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MocAthalon 2014 - 918 redux
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Team: Gentlemen of the Brick

Catagory: Redesign a classic Lego set

Choose any Lego set released in the year 2003 or earlier and redesign it. Add more details, change the minifigures, smooth it out more, do what you want to make it your own! On your entry page, provide the set number and name of the set you redesigned.

2014 Mocathalon home

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For this catagory i decided to remodel the classic space set "One-man spaceship" (set # 918) from 1979. I had this set as a child and it was always one of my favourites - i can't count the number of times i pulled it apart and reassembled it. :)



I tried to keep the relative size, shape, colours and functions of my version similar to the original, whilst adding more curves and detail. I am not really much of a space builder (haven't built a spaceship in years!), but i've recently been perusing the excellent "Lego Space: Building the Future", by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard, and i guess i've been trying to channel some of the excellent models in that book.



I do like the front-on angle of the ship - it gives a good view of the major design change i made in placing the engines under the wings.



I also wanted the cockpit to sit low in body of the ship, just like the original. It worked out well i think and is one of my fav aspects of the build. :)



I also wanted to add storage doors at the rear of the ship, just like the original model.





Overview, showing all the detail i managed to fit on the surface of the ship. As the original was a perfectly symmetrical model, i made the detailling on my version symmetrical as well. The yellow stripes on the wing are my small nod to the ship's bigger cousin, the "Galaxy Explorer" (set # 928); which i also had and loved. :)



Here we see the revamped 918 delivering some much-needed Bricklink supplies to a far-flung outpost of the galaxy! ;)

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Btw, if there are any space builders out there that might have some constructive criticism for me on this build, it'd be muchly appreciated! (I'm not much of a space builder and i'm always looking to improve) Ta for looking peeps. :)





Comments

  April 5, 2014
Score = 4
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  March 28, 2014
Cool update!
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  March 27, 2014
Cheers David, Chris and Ben. :)
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  March 23, 2014
Just a Sebeus said, round isn't very classic, but regardless this is still one heck of a ship! I've been seeing a lot of these really sweet classic space inspired ships abd mocs lately, and now I'm feeling so inspired to build some. The grebes on this look really great and it's just an overall very very detailed ship. Great job!
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  March 22, 2014
Score of 4 ~ Chris.
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  March 22, 2014
What a sweet CS reinvention.
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  March 22, 2014
Thanks everyone for the encouraging and helpful comments and feedback on my build. :) I totally get why some ppl might say that my version deviates too much from the original, but that was part of the challenge for me - how far can i take this design and remodel it, whilst still retaining it's essence? In some ways i felt like i was too conservative in my interpretation, but then again my inexperience probably influenced me to play it safe. I look forward to exploring more in the world of space building after the contest is over! :)
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  March 22, 2014
wonderful work. I love it. It's nice to see that someone NCS developed.
Gabriel Thomson
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Greyson Beights
  March 21, 2014
Score: 4
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  March 21, 2014
Nicely done!
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  March 21, 2014
While this is an excellent Classic Space MOC, I feel like it is too dissimilar to the original. Still, a great CS MOC.
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  March 21, 2014
I love all the pretty greebles! A very strong 4.
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  March 21, 2014
ah the memories! You've done this set, which I also had, a GREAT service by revamping it 2014 style. man oh man, if we had only had these parts when we were kids!
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  March 21, 2014
Great Redesign! Score = 5
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  March 21, 2014
Very cool. I love the engines and fine detailing.
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  March 21, 2014
Looks just as good, even better, as the original would sitting on that landing pad! :)
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  March 21, 2014
Absolute pure Neo CS! That is how you update an old set, sir. You captured the original feel of CS and still made it with modern and topical sensibilities. The 918 was always a great one man (two, but VERY cramped) sort of patrol ship in my eyes; this upgrade is in essence the exact same. The colors are spot on and the shape is a logical progression with newer pieces. This is one to be proud of. Outstanding!
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  March 21, 2014
Very nice, the round curves are perhaps not the most Ideal for a classic space vehicle but I like them very much either way, great job mate.
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  March 21, 2014
Fantastic redesign! Man I need to start cranking my builds out.
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  March 21, 2014
I see you took the word "redesign" very literaly, this is as far from the original it gets and still has that CS essence. Truly one of the best neo CS creations!
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  March 21, 2014
wow! you really brought it to the next century! it was a great idea you had to sit it next to an original landing post, xd.
 
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