Doctor Who – TARDIS Console Room . Finally, after about one and a half year, I finished my biggest and most complicated MOC so far: . The ninth and tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Interior.
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Here's a picture of the real one.
It all started in summer of 2009. I just got the all the bricks back, that once belonged to my brother, then to me, then to my nephew. I’ll give them back when my grandnephew is old enough (hehehe).
As a huge fan of the british TV series ‘Doctor Who’ my first MOC was the TARDIS. Not the one in the picture (stop laughing), that one was just a test for different techniques. Here you can find the real one including the instructions. And then – back in the days – I started building the interior.
Of course I created other MOCs in between, but I never lost interest and always came back to this one. I’m glad I did. Here are some more details about the process and the final result (hey, wake up and listen).
A minifig doesn’t look like a shrunken human, more like a jolted bully, broad-shouldered and widish. To fit this proportion, I jolted the exterior and the interior as well.
As I mentioned before, I started building right after my dark ages, so I had to learn a lot about parts and techniques (still do). Therefore especially the TARDIS wall construction changed a lot over the months.
1) First design with the studs pointing outside of the console room. I simply ignored the indentation.
2) Studs now facing inside and the roundels are embedded as they should.
3) I put some more money into it to make the panels studless.
4) I realised that the roundels contain lamps, so I reconstructed them that they’re now capable of containing LEDs.
But even without LEDs, they let some light in.
The entrance (white doors)
The coat rack
The ‘stepladder’ to the upper level.
The 3 seater chair.
One of the 2 power packs for the lightening inside, one for the console and one for the 12 bulbs in the upper level.
Since the actor Chris Eccleston was my first Doctor (left), I chose him for the main pics, accompanied by Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper (middle). Since this is also the tenth Doctor’s console room, I had to make a little David Tennant (right). And to all the purists out there, yes, his coat is obviously non LEGO®, just like Eccleston’s hair. Well, life can be hard.
For those of you who are not familiar with the series (watch it, it’s really good), here’s the TARDIS from the outside. Altogether: “The inside is bigger than the outside”
Here are some more shots of the whole thing.
Finally I hope this presentation wasn’t too boring. Thank you Russell T Davies for bringing back the Doctor and thank you Steven Moffat and everybody involved in the franchise for more cool episodes. And thank you BBC for not suing me for using the Doctor Who logo.
Legal Bit: 'Doctor Who' is a Registered Trademark of BBC Worldwide. The 'Doctor Who' logo and all images from the television series are copyright BBC Worldwide.