Posts Tagged ‘Mark Stafford’

21109 Exo-Suit Review

July 11, 2014

A couple of days ago I got sent a very special package in the mail.
Look what I got from Denmark

I’ve never gotten a set before the release date direct from Denmark. I don’t know how I got on the list, but I want to thank whoever at LEGO put me on it so that I could get to review such a great set! πŸ™‚


This is the first LEGO Ideas set that I’ve opened. I bought the Ghostbusters set, but I’ve been too busy to get to it yet — isn’t it a bummer that I’m too busy building with LEGO to build with LEGO? (totally sarcastic) πŸ˜‰


The instruction book is really nice, with great pictures of Peter Reid — the LEGO fan that created the original concept and Mark Stafford — Senior LEGO Set Designer

As well as the story of the Exo-Suit Adventure

This set also features new green suit Classic Spacemen (and woman πŸ˜‰ ) as well as Peter’s signature turtle

I have to say, I love the new green suits! When Classic Space originally came out green wasn’t even a LEGO color yet or we would have seen this sooner I’m sure.

The suit design is simply stunning! I’m not a mecha builder, but this just might convert me! There’s so much greebling. This model is sleek, totally pose-able and just plain awesome!



This isn’t the greatest pic, but it shows how well the five fingered exo-suit hands can hold the turtle.

Here’s a quick time lapse I made of the build

So my final verdict — buy it!!! Its coming out August 1st and will be $35 USD. I was already planning on picking up the model brfore I got this, and I’m certainly interested in getting more than one of these, its just that cool!

The Star Flower

May 31, 2013

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 πŸ˜‰ ). 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 — πŸ˜€


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. πŸ˜‰