The Promised Minor Update

The underside of Planetary Outpost is curved, and is made up of a myriad (well, 80 actually) Plate W/Half Bow Inverted 1x2x2/3 pieces (part 24201). Although it gives my project the desired look, a long row of one-stud wide pieces doesn’t contribute to the design’s overall strength. Advertisements

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Power Up

As we explored previously, the buggies have their own small solar panel, but nothing can beat the fast recharge rate of plugging the vehicle directly to Planetary Outpost… except as originally designed, there’s no way to do that – and that’s a pretty big shortcoming, not to mention a missing play feature. Having added a […]

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Captain on the Bridge

This is a departure from my usual analysis of Planetary Outpost: LEGO announced a contest a few weeks ago to design a “gift with purchase” based on a Moment in Space. The photos are a detailed view of what I came up with, the bridge of a large spaceship, one capable of sending colonists and […]

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On Top of Ruins

A few months back, I stumbled across this quote by American computer programmer, Ellen Ullman: “We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.”

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Exploring in Style

All original Classic Space sets came with little buggies to help the minifigs explore their surroundings. They were the simplest designs and made up of a handful of pieces, between eight (for the Galaxy Explorer – set 497) and thirteen (for the Alpha-1 Rocket Base – set 483)!

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