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Benny’s LEGO Classic Space adventures

One of my favorite LEGO builders is Luigi Priori with his wonderful LEGO Classic Space creations. He has been recently building a series of LEGO models and vignettes based on Benny’s adventures. Benny is accompanied by his sidekick, Mr. Robot, who is pretty much identical to Keko, the federation mechanoid from LEGO Space – Building the Future by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard (my favorite LEGO book – see link to review at the end of this post). Below are some of Luigi’s creations from this series. 🙂

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Benny’s main form of transportation is a LEGO Classic Space version of the #75099 LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Speeder. The speeder looks really good in traditional LEGO Classic Space colors! In fact, this Star Wars speeder is so popular, that a lot of LEGO fans built different versions of it. There are a number of pictures in the series with Benny on his speeder bike, but my favorite is the one below where Benny ends up right in the middle of snowspeeders on the planet Hoth.

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In this other high-speed scene Benny easily outruns Rosco’s car in this The Dukes of Hazzard TV series inspired scene.

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Benny obviously likes speed, whether that be in space or in sliding on a snowy hill. Mr. Robot looks a bit scared and out of his element.

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Benny and Mr. Robot also has some quieter moments. Here they are painting Easter eggs, and reading together with the Electronic Eye, which – according to Luigi – is a super computer that controls everything on Benny’s space station.

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Luigi also created some other LEGO Classic Space inspired vehicles in the series. Like for example the space truck below, called the NCS Reckless. It is a class-B space truck, based on the truck in the #5972 LEGO Space Police III Container Heist set.

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Another commercial vehicle is the LEGO Classic Space cola delivery speeder below, with custom made stickers to complete the scene. Luigi even made a human size T-shirt for himself to join in the LEGO Classic Space adventure!

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Fun LEGO Classic Space creations, aren’t they? And there are a lot more. I only highlighted some to give you a taste of Luigi’s work. You can find others in his flickr gallery. What do you think? How did you like these LEGO creations? What other space adventures would you like to see in LEGO Classic Space style? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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  • brickmaster May 3, 2016, 1:04 PM

    That Ray’s speeder in blue looks better than the original! Also really like the cola delivery speeder. Looking forward to see more in this series!

  • Tito May 3, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Rey’s speeder is awesome!

  • Narrator_Bob May 3, 2016, 4:05 PM

    Those models are beautiful. I love classic space.

  • Strider May 3, 2016, 6:54 PM

    Was that robot chicken supposed to be a reference to the show Robot Chicken? On a different note, Rey’s speeder looks great in blue, and the add ons such as the fins (no pun intended) on the front compliment it nicely.

    • admin May 3, 2016, 9:06 PM

      LOL! That could very well be a literal Robot Chicken! Yeah, I like the fins too! I’m toying to build one of these speeders myself.

  • Enkeybo May 4, 2016, 12:39 AM

    I apologize for this not being exactly relevant- but I think it might be something I could find an answer to here. For the longest time, I’ve been looking for a good table for LEGO use only. Are there any articles here about tables for building and where to find and buy them?

    • Håkan May 4, 2016, 4:09 AM

      I saw that this model train builder constructed a table that could be hoisted up to the roof to save space… Though it’s debatable whether it’d be worth the effort for most builders…


      • admin May 4, 2016, 9:35 AM

        That’s an interesting design I haven’t seen before. My table would be in the down position all the time though. 🙄

        • admin May 4, 2016, 9:38 AM

          I always wanted to build a train track going around under the ceiling. There is an ice-cream shop that got them and it looks really good. The train goes on the top shelves of bookshelves on two sides of the room, and suspended tracks in between. Looks so good! 😀

    • admin May 4, 2016, 9:29 AM

      Good LEGO tables are usually custom built, either from scratch, or by repurposing/modifying another table. The reason is because a custom table is the best way to maximize the space you have available for the layout you want to do.

      The first question I would have is what are you planning to use this table for? Is it for playing/building, or are you planning to build a full diorama (i.e. a city)? That’s where I would start, as it would narrow down how much space are you planning to use as well as the shape. Other questions are; do you want to have storage under the table for your LEGO? Would you like the table to be in the middle of a room, or next to a wall? Once you narrow down these options, it would be easier to find specific plans. 🙂

      • Enkeybo May 8, 2016, 6:29 PM

        Thanks for the replies everyone. I’m looking for a table to use mainly for dioramas, but also building, so I want to find something with a lot of space on top and some sort of storage at the bottom. The space I’m using allows for a table 40 inches wide. I saw this table, but I’m not exactly sure about it:
        Any thoughts?

        • admin May 8, 2016, 6:55 PM

          Hm… that table may be an overkill and it doesn’t have much storage. Do you need your table to be collapsible like that? Otherwise I would just go with a regular table of the size you mentioned, or just a normal folding table, and put storage cabinets underneath. The thing about LEGO displays and tables is that it will take a while until you figure out what works best for you. It could be something like a year or two before you are really sure what you want. So in my experience it is best to go with simpler, cheaper options at the beginning and then upgrade when you are absolutely sure about what you want. Tables are pretty easy to build even for the unskilled. All you need basically is a flat piece of wood cut to size for the top (places like Home Depot and Lowe’s can cut you any size wood for free), and something to prop it up. You can get two bookshelves or two cube storage systems and stretch the flat piece in between the, and you are done. This way you also get plenty of storage around your table. I built my office desk this way and love it more than anything I could have bought in a store. You can even get an unfinished door and lay it flat. It is cheap and looks nice. A lot of collage kids do this in my town to build a desk on the cheap. 😀

          • Enkeybo May 21, 2016, 4:35 PM

            Thanks so much for the useful tips, everyone. 😀 In the past few weeks, I’ve planned out my table and I’m in the process of getting everything. The whole thing will be a white 40″ by 60″ table about 30″ high made of this really durable material called melamine. It’s what most folding tables and school desks are made of. Since it’s exactly 40 by 60, I’ll be able to fit together multiple baseplates evenly and dioramas will look neat and clean on it.

            • admin May 21, 2016, 9:23 PM

              Oh, yes, I know that material. As you said, it is very durable. I have a couple of those tables as well. Wishing you the best with setting up your displays! Feel free to share when you are done! 🙂

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