Sci-Fi Evenings Of My Youth

Along with a absolute glut of movie cash grabs in post Star Wars 1970's, there was quite a bit of sic-fi on television too. But these two shows captured our imaginations and eyeballs for a couple hours a week. They were no Millennium Falcon, but the ships of Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers kept us happy (and so did Wilma). These versions by SPARKART make me happy too, I just wanna swoosh them.

LEGO spaceship minis inspired by Glen Larson TV shows

Cylon Raider

My US contemporaries will remember the Sears Wishbook. That venerable catalog of all things Christmas that we waited for every year and wore out well before the holiday ever came. Well, when I was about 10 years old I noticed an error in the wishbook, they had accidentally swapped the name of the Cylon Raider, as seen here in this marvelous MOC by builder 2 x 4, and the Colonial Viper model kits. Well, I wasn't going to stand for that and wrote a letter to Sears. Flash forward a few months and I got a package in the mail along with a nice letter. I can't remember all the details, but an executive from Sears explained that clearly some of the staff wasn't as big of a fan of Battlestar Galactica as he and I were, and to enjoy both the models for free. I was very happy.

CylonRaider01

Battlestar Galactica

Following the epic box-office success of Star Wars, there was what can only be described as a glut of science fiction shows and movies, trying to capitalize on the momentum. Most of the shows were crap, but we did enjoy Battlestar Galactica. It helped that the visual effects were done by Star Wars alumni John Dykstra and his company Apogee.  It would appear Lego Admiral was a fan too, judging by his faithful and excellent Cylon Raider and Colonial Viper.

Battlestar Galactice: Cylon Raiders vs Viper