has built the iconic “Eagle 5” space-camper in mini-land scale. And what can I say … it’s brilliant. He rendered this camper with wings in Lego brilliantly. It is easily recognizible and has all the details that you can imagine. He even included the transformable Hyperjets. And if that wouldn’t be enough, he created the main characters in mini-land scale as well. They are all there: Captain Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Dot Matrix, Barf and even Dark Helmet, so you have a complete playset.

 

 

Now I hope, someone builds a Megamaid. Hopefully not to scale, because that would be ridiculous.

That’s it for now. More pictures are available on flickr. Now engage ludicrous speed and may the Schwartz be with you.

Sometimes bigger IS better!

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

When I first saw this picture, I thought it was simply a nice render of an Imperial Star Destroyer. But going through the other pictures quickly revealed a brilliant MOC. This creation is approximately 2 metres long, weighs about 50kg and was made by flickr user Jerac.

Remarkably, he built this with a SNOT technique instead of creating a shell out of plates like in the official Lego model 10030 or its derivates. That not only creates a studfree surface, but also gives it a very clean and smooth look that makes you look twice before you identfy it as Lego. The interior is built with a construction of Technic bricks that creates a very clever skeleton to hold everything together. And as if all this isn’t enough, some lighting has been applied to several areas.

On his flickr stream you can find a lot of interesting WiP pictures and some details about the design process of this monster. Be sure to check it out. This UCS ISD is worth more than just a look or two. Behold the awesomeness and also check out Jerac’s other great MOCs.

 

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