When I started designing Planetary Outpost, my intention was to create something to commemorate Classic Space’s 40th anniversary. With that in mind I wondered how LEGO would design a futuristic outpost using modern parts and building techniques while still anchoring this project within the Classic Space universe. So although I created something modern, I peppered […]Read more "Colours, Colours"
I thought it would be fun to see Planetary Outpost next to the most iconic starship of the entire Classic Space theme, the LL928 Galaxy Explorer!Read more "2018… meet 1978"
The duo over at Life in Brick have taken a look at Planetary Outpost. Some of the choice quotes from that article are: “if like me you’re a fan of 1980s LEGO, then you can’t help but admire the beauty in this homage.” “There’s definitely a lot to enjoy with this set” “Opening up the […]Read more "Mutant Life in Brick"
After months of additional work, my modifications to Planetary Outpost are drawing to a close. I started back on Christmas Eve, two months and ten days after I’d submitted my proposal to LEGO Ideas. Over the course of the last five months, I fixed a pivoting wall and the way airlocks connect to the main […]Read more "1978"
The final internal configuration of Planetary Outpost houses the Engineering and Workshop. The main room is the Workshop, a place where the crew can tweak and repair their equipment, and use the Protonic Resonance Of Biomechanical Evaluation [P.R.O.B.E.] table to get a detailed look inside any item or equipment to see what could be wrong […]Read more "The Engineering and Workshop"
Every team of explorers, especially those that travel far from Earth, needs to keep fit and healthy, and Planetary Outpost is no exception.Read more "The Sick Bay"
The original crew quarters design was my least favourite Planetary Outpost configuration. I wasn’t happy with the beds – they looked like four poster bunk beds rather than anything remotely futuristic, most of their pieces weren’t used in other room configurations which was inefficient, and the bathroom was frankly an embarrassment.Read more "The Crew Quarters"