Classic Space returns for 2016
Classic Space has been an inspirational theme for many builders, often because it was an iconic look from childhood LEGO sets. Alec Hole has taken the Classic Space theme to a new level with one of his builds for the show. He told us:
“This starship model is inspired by a classic LEGO Space set from 1985. It’s 88cm long, 50cm wide and 31cm tall– the set that inspired it is about 30cm long. I’ve tried to reference many of the details in the original, such as the small exterior computers behind the cockpit area and the large engines on the middle wings. The rear tower still has a gantry-like quality, using fence pieces mounted at angles.
Despite its size the ship is swooshable and has been designed to be carried by the central neck section. Most of the weight is at the back, so you can grasp the neck near where it meets the rear section and lift it. There are lots of overlapping plates in the neck to strengthen it, and even the pipes clipped along the sides help reinforce the structure. The rear wings are braced underneath so they don’t swing off when you swoosh her. The model took about six months’ work in my spare time to complete.”
TICKETS FOR THE SHOW
Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online ticketing partner, Swindon Tickets. Please note that a small booking fees apply for all online ticket purchases.
You can also purchase tickets on the day.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Great Western Brick Show is held inside STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, just next to the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre
The museum is easily accessible by car and public transport.