6890 (Cosmic Cruiser) gets a M:Tron rebuild - with a few improvements...
About this creation
I remember 6890 fondly from my childhood as my first Lego spaceship... and it seemed to lend itself to an M:Tron upgrade. Let me know what you think!
Able to carry a single pilot and a light payload anywhere from a planet's surface to deep space, the Excalibur is used whenever the M:Trons are scouting for... minerals? Girls? Really good doughnuts? The decision is yours!
That shape just screams 'Classic Space,' doesn't it?
Cockpit view showing some of my improvements - the controls are a bit more convincing (6890 just had a steering wheel), and it's properly airtight. The magnets on each side hold storage boxes slung under the wings (it is an M:Tron ship, after all).
The release mechanism for the scooter - a lot more secure than the one on 6890, which had a bad habit of dropping the pilot on the floor if you attempted any aerobatics.
Once released, the inner cockpit slides back...
...and detaches to give a separate scooter.
When nipping to the next asteroid for a takeaway, no need to take the whole ship, and the scooter's easier to park too. It's the fuel efficient commuter vehicle of the future!
6890 you say? Deep Classic Space. Your model successfully improves the original design to M-Tron-era standards, and maybe a bit beyond. Ah, the age of detachable cockpits...simpler times, simpler times. Great model.