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Behold, the 2001: A Space Odyssey LEGO sets that never existed
There may not be a giant space baby, but these 2001 LEGO models by Jason Allemann are impressive nonetheless. That’s a six-foot-long, 3,873-piece, 1:60 scale model of the Discovery One spaceship above, and check out a cheerful “Dawn of Man” diorama that consists primarily of monkeys, black plastic bricks, and bones.
Allemann also built a 3,670-brick model of the Leonov vessel from 2010: The Year We Make Contact. For those of you have six feet of floor space to spare, he’s drafted a construction guide for the Discovery One (PDF), so put on some Richard Strauss and get cracking.
It only took Allemann a year to build, so anticipate listening to Also Sprach Zarathustra on loop for a while. (Throw in Eumir Deodato’s Brazilian funk cover for variety’s sake.) You can see more science fiction ships at Allemann’s Flickr page.
LEGO builder Christer Nyberg constructed this reproduction of Khan Noonien Singh’s favored ride from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The entire project took him over a year and required somewhere between 10,000-15,000 LEGO bricks. The lights are a nice touch, but this vessel’s life support systems won’t keep you alive while in the orbit of Ceti Alpha V.
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