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The Ecosse (LL-928 "upgrade")
Well folks, here it is. I don’t want to overplay its significance to me, but this little brain buster has been a splinter in my mind for over thirty years (Yes, that is not a typo.) Ever since I received the “Galaxy Explorer” LL-928 back in ’79, I “explored the galaxy” with the most inept pilot ever! We managed to “crash land” in every corner of the universe/parents’ house where I had to rebuild the vessel to crash elsewhere. Build, crash, rebuild, fend off attack, crash again, you get the picture. After a while, I started asking questions such as: How do these explorers eat, sleep, or even stand up? Wouldn’t “exploring the entire galaxy” take longer than a couple painful hours cramped into this tiny cockpit? And, why can’t this guy fly!?! At that point I realized that this thing needed an upgrade, and a better pilot. After years of fiddling about, succeeding, failing, failing BIG, I returned to the basic shape of the original since it hit me as fairly perfect to begin with; so, I built a bigger version. This incarnation is the fourth on this particular airframe. As you might expect, there is a MASSIVE backstory; but, I won’t bore you any longer with my ramblings. ON TO THE SHIP!!! (stolen directly from the Arch Stanton Shipyards) ;) Enjoy.
About this creation

A ship is no good without an able crew. Left to right: Gardner Barnes-Communications and practical jokes, Barbariccia Malacoda-Pilot Extraordinaire (also married to Gardner), Beatrix Shephard-Chief Engineer, Doctor Constance Fibonacci-Doctor, Captain Frank Varese-Captain, Quentin Emerson Doyle-Navigator, Brak-The Dog, Nikita Plissken-Second in Command, Ward Macready-Mechanic/Grunt, Roy-The Artificial, and Bimba-The Cat (not pictured, Brak's there)



Fully armed mercs/thieves (thank you Brickarms. Apologies to any purists, this is a means to an end.)



Ubiquidyne Industries LL-928 mk 4
Length=216 studs
Width=114
Height=50 (with landing gear)




































Planisphere from a Lego watch.



Upper mid-ship: Crew quarters, air locks, and escape pods.






Beatrix in her mess. Yes, that is a chainsaw on her shelf (Stihl, of course) and she's watching "La Saliare de La Peur."



Cheers, Quentin.



Nikita playing with Bimba.



What's that smell? GARDNER!!!



You'll never guess what I... Nevermind.






A little "Joe's Garage" is in order. Ahhhh, Zappa.









Outside port air lock with refueling connections and controls.



View through the four pressure doors from port to starboard. The vertical red and grey thingeys are the underside/entry to the individual escape pods.



The Pod. Four on each side.



Lower mid-ship: Galley, lounge, restroom, med/lab, and Doc's quarters.









Constance studying med charts.






Mmmmmmm, stew. Note: Blasphemous non-Lego wooden bowls. And just for B the Chef, that's an AltoShamm Combi-oven. Makes Great Toast!!!!



The cargo bay: Equipped with one Goat and one Flying Mouse on the gantry, upper observation deck (watch your head) "the crow's nest"









Good Score!!! A box full of Boom!



Da shop.



Exercise area with punching bag, weights, and treadmill.






Probe bay and liquid storage.



Bay doors and gangway open.



Gangway next to probe ready for launch.



You CANNOT blame the dog for that, she's over there!!! Why haven't I killed you, yet?



Engineering: Atmo/temp regulator, water storage and reclamation unit, Yoyodyne Propulsion model DZ-015 Quantum Percussion Generator "Kaylee Ball"















Again, with the crowbar!?!



Yoyodyne Propulsion model 7704 Atmospheric Impulse Thrusters "Potato Smashers"



Ole' Enterprises Sensor Array model MFP 4073 "Scan Well"



Top hatch. Accessed from crow's nest.



Greeblecomm model 9906763 Ansible Tower (thank you Orson Scott Card)



Big brother.


I'd like to credit Daniel Jassim for his chair design. My nephew told me of the robot arm technique, but I think he may have seen it on Daniel's "Explorer."


Please feel free to rate, comment, critique, insult, laugh at, take ideas from, whatever.


Hope you enjoy it and, as always, play well.


matt



Update: The Ecosse, after fulfilling several joyful years of service and inspiration, has now been completely deconstructed.

Decommission date: 10-30-2014.

May she rest in peace.



Next generation is already being built. This Phoenix shall rise again from the ashes. You can see the WIP HERE .

Inception date: 10-30-2014. (Yes, I was actually starting on the next one as I was taking this one apart. I can quit anytime, right?) ;)



Comments

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  December 20, 2014
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Wow! Why have I not seen this before? Incredible work! Absolutely spectacular. Great level of detail and creativity. I love how you came up with characters and scenarios: it makes it feel more real. Nice work and keep them coming!
Thank you Kurt! Already working on the next one. ;) In addition, the book I'm writing based on these characters is really coming along surprisingly well. I love how the ship actually takes on it's own character when there are characters to give her life.
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  December 20, 2014
Wow! Why have I not seen this before? Incredible work! Absolutely spectacular. Great level of detail and creativity. I love how you came up with characters and scenarios: it makes it feel more real. Nice work and keep them coming!
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  December 18, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] no you took it apart? i hope the next one is better, because this one was worthy of lego ideas... perhaps standardize the paint scheme and submit it in? because id buy it, especially if with all those rooms it was stable enough to swoosh, then id buy 10 of them!
Thank you killswitch! Yup, she's been decommissioned, but I am already working on the next version. Slowly, as I intend to incorporate all the great comments and suggestions including the colors. I built the engine core already and judging by it's size, it'll be massive. Swooshability will be greatly diminished. ;) BTW I'll put the link up in the text to the WIP.
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  December 17, 2014
no you took it apart? i hope the next one is better, because this one was worthy of lego ideas... perhaps standardize the paint scheme and submit it in? because id buy it, especially if with all those rooms it was stable enough to swoosh, then id buy 10 of them!
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  August 9, 2014
Quoting Sam the first Sorry Matt, I can't believe I haven't looked at this yet! The exterior is incredible. An ace blend of Technic and System parts. But the inside - wow. The details are incredible! For some reason, I seem to like the gangway a lot. So jealous of the amount of hours you must spend playing with this thing....
Thank you Sam! I actually spent a ton of time refining the airlocks and the gangway. Tried to make them logical and practical as I didn't have a lot of spare room in spite of the size. I definitely spent a few hours playing with it and now it is slowly being disassembled; however, the story I'm writing based on this is coming along nicely. ;)
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  August 9, 2014
Sorry Matt, I can't believe I haven't looked at this yet! The exterior is incredible. An ace blend of Technic and System parts. But the inside - wow. The details are incredible! For some reason, I seem to like the gangway a lot. So jealous of the amount of hours you must spend playing with this thing....
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  August 9, 2014
Quoting Kjell-Arne Wilsgård Amazing spaceship! The amount of detail is just awesome. One can spot the resemblance of the original 928 only ten times bigger:) Love the interior, so many funny details. I think it has been even funnier to build it so big, that you can use a couple of the original 928 as escapepods.. :P
Thank you Kjell-Arne! I actually considered attaching the original as a secondary landing craft for this as I was thinking this would remain in orbit. However, even with as big as this is, I still quickly ran out of room with all the detail. Oh well, perhaps next time. ;)
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  August 9, 2014
Amazing spaceship! The amount of detail is just awesome. One can spot the resemblance of the original 928 only ten times bigger:) Love the interior, so many funny details. I think it has been even funnier to build it so big, that you can use a couple of the original 928 as escapepods.. :P
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  August 2, 2014
Quoting Alex TwentyTwo When I first looked at this I laughed because of how fun it looked with all the interesting combinations of colors. Great use of SNOT technique.
Thank you Alex! It is rather fun. ;)
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  July 29, 2014
When I first looked at this I laughed because of how fun it looked with all the interesting combinations of colors. Great use of SNOT technique.
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  July 23, 2014
Quoting Search Function Incredible how much this reminds me of the Normandy from the Mass Effect games, yet this was your own mind making up the layout. I love models with interiors and this has it all. I would probably go for a much smaller scale and a samey colorscheme, but I do love the B-movie cliche characters you created and the design as a whole is very inspirational.
Thank you Search! I'm honored to be in the same light as the Normandy as I found her to be quite an elegant ship. One of my favorite games and if you notice the name of my chief engineer is my female player in the game, Beatrix Shepard. I'm actually writing a story about the crew and their adventures and am currently disassembling the ship to rebuild anew.
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  July 23, 2014
Quoting Oran Cruzen Great work of Lego creationism! Detail, imagination, function, etc. Whew! I did not think I could talk like that! LOL It is superwoowoonotbadandallthat!
Thank you Oran! That's an awesomecoolultradeluxeniceandallthat compliment. XD
  July 23, 2014
Incredible how much this reminds me of the Normandy from the Mass Effect games, yet this was your own mind making up the layout. I love models with interiors and this has it all. I would probably go for a much smaller scale and a samey colorscheme, but I do love the B-movie cliche characters you created and the design as a whole is very inspirational.
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  July 22, 2014
Great work of Lego creationism! Detail, imagination, function, etc. Whew! I did not think I could talk like that! LOL It is superwoowoonotbadandallthat!
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Jet Best This is absolutely amazing! Crammed to bursting point with details, It's probably one of the best spaceships I've ever seen!
Thank you Jet! I intend to rebuild her in the near future to accommodate a story based on it. I'll build it for shooting mocs and storyline. Won't be any time soon, but it will happen. ;)
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  March 22, 2014
This is absolutely amazing! Crammed to bursting point with details, It's probably one of the best spaceships I've ever seen!
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  November 14, 2013
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet Pretty much just a bunch of awesome. I'm really impressed by the Scottish flags, just because I don't see the Cross of Saint Andrew flown enough! (Especially in Sci-Fi settings...) Great work in all aspects, it seems you had a lot of fun including many, many details all about the ship. This must have been an impressive build when complete.
Thank you Caleb. I agree about the Cross of St. Andrew, It's such a perfect statement, as a flag should be, that I'm also surprised it's not seen more often. It's an important aspect of the backstory that I will venture further into later on. It was indeed fun and highly challenging and I intend to rebuild her from the ground up. And, it still is impressive, at least the space it occupies. ;) It's still complete and collecting dust. I will take a bunch more, and vastly better, pics before I decommission her. When rebuilt, I will focus on telling the story; so, the new version will be geared towards shooting pictures easier.
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  November 13, 2013
Pretty much just a bunch of awesome. I'm really impressed by the Scottish flags, just because I don't see the Cross of Saint Andrew flown enough! (Especially in Sci-Fi settings...) Great work in all aspects, it seems you had a lot of fun including many, many details all about the ship. This must have been an impressive build when complete.
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  October 24, 2013
Quoting Stephan N wow, the cargo bay, the living room, the punching back and so much other Details great
Thank you Stephan. They say the devil's in the details, apparently there's a whole lotta devil in this beast. ;)
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  October 24, 2013
wow, the cargo bay, the living room, the punching back and so much other Details great
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  October 21, 2013
Quoting Alex Rode The colors caught my eye at first. This is phenomenal! You are so good in so many areas of building! Wow, sick job Matt! Well done!
Thank you Alex. I'm not really certain of my comfort zone anymore. I think I prefer to be challenged and challenge myself more than anything. ;)
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  October 21, 2013
The colors caught my eye at first. This is phenomenal! You are so good in so many areas of building! Wow, sick job Matt! Well done!
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  September 19, 2013
Quoting Mark McPeek This is Awesome!!! Brilliant work all around!
Thank you very much Mark.
  September 18, 2013
This is Awesome!!! Brilliant work all around!
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  September 9, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith Thought you'd like to know that the brilliance of this ship has been my inspiration for my SHIPtember project. I don't think it will be as elegant as this, but those interiors spurred me on to make a CS craft large enough to house several discrete rooms/labs. There are some WIPs on Flickr if you are interested. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidalexandersmith/
I am completely honored by this David. I love the overall utilitarian feel of it so far. The drawing really helps see where you're going, that's truly handy. Absolutely feel free to utilize any ideas or techniques you see here as well, it is after all why I post (that goes for everyone!) I will warn you that once you start adding details, they WILL take over. Restraint on something massive like this is the hardest part. Good luck and I look forward to it!
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  September 9, 2013
Thought you'd like to know that the brilliance of this ship has been my inspiration for my SHIPtember project. I don't think it will be as elegant as this, but those interiors spurred me on to make a CS craft large enough to house several discrete rooms/labs. There are some WIPs on Flickr if you are interested. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidalexandersmith/
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  August 29, 2013
Quoting Elk Guard Wow, fantastic work! This is the afol version of the space ship we all made as kids. Great backstory too, the randomness of the parts and colours works perfectly imo. I can't wait to see the rebuild version, I am sure it will be even more spectacular!
Thank you Elk. I can't wait to see the next version myself. ;) I'll be taking a bunch more photos before I decommission her. I am actually writing a book based on these guys. Hope to have something for MP in the near future. Thanks again.
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  August 29, 2013
Wow, fantastic work! This is the afol version of the space ship we all made as kids. Great backstory too, the randomness of the parts and colours works perfectly imo. I can't wait to see the rebuild version, I am sure it will be even more spectacular!
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  August 28, 2013
Quoting legoguy 1160 HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT!!!???? I'll pay you anything, ANYTHING, for a replica!!
20 bucks. Okay fine, 18. What? Alright, but no more than 15. Or maybe 14. Do I hear 12? Going once... Going twice... 9! I see 9 from the guy in the plaid blazer. Sorry buddy. There ain't enough money to do this again. Although, I do plan to rebuild the ship with a lot more forethought to engineering physics. Thank you for the offer however. It is highly flattering.
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  August 28, 2013
HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT!!!???? I'll pay you anything, ANYTHING, for a replica!!
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  July 26, 2013
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor This is a fantastic ship! I think you've already addressed the biggest critiques (busy colors, lack of design from the beginning, etc), but it's only the start! Time to tear it down and start over!! LOL Planning ahead of time is all good, but like you I'm all about putting brick to brick when it comes to overall design and I end up redoing things quite often sometimes because of it. Have you thought of using L-Draw? I would probably use it more often for designs if I had a better computer. Anywho, great design dude! Keep 'em comin'!
I plan a teardown soon actually. I'm going to fire through a ton of pics before I do. I plan to use the ship in a story and will start building sets for it. Eventually I will build something like this again, maybe not the Galaxy Explorer shape, but something familiar. I am highly interested in L-draw and LDD at least for initial engineering; however, I'm a metal worker, build it based on what you know and trust of the medium and see what happens. It has already failed on me multiple times, I'm always learning. Thank you very much Heath.
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  July 26, 2013
This is a fantastic ship! I think you've already addressed the biggest critiques (busy colors, lack of design from the beginning, etc), but it's only the start! Time to tear it down and start over!! LOL Planning ahead of time is all good, but like you I'm all about putting brick to brick when it comes to overall design and I end up redoing things quite often sometimes because of it. Have you thought of using L-Draw? I would probably use it more often for designs if I had a better computer. Anywho, great design dude! Keep 'em comin'!
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  July 19, 2013
Quoting søren johansen Holy WOW that is great. I was a bit fooled by the size on the main Picture. Lot af details and features in this ship. Great job:-)
Thank you Soren. It is sadly deceptive in a thumbnail. Even telling people of it's size doesn't prepare them. Nor does all the details! It's a bit out of hand. ;)
  July 19, 2013
Holy WOW that is great. I was a bit fooled by the size on the main Picture. Lot af details and features in this ship. Great job:-)
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  July 16, 2013
Quoting Gorn Veynom Very good and impressive ship. Nice way to upgrade the LL-928. Tons of very nice details. Kudos for the playability. If I had to add a pinch of criticism, what would I say, uh, oh ... maybe the color code ? Too many colors that slightly decrease the overal sleekiness of the ship ?
Yeah, I'd agree about the colors. My backstory helps with the reasons for my color choices, but it still seems a bit cluttered. It's mainly the red/white checkers that seem out of place. I'm already planning on a further upgrade that will be less busy. Plus, I'm getting better at photographing my ships, THAT will definitely help. Thank you Gorn, I really appreciate all criticism.
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  July 16, 2013
Very good and impressive ship. Nice way to upgrade the LL-928. Tons of very nice details. Kudos for the playability. If I had to add a pinch of criticism, what would I say, uh, oh ... maybe the color code ? Too many colors that slightly decrease the overal sleekiness of the ship ?
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  June 27, 2013
Quoting Adam Tg I agree with Shifu; Wow!! Detail and some more detail. Loved it before and still do. I will learn from your internal design ideas for future builds.
I'm more than happy to share what I have learned on this. Cantilevered bricks still amaze me. This ship shouldn't be physically possible extending out as it does with wings still "relatively" flat. I wish that the planning stage was more developed instead of rebuilding what failed over and over again. I found that just building it and seeing what happens was actually quite satisfying even if it didn't work. Thank you Adam and ask anything you want.
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  June 27, 2013
I agree with Shifu; Wow!! Detail and some more detail. Loved it before and still do. I will learn from your internal design ideas for future builds.
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  June 27, 2013
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J I can't believe I missed this (of course I was MIA from the 'pages for months until DA came a callin'). Since everybody so far have raved and used every word of praise, I'll just go with WOW!
Wow works just fine for me. Thank you Shifu.
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  June 27, 2013
I can't believe I missed this (of course I was MIA from the 'pages for months until DA came a callin'). Since everybody so far have raved and used every word of praise, I'll just go with WOW!
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  June 27, 2013
Quoting Dave Kaleta Take almost every element you have and make a SHIP out of it, I've been there, but yours is quite nice (I can particularly appreciate the influence). Great work, ~DK
Thank you Dave. However, I estimate that it only comprises about 5-8% of my total Lego stash. I think the wife may object profoundly to a construct THAT big. So, I may give it a go. Teeheehee ;) I'm evil.
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  June 27, 2013
Take almost every element you have and make a SHIP out of it, I've been there, but yours is quite nice (I can particularly appreciate the influence). Great work, ~DK
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  June 27, 2013
This ship is amazing! Everything about is brilliant Great job!
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  June 19, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti Are you my long lost twin? I had the galaxy explorer too (still have) and my crew crash landed on every planet too. This is really awesome ship . It's way bigger than it appeared in the first photo. Just awesome
Yes. Yes I am. Just don't touch my drum set. ;) My inept pilot was Lt. Fred Beuford. He was my token "red shirt" on hostile planets. I enjoyed it every time he had to take one for the team. =]
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  June 19, 2013
Are you my long lost twin? I had the galaxy explorer too (still have) and my crew crash landed on every planet too. This is really awesome ship . It's way bigger than it appeared in the first photo. Just awesome
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  June 14, 2013
Quoting sinan bitiþik perfect..
Thank you Sinan. Although my own brain would tell me otherwise because I continually change things on it. Perfection is an elusive mistress! Thanks again.
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  June 14, 2013
perfect..
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  June 12, 2013
Quoting Justin L. Wow, so. Much. Detail! I love every bit of it!
Thank you Justin. I kinda love it too.
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  June 12, 2013
Wow, so. Much. Detail! I love every bit of it!
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  June 7, 2013
Quoting Stuart Lucas This is one heck of a SHIP! Exactly the sort of thing I would like to build one day when I have the pieces, time, and space to do it properly. Fantastic detail all round with lots of Classic Space-y goodness, while still having a fresh feel.
Thank you Stuart. That IS the reason it has taken me 30 years to do it. The vision I had could not be executed to my satisfaction. The details were inevitable for a complete vessel AND crew. The real scary part is that I'm writing a storyline based on this. Probably gonna be another 30 year adventure. We'll see how fresh it is then. ;) Thanks again.
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  June 7, 2013
This is one heck of a SHIP! Exactly the sort of thing I would like to build one day when I have the pieces, time, and space to do it properly. Fantastic detail all round with lots of Classic Space-y goodness, while still having a fresh feel.
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  May 28, 2013
Quoting Dave Benson So many details I'm getting dizzy! Well done.
Thank you Dave. I drink to slow down the spinning. Counter-rotationional inebriation. (It's a thing.) ;] hic...
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  May 28, 2013
So many details I'm getting dizzy! Well done.
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  May 26, 2013
Quoting Brick Carver WOW! This ship looks great! Fantastic colors and a nice brickcollection. Very nice!
Thank you Brick. The collection is actually over 200,000 pieces. They were all sets, too. No bricklink purchases, yet. Uh oh, my wife is glaring at me. ;)
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  May 26, 2013
WOW! This ship looks great! Fantastic colors and a nice brickcollection. Very nice!
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  May 22, 2013
Quoting Digital Dreams Terrific detail, great colour scheme :D, and even a Scottish flag or six.
Thank you Digital. I was reaching back into some sort of clannish pride. I am currently writing a story where it will come into play. I think the actual count is five with plans for a couple more inside. ;)
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  May 22, 2013
Terrific detail, great colour scheme :D, and even a Scottish flag or six.
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  May 18, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave I have invited you to 'The Conversation Group' and have started a new topic on MOTD.
Abso-lutely. Thank you Starscream.
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  May 18, 2013
I have invited you to 'The Conversation Group' and have started a new topic on MOTD.
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  May 9, 2013
Quoting Octavian A. Hey, this is awesome man :D
Thank you Octavian. I like your story on your homepage. Definitely worth expanding upon. It also leaves interpretation open for some cool vessels and alien tech. Good stuff and thanks again.
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  May 9, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave And in reply to what you said on yesterdays MOTD - No problem. I realise most people don't know how/why MOTD is chosen. Thanks for understanding! :)
Not a problem, Starscream. I appreciate your explanation and response. In all honesty, I enjoy a little healthy debate now and then. It seemed to be unclear to many people, including myself. The saddest part is that Miklos' only comments were all of us bantering about its validity. I do love irony. Thanks again! I really do appreciate it! BTW is there a thread or an official forum to discuss matters such as that one? Mostly curious as to other opinions and viewpoints.
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  May 9, 2013
Hey, this is awesome man :D
  May 9, 2013
And in reply to what you said on yesterdays MOTD - No problem. I realise most people don't know how/why MOTD is chosen. Thanks for understanding! :)
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  May 8, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Wow, this is incredible. There is so much to look at! Fantastic build.
Thank you Starscream. I kinda got carried away, happily though. The Devil's in the details. ;) Thanks again!
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  May 8, 2013
Wow, this is incredible. There is so much to look at! Fantastic build.
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  May 3, 2013
Quoting Matt G-ria Such a wide array of pieces and colors successfully employed! Your extensive planning is Readily apparent. great ideas throughout. Well done!
Thank you Matt. I wish I could say that I planned it out, but, alas, I honestly cannot. I jolted it into existence but, after that, it evolved on its own I'm proud to say. BTW I just read your homepage and would like to welcome you here into the insanity. ;) Thank you again!
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  May 3, 2013
Such a wide array of pieces and colors successfully employed! Your extensive planning is Readily apparent. great ideas throughout. Well done!
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  April 30, 2013
Quoting Nick white this is amazing!! I love it!!
Thank you Nick. I kinda love it too. =)
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  April 29, 2013
this is amazing!! I love it!!
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  April 27, 2013
Quoting Xtopher . WOW! This is amazing!
Thank you Xtopher.
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  April 24, 2013
WOW! This is amazing!
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  April 20, 2013
Quoting Matt Hanson I got to admit, from the thumbnail I wasn't sure about this one but I was gladly proven wrong! You've put a ton of thought into this. The 'crew' thanks you. I think my favorite part is the exterior design and paint job. Who would have thunk that the hodge-podge of colors would turn out so...artistic looking? Great work! - Matt
Many thanks Matt. I greatly appreciate the recognition of an artistic aesthetic being involved in this beast. It has been difficult explaining this simple yet complex vision and I'm grateful that you see, for lack of a better phrase, a method to my madness. Thank you for the wonderful comments.
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  April 19, 2013
I got to admit, from the thumbnail I wasn't sure about this one but I was gladly proven wrong! You've put a ton of thought into this. The 'crew' thanks you. I think my favorite part is the exterior design and paint job. Who would have thunk that the hodge-podge of colors would turn out so...artistic looking? Great work! - Matt
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  April 10, 2013
Quoting Vega Of Mars Fantastic!! I really love the interior detail. Also, I like how it combines a lot of building styles and themes, both new and old. This must have taken you ages to build! Great job!
Thank you Vega. I tried new styles and techniques like SNOT, lettering, and modular accessiblity. I am very pleased with the results. And, yes, it has deffinitely taken AGES! =}
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  April 10, 2013
Quoting Nils O. Wow, that's amazing. I love the scale comparison with the original. GREAT job! :-))
Thank you Nils. The last shot really shows the difference. Love that little ship!
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  April 10, 2013
Fantastic!! I really love the interior detail. Also, I like how it combines a lot of building styles and themes, both new and old. This must have taken you ages to build! Great job!
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  April 10, 2013
Wow, that's amazing. I love the scale comparison with the original. GREAT job! :-))
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  April 7, 2013
Quoting Mihe Stonee that's fantastic ! From the first pic i didn't expect it that size... Killer dude! All the details and the usage of that 3 big windows on the front - wow!
Thank you Mihe. The canopy was especially meddlesome. I've always loved the Mega-Core Magnetizer set because of that look. I am pleased with the end result but I may rebuild the flight deck to clean it up a bit and make it a bit more suited to the purpose of the crew. It doesn't quite seem as lived in as the rest of the ship. Plus, as you well know with your Nostromo, black gets terribly dusty faster than any other color. I finished the flight deck long before the rest of the ship and it shows. Thanks again Mihe.
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  April 7, 2013
Quoting Vladimir van Hoek That last shot puts the Ecosse in perspective, I did not quite grasp it at first glance, but it is huge! My only criticism is that there is one or two colours too much on the exterior; e.g. loose the red and white and it'll look less cluttered. But it is a wonderful construction, not only the galaxy explorer's hull shape, but the canopies over the bridge, and the engines are cool! And the interior of course! It is finished to the last detail, even a scratching post for the cat, lol!
Thank you Vlad. I greatly appreciate critical input like this. The red and white were supposed to be visual references for a docking clamp system I never developed. I may as well eliminate them because I agree. They're rather obnoxious. Good plan. Glad you caught the details inside, I didn't think the post would be spotted due to the bad picture and the fact that it's kinda hiding behind the wall. You have an impressive eye that I'm very pleased has seen this. Thank you again, sir!
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  April 7, 2013
that's fantastic ! From the first pic i didn't expect it that size... Killer dude! All the details and the usage of that 3 big windows on the front - wow!
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  April 7, 2013
That last shot puts the Ecosse in perspective, I did not quite grasp it at first glance, but it is huge! My only criticism is that there is one or two colours too much on the exterior; e.g. loose the red and white and it'll look less cluttered. But it is a wonderful construction, not only the galaxy explorer's hull shape, but the canopies over the bridge, and the engines are cool! And the interior of course! It is finished to the last detail, even a scratching post for the cat, lol!
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  April 6, 2013
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Excellent. Reminds me of Nostromo, -or at least the interiors of the two first Alien movies. I especially like the colour-play in the title-photo. Also very funny the text.
Thank you Henrik. Alien and Aliens are a heavy influence on my visions of the future. Like the Nostromo and Sulaco, I wanted this to be their HOME. As for the humor, I'm a forty-two year old that still laughs at the Marx Brothers and the word "duty". teeheehee! =]
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  April 6, 2013
Excellent. Reminds me of Nostromo, -or at least the interiors of the two first Alien movies. I especially like the colour-play in the title-photo. Also very funny the text.
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  April 6, 2013
Quoting Marin Stipkovic Wow, it's an amazing build. Could've done without BrickArms, though... :P
Thank you Marin. I actually added the Brickarms shot mainly for some backstory I've had bouncing around my brain for some time. The crew are, for lack of a better term, thieves. I suppose they could use harsh language instead. ;)
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  April 6, 2013
Wow, it's an amazing build. Could've done without BrickArms, though... :P
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  April 5, 2013
Quoting Alex B At first glance it looked kinda cool, then I actually looked and saw how big it was! WOW, and you fit in a lot of cool details too. Really impressed, bravo! I am inspired to make a ship of my own =)
Thank you Alex. I'm actually inspired by your snow groomers to make a similarly designed treaded vehicle to replace the Goat. A simple, utilitarian transport of sorts (with a crane.) As far as building a ship of this size, I cannot wholeheartedly condone this behavior. It is truly something that takes on a life of its own. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Now, go for it!!! ;) Besides which, whatever happened with your carrier? Is it still a WIP?
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  April 5, 2013
At first glance it looked kinda cool, then I actually looked and saw how big it was! WOW, and you fit in a lot of cool details too. Really impressed, bravo! I am inspired to make a ship of my own =)
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  April 4, 2013
Quoting Alex B wow, this thing is huge! I love the ship as well as the escape pods.
Thank you Alex. The pods were extremely difficult. I had to fit a fig inside it, then I had to fit it inside the hull, THEN I had to fit 8 of them inside and still be "air tight." They were a brain buster for some time but I am very pleased with how they turned out.
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  April 4, 2013
wow, this thing is huge! I love the ship as well as the escape pods.
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  April 3, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 awful new...the GLOBAL FEDERATION has fallen...it s high command building was destroyed by a single ship....yours, the pics sent at hq completely blew them away!!!! without a single shot! lol, congrats!
I hope that it didn't upset Miss T too much. I think Quentin might have wanted to ask her out on a date. ;)
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  April 2, 2013
awful new...the GLOBAL FEDERATION has fallen...it s high command building was destroyed by a single ship....yours, the pics sent at hq completely blew them away!!!! without a single shot! lol, congrats!
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  April 2, 2013
Quoting Justin M Wow, amazing job! The size is jaw-dropping.
Thank you very much Justin. It got a little outta hand. ;)
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  April 2, 2013
Wow, amazing job! The size is jaw-dropping.
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  April 1, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Hey, Dude, I see you joined the Rocket Surgery group. Whatever questions you might have regarding editing programs or photography/lighting, feel free to ask. We've all learned a lot from each other, from the basics to time saving tricks to special effects. Especially if you want to get started on your own adventure series, you can save yourself many headaches. Later!
El Barto, this is beyond perfect!!! I just downloaded GIMP 2 and have yet to fart around with it (tax time, ugh.) I am honored by your offer to assist with any questions and hope that they are not annoying or amateurish (even though they are exactly that!) I also hope that you do not hesitate in critical feedback or seemingly "out of place" suggestions. It takes a lot to insult me; so, if it's crummy, I want to know. Sorry, for not replying sooner. I actually did when I replied to Mihai's comment but MP never posted. !?! Thank you again!!! BTW, Rocket Surgery is so unbelievably informative, it should be REQUIRED for everyone on MP. =]
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  April 1, 2013
Quoting Mister Lego ~ That thing is a monster! So many details! I love how you made the most of the interior space, and how you incorporated some of your vehicles. I lift up my hat to you sir!
And I bow in response! Thank you Mister. It is chock full o' stuff. And getting the vehicles in there was paramount, after all, the original Galaxy Explorer had a little rover. Couldn't upgrade the ship without an upgraded rover AND flyer.
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  April 1, 2013
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi Wow! Wow! This is incredible! From the thumbnail I didn't know how huge and detailed it really is! Fantastic work! It's detailed even inside the ship?! Amazing!
I may re-post a better thumbnail. I edited out the background hoping that the ship would stand out better, but I didn't take into account that there is a WHOLE LOTTA stuff here! Oh well. Thank you David.
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  April 1, 2013
Quoting Brick Boy This would make a SUPER MOTD! -Brick Boy
I won't argue. =]
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  April 1, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Massive ship is massive. The first few shots really don't give it much scale and then I recognized one or two pieces and then the perspective really changed. Just wow. You got so many big hunks of plastic to actually work in one creation. I bow to you.
Kneel before Zod! Sorry, got carried away there. Thank you MC, massive is right. I estimate that there is over 12,000 pieces. I don't think I want to know. =]
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  April 1, 2013
That thing is a monster! So many details! I love how you made the most of the interior space, and how you incorporated some of your vehicles. I lift up my hat to you sir!
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  April 1, 2013
Wow! Wow! This is incredible! From the thumbnail I didn't know how huge and detailed it really is! Fantastic work! It's detailed even inside the ship?! Amazing!
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  April 1, 2013
This would make a SUPER MOTD! -Brick Boy
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  April 1, 2013
Massive ship is massive. The first few shots really don't give it much scale and then I recognized one or two pieces and then the perspective really changed. Just wow. You got so many big hunks of plastic to actually work in one creation. I bow to you.
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  March 30, 2013
Quoting Mihai Marius Mihu A very complex work. You mixed the colors and parts so brilliantly in a way that the final product doesn't look like Lego anymore. Excellent.
Thank you so much Mihai! What a perfectly wonderful complement, especially from your artistic sensibilities. I hope that you caught the refence of my pilots name, Barbariccia Malacoda (I, too, have illustrated Dante's Divine Comedy in sculpture - not Lego though. WHAT A SOURCE FOR INSPIRATION!!!) Thank you again.
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  March 29, 2013
Hey, Dude, I see you joined the Rocket Surgery group. Whatever questions you might have regarding editing programs or photography/lighting, feel free to ask. We've all learned a lot from each other, from the basics to time saving tricks to special effects. Especially if you want to get started on your own adventure series, you can save yourself many headaches. Later!
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  March 29, 2013
A very complex work. You mixed the colors and parts so brilliantly in a way that the final product doesn't look like Lego anymore. Excellent.
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  March 26, 2013
Quoting Pieter Vanden Meersschaut Wow amazing build. It was just when I took a better look at it, that I've realised how big this thing actually is =) Love the use of all the transparent pieces and the full interior. Well done mate!
Thank you Pieter. I keep telling my friends how big and detailed it is and they are all bug-eyed shocked when they see it in person. It doesn't quite register in words or pictures. And, for that matter, sanity. As in, who in their right mind would build something THAT big? Me. =) The transparents were real cool to incorporate. The prior versions of this were sort of windowless except for the flight deck. I am especially proud of the treatment of the cabin windows. They seemed too big until I put the bar across the middle. And the engineering room roof was a stroke of genious if I do say so myself. They seem more industrial looking and the lighting effect through them is just too cool. I just wish that I had incorporated LEDs in the early stages like your Falcon (Great job!) Next time, perhaps. Thanks again.
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  March 26, 2013
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin Yeah the CYOA is going good. I've got some prototypes that I want to post today and yes I did notice Shepard lol :)
Sweeeeet.
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  March 26, 2013
Wow amazing build. It was just when I took a better look at it, that I've realised how big this thing actually is =) Love the use of all the transparent pieces and the full interior. Well done mate!
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  March 26, 2013
Yeah the CYOA is going good. I've got some prototypes that I want to post today and yes I did notice Shepard lol :)
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  March 25, 2013
Quoting Namira . What the guy below me said. This is pretty outstanding. The colors are great, I think. I love all the details, and the design, the whole thing turned out magnificently. I hope to see more ships from you in the future! :)
Thank you Namira. I hope to make more ships like this in the future! The first thing, sadly, I have to do is decommission this beast then try to convince my wife that I need to do it again. I also have to convince myself that I should do it. Not sure exactly which will be more difficult. ;) Thanks again.
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  March 25, 2013
What the guy below me said. This is pretty outstanding. The colors are great, I think. I love all the details, and the design, the whole thing turned out magnificently. I hope to see more ships from you in the future! :)
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  March 24, 2013
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin HOLY CRAP!! This is AWESOME! I love all the details and... I don't think there is anything I don't like about this ship! It didn't look that big until you showed the crew inside and the multiple decks... WOW! It's awesome that you included the Flying Mouse and the Goat. So cool.
Thanks Evan. Nothin' better than a proper "HOLY CRAP!" =] I originally designed it with a Bulldog instead of the Goat, in fact, the picture showing Gardner, Ward and Brak shows the undercarriage of the Bulldog. Oops. I wanted the Goat instead because it was SO practical and UBF (ugly but functional), seemed right. The Flying Mouse was an absolute given to have. Too fun! Thanks again. Hope the Merc CYOA is going well. Looking forward to it. BTW, I hope you caught the reference of my engineer's name, Beatrix Shephard.
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  March 24, 2013
HOLY CRAP!! This is AWESOME! I love all the details and... I don't think there is anything I don't like about this ship! It didn't look that big until you showed the crew inside and the multiple decks... WOW! It's awesome that you included the Flying Mouse and the Goat. So cool.
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  March 24, 2013
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Amazing! Incredible, how you blend all these different colours and shapes into a wonderful looking ship, so full of details. Everytime you look, the eye catches another detail! And she has a cool crew, too. Btw, could it be that you like "Firefly", somehow!? ;-) ~Marc
Thank you so much Marc. My photos don't do it justice, but the differing colors and shapes were intentional. The details, as well as the characteristics of the crew itself, were the funnest part of the build. They sort of evolved on their own. And, yes, absolutely and emphatically, yes I am a fan of "Firefly". I hope that you got the reference of the Quantum Percussion Generator affectionately dubbed the "Kaylee Ball". As for the crew similarities, I sort of had these guys bouncing about my head for a few decades now so I can't give Mr. Whedon complete credit. Thank you again sir.
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  March 24, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Holy Mother of Artemis! I didn't even understand what I was looking at given the mix of parts and colors. But as the pics got in closer, it hit me how frakin' awesome this thing is! And HUGE! Such an original piece of work, I'm glad Parrington mentioned it an earlier comment. Congrats, Dude!
Wow, thank you El Barto. What is truly scary is that I tried to name her The Artemis but I couldn't fit the name on the ship where I wanted it. Frakin' Freaky!!! I have to apologize for my photo skills, or lack thereof. It kinda looks sloppy and haphazzard. I wanted to give the primary picture the "Jon B." look, but realized immediately that I was outta my league. I keep looking at your own BSG chapters and try to study how your lighting and editing is masterfully done (highly impressive!) and hope to emmulate your accomplishments with the further stories of my own crew. I am truy honored by your complemants!
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  March 24, 2013
Quoting Parrington Levens OMG! Hahahaha, this is SO under rated, what a beast. Matt, this is just a pure monster of Lego fun. One of my fave models I have ever seen. This must have been just so much fun to build, and oh so playable. The shape is excellent and at 200 plus studs this is as large as my biggest micro scale battleships, and yet in mini fig scale! Amazing build mate, thanks for the pointer :)
I'm honored Parrington! Definitely a beast!!! And, as a general rule of mine, TOTALLY playable. Although not very movable (I estimate she weighs about 50-60 pounds - I think that's about 20-25 kilos. I hate conversion.) As for fun to build, yes and no. I only wish I had planned it out in the early stages. It grew rather fast and then the details took on a life of their own. Although, that was actually an exciting process in the end. Thank you sir.
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  March 23, 2013
Amazing! Incredible, how you blend all these different colours and shapes into a wonderful looking ship, so full of details. Everytime you look, the eye catches another detail! And she has a cool crew, too. Btw, could it be that you like "Firefly", somehow!? ;-) ~Marc
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  March 23, 2013
Holy Mother of Artemis! I didn't even understand what I was looking at given the mix of parts and colors. But as the pics got in closer, it hit me how frakin' awesome this thing is! And HUGE! Such an original piece of work, I'm glad Parrington mentioned it an earlier comment. Congrats, Dude!
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  March 23, 2013
OMG! Hahahaha, this is SO under rated, what a beast. Matt, this is just a pure monster of Lego fun. One of my fave models I have ever seen. This must have been just so much fun to build, and oh so playable. The shape is excellent and at 200 plus studs this is as large as my biggest micro scale battleships, and yet in mini fig scale! Amazing build mate, thanks for the pointer :)
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  March 23, 2013
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . So cool... just full of details and win. Love the graffiti-ed look of the exterior with all the logos and paint schemes. And the interior is great as well.
Thank you Senator. And, it floats!
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  March 22, 2013
So cool... just full of details and win. Love the graffiti-ed look of the exterior with all the logos and paint schemes. And the interior is great as well.
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  March 18, 2013
Quoting João Figueiredo BIG SPACESHIP! Didn't look so big by the front picture! Loved the Details, for me it's absolutely essential that all my spaceships can be palyable! Congratulations!
Thank you Joao. I can't agree more vigorously with you! It is a given in my mind that minifig scale should, by definition, be playable. Having characters standing in front of you cries out for a story to develop; and, in this case, an environment/really big ship. Looking at your work for the first time, I see that you share a similar vision. I thank you, sir.
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  March 18, 2013
BIG SPACESHIP! Didn't look so big by the front picture! Loved the Details, for me it's absolutely essential that all my spaceships can be palyable! Congratulations!
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  March 17, 2013
Quoting Zam Himmaq THIS. IS. MAGNIFICENT. I'm even willing to overlook the blasphemy of the wooden bowls. Beautiful blend of old and new bricks! Great color scheme! And if I ever travel on this, I'm commandeering Quentin's quarters.
Thanks Zam. I figured if I pointed them out, I wouldn't cause any aneurisms in any "purists". =] And Quentin is SO laid back and easy going, he probably wouldn't mind. But, don't touch the rum! Thank you for the complements!
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  March 17, 2013
THIS. IS. MAGNIFICENT. I'm even willing to overlook the blasphemy of the wooden bowls. Beautiful blend of old and new bricks! Great color scheme! And if I ever travel on this, I'm commandeering Quentin's quarters.
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  March 17, 2013
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate . I like this a lot. I was not alive when 928 was produced, but I've got my hands on an amazingly preserved one. This is a brilliant upgrade. I can imagine the backstory is something like: The crew of the original 928 eventually had to repair the ship so much that it's original colours were almost totally lost. The crew individualized their ship and their suits. No longer were they merely classic space men. Or something like that. Overall, EPIC!
Pretty close Reaper. I figured the great conglomerate corporations of the future (Ubiquidyne Industries to be exact) settled on a "basic" platform which they could alter easily to fit any application: Military, exploration, scientific, or,in this case, simple transport. The crew, as far as backstory goes, saw its potential for themselves and "liberated" it from the Arch Stanton Shipyards. The crew are DEFINITELY individuals with histories of their own and personalities. I hope to further their adventures. Thank you for the compliment.
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  March 17, 2013
Quoting michael k. Very sleek design. It's not often you see a spaceship this good, that also has such a detailed interior.
Thank you Michael. However, I cannot take credit for its design, I scaled it up, way up, from the Galaxy Explorer. And, unfortunately, being bigger, I had to fill it up. It sort of took on a life of its own. =] Thank you again.
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  March 17, 2013
I like this a lot. I was not alive when 928 was produced, but I've got my hands on an amazingly preserved one. This is a brilliant upgrade. I can imagine the backstory is something like: The crew of the original 928 eventually had to repair the ship so much that it's original colours were almost totally lost. The crew individualized their ship and their suits. No longer were they merely classic space men. Or something like that. Overall, EPIC!
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  March 16, 2013
Very sleek design. It's not often you see a spaceship this good, that also has such a detailed interior.
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  March 12, 2013
Quoting Gerd Censler Great vessel - so much details, so much to explore. Perfect work
Thank you very much Gerd. I wanted it to seem like their home, and, much like my own, it's full of stuff and lots of it. =]
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  March 12, 2013
Great vessel - so much details, so much to explore. Perfect work
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  March 11, 2013
Quoting Matt Mason Oh wow, that's extraordinary! Packed with details, although I personally would have avoided so many different colours, not that it really matters, this is still a brilliant ship!
Thank you Matt. The details kinda took over, but it was actually part of the plan. The future that I see this ship in is a corporate conglomeration where each industry and their product stand out individually. That, plus the fact that I am quite terrible with a digital camera adds to the chaos. I'll get better. I hope.
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  March 11, 2013
Oh wow, that's extraordinary! Packed with details, although I personally would have avoided so many different colours, not that it really matters, this is still a brilliant ship!
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  March 3, 2013
Quoting David Roberts Gulp! There's so much to take in, from the brick-built saltire on the tail to the great groups of grand greebles, especially those engines! I'm looking at this on my 'phone and will have to spend some time looking at it properly on my PC. Wonderful work on a grand scale.
Oddly enough, you have hit on the alpha and omega of this build. I started with the engines to gain a scale for the rest of the ship. Then I finished with the top of the mid-ship and the rear wing. It was my first attempt at SNOT. I'm honored by a proper "gulp" from you David. Thank you.
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  March 3, 2013
Gulp! There's so much to take in, from the brick-built saltire on the tail to the great groups of grand greebles, especially those engines! I'm looking at this on my 'phone and will have to spend some time looking at it properly on my PC. Wonderful work on a grand scale.
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  March 2, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Insanely ingenious! What a shape, what a size, what a crew! Oh the missions and tales it must have to tell! :)
Thank you Topsy, I'm sure that you can apreciate the semi-chaos going on in the beast. The tales swimming through my brain with all the crew and their home in space are rather convoluted and detailed (much like the ship) I will continue their adventures in further builds. Thank you again.
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  March 2, 2013
Insanely ingenious! What a shape, what a size, what a crew! Oh the missions and tales it must have to tell! :)
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Jasro 8 INSANE! I'd like to say something sensible about your build, but your creation has shattered any point of reference I had in Lego. It is so big, so detailed, and so eclectic, but with such an accurate nostalgic shaping of the LL928 that it just blew my mind... One of a kind, absolutely unique and impressive.
You said the most perfectly sensible thing about it: INSANE. But, then, so am I. Thank you so much for the compliment. I hope to blow more minds in the future. (Should I be laughing maniacally?) =]
  February 28, 2013
INSANE! I'd like to say something sensible about your build, but your creation has shattered any point of reference I had in Lego. It is so big, so detailed, and so eclectic, but with such an accurate nostalgic shaping of the LL928 that it just blew my mind... One of a kind, absolutely unique and impressive.
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Archon Caledonia Simply amazing -- I only wish the color scheme was less busy.
Thank you Archon. I agree 100%. I tried to reflect a continuous color scheme in the black and the Scottish flag accents with blue trim here and there; however the detailling got WAY OUT OF HAND! I actually was intending for it to seem like a conglomeration of independant companies contributing to a single ship (this harkens to my backstory of Ubiquidyne Industries). My particular view of the future is more of a bureaurocratic industrial complex based on profit at all costs, so other companies would try to stand out individually in the larger landscape by appearring "out of place." That, coupled with the fact that I can't take a decent picture to save my life, unfortunately makes it seem haphazzard. I appreciate and thank you for the critical input.
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Holy cow! Spectacular. When you say 'upgrade' you're not kidding are you.... I've just enjoyed several minutes of staring in wonderment at all the little details of this, and I love the fact it echoes the shape of 928.
Thank you Nick. As with your cars, the shape is everything. Of course, after I got the shape in the size I wanted, it invariably needed to be bigger to accomodate all that I wanted to stick in there. However, the end product works well with the sort of cramped feel of a tin can in space (I didn't want a luxury liner.) As for the details, my photography skills do absolutely NO justice to the real thing. I'll work on that. ;)
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Chris Roach upgrade? That's quite the upgrade a dream of every AFOL to improve on those CS sets from when we were kids and wow this, this is just WOW!
Thank you Chris. I have been pondering an "upgrade" for the Beta-1 Command Base or Multi-Core Magnetizer. I think, however, I might take a rest from the massive stuff. Try to keep it a little less intrusive (My wife agrees.) ;)
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith One of those brilliant big spacecraft that leave your jaw dropped. The echoing of the classic space form of course warms the heart of a certain vintage of AFOL. What to pick out for special mention, there's almost too much. I'm going to call the escape pods my favourite part. Although, the individualised cabins are great. Hey I need to go and look around again. Great work, with wonderful nostalgia.
Thank you David. I almost have to agree that the pods turned out better than expected. I have to thank my nephew for making the passing comment "Where are the escape pods?" He managed to set my brain spiralling trying to fit a fig into a space-worthy pod that fit into the hull somehow. The rooms stem from the backstory I alluded to in the opening. Each fig has a history and personality that is worthy of continuing further into other builds. Perhaps smaller builds! Thank you again. More than happy to spark a little nostalgia. ;)
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  February 27, 2013
Simply amazing -- I only wish the color scheme was less busy.
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  February 27, 2013
Holy cow! Spectacular. When you say 'upgrade' you're not kidding are you.... I've just enjoyed several minutes of staring in wonderment at all the little details of this, and I love the fact it echoes the shape of 928.
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  February 27, 2013
upgrade? That's quite the upgrade a dream of every AFOL to improve on those CS sets from when we were kids and wow this, this is just WOW!
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  February 27, 2013
One of those brilliant big spacecraft that leave your jaw dropped. The echoing of the classic space form of course warms the heart of a certain vintage of AFOL. What to pick out for special mention, there's almost too much. I'm going to call the escape pods my favourite part. Although, the individualised cabins are great. Hey I need to go and look around again. Great work, with wonderful nostalgia.
 
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