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. AdvertisementsRead more "The Promised Minor Update"
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 […]Read more "Power Up"
Planetary Outpost is powered by the sun, thanks to its two huge solar panels. All this energy keeps the life support system humming, the lights buzzing, and the coffee pipping hot.Read more "Recharge Station"
It was very exciting that NinjaBrick reached out and interviewed me about the design process behind Planetary Outpost. There was even time to touch on my Moments in Space entry, The Bridge.Read more "A Ninja Interviews Captain Mutant"
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 […]Read more "Captain on the Bridge"
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.”Read more "On Top of Ruins"
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)!Read more "Exploring in Style"