Creating a fully enclosed LEGO building is one thing. Making sure giant human hands can still get inside and interact with the crew and play features is another. Making this work for Planetary Outpost was the result of a lot of trial and error and compromise, but I think the final output works well and […]Read more "All Access"
Building a structure out of LEGO can be quite straightforward: stack up bricks on top of each other, and before you know it, you’ve got a building of some sort. But look at any design in real life and you’ll notice that they’re actually much more complex than they seem: stuff sticks out of various […]Read more "Detailing, Erling, and Greebling"
Check out any sci-fi movie or TV show and chances are, the doors of any base of operations, orbital space station, or starship slide open. There was no way I wasn’t going to have that in my project, and that decision actually dictated the overall dimensions of my design.Read more "Sliding Doors"
Robots. Robots are a big part of science-fiction, and let’s face it, they’re the only ones exploring space right now, so it’s undeniable that they’ll be essential to our future. So when I decided I wanted to expand beyond the Outpost to add more playability to my model, creating a robot was at the top […]Read more "All Sorts of Inspiration"
The space sets of the 70s are regarded as classics by many. Fun to play with and easy to build, they excited the imagination of countless children, including myself. It is a bit daunting to think one can improve on a classic, but I’ve always had thoughts on how to make these sets better (in […]Read more "An Homage to Classic Space"
The release of LEGO Idea’s 21312 Women of NASA is again sparking debate about gender inequality. This happened with the release of 21110 Research Institute, and I would argue that these sets and the news surrounding them merely highlight the problem, because if there wasn’t an issue, there would be no need for them. […]Read more "Women in Sci-Fi, Science & LEGO"
The first milestone has been reached: Planetary Outpost has got 100 votes! It took two weeks and a lot of hard work to get there – I’m gonna need to think of other methods to get the other 9,900 supporters, as my current method is neither sustainable, nor sufficient!Read more "I Ain’t ‘Fraid of No Skulls"