Many builders bring new designs, techniques, and styles forward in order to create incredible spaceships that look out of this world. No matter how cool they can be, sometimes it's nice to see a retro space build that brings things back down to Earth (so to speak). Boone Builds took the Retro Spacemen minifig from the 17th Collectible Minifigure Series as a source of inspiration to create this rad rocketship sporting some nice colors, sleek curvature, and powerful looking thrusters. I also really appreciate that Boone proves to us that you can swoosh this awesome spaceship. What do you guys think? Are you ready to try your hand at building some retro space models?!
TFDesigns has been rolling out some very interesting rover designs this month, including the one you see just below. This rover, for whatever reason, seems very playful to me (and certainly friendly). I think it's the choice of the bright colors that seem to call: "Come closer! I won't roll over you." This model also shows us that you don't need any truly specialty parts to make a solid rover, you just need a bit of creativity! Well done indeed!
When it comes to building starfighters these days, the stranger the better, as demonstrated here by dark-purple fan Chris Perron. Thanks to LEGO's Nexo Knights series, we have had several new curved elements introduced to the ever growing collection of our favorite plastic pieces. Several newer parts are used throughout this spacecraft, for example the dark purple curved panel elements that work miraculously well as...well...panels on this ship's body. Another great and unique starfighter to showcase here on BrickNerd, and I can't wait to see some more designs from Chris in the future!
David Zambito took the classic TIE fighter cockpits and put them to good use in this other worldly colonization vignette. He integrated them so well, to the point that you almost couldn't see them as anything but a glass dome on an another world. These microscale colonization style builds are a rather popular idea, and David added another great one to the mix. The terrain color choice really pops, drawing you into see this build.
The 2002 theme of Ice Planet inspired Sylon-tw to craft this spaceship that I'm sure could skate right through your planet's atmosphere. Though this little ship is compact, it looks like it would be pretty fast, zooming through the sky, patrolling the arctic area (or wherever it's been assigned). The intakes for the engine positioned on each side add a lot to the model, as well as the use of the fairly new cockpit/slope element in translucent orange. If you're in a cold environment, keep an eye out for this guy!
We've all seen many LEGO space rovers. We've featured almost just as many here on BrickNerd. The designs of these rovers get more advanced, more sleek, and overall better-built each year with the release of new parts. Though people attempt to come up with new wheel designs, so many of them don't stand out. However, this rover by Legonardo Davidy shows us an incredible wheel design on this new rover. And guess what? It uses simple, old parts! Super cool work put into this model.