Mass Effect Citadel

The Citadel, from Mass Effect. Some artistic license taken with the design, but I think it's fairly faithful.


Had a catastrophic accident while setting up to take a WIP photograph--this thing isn't exactly very stable. Frustration led to a marathon session of building out the wards and fixing the ring, and before I knew it I was pretty much done. Thanks for giving me a nudge, Peter.


Shot in low light with two blacklights to make the trans-neon-orange elements fluoresce. I'm not completely happy with the nebula I threw together, but what the hey--I think it looks cool.


I will most likely take more photos, but I wanted to get something posted while the thing is still intact. :>


Primary reference picture.


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  • Piotr Ślęzak 5y

  • 3 ! PRO 5y

    damn son
  • Nannan Zhang PRO 5y

    Nicely presented
  • Word_Freak 5y

    Agreed, the presentation is fantastic.

    Oh yeah, and the MOC is pretty amazing as well.
  • Jon Hall 5y

    It was all worth it, this is great, but damn you've got a lot of trans-orange!
  • MechaFenris 5y

    Great work! That's a keeper!
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 5y

    Oh my. Well then, I guess a welcome to any incoming Kotaku visitors is in order. Thanks for the heads up. :)

    Ironically this is not a particularly complicated build--just a little parts-intensive, most of which was from pick-a-brick. I should post some breakdown shots of the structure of the wards.
  • Patrick Downs 5y

  • Catsy [CC] PRO 5y

    Wow, looks like the Kotaku article got picked up and tweeted by Xbox Support and one of the overseas EA offices. I really ought to quit procrastinating and get back to work on that Halo Ringworld project...
  • Guy H PRO 5y

    I just KNEW you were going to wimp out on the HALO project!

    ( you just made the Master Chief cry .....................)
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 5y

    Haha, not happening. ;)

    It may take me a while, but I'm determined that I /will/ finish it. Ideally I'd like to have it done by Brickcon this year, but we'll see.
  • Collin Belangér 5y

    Viewed 15,396 times Holy sh*t i see why
  • ewanm89 5y

    So what's next, the SSV Normandy, the Destiny Ascension or Sovereign?
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 5y

    ^ Well, I need to find the v2 of the micro Normandy that I built and photograph it. :) As far as epic projects go, though, it looks increasingly like the Ringworld will be finished this year--I'm a little over 70% done with the landmasses on the inner ring, and once that's done the model itself is complete--all that remains is building a display stand.

    Unfortunately "all that" is quite a bit of work still--the ring is over 5 feet in diameter, flexible, and very heavy. I haven't decided if I'm going to brick-build a stand, use PVC piping, or go all-out with clear acrylic. I may eventually go the acrylic route, but in the meantime it's more likely that I'll brick-build something structurally similar to the spine of the Death Star II set.
  • John Gray 5y

    The very escence of win embodied in lego.
  • ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ 5y

    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite Lego of the Citadel.

    good lighting, like in a high school grad photo by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓
  • Bua mua 5y

  • bowl of cereal 5y

    The Most AWESOMEST Structure!0
  • Jackbrick101 4y

  • Simon Pickard 4y

    no idea baout the influence but as a stand alone image it's beautiful.
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