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Spacecraft Tournament R2: V.V. Hesperus
Category: Build a spacecraft from a reference picture
About this creation
This is an entry in the 2015 Spacecraft Tournament!

And check out this excellent entry by my opponent, the very talented Tom Remy.

Here's the reference picture:

This is a still from the Dr. Who season 4 episode 'The End of Time.'
Here's my attempt to reproduce it:

The spaceship is a salvage ship belonging to the alien Vinvocci. Although it gets under a minute of screen time, I remember the first time I watched it thinking 'now that would be fun to build in Lego...'


Although never mentioned in the episode, apparently the script names the ship 'Hesperus'. Where would we be without Wiki pages, eh? The V.V. designation is my addition ('Vinvocci vessel,' perhaps?)


Normally I try to avoid building predominantly grey spaceships, but I really liked the slightly aquatic design of this one.




With the roof of the forward section removed to show how the cockpit light works. Turning the grooved cylinder at the back of the cockpit rotates the lower worm gear, pushing the upper one forward to hold the light brick on.


The rear of the ship is never shown in the episode, so I was able to use some creative license. That big Exo-force rotor piece comes into its own!




Close-up for underside detail.


Getting the size and shapes right resulted in a build that's both quite heavy and quite fragile. This version of the stand only supported the main body of the ship, which obscured photography less, but was too precarious! After a couple of accidents, I added an extra support under the cockpit.

Thanks to the judges and all the other participants in the contest, this has been a very fun and challenging build!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 18, 2015
Awesome!!!!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2015
Brilliant work - you must have gone all out on this and it shows. Congrats and good luck in the next round.
 I like it 
  May 23, 2015
Congrats and good luck! As I already said, I'm rooting for you in the next rounds!
 I made it 
  May 22, 2015
Quoting VAkkron ™ Congratulations, and good luck in Round 3!
Thank you for stepping in to judge, and for your detailed comments! I'm honestly not sure which way I would have voted were I in your position, Tom's build is so good. But you had to make the call, so thank you for deciding in my favour and I'm looking forward to the next round!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2015
It has been a beast trying to decide between you and Tom. The first thing I noticed about your model was that you have an excellent balance between standard and SNOT techniques, which allows extra detail. Also, I think your decision to use LEGO's technique of flaps was a risky one, but you pulled off masterfully what they have not. Regarding similarity to the vessel in your still, this creation utilizes better solutions than any alternatives I can think of. I also am surprised how much your model looks like something I might make on the best of days (or dream to make, anyway). Because of your careful usage of sloped pieces and due SPECIFICALLY to your angular solutions, I vote for you to advance to the next round. Congratulations, and good luck in Round 3!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2015
Neatly bricked and accurate shaping, impressive!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2015
She is a beauty.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2015
Superbly recreated! :)
 I like it 
  May 15, 2015
Very cool, reminds me of the Star Wars EU of 15 years ago.
 I like it 
  May 13, 2015
I m impressed at how close you got to the original, nice work!
 I like it 
  May 13, 2015
I'd never seen that ship before and I think that your version is superb! The way that you've captured its barrel shaped body is great, plus the change in grey colour towards the front. Nice mechanism for the light brick too. Also impressive is the inclusion of that fan part, at the back. I've bought about 6 from Bricklink over the years, because they were cheap. I've yet to find a use for them...
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
What an outstanding choice for a ship to build in Lego! Great shape, cool little details, and a rather silly aquatic feel. ;) Great reproduction work, you really nailed the proportions. Excellent!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
I can't find which one real picture of vehicle :) You have made it extremely detailed, I like so much this design..
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
Welldone Spacecraft rebuilt! You choosed a very challanging refference, but solved it in the best way! Most I like the nice details, ornaments, and features. All the Best for your Entry! Excellent Work!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
Awesome build!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
Great looking ship, Chief!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
The shaping on this is insane! Also, your accuracy to the original is nuts!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
Wow dude! Love it, my choice was hard to make, but the size won out for my vote, I vote for this one, spot on from the pic, the aft end bubble is fanfreakingtastic!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
really... awesome captured! and the technic for the lightning brick is both: simple and cool ;-)
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
Well, it seems that our mission is accomplished. Great choice of ship and great rendition! The main body must have given you headaches, so we're tie on that too! I love that you included a light brick. That was my intent too but I gave up, avoiding structural issues. Good luck Stuart!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2015
So my friend, a ship on a picture .... check. A Lego version of the ship ..... check. The technique for the body is very beautiful. The color and shape are perfect modeled. The level at which the ship is built, is very high. A job in itself did you exceeded. Hats off
  May 11, 2015
I never watched Dr. Who, but it looks like you recreated the ship from the photo as well as could be, given the limitations of lego at that scale.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Wow, great reproduction. You worked the shape in top-notch fashion!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Nice sculpturing! This contest is really producing some great builds!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
fantastic shaping!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Wow, that is so perfect. Amazingly done!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Absolutely brilliant recreation! Love the light and the mechanism for turning it on and off. Very clever! The hull shaping is magnificent especially for such a challenging shape. Even the geometry of the engine struts looks perfect. Top notch work!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Wow! There're a very clever techniques and connections all around this MOC! Absolutely stunning. A+
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Loved that Dr. Who episode, love the lego-ized ship!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
While this is a very nice build your opponent gets my vote because of the more detailed design.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Wow, I don't know what to say except for that this is truly impressive! Tremendous work!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2015
Wow, I'm quite impressed! Round shapes are very difficult to get. I do like the engine as well. Its gonna be a tough contest to judge I can see that.
 
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