This week, we are returning to the theme of Sci-fi Space with the XS-SP33D Fireball. This is a build by Blake Foster, who has some of the best fictional space themed projects on Cuusoo. His Octan in Space even got a Cuusoo Staff Pick this week.
The thruster-to-ship ratio is perfect for this sci-fi "muscle car" concept. I really like his use of the skies rounding the thrusters and use of "metal detectors" to add more connections with the cockpit. The use of the red flags to visually connect the snotted thruster shroud together is brilliant.
Really greebly LEGO spacecraft, so popular at Cons, just can't seem to make any headway on Cuusoo. The most supported fictional spacecraft without IP, The Manticore, is barely above 500 support.
Meanwhile there are many projects for "castle" and "city" that are well above that. I have a theory that part of this is because people have some collective idea of what modern and fantasy/historical sets should look like, but everyone has their own opinion about what the future holds and they are more swayed by their personal sense of style in these matters. My point on this? Well, don't expect to get very far on Cuusoo with an IP free spaceship unless it is seriously awesome.
Blake Foster has quite the collection of impressive space builds under his belt. He even has a few technical marvels as well, which can all be seen at his personal web site.
LL1012-12 NCS-Speeder by T.Oechsner
A Week of Cuusoo
This week, I had two picks, the first being the Iron Man Hulkbuster with its inspired use of the "hero-factory" Iron Man chest plate. My other favorite project this week is the Apollo Guard - Imperial Mecha Unit which I find slightly reminiscent of Warhammer 40k armor (though I am sure many will disagree). Either way, very good week for anyone who likes Bulky power armor for their minifigs.
The Liebherr LTM 1070 boom crane is another fine offering. Internally it utilizes a rather ingenious collection of elements and seven motors to drive and operate the crane but the visually shell is fully actualized in more traditional LEGO rather than Technic elements.
MAN! That is a lot of Red and Grey pictures!