Wow, thanks guys for all the love on the last post. Of course it has nothing to do with me giving away free LEGO (wink, wink 😉 ). Even so, getting so many responses, and some new readers is just awesome! And, my Facebook page has jumped from 924 likes to 966 likes, so there is a high possibility that we will hit 1000 likes before next week’s deadline — a.k.a. a possible second giveaway. So if you haven’t entered, read the last post and do so.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post — 😀
Is it a star? Is it a ship? Its both! This awesome model was created by LEGO set designer Mark Stafford.
To me its a new model, but apparently Mark created this a decade ago —
10 years since I built this!
At the time there was a fad of building space ‘pods’, small one manned disk shaped spaceships. The story was that an Artist called Salvador Warhol had an argument that pod designs could be beautiful not just functional. He sketched his pod design on a napkin and ordered it from the Insectoid Ambassador, to be built as soon as possible in their vast hive spaceyards.
The napkin had some jelly on it, the ambassador ate it, but vaguely recalled how it looked and later delivered this to the artist. – who loved the interpretation and uses it constantly.
Weird story – weird build, strangely I returned to five directional building last year with the ‘Hand of Justice’ Space Police MOC. Maybe I’m running out of ideas!
I don’t know if there would ever be an actual set like this, but hey, you never know. 😉