MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Settlement on Epherna 1: The ArrivalBases & space stations
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Settlement on Epherna 1: The Arrival
About this creation
Featured on REBRICK.

Blogged on LEGO LEAKS.

Blogged on eoghann.com.

Blogged on BrickNerd.

Blogged on The Brothers Brick.

The people of Meferioba knew there was a problem when they saw the average temperature on their planet rising with each cycle. Plant life began to die off and the wildlife became scarce as they sought shelter in the more shaded areas of the planet. The star Tanalire was expanding and intensifying to the point that living under its light would soon be impossible. The Meferiobans knew it was time to start looking for a new home.

The DPOCR also saw this problem arising and the search was on long before the Meferiobans began theirs. Many light years distant was a planet in the Corvian System known as Epherna 1. The planet wasnít much to look at. The landscape was grey and bleak. No life of any kind had been introduced to the planet, but the gravity levels and temperatures were suitable for the support of life. The introduction of that life would be up to the Meferiobans.

The DPOCR went to work preparing the planet for its new inhabitants. The beginnings of a settlement were constructed next to what would become known as the Chirnum Mountains. Large underground areas were set aside to house the wildlife of the planet. Temporary domiciles were set up to shelter the people that were willing to move. An enormous terrarium was erected for the beginnings of agriculture and, in turn, the creation of an oxygenated atmosphere. All it needed now was the Meferiobans.

This MOC is a depiction of the Meferiobansí first look at Epherna 1, their new home, through the windows of two DPOCR Colonizers.

So this is a concept, once again, from my attempt of being a sci-fi writer, though this never happened in the story. The DPOCR was an idea and there was a planet called Meferioba and one called Epherna 1, but there was no relationship between these three concepts. They were brought together for the purpose of this MOC.

Pretty much the moment I returned from Brickworld, I was faced with tragedy that I wonít go into now, though if youíre curious, you can read about it here. I laid a bit low after that, but I knew that I wanted to get building again as soon as possible. Iíve wanted to build a sci-fi city again since I tore down Undiri, but it took me five days to disassemble and sort my Brickworld ships as well as the other pieces that I brought with me. Thatís FIVE days, my fellow FOLs. Iím sure some have taken more time, but itís the most Iíve ever had to devote to sorting, and as soon as I was done, I swore off LEGO foreverÖor about ten minutes, whichever came first.

I went after the city in the same night that I finished my sorting and decided quickly that I was going to build something that wouldnít take the better part of a week to disassemble, while sacrificing as little in the way of form and detail as possible. This is my first attempt at mountains, as well as any kind of landscaping. The scale is much smaller than anything Iíve done to date. So there were many firsts for me here. All things considered, Iím actually pretty pleased with the results.

Letís have a look.



These first shots are just to give you several different angles of the settlement.



















These last shots give you some close-ups of the details.



These are the smallest ships I have ever built. Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to come up with something of this size for the landing platform.


A space colony without a terrarium under a glass dome? Pfft! Perish the thought.


This last shot was just because I wanted to edit in some space. Sue me.



Thanks for having a look. Let me know what you think.




Comments

 I like it 
  August 20, 2014
This is awesome! Great work at that scale. The exposition is almost as good as the MOC itself. Congrats.
 I like it 
  August 1, 2014
Woww! Great work! LOVE the micro-build!! You're orange spaceships inspired me to make a little (VERY Little) micro-space ship. :P Great idea to do that little dome... Amazing build! 5/5
 I like it 
  July 25, 2014
I'm impressed with your attention to detail working on a project of this scale. The mini landing pad is a great touch! Great job!
 I like it 
  July 25, 2014
The art of building micro... Beautiful effects and impressive search for details and accuracy.
 I like it 
  July 21, 2014
Dude. This is absolutely awesome. I have made a lot of microscale stuff, but nothing as cool as this. I love the domed greenhouse and the ships flying overhead. Great stuff, I love it.
 I like it 
  July 20, 2014
Sometimes I wonder if people of your skills does have any capacity to be even better, because your works are so splendid ... I wish you much inspiration to make even better things, because people around need amazing things to look upon, and your works are one of few which can satisfy their eyes. Great job, hats off.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
you certainly were successful in packing lots into a smaller scale than you are accustomed to building in without sacrificing detail. Shifters used as the smallest domes, so many little technic pieces to get just the right look, it all is a great build, and those zoom shots were the best part of this MOC post. great work!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2014
Fantastic micro detailing! Every part of the build is interesting. Awesome job!
 I made it 
  July 16, 2014
Quoting J D Awesome!
Thanks.
 I made it 
  July 16, 2014
Quoting That guy you saw earlier Congrats across MOCpages ;)
Thanks for noticing, That Guy.
 I made it 
  July 16, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny I just came back from a relaxing vacation and there's no better end to it than to see this beautiful creation in my e-mail. The large ("larg" heh) ships are stunningly detailed even if done in microscale, but the settlement really catches the eye - the city-like arrangement with the large tower, a landing pad and the mandatory greenhouse is just awesome. The story is really good too, I'd love to read such a book one day (it looks like a nice serious contrast to, for instance, Douglas Adams and his Guide). Just great!
Thanks a lot, Alex. Glad I could give you something nice to come home to;) It was tough to get the details in there without sacrificing the scale, so I'm glad they worked for you. As for the book, don't go looking in your local bookstore any time soon. This project has been shelved for about seven years now and I don't see myself picking it back up in the near future. To rank with Douglass Adams is a pipe dream;) Thanks again, man.
 I made it 
  July 16, 2014
Quoting Ranger Elegost Your work is incredibly awesome, detailed and brilliant. Great Work :)
Wow! Thanks, Ranger! There was a lot of compliment in that short statement. I appreciate it!
 I made it 
  July 16, 2014
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Awesome! This captures a spacey vibe perfectly.
I was trying to capture the spacey vibe, glad I set the right trap;) Thanks Senator. I appreciate the compliment.
 I like it 
  July 16, 2014
Awesome!
 I like it 
  July 16, 2014
Congrats across MOCpages ;)
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Ian Diller DUDE! This is wickedly awesome! Great NPU and microscale.
Thanks, Ian. Glad you like it. That's the first NPU I've gotten on this. I'm flattered.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting David Alexander Smith A panoramic epic. I remember your space city from a couple of years back and whilst this uses a fraction of the pieces it blows that work out of the water. Still more amazing is how you capture narrative in the piece. A perfect example of Lego illustration.
Thanks, David. Undiri was like a practice piece for this. I will eventually build something large again, but I wanted to try to decrease the scale as much as possible for this one. Glad you like the little back story. Maybe one day I won't have to tell what the story is. The viewer will know it to see it. You've had many like that, and I envy that ability.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Elk Guard Amazing micro builds!
Thank you, sir.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 very cool micro city, the last pic reminds me the movie 'dark city', sorry about your loss, I lost my 16 year companion in 2010, it was about as close as a son a man could get, for 15 years, he was all I had, I still miss him a lot, good work on this piece!
I'm also sorry to hear of your loss. It is an agreement that we have with the fates that when we take on a four-legged friend, we will eventually have to mercifully part. It's hard but nearly always necessary. The trick is picking up and moving on. It will be a while, but another dog will grace this home. Tippi, however, will never be replaced. Glad you like the build, Frank!
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting matt rowntRee Hey Tim, I am beyond happy to see you hop right back into building. I know it's tough and please don't consider Lego merely as a distraction. You have given a lifeless planet new hope and a hopeless people new life. This "shake and bake" colony is wonderfully realized. It looks like a purposeful, deliberate, and ultra practical collection of prefabricated industrial goodness. I can picture an all powerful conglomerate corporation (Ubiquidyne Industries) spreading these around the galaxy and charging an exorbitant lease. The terrarium is just the right amount of color in contrast to the monochrome city and the layout with the landing pad at an angle is well balanced. Outstanding!
Ubiquidyne? That's a Rowntree idea, isn't it? Don't try to categorize me, man. XD Glad you like it. LEGO is always a distraction, my friend! But in a good way. It's a way to step out of normal life and flex that creativity muscle we often forget we have. It's not to cover up the events of life, just to escape them for a bit. Thanks for the concern, though. The contrast in color was one of the main reasons for the terrarium, and I'm not surprised that you're the one that recognized that. It was about composition and balance, which I was very careful with on this one. I had another piece that was like a round building composed of nothing but tall needly spires, but it clashed with the overall, so I had to take it out...and file it away for a future build. Always great to hear from you, Matt.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Matthew Oh Excellent work Mr. Clark! A masterful creation, beautiful microscale city, and those ships are superb as well! I had a wonderful time at BrickWorld talking with you, hope to see you at BrickWorld 2016 (since you said you can't make 2015 :( )! God Bless!
Thanks, Mr. Oh! Glad you like it. It was a pleasure meeting you as well. I was ashamed to see I hadn't marked you as a fave yet, but I took care of that. I've been a fan for a while, so I don't know how I overlooked that. Yeah, I'll see you in 2016. 2015 is a bummer, but I'm going to see if I can't send something in my stead.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Parrington Levens That main building with the blue hose bent round as window glass is brilliant!
Thanks, Parrington. It's a repeated idea, but I liked it so much, I had to go with it again.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head Wow, that is a great looking city! The base looks impressive (and tedious) as well. The buildings are fantastic and the ships are just spot-on. I look forward to seeing your future work.
Thanks, Kermunklin, (fun name to say, by the way). Glad you like the city. It was indeed tedious. I have never tried mountains before, so that was about a 2-day challenge in itself before I was able to get them looking right. Stay tuned. There is plenty of future work on the way.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM ! This certainly deserves all the blogging it's recieved. As you know, I'm a huge fan of micro scale, so this really tickles me! I love the design of the ships, especially the "x" shaped engines. The curving of the tubing at the edges of the city is brilliant, as well. Nice!
I do know your love of the microscale. I'm a huge fan of your stuff. The ships started with the engines and I moved forward from there. That's not usually how I build, but I loved the idea so much I just ran with it.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster I saw this on a couple of blogs and was blown away! The design and composition of this piece are incredible. I love the domed forest section. Super cool MOC.
Yeah, I think the glass dome may be my favorite part too. I really wasn't expecting all the recognition. That blew me away.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Locutus 666 Excellent build. I like all the small details in it.
Thanks, Locutus. The details were a bit tough on such a small scale. Glad it worked for you.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Achintya Prasad Excellent work man! The ships and general build are amazing, but it's the details that really stick out, such as the curved piping. I also really like the contrast between the color of the ships and the rockwork/ planet. And congratulations on all the blog posts; really well deserved :-)
Thanks, Achintya. I've been blogged a couple times, but never so widespread. I wasn't expecting that. Glad you thought the contrast worked. I was a bit concerned about that. I was afraid it was too much color. I appreciate the compliments, Achintya.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Stuart Lucas Stunning build, excellent microscale ships and colony buildings, and the near-circular base echoes the shape of the buildings and really adds to the atmosphere. Brilliant!
Thanks, Stuart. I wanted to make the buildings different but look connected from a design standpoint. Glad you think it has that look.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting David Roberts Brilliant and beautiful, with its tall, decorated spires. I like how your talent for greebles on big ships has transferred into micro-scale building. My favourite bit is the cog or corrugated pipe (I'm looking at this on my 'phone) that is sanwhich between the two dishes to make rows of windows. I like the pipes that run under the arch pieces too. Great work.
Glad you like it, David. I'm always interested to see what you think. The flex tube in between the dishes is actually an improved version of what I did on the Orion. Just seemed appropriate. I was also happy that you mentioned the arch. That was on and off the MOC several times as I decided whether or not I liked it.
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Nick White Super awesome! I love that city! The greenhouse dome looks really great with it! Great job! :)
Thanks, Nick. Glad you like the greenhouse. You'd probably be surprised to find out how long I spent on it.
 I like it 
  July 15, 2014
I just came back from a relaxing vacation and there's no better end to it than to see this beautiful creation in my e-mail. The large ("larg" heh) ships are stunningly detailed even if done in microscale, but the settlement really catches the eye - the city-like arrangement with the large tower, a landing pad and the mandatory greenhouse is just awesome. The story is really good too, I'd love to read such a book one day (it looks like a nice serious contrast to, for instance, Douglas Adams and his Guide). Just great!
 I like it 
  July 15, 2014
Your work is incredibly awesome, detailed and brilliant. Great Work :)
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Wow! This is amazing! I'm liking this so much, I'm getting giddy! Incredible detailing and micro-scale work! I've never considered doing a space micro-scale, but I think you've inspired me!
Thanks, Mark. I would love to see what you come up with for micro. But be careful, it's habit-forming.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Awesome build, Dude! Great details and color work. And congrats on getting blogged!
Thanks, Barto! Glad you like it. It's always an honor to get blogged, but you know that;)
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Topsy Creatori Tim, I do believe you have a talent for these mini-scale builds! Very sci-fi looking settlement! And Tim, I feel your loss, but know your love for Tippi and her memory will always be with you! :)
Thanks, Topsy. Yes, Tippi will always be with me. I appreciate the kind words. As for the build, I'm glad you like it. Yeah, micro has become more of an addiction than a scale for me at this point.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer Fantastic! So many details!
Thanks, Kevin! Glad you like it.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Tim I'm so sorry to here about Tippi. I'm sure she couldn't have had a better friend or a more loving family than yours. As always amazing work here. Love the micro city, and to see these ships at work is an awesome treat.
Thanks for the kind words about Tippi, Clayton. She was a great dog, and yes, she was loved. Thanks also for the compliments on the build. It's one of my smallest, but may be my favorite.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Romany Woodhouse Simply incredible micro Tim! Amazing details throughout. Great job on those tiny ships. I agree - gotta have that domed terrarium.
Thanks, Romany! You know, I think I've developed an addiction to micro scale and, of course, building the tiny ships.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Andy Price I love the intricate details you have put into this vignette! Marvellously rendered - I enjoyed it from all views -- which you provided for us!
Thanks, Andy. I didn't originally plan to include the behind-the-mountains shot, but, you know, in the spirit of full disclosure;)
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Karol J Amazing!
Thanks, Karol!
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting John Moffatt Those ships are gorgeous, but the whole landscape adds to the deal. I dig it
Thanks, John. Glad you dig it;)
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Fantastic! It's simply beautiful because it is full of intricate details. I also like the greenhouse, it's a nice touch.
Thank you, sir. That greenhouse was after several attempts to pull it off. I was trying to go with the larger dome, but it wasn't working out. It may be my favorite part of the build, so I'm glad you like it too.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett This is one of those builds that makes us want to create something like it. Inspiring.
Thanks, Nice. That's a high compliment indeed. I hope it does.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Impressive microbuild! Makes me wanna build one. :)
I'd love to see what you come up with, Shifu.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Steffen Rau Wow, what a wonderful space scene!
Thanks, Steffen.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Sven Jagdmann Absolutely fantastic work Tim ;) I really like that you added so many detail to it.
Thanks, Sven. Always happy to hear what you have to say. To draw a comment from someone who works so well in realism is always flattering.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Stephan N I've seen on flickr. Absolutely brilliant work Tim! that makes you want to micro
Micro is a lot of fun, Stephan. If this gets someone working in the scale, then it has accomplished more than I hoped it would.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting That guy you saw earlier Wow! I love this mini city scape. There are so many little details that look fantastic - I love the disc building and the way you made the whole MOC a circle. The ships look amazing too :)
Thanks, That Guy. I don't know what made me go with the round base, aside from just wanting to make it look like more of a display piece than a toy. Working in this small of a scale makes the little details more difficult. It's a lot more function and a lot less useless textured pieces for the random greeb that I'm usually good for, so I'm glad they worked out for you.
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Just. Wow. Amazing work, Tim! This is fantastic!
Thanks, Graham. Small though it may be, this is probably my favorite work that I've done yet. Glad you like it.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
Awesome! This captures a spacey vibe perfectly.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
DUDE! This is wickedly awesome! Great NPU and microscale.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
A panoramic epic. I remember your space city from a couple of years back and whilst this uses a fraction of the pieces it blows that work out of the water. Still more amazing is how you capture narrative in the piece. A perfect example of Lego illustration.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
Fascinating Story, and Built! Most I like the big round building! Awesome Work!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
Amazing micro builds!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
very cool micro city, the last pic reminds me the movie 'dark city', sorry about your loss, I lost my 16 year companion in 2010, it was about as close as a son a man could get, for 15 years, he was all I had, I still miss him a lot, good work on this piece!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
Hey Tim, I am beyond happy to see you hop right back into building. I know it's tough and please don't consider Lego merely as a distraction. You have given a lifeless planet new hope and a hopeless people new life. This "shake and bake" colony is wonderfully realized. It looks like a purposeful, deliberate, and ultra practical collection of prefabricated industrial goodness. I can picture an all powerful conglomerate corporation (Ubiquidyne Industries) spreading these around the galaxy and charging an exorbitant lease. The terrarium is just the right amount of color in contrast to the monochrome city and the layout with the landing pad at an angle is well balanced. Outstanding!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
Excellent work Mr. Clark! A masterful creation, beautiful microscale city, and those ships are superb as well! I had a wonderful time at BrickWorld talking with you, hope to see you at BrickWorld 2016 (since you said you can't make 2015 :( )! God Bless!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
That main building with the blue hose bent round as window glass is brilliant!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2014
Wow, that is a great looking city! The base looks impressive (and tedious) as well. The buildings are fantastic and the ships are just spot-on. I look forward to seeing your future work.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
This certainly deserves all the blogging it's recieved. As you know, I'm a huge fan of micro scale, so this really tickles me! I love the design of the ships, especially the "x" shaped engines. The curving of the tubing at the edges of the city is brilliant, as well. Nice!
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
I saw this on a couple of blogs and was blown away! The design and composition of this piece are incredible. I love the domed forest section. Super cool MOC.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
Excellent build. I like all the small details in it.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
Excellent work man! The ships and general build are amazing, but it's the details that really stick out, such as the curved piping. I also really like the contrast between the color of the ships and the rockwork/ planet. And congratulations on all the blog posts; really well deserved :-)
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
Stunning build, excellent microscale ships and colony buildings, and the near-circular base echoes the shape of the buildings and really adds to the atmosphere. Brilliant!
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
Brilliant and beautiful, with its tall, decorated spires. I like how your talent for greebles on big ships has transferred into micro-scale building. My favourite bit is the cog or corrugated pipe (I'm looking at this on my 'phone) that is sanwhich between the two dishes to make rows of windows. I like the pipes that run under the arch pieces too. Great work.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
Super awesome! I love that city! The greenhouse dome looks really great with it! Great job! :)
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Wow! This is amazing! I'm liking this so much, I'm getting giddy! Incredible detailing and micro-scale work! I've never considered doing a space micro-scale, but I think you've inspired me!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Awesome build, Dude! Great details and color work. And congrats on getting blogged!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Tim, I do believe you have a talent for these mini-scale builds! Very sci-fi looking settlement! And Tim, I feel your loss, but know your love for Tippi and her memory will always be with you! :)
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Fantastic! So many details!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Tim I'm so sorry to here about Tippi. I'm sure she couldn't have had a better friend or a more loving family than yours. As always amazing work here. Love the micro city, and to see these ships at work is an awesome treat.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Simply incredible micro Tim! Amazing details throughout. Great job on those tiny ships. I agree - gotta have that domed terrarium.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
I love the intricate details you have put into this vignette! Marvellously rendered - I enjoyed it from all views -- which you provided for us!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Amazing!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Those ships are gorgeous, but the whole landscape adds to the deal. I dig it
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Fantastic! It's simply beautiful because it is full of intricate details. I also like the greenhouse, it's a nice touch.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
This is one of those builds that makes us want to create something like it. Inspiring.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Impressive microbuild! Makes me wanna build one. :)
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Wow, what a wonderful space scene!
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Absolutely fantastic work Tim ;) I really like that you added so many detail to it.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
I've seen on flickr. Absolutely brilliant work Tim! that makes you want to micro
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
Wow! I love this mini city scape. There are so many little details that look fantastic - I love the disc building and the way you made the whole MOC a circle. The ships look amazing too :)
  July 9, 2014
Just. Wow. Amazing work, Tim! This is fantastic!
 
By Tim C
Add to my favorite builders

88
people like this. See who.

2,154 visitors
83 comments
Added July 9, 2014
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Settlement on Epherna 1: The ArrivalBases & space stations


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use