Monthly Archives: September 2011

Latest Set: Grail – Mission to the Moon

Hi all. Today the Grail twin spacecrafts were supposed to launch from Kennedy but due to high winds in the upper atmosphere it was delayed until tomorrow’s launch window. In honor of this historic mission to map the moons gravity and therefore help determine what’s under it’s surface I’ve designed TWO sets. One a semi-scale model of one of the Grails spacecraft and a set with both a single Grail spacecraft and it’s Detla II launch vehicle! Enjoy.

 

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The Space Shuttle era is over but not the ISS!

Hey all.  I was recently made aware that I had not posted any photos of my ISS set.  Although not new, this set has been requested along with the… ahem.. daunting scale version that I have yet to complete. So here is a little ISS for you.


Latest Set: Apollo Command / Service Module

Hi all. Glad you found your way here. Here are a few photos of my latest set, the Apollo Command and Service Module. Given that I’m such a big fan and collector of Apollo I find it strange that I haven’t built one of these sooner?!? Given some of my mistakes on a few digital models, I’ve made a few trade-offs on detail vs stability. This is certainly a model that would do nicely sitting on a desk and one that won’t do much WOOOOSHING around, although I think the command module might survive a gentle splashdown. 😉  A few days ago I participated in the Twitter event #Apollo13Tweetup in which many people simultaneously watched the great Apollo 13 film and interacted with one another via Twitter. I learned so much and the whole group was treated to a “live” walking tour of the Apollo Mission control from William Foster ( @HoustonGC ). The whole experience got me inspired to build a scale model of the command and service modules which of course were so integral to the Apollo program and the plot of the movie. Having already completed my lunar module model, I now can offer the complete set!

I have no immediate plans to design a scale Saturn V though.

Enjoy.

P.S. Hope to have the model uploaded to Lego Design By Me later today so that anyone can download the instructions or buy even buy the set!