Heimdall - Front
Built in real LEGO bricks, no stickers.
Pieces: 7441 pieces
Dimensions: 770mm x 280mm x 11mm
Heimdall is a reconnaissance spaceship. Powered by a single yet powerful thermonuclear engine from BST (Benny Space Technologies), coupled with a high-energy particles grabber under the cockpit that helps to replenish fuel supplies on a long missions. To disperse a ridiculous amounts of heat from reactor's core a series of thermo-dump panels are mount beneath the fuselage. Being a reconnaissance ship it is also equipped with a sensors array under the cockpit and some ion cannons at each wing, you known, just in case....
Design and build
It took me more than 5 months to design and build it. A major inspiration comes from amazing artwork by Michal Kus. Especially the color-blocking and indentations at the front of the wings were a place from which I started. Along the way I shifted things my own way to suit ideas that were jumbling inside my head or I just wanted to incorporate, like the thermo-dump panels from Hamilton's series of books. There were many fun challenges along the way not only related to its geometry or color-blocking but also in making sure that this flying mosaic would be rigid. All of this required many rebuilds and tests but I had a blast doing all of this :)
For anyone curious how Heimdall is built or want to look at some building techniques I have created a studio model based on the actual build. It should be more handy than a regular step-by-step instructions. You can download it from here github.com/lechkulina/Heimdall
Full gallery is here www.flickr.com/photos/147862201@N05/albums/72157715784794408
WIP gallery is here www.flickr.com/photos/147862201@N05/albums/72157713634763282