Various Variants OHP-S

I’ve been a sci-fi fan my whole life, almost as long as Tommy has. I’ve also followed the progress of actual space exploration, from the Voyager missions, to the Space Shuttle, to the ISS. Throughout that, there’s always been talk of the private exploration of space, especially space tourism and space mining. And every year it seems to be getting closer to reality. So when I saw these workhorse ships by Finn Roberts, which include some serious physics explanations behind their structure, function and propulsion, it makes the future not-so distant.

Plus they’re really cool!

Space Carrot

When I learned that LEGO was going to be made of plants, I didn't realize that a full carrot was on the menu! Zed_43 has created a very organic spaceship (hehe, get it?) and a cute little scene that can make everyone smile (except all the LEGO purist out there who don't want us to play with our food). But the icing on top is the impressive use of a real carrot as the core of the spaceship! All this talking of carrots and icing is really making me hungry, I think I'm going to have a piece of carrot cake. 

Space Carrot

BattleSHIP! Brickworld 2016

BattleSHIP!  Brickworld 2016

You may have already seen pictures of the ships.  You may have actually been witness to the destruction.  But this will be the full story on the glorious and gut-wrenching concept that was BattleSHIP at Brickworld Chicago.  Simon Liu, the evil genius behind the idea, started a group just after SHIPtember, 2015.  "Hey, you guys interested in playing? Ask your buddies to see if they're crazy, I mean, interested, too. "  And so it began. 

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LL-6913

Retro-New is the first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe builder billyburg's latest little space cruiser. Most of the building techniques and parts used are modern, but the color mix along with our brave pilot send me back to the classic LEGO 80's-something space program. However, unlike the mostly exploration based space series of the 80's, I can totally see a small fleet of these things spilling out of a large corsair ship, speeding off to engage some unknown alien threat.

LL-6913

Hynphorka

I am not entirely sure what a Hynphorka is to be honest, I'm having a hard time typing the name of this MOC out correctly, much less even pronouncing it right. Hynph-whatcha-ma-call-it aside, this is stellar ship, dripping with all kinds of crazy cool. Ricardo Soa has made great use of Bionicle and traditional LEGO bricks and successfully weaved them together to make this bad boy stick out. I'm hoping the alien that pilots this bad boy is friendly to us humans. Though, looking at the the missiles and laser cannons on this thing I imagine not. I could just see this thing strafing a remote human colony reaping souls along the way.

Hynphorka