We have been discussing LEGO CUUSOO here in the past couple of weeks thanks to Sarah’s posts, which also inspired me to look into projects on CUUSOO a bit deeper. Meanwhile I have been contacted by CUUSOO-member Matthew Copeland about his project, and I instantly liked his LEGO model. So I thought to bring it to your attention as well and see if you think this is a worthy project to support and make into actual LEGO sets. 🙂
Matthew’s CUUSOO project is called RetroSpace. Here is how Matthew describes his model: The RetroSpace proposed LEGO theme revives the sci-fi planetscapes of the 1950s. Replete with robots, ray guns, rockets and flying disks, these sets capture the imaginations of all ages. All of the components are detachable and interchangeable for various reconfiguration. Above is an overall view in LEGO Digital Designer.
There are a number of smaller sets within the RetroSpace project: there is a Landing Platform and Decontamination Unit with Flying Disk, a Launch Pad with a Rocket Ship, a Living Quarters Module, a Cloaking Device Module, Tunnels, and a Ray Gun Defense Module.
All components of this LEGO model can open up to provide easy access to the module interiors. Modules are connected with pegs to allow for infinite reconfigurations.
The Ray Gun Defense Module features rotating and articulated extension-arm for precise target acquisition. It can also be aimed at the ground for lizard attacks.
A Cloaking Device Module surrounds the base with a veil of invisibility. (Located in back of top picture.) A nice and thoughtful touch! If you know how to turn on this device the whole space-station becomes invisible! 😀
Above is a picture of the Corridor System – door, window, tunnel, junction, turn – that can be greatly expanded by adding more units. Below is the teleporter unit for easy transportation.
Matthew’s LEGO model has some other concepts included as well, like a whole alien fraction, etc. You can check out further details at the CUUSOO project page: RetroSpace LEGO Model on CUUSOO. If you would like to support this project you can vote for it at the same link. You can also let Matthew know if you have any comments or suggestions.
And if you would like to learn more about CUUSOO and other great fan-created LEGO projects check here: