The Classic Space Federation is not just about sleek fighter and exploration ships. Sometimes just getting crews where they need to be, and when it comes to shuttling personnel, one of the most reliable workhorses is the LL-445 "Mayfly" designed by the reveered Doctor Sinister.
The double wing design was chosen for aerodynamic advantages in atmospheric operations, and to hide the large fuel tanks.
Its design builds upon the LL-444 fighter, and it's no surprise that they look very similar.
The LL-445, however, has much increased carrying capacity, allowing it to carry either a pilot and five passengers, or a significant amount of essential supplies.
The Mayfly is popular among crews, especially after the incident on one of the Kroktal moons, which the crew attribute their survival to the sturdy design of the craft.
Many of you may have seen the following awsome creation before, but I have to say, no rundown of Neo-Classic Space would be complete without this beauty:
The creation is by Bram Lambrecht, who is pretty well know within the Lego-building community. It has a lovely working arrangement for the under-carriage and some clever technic arrangement within the wings. The beautiful 'snot' Classic Space logo has to be seen to be believed.
There's a bunch more nice pictures on Bram's site here.
Nice work then and still nice work now!
Not everything in the Space Agency is glamorous. For every hotshot
Flyboy in a fighter-craft, there are a dozen jobbing shuttlecraft
pilots who steadfastly ensure the logistical needs of the Space Agency
The LL-701 is a medium-sized shuttlecraft, an old workhorse with warp capabilities that is usually used for transporting supplies between ships and planets. Its minimal firepower means that in times of danger these ships need to fly in convoy with protection by those flash Flyboys in their fighters.
Louise has done a fantastic job integrating the engine nacelles, and we really love the Star Trek feel of the whole ship. Also noteworthy is the cargo truck it carries - it's only 3½ studs wide, and Louise has invented a rather clever way of attaching the wheels.