• Way rad. - gambort
  • Way rad - gambort
  • Way rad - gambort
  • Unfortunately the black technic axle gets lost in the background but the line roughly matches up with the angle of the bley cone above. I would've loved to shoot this on a yellow background but the rocket was too tall.
  • Something like this was the very first thing that popped into my head when I saw these new sets. - Catsy [CC]
  • favorite detail! Just perfect! - Pierre E Fieschi
  • wow - Pierre E Fieschi
  • yes, these are lovely. - Shadow Viking
  • Seriously. - Mos Doomsday

Заправка космического корабля (Refuelling spaceship)

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"Космос холоден, но русские женщины холоднее."
("Space is cold but Russian women are colder".)

Most cosmonauts in the Battle for the Moon were women, leaving the men to pilot their mechs against the American ground forces. The "Ladies of the Stars" quickly earned a reputation amongst their enemy for their bravery and savagery in battle.

Impossible to see but the pilot is a rather lovely female, I might get some closer shots of the truck and the pilot later. Some things bug me about the rocket but I'm leaving this one be for now. Got a few more of those lovely Death Star spheres and about 40 different ideas for stuff to build with them. Maybe a giant space laser next...I was going to start on some new Lego graffiti but this retro stuff keeps drawing me back.

Ninja Pilot, Shuppiluliumas, gambort, and 117 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. pasukaru76 37 months ago | reply

    The mystery of the invisible landing gear! :-)

    Way cool, Shan, way cool. You certainly are the reference for retroness.

  2. C.Nile 37 months ago | reply

    Love it. Great shape

  3. xtofcorthay 37 months ago | reply

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW !!!!! so cool !!!!!!

  4. Magυs 37 months ago | reply

    Very cool.

  5. Pierre E Fieschi 37 months ago | reply

    Absolutely brilliant... 'Battle for the moon' is actually a collection of your most awesome stuff anyway! Any chance it was inspired by this (awesome) thing? www.flickr.com/photos/olog/6554768783/in/faves-47881312@N04/

  6. qi_tah 37 months ago | reply

    Oh yessss... so good mate, perfectly expected/unexpected! :) I've got one of those death stars sitting on my work bench too, can't wait to give it a whirl.

  7. Shannon Ocean 37 months ago | reply

    Thanks heaps guys!
    Yep, especially the visual composition of having the rocket in the middle and two object either side. I saw it but strangely didn't leave a coment.
    Me, the retro guy? No way, I'm still trying to catch up to the ace stuff Gambort and Soren posted back in '07 and '08 :)

  8. toms_h@rt 37 months ago | reply

    Perfectly built and awesome design!

  9. gambort 37 months ago | reply

    I think any catch up is now reversed.

    PS. Savage Planet needs these.

  10. nate_decastro 37 months ago | reply

    Top notch: build to execution to presentation--all A's. :)

  11. Uspez 37 months ago | reply

    Completely awesome! So great to see more Battle for the Moon!

  12. teikjoon 37 months ago | reply

    I can totally see LEGO ripping you off and launching a retro space theme with funky colours :D

  13. : VolumeX : 37 months ago | reply

    Most excellent stuff all round!
    ;)

  14. SuperHardcoreDave 37 months ago | reply

    Excellent compostion Shannon, your retro style work is really impressive and I personally really like this one. Glad you showed the other picture too - it shows the strut work better, but this one has more drama.

  15. bono1900 37 months ago | reply

    Great scene!!
    But there are some errors in Russian spelling
    Refuelling spaceship - Заправка космического корабля
    Space is cold but Russian women are colder - Космос холоден, но русские женщины холоднее :)

  16. Shannon Ocean 37 months ago | reply

    Thank you for the correction, i was relying on a google translation which are notorious for bad mistakes. Spasiba!

  17. bono1900 37 months ago | reply

    Пожалуйста! You're wellcome!

  18. gambort 28 months ago | reply

    I'm still of the opinion that this is one of the best things ever made out of LEGO.

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