I haven’t yet see The LEGO Movie, but Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (70816) set has taken my eye because of its cool shape and Classic Space colours. So I was pleased to find a used but complete set available from eBay a while ago.
It arrived as a box of bits, all jumbled up and in none of the numbered bags big sets tend to come in straight from the factory these days:
Undaunted by the challenge, I set to and sorted the bits out into a semblance of order before building the magnificent machine. It looks rather fab with its outrigger mini-ships and an adversary in a sleek black ship to chase. It’s also remarkably swooshable for its size. Yay! The top view is definitely the best – underneath there are a few of those blocky Technic frames on show, which could do with a few inverted slopes to cover them up.
Anyway, I was very happy with my craft and so was the pilot. No wonder he goes around with that stupid grin on his face all the time!