As a child, my Lego building was almost all about space. I grew up on the original Classic Space theme, with the awesome 928 Space Cruiser and its cohorts. The classic blue-brick construction with yellow windows is indelibly etched on my subconscious as “appropriate colour scheme for space hardware”.
So when I downloaded my digital Lego building program, my inspiration naturally turned to making a spaceship.
I wanted to make a really big ship, but being unfamiliar with MLCad and its ins and outs, I thought it might be wiser to start with something a little smaller. Besides, I’d need a standard shuttlecraft for my Lego space fleet.
This is the result. A nice heavy-duty shuttlecraft in Classic Space colours, able to transport up to 20 minifigures at one time.
The octagonal rings on the sides are what I’m using as a standard docking ring for my minifig-scale Classic Space fleet, and they actually work, sort of. The half-cylinder revolves to make an airlock-style door (though I couldn’t quite manage to make the door be a full cylinder that would open, so when it’s halfway rotated all the air would rush out).
I’m naming it after my favourite constellation, so this is the Orion Transport.