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Vega-7 Space Lander: A Lego Ideas Project
The Vega-7 Space Lander is my Lego play set concept submitted to Lego Ideas. Please support it! :-)
About this creation
Thank you for checking out my Lego creation! The Vega-7 Space Lander is a Lego play set concept in the Classic Space theme. The play set consists of a landing module, a rover vehicle, and four (4) unique Lego minifigures. This proposed set is well detailed and designed with maximum playability in mind. Check it out here at LEGO Ideas. I hope you will give it your support. I feel it is a rather fun and well designed concept that provides a lot of playability for kids while also appealing to adult builders and collectors. Hopefully it will get the necessary support to reach the official review level! SPACE!


Some of the special elements that are sure to attract Space fans young and old are the windscreens never before released in transparent yellow. Vega-7 Space Lander


In designing this set it was important to use the least amount of parts possible while still maintaining a sturdy, playable model. Vega-7 Space Lander


The initial concept was for a space base on fixed supports attached to baseplates, also hinged to open. This concept used less parts but had most of the same play features as the final concept. Ultimately, the decision was made to turn it into lander with folding legs so it would have more playability than a static base. Vega-7 Space Lander


Construction methods used in Lego's Alien Conquest and Galaxy Squad series sets were studied and incorporated to reduce the total part count so that the final set might not be too expensive and also for the construction level to be moderately challenging for children age 9 and up. Vega-7 Space Lander


Folding landing legs neatly tucked in underneath the module which expose the landing thrusters when extended. Vega-7 Space Lander


Legs semi-retracted. Vega-7 Space Lander


Legs fully retracted. Vega-7 Space Lander


Legs fully retracted and searching for a good spot to touch down. The radar dish on the side also folds down in flight mode. Vega-7 Space Lander


Top removed showing the interior of the lander module. Vega-7 Space Lander


When the top is removed the landing module "base" is hinged to open into two halves. This expands the play area and allows for easier access to interior play elements. Vega-7 Space Lander


Exterior ladders on both sides. Vega-7 Space Lander


Exterior lifting airlock hatch and interior sliding airlock door designed to fit one minifigure. Vega-7 Space Lander


Inside view of the airlock. Vega-7 Space Lander


Two command stations with swiveling chairs, control pads and transparent data screens. Data screens in a final production set would have detailed stickers on them. Vega-7 Space Lander


Medical lab with examination table. Vega-7 Space Lander


Workshop with bench and tools. Vega-7 Space Lander


Spacesuit storage area where the helmets and air tanks for all four minifigures can be placed and exchanged for hair pieces. Vega-7 Space Lander


Perhaps the most exciting feature of the landing module is its roof. Rather than having a plain removable roof with no play value, the top of the module is actually a separate saucer-shaped spaceship! Vega-7 Space Lander


Having the "roof" be its own spaceship allows play to continue inside the landing module "base" while the saucer spaceship goes off on other adventures. Vega-7 Space Lander


The spaceship can hold up to three (3) minifigures and features a detailed cockpit, ejection seats, and spring-loaded shooters. Vega-7 Space Lander


Although the rover in this set is not stored in or incorporated into the lander, it is included to fulfill the need for wheeled fun. The rover has a detailed cab, big tires, removable side rockets (or sensors), front utility arms, scanner dishes, and a storage container in the back. Vega-7 Space Lander


As a throwback to Classic Space set #6841 Mineral Detector, the scanner dishes for the rover can be mounted to the extended utility arms. Vega-7 Space Lander


The rover's storage compartment in back is perfect for storing collected samples. Vega-7 Space Lander


Given the tremendous success of the Lego Ideas Exo-Suit set that featured two Classic Space minifigures in the previously unreleased color of green, the Classic Space minifigures proposed for this set are in the previously unreleased colors of orange (X2) and light gray (X2). Vega-7 Space Lander



Comments

 I like it 
  April 10, 2016
This is one super cool creation. Well done
 I like it 
  October 10, 2015
Support done!! How could it be any other way? This is brilliantly designed. Details, features, playability, novative ideas. I'm definitively your fan. I really hope your idea will reach 10.000 votes. This one, I'll buy it!!
 I like it 
  September 24, 2015
5/5, Really amazing. If this ever becomes a set, I'll buy it :D It has the compact feel of a real lego set, which many mocs are sadly missing, and I really like all the folding bits. The airlock is also very cool.
Daniel Jassim
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Michael Rutherford
  September 19, 2015
As always, your work here is a delightful blend of the complex and the simple. The storage lockers for helmets and hair is epic, and the med lab is totally cool. Well done sir!
 I made it 
  September 13, 2015
Quoting Jeremy McCreary WRT LEGO Ideas, I'm a little concerned that specifying never-produced parts colors might harm your chances in final review.
Thanks Jeremy. I checked the rules before submitted just to make sure. Changing colors is ok. As long as it's a Lego part the color doesn't matter. What they don't allow is part modding or creating custom parts that don't exist or suggestions to do so.
 I like it 
  September 13, 2015
Very cool! Tons of nifty features!
  September 11, 2015
Nice one daniel! Im always a sucker for the classic space. I really love how you got specialty trans yellow windshields. The interior of the station is great, lots of play features. I look forward to seeing this in person at a LUGOLA meeting soon. I will support this on IDEAS right now! cheers.
 I made it 
  September 11, 2015
Quoting The Northern Imperial AKA - Lord Bacca. Take my money! if you don't mind my asking, would you be willing to do me a favour? Usually I wouldn't try to solicit 'likes,' but if you could like as many of my most recent creations as possibly, it would be of great assistance for a game I'm in. I'd owe you one for sure. Actually, I'd probably owe you a few!
I liked the uni-track MOC a lot. :-)
 I made it 
  September 11, 2015
Quoting christophe corthay It's done, supported….
Awesome! Thanks and please help spread the word.
 I made it 
  September 11, 2015
Quoting Jack Sparrow Sweet! I love this! How did you get all those windscreens in trans yellow though? They really need to make the new windscreens in the old colours. This is simply brilliant and I will be voting for this. :-)
Thanks! The actual windscreens used on the model are trans clear. I used Photoshop to make them look trans yellow by making a selection mask around the windscreen piece, creating a new layer and filling in the selection with pure yellow. Then I set that layer blending mode to "multiply" and viola. I chose these particular windscreens because of their versatility and popular use in Space MOCs. I think having them available in trans yellow would be a big hit and act as a catalyst for a new wave of Classic Space and Blacktron themed MOCs. The only thing I may update as an alternate option is for the two large curved windscreen in the rear of the module to be solid light gray. The trick will be Photoshopping them that way.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2015
Sweet! I love this! How did you get all those windscreens in trans yellow though? They really need to make the new windscreens in the old colours. This is simply brilliant and I will be voting for this. :-)
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
Excellent, Daniel! Especially like the way the legs tuck away and the body opens up. Details like the well-executed medical lab nicely establish the lander`s role as a long-term base, but you can't fool me about that scanner: It's clearly there to probe hapless aliens abducted on their home planet!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
Excellent design with exceptional play value, Daniel. Especially like the way the legs tuck away and the body opens up. Touches like the medical lab underscore the scale and suitability as a long-term home away from home for the crew. Can't fool me about the "medical" scanner, though: It's clearly there to probe abducted aliens. WRT LEGO Ideas, I'm a little concerned that specifying never-produced parts colors might harm your chances in final review.
 I made it 
  September 10, 2015
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head Wow, that's pretty super-great! I'm gonna go support it right now!
Awesome! Spread the word. Pretty amazing in just 2 days it is up to 90 supporters. Still a long way to go but I am happy to put this out there and hope for the best. :-)
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
Wow, that's pretty super-great! I'm gonna go support it right now!
 I made it 
  September 10, 2015
Quoting christophe corthay It's done, supported….
Yay!:-)
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
It's done, supported….
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
Awesome!
 I made it 
  September 10, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp I will support this. We must have trans yellow bubble canopies
Yes! Works for Blacktron too! :-)
 I like it 
  September 10, 2015
I will support this. We must have trans yellow bubble canopies
 I like it 
  September 9, 2015
Take my money! if you don't mind my asking, would you be willing to do me a favour? Usually I wouldn't try to solicit 'likes,' but if you could like as many of my most recent creations as possibly, it would be of great assistance for a game I'm in. I'd owe you one for sure. Actually, I'd probably owe you a few!
 I like it 
  September 9, 2015
Very fun build! Awesome colors combination!
 I like it 
  September 9, 2015
Excellent CS MOC!
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  September 9, 2015
It looks very nice.
  September 9, 2015
Orange would be the single best new colour for a Classic Space astronaut fig. Great MOC, of course.
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  September 9, 2015
This certainly has all the appeal of the best space sets from the '80s, and as you say those large yellow windscreens would also be a huge draw if it was produced! This one is a no-brainer for me, I've liked it both here and on Ideas.
 I like it 
  September 9, 2015
Ahh ok :) Thanks for the reply
 I like it 
  September 9, 2015
What a great set. It has very fun, playful design. It reminds me of the space sets I played with as a kid in the '80s. I'd certainly buy it, if it makes it to store shelves. I love the details such as the storage lockers for the astronauts' helmets and air tanks. And I love that you included a female minifig.
 I made it 
  September 9, 2015
Quoting Stephan Niehoff Where did you get the orange oxygen tanks?
Thanks! The airtanks do not exist in orange. I actually used yellow airtanks and then used Photoshop to change them to orange. The airtanks also do not come in light bluish gray either. I used old gray airtanks. The windscreen pieces are actually clear and I edited the photos to make them look transparent yellow. That is one of the exciting things about this project--it would introduce new Classic Space minifigures as well as cool windscreens in transparent yellow.
  September 9, 2015
A very nice set. Here you have a lot of fun playing. My favorite is the rover. Where did you get the orange oxygen tanks ? I have used in my outpost diving bottles.
 
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