The Infinitum-A was built with new technology and the remains of the almost destroyed LL929. A new statue had been cast and was to be delivered to the site of the first Moonbase. This custom homage to the original space heroes was commission for this single flight.
In order to discourage bandit attack this time the rear section was built with a homing hyperdrive engine that would instantaneously return the rear module to Earth. However the front was a formidable fighter capable of holding it's own even against the technological marvels of the Green Jelly like Invaders of Mars.
Today we conclude our little trek through the Classic Space Federation with Mark Stafford's LL-929 Star Fleet Infinitum. Mark has managed to get hold of some parts from the new Space Police sets, making us all very envious.
The designation LL929 was one of several that was strangely unused (or perhaps for used on a top secret test vehicle) during the time of 'classic' space exploration, almost thirty years later, after the fractioning of human space into the colonies we know today, the government of Earth commissioned this one of a kind custom vessel to make a very special delivery.
We're changing things around a little for the last day of our 30th anniversary celebration, posting a bonus first and making you wait for the main model of the day.
Pete Reid's LL-497 has been around for a little while, and can't be considered for the month long celebration as it wasn't specially built. However, a little collaboration with Stuart Crawshaw and me produced a rather beautiful piece of set box art.
Stuart provided the landing pad, while the crater plate was mine. Pete added the rover and moonbase, as well as LL-497 that gives the set it's name. We wanted to get it as close as possible to the original 928 set box image. Pete says he took about 300 photos to try to get it all to look right, but I think the results are well worth it. Thanks to Ian Greig for fixing up my photo editing efforts.
Nnenn has been busy in the last few days of March, producing even more amazing models.
His Heavy Striker is a lovely piece of kit for the Federation pilots.
The Recon Scout and Ugokin crawler are both really beautiful builds:
What's not to love about the Egronga Hunter, particularly the beautiful curves on the wings.
And last, but certainly not least, the Enforcer Battle Platform is another stunning piece of work, with its excellent tracked feed, and its stunning array of guns and rockets.
We've covered Monkfish's microscale creations before, and we think his latest heavy gunship is another fantastic little ship.
Great work getting so many different angles in such a small space. I hope you'll build this to minifig scale one day!
We've mentioned before that we like rockets at Neo Classic space, and Chris Pockster's launch site is no exception.
The design may be fairly simple, but the use of parts is quite excellent, particularly the fences for blast deflectors.
Chris has also built a really nice radar buggy. I'mvery fond of the mud-guard design, with echoes of the old 2x4 mudguard plates
Keep up the grerat work, Chris (but don't expect us to make an exception for improper spacemen next time).
Flickr user Deathdog has made a nice utility vehicle pulling an interesting trailer...
I have no idea of the trailer's function, but it's certainly an interesting design.
Matt Holland has built a nice little gunship.
The black and yellow stripe in slopes is a particularly nice touch. We also rather like Matt's interceptor, even if the colour of the cockpit is wrong.
LL-605 is a long-range tactical interceptor, designed for planetary surveillance and covert operations. Marauder performs admirably in a wide variety of atmospheres, as well as deep space.
The ship is designed to keep its two-man crew comfortable over long periods of time, and has proved invaluable gathering data during the Ugokin conflict.
Another builder who has kept busy this month, DARKspawn has produced some fantastic tributes to classic sets.
Pace Scooter (above) and Radar Truck (below).
And rocket sled:
Finally an original space ship: "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast."