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3DClassic Space Lego - Galaxy Explorer WIP



  • SaquistSaquist0 Posts: 0Member
    Takes me back to a kid.
    I used to have the Lego Explorian Starship.

    I loved the main weapon that came out the cargo bay in the back. This is when toys were toys.
  • stonkystonky171 Posts: 0Member
    Thanks all!

    Wow, the Explorian Starship is pretty intricate! I'm afraid that I didn't do much Lego Space collecting after '79, '80. :( That said, I was able to rediscover Lego through the eyes of my son years later - turns out that I still love it as much as I ever did. :) I swear playing with Lego as a kid still plays a big part in my approach to deconstructive problem solving as an adult.

    More to come!
  • uniderthuniderth0 Posts: 0Member
    Your renders are amazing. Are you sure you didn't just break out your old Lego kits and photograph them?
  • stonkystonky171 Posts: 0Member
    Haha no, the renders don't have teeth marks. :)

    Thank you!
  • japetusjapetus854 SeattlePosts: 1,023Member
    Saquist wrote: »
    Takes me back to a kid.
    I used to have the Lego Explorian Starship.

    I loved the main weapon that came out the cargo bay in the back. This is when toys were toys.

    Oh man can I be jealous of that set? :) I grew up with a lot of space police, blacktron, and the iceplanet guys. Still love those sets. I like to still buy a lego set once a year or so if I have some spare birthday money or something, but they don't make them like that anymore...
  • stonkystonky171 Posts: 0Member
    I don't think that I ever posted the finished version of this one:

  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801831 Posts: 9,995Member
    Dude, that's freaking sweet. If you put that in a realistic room setting, it could look like a real Lego set sitting on a table or desk, or something. :)
  • ChrisGFXChrisGFX171 Posts: 0Member
    oh man that are memories. I had this one und some other LEGO Space packs. Long ago .... long ago :)

    great work!
  • ComcoComco296 Posts: 1,271Administrator
    Holy crap, stonky. That latest render just gave me a massive dose of nostalgia. I didn't even remember owning that set until I looked at your pic, but seeing it again brought back memories of playing with it at least 20 years ago. Amazing stuff. And fantastic modeling mate. :)
  • biotechbiotech171 Posts: 0Member
    Love it.

    When I was a kid, there was nothing more cool than that transparent yellow lego.

    Well maybe microanuts figures, but they were transparent too.
  • homerpalooza67homerpalooza67226 Posts: 1,891Member
  • xumucanexumucane0 Posts: 0Member
    I had this set! Wow. Really fantastic job. You even got the background perfect. I would have just assumed this was one of the images from the little fold-out intructions.
  • stonkystonky171 Posts: 0Member
    Thanks all, more to come! One of the changes here was that I substituted "medium stone grey" with the original, now defunct, "light grey" color used in the older kits. I want to finally get the baseplates from the Galaxy Explorer set finished this weekend. I have some of the other smaller kits done as well that I'll put together in a wider diorama.

    Classic space from the upcoming Lego Movie:


    Can't wait! The kit in the background is on my "to do" list. :)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801831 Posts: 9,995Member
    I have the instructions for that kit in the background also. I was going to do it when I was on my Lego kick a while back but I never got around to it. The Lego Movie looks like it's going to be a blast. :D
  • stonkystonky171 Posts: 0Member
    Minor update, modeling work on one of the baseplates:

  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801831 Posts: 9,995Member
    That looks great. :)
  • lennier1lennier1272 Posts: 1,056Member
    Great progress, as always!
    I've always been more a fan of the "City" line of kits and the "Technic" models, but those images bring back some fond memories!
  • WizWiz0 Posts: 0Member
    Fantastic work Stonky, can feel the love in your modeling ;)
  • biotechbiotech171 Posts: 0Member
    Always loved that moon plate, you have really done it justice.
  • anystaranystar0 Posts: 0Member
    offtopic: anyone else just love how the Classic Space character in the new movie previews has the cracked helmet chinbar? allll my old helmets of that style would break like that :)

    ontopic: Stonky, i just love it when this thread pops up again. you know how much i love the lego-modeling!
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