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Classic Space Themed Ship (WIP)
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An attempt at carrying over the Classic Space theme to a newer, more detailed design.
About this creation
Status: Dismantled. It was more of an experiment to see how I would fair at building in a style and theme. I got some good ideas from it, and learned some interesting things about certain older parts and odd connections.




The original idea behind this was a remake of my favorite set, 1968-1. You can see certain elements from the original here and there, namely the large, black panel things in the middle.






The middle section was to have wings, that would swing back and close up against the hull. This would allow it to both fit within the originals dimensions, but keep the same design.





Just like the original 1968-1, the front part of the ship was detachable, and could fly around on its own. It used magnets to connect and stay attached. The two magnetic points are actually quite sturdy and the front part wouldn't fall off even with significant shaking or movement.






The engine on the top half is the same design as the ion cannon on the Shield Breaker. It's a fun little shape, and it fits great as some sort of engine or turbine. The black panel things are supposed to be some sort of heat sink for the engine and/or radiation shielding. Or something. What did they do in the original 1968-1? I have no idea. It's a par that was used in lot of the older Classic Space sets. I used top and bottoms ones to help fill out the shape and because I figured it looked a lot cooler.






Here can see where the wings were to be. It would have hinged at the front, and the wings would swing back, much like the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet.





Ahh, the cockpit. This worked out rather well. Even though the dark grey intakes on the side aren't true to the color theme of the original, it did do two things: first, it filled out the shape, and two, it looked great.

Another thing I liked was the amount of room it had inside. Even with a mini-fig with a full helmet and tank on the back, you could still close the canopy shut and not have the mini-figs head hit it.



I like the console design. It closed down just right. It can be adjusted a bit to fit different mini-figs. You know that robot from my X-Poxnik? It fits in there. In fact, the robot from that was supposed to be the updated version of the blue robot from the original. But after seeing this little project stall, I put it to better use.

Also, some of the more odder mini-figs, like the Martians, both old and new, fit as well.





The red pilot from the original was also updated. The red torso from an Exo-Force mini-fig, the red helmet from a Spyrius set, the head from the Alpha Team Arctic series, and the airtank from... something, all together to make a more fancy looking pilot. This stays in the next version as well.



Well, that's it. I guess my next project will be to design another remake. Here's hoping it will work out!



Comments

 I like it 
  May 28, 2011
Wow, this is really cool. I like the prongs, they look sweet!
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  May 10, 2011
A superbly hot remake! Love the sleekness and the way the front cockpit can detach along that mini rail. You make me rethink the original :)
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  April 18, 2011
Impressive detail. That's the think with Classic Space. The sets don't have detail. So I wonder to be true to the theme do I go minimalist or fully equip them? Both ways are fun...
 I made it 
  January 20, 2010
Quoting jack bastin wow this gets MOC of the day amazing could you make intructions? please
What? I was MOC of The Day, and didn't know it? Oh my god, how fail am I? :) As for instructions... sorry, there are none. It was built some time ago, I was experimenting with new parts and ideas, and it was dismantled shortly after.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2010
wow this gets MOC of the day amazing could you make intructions? please
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  July 22, 2009
I like the style of this one, kinda has that utilitarian look. nice icon BTW
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  July 19, 2009
Well, since this is only a WIP let me take a chance to comment on another thing I really like in your page: your Buddy Icon. It's SO CUTE! Where did you find that head?
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  July 18, 2009
Love the cockpit, big and detailed.
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  July 18, 2009
Very interesting, I think it's the first time I've seen a remake of this rare set. Very well done and a lot of great parts usage. Nice job !
 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
The Classic-Space theme came across very nicely, and I especially like the detachable cockpit and engine. Great job.
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  July 17, 2009
The engine block on the back is very classic-space looking, and the chrome dishes are a good accent. Even unfinished this is a neat little ship.
 
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