Category Archives: MOC’s

New Digital MOC – Robert Space Industries; Aurora XL

Greeting all!

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted. I haven’t been entirely idle but I certainly haven’t been building like I once used to. There are reasons but this is neither the time or place to discuss that. Rather, let me direct your attention to my latest MOC, a replica of a wonderful spaceship that is part of an even more incredible video game universe of Star Citizen. This is the Aurora XL, a one person ship that is designed for light cargo duty, exploration or personal transportation off world. The rendering below is from the game and I decided to make it mini-fig scale and build in as many details and “working” parts as possible. The hardest part was building the working airlocks, while not operating exactly like the ones in game, they do function and add quite a bit to the model. The cockpit, with it’s very non-Lego shaped glass was a bit of a challenge but I think I did a decent enough job while allowing for some great detail in the cockpit, another signature element from the game. The MOC isn’t done. I plan on building out all the various weapons and equipment options as well as making tweaks to the weapon hard-points. Also, the surfboards, er landing gear is temporary. It in NO WAY would support this ship’s weight were it built in actual bricks.

I’m wanting to post this on Lego Cuusoo and try to get in it made into a real set. I know there are a LOT of folks in the Star Citizen verse who might support this!

Hope you enjoy! See you out in the ‘verse!


This is the interior of the pilot’s cabin and sleeping area. If you look closely in the other pix, you’ll see he/she has a nice view!

aurora-xl-pilotThis is a front on view of our intrepid pilot!


An over the shoulder view of the cockpit and flight controls!



The right airlock open with ladder extended.


Engine details goodness.


Don’t stand too close…aurora-xl-frpmt

The business end. Hey, are those missiles?aurora-xl-right-closed

The right side of the ship with the airlock in the closed position.



The left side of the ship with the airlock in the open, let’s go into port and make some money position.aurora-xl-bottom

This is the bottom of the ship.Note, there is no cargo box attached.. yet!


This would be the top of the ship.


This is a nice view of the ship!


The “working” airlock in the closed position from the inside.


This is the cabin door opening..


This the cabin door closed.


The cockpit with the roof open.


Clare Grant – The Minifig Series

While I am an AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego) I also happen to be a geek in many other ways. This is no surprise to those that know me.  I’m a comic book collector, sci-fi fan, gamer, aviation geek, spacetweep – well the list actually goes on.  A few years ago I started to see more and more geek girls, and geek women to start and finally come into their own.  This has given me both great joy and great hope for mankind.  One of the more popular and visible geek girls on the planet now is Clare Grant. She is an actress, and geek, co-founder of  Team Unicorn and I recently found out via her Twitter feed, a fan of Lego Bricks!!!  So, how could I resist in fulfilling her wish to become an, albeit unofficial, Lego minifig.  I did this as a fan gift to her as I have greatly enjoyed her work and what she has done to remove the myth of there being no geek girls/women.  Once completed (they’re still a work in progress), I’ll ship them to her as an EARLY Christmas present.

After starting this project it became very difficult to pick a single character to represent her in Lego bricks.  So, following the Lego Group’s example, I decided to do several minifigs in a series.

So without futher ado, I present Clare Grant – Lego Minifigs, Series 1.

Clare as Lara Croft in the music video G33K & G4M3R Girls

SPOILER!! Clare as the “Red Spartan” in The Guild’s Season Five Finale.

And lastly, Clare as Lexie, one of the Sexy Nightmare Slayers.


Tranquility Base Here…. The Eagle Has Landed

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 roared off the launch pad, headed towards the Moon and History. In honor of this still inspiring epic achievement I’ve created a scale and very detailed model of an Apollo landing site. Now, I may call this model Tranquility Base, but it is not. In honor of ALL the Apollo missions, I wanted to add something that only a few selection mission had – the moon buggy!  This one seats both astronauts and even folds up and can be stowed in the decent stage of the lunar module!  This set will hopefully be able to be downloaded or purchased on the Lego Design By Me Gallery in the next day or so. Enjoy!