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Planet Express UCS | by Nicola Stocchi
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Planet Express UCS

“Good news everyone! Get ready for a space journey in the 30th century!”

 

Hello everyone, here is the iconic Planet Express ship in a UCS version. I love the animated series and also the spaceship design, so it was a pleasure for me to accept this challenge and start the project. It was difficult for the curved profile, that is not simple to create with Lego bricks.

 

This is a big model: the ship counts 5112 parts and the total length is almost 1 m. For this reason it needs a very strong inner structure, as you can see from one of the pics in the album. It was totally built using Lego Digital Designer. For the moment there are no minifigs, but hopefully they could be added in the future.

 

Features:

- turnable turret

- mechanism to bring down the cargo elevator

- UCS plate ;)

 

I’m a bit disappointed because Lego Ideas didn’t approve this ship, they say the content of the project doesn’t fit their standards and it could refer to politic, religion, drugs, smoking, violence…

I agree with them, but also I asked why Simpsons sets are OK for their standards: they refer to an animated series with an alcoholic father that strangles his son and makes fun of religion.

 

Well, anyway I’m proud of this project. Very special thanks to my friend Gabriele Zannotti who makes stunning renders, and to my friend Davide Ruggeri for his support so far.

 

I hope you like it, comments are welcome!

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Uploaded on June 22, 2016