30 years

Day 31 Bonus: LL-930 Star Fleet Infinitum-A

In our last entry, we left the story of the Statue unfinished. For our last entry of the month, we complete the story with Mark Stafford's LL-930 Star Fleet Infinitum-A.



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.

LL-930 open

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.

Day 31: LL-929 Star Fleet Infinitum

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.

LL-929 Star Fleet Infinitum

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.

LL-929 From Rear

Day 31 Bonus: 497 Box Art

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.

497 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.

Day 30 Bonus: Final Nnenn Round-up

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.

Heavy Striker

The Recon Scout and Ugokin crawler are both really beautiful builds:

Recon Scout and Ugokin Crawler

What's not to love about the Egronga Hunter, particularly the beautiful curves on the wings.

Egronga Hunter

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.

Enforcer Battle Platform

Day 30 Bonus: Microscale Heavy Gunship

We've covered Monkfish's microscale creations before, and we think his latest heavy gunship is another fantastic little ship.

Heavy Gunship

Great work getting so many different angles in such a small space. I hope you'll build this to minifig scale one day!

Day 30 Bonus: Launch Site

We've mentioned before that we like rockets at Neo Classic space, and Chris Pockster's launch site is no exception.

Launch Site


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


Radar Rover

Keep up the grerat work, Chris (but don't expect us to make an exception for improper spacemen next time).

Day 30 Bonus: Lunar Utility Vehicle

Flickr user Deathdog has made a nice utility vehicle pulling an interesting trailer...

Lunar Utility Vehicle

I have no idea of the trailer's function, but it's certainly an interesting design.

Lunar Utility Vehicle with Trailer

Day 30 Bonus: LL-414 Support Gunship and LL-114 Short-range Interceptor

Matt Holland has built a nice little gunship.

LL-414 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-414 Support Gunship and LL-114 Short-range Interceptor

Day 30: LL-605 Marauder

As we near the end of our tour, we feel compelled to show you Peter Reid's latest ship, the LL-605 Marauder. Peter has really pushed the boat out on this one, offering a fantastic amount of detail.

LL-605 Marauder Box Art

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.

Marauder from rear

Day 29 Bonus: More Reimaginings

Another builder who has kept busy this month, DARKspawn has produced some fantastic tributes to classic sets.

885 Space Scooter Tribute

Pace Scooter (above) and Radar Truck (below).

889 Radar Truck Tribute

And rocket sled:

Rocket Sled

Finally an original space ship: "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast."

Smoke me a kipper!

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