I have recently acquired several copies of the LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts set 71253 very cheaply, which has left me with a number of the large 12×24 plates with the corners cut off and a 6×6 round hole in the middle – part 18601. I started playing with various bricks and came up with the idea that each floor would made from a different colourway, with symmetrical windows and stairwells. The building is the Science faculty of Micropolis University, with a different discipline housed on each floor. I added some landscaping to the corners and a green roof, which is part of the Biology Department’s experiments.
I have big plans for my Microscale Moonbase – Mooncropolis. But in order to get some of the structures built, you first need to land on the Moon and bring in supplies. This is where my little NCS fleet comes in. So far, I have three classes of ship working the route.
I’ve had a word with Benny The Spaceman and he told me where to get some little runabout ships which were going cheap – in fact, they were on a BOGOF offer, so I took his advice and snapped up a couple of the 7114 LEGO Dimensions Benny Fun Pack sets.
As I don’t have any interest (or equipment) to play the Dimensions game, I had to rely on Benny giving me instructions on how to build his little craft. They turned out pretty well!
I also spotted a good deal on eBay for four microscale cruisers – just what I need to fill out the fleet a bit more. The polybags come with a LEGO book as part of set 11910 but didn’t include any instructions, so I had to wing it from an LDD file I found online.
I tipped out all four bags into my sorting tray and set about building them simultaneously, just so they all ended up the same.
Taking a closer look at one of them, it’s a well-equipped vessel with plenty of room for passengers up front and cargo in the back, which is stowed through the two opening doors at the rear.
These bigger ships will bring personnel and supplies to the Moon as the base is being built, while the runabouts will be good to move bits and pieces around once they are on the Moon itself.
There were quite a few spare parts which I didn’t need from these sets, which will probably go towards making the NCS Ugly Duckling into a bit more of a believable craft! Watch this space(ship).
I’ve had a go at building a microscale space ship with some of the bits and pieces I currently have in my parts box. It ended up as a bit of a mish-mash, and was quickly christened the Ugly Duckling.
It’s designed to be a workhorse cargo heavy lifting craft, and not meant to look pretty, so I figured I could get away with it! It may get a refit when I have some spare parts which would make some improvements.