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Departing Blue 28
Culture ship (D)LOU "Back Seat Driver" departs Tarren Trade Authority hub Blue 28.
About this creation


As the Tarren Trade Authority spread across the galactic disc from its home on Abergynolwyn VII, it eventually made contact with the Culture civilisation.



Diplomacy and trade followed, with the notorious vehicle design department of Llwyngwril Systems doing particularly well. The highly intelligent Culture Minds, seemed to find the highly innovate designs amusing.



As with the majority of Llwyngwril Systems' products, the inevitable claims for damages (physical & psychological) soon mounted. A series of diplomatic missions was launched to try to smooth things out. These archive photographs show the (D)LOU "Back Seat Driver" departing TTA space-hub Blue 28. The "Big Blue" was the largest of the TTA space stations; a giant cylinder spinning slowly in orbit near Bala III.



After a winter of skiing and LDD, I thought that I'd start back with my real bricks with some more spacey brick bending. I wanted to make a curved background that would give the impression of a giant spacecraft.



I used all of my blue 1x2 bricks but still really didn't quite have enough to fill my camera's frame: even close up! I was also a bit disappointed by how the curve comes out in the photos: it's a lot more curved than it looks. A fun experiment nonetheless!




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  January 11, 2017
That's awesome! I love the little rocket ship!
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  May 28, 2016
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 great idea, I had the same concept in mind for my genesis story, just building parts of the ship to simulate an enormous vessel, it rocks!
Thanks Frank! if you're going to use the brick bending technique to make a curve ship, just make sure that you buy loads of 1x2 bricks.
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  May 28, 2016
great idea, I had the same concept in mind for my genesis story, just building parts of the ship to simulate an enormous vessel, it rocks!
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  May 20, 2016
The effect is just awesome!!
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  May 10, 2016
The effect works well here, even though it doesn't look quite as curved as it really is. This technique is such a parts hog!
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  May 9, 2016
Very cool micro scale space design. Well done :-))
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  May 6, 2016
Quoting Henrik Jensen Great to see you back with some real brick stuff! I think you`ve succeeded quite well in creating this giant spaceship illusion. Very nice photos!
Thank you! I wish that I'd been able to make it slightly bigger and fill the frame. A few hundred bricks more...
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  May 6, 2016
Great to see you back with some real brick stuff! I think you`ve succeeded quite well in creating this giant spaceship illusion. Very nice photos!
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  May 6, 2016
Quoting Parrington Levens lol, dude when I say the cover pic my mind instantly raced to thinking, what the, has he gone for a 400 long? lol, well done effect!
If only! I thought that I had a lot of Lego, until I started these brick-bending projects. I'd love to build a giant space-tube from thousands of 1x2 bricks, with hole for docking bays and stuff. I'm not sure I'd cap the ends though...
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  May 6, 2016
Great work!
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  May 5, 2016
21, will be 28 next time, David! Wellcome back, activity more than noticed... LOL :)
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  May 5, 2016
lol, dude when I say the cover pic my mind instantly raced to thinking, what the, has he gone for a 400 long? lol, well done effect!
 I like it 
  May 5, 2016
A cool build! Welcome back to real bricks Mr. Roberts! :)
David Roberts
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matt rowntRee
  May 4, 2016
Welcome back to the real bricks, and a wonderful reception it is! The bending looks great, I've been fiddling about with it myself and can't believe how quickly it eats through the supplies. Awesome!
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  May 4, 2016
Excellent! You have been doing really great "Space" stuff for a while. After 65 years, I finally ventured into space! LOL http://mocpages.com/moc.php/428088
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting Werewolff . Nice work David, and welcome back!
Thanks Wolff!
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting Yuri Fassio The backlit hangar brings the scene to life. Well done.
Thank you. I got the light through the hangar doors by turning the model around until the sun shone through it at the right angle. It's made me realise how skilful people are who build a lot of these scenes.
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting Topsy Creatori Things defined as "spacey", always attrack me. And, as always, nicely presented, verbal and visual wise. Glad you are back with your bricks! Oh.... and you have won alot of + points with me for dusting your wonderful table before taking photos after all these months away on your working vaction! ;)
Thanks Topsy. Erm, I've been home for a few days and I do eat at the table, so I do keep it fairly clean :D It's mainly covered with empty peanutbutter jars from Switzerland, which will be great for filling with jam in the autumn. Glad you liked the Lego too!
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting VAkkron Nice work David. Welcome home!
Thanks VA!
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting matt rowntRee Welcome back to the real bricks, and a wonderful reception it is! The bending looks great, I've been fiddling about with it myself and can't believe how quickly it eats through the supplies. Awesome!
Thanks Matt. It is truly amazing how 1x2 bricks rapidly vanish as soon as you start brick bending projects. I had to make a few extras from 1x2 plates. I've already had to recycle them.into my next spaceship (which was going to be black & white & red but I didn't have the right slopes), which also has some brick bending.
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting Clever Crowe Cinematic Value Achieved!
Thanks! Cinematic was definitely an effect I was after, though I think that I really needed 50 more blue 1x2 bricks for perfection!
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  May 4, 2016
Quoting Stuart Lucas I think the curve looks great, and top marks for the Culture reference! Very neat idea.
Thanks Stuart. Making up names for Culture spaceships is my new thing to do when I'm stuck somewhere. It used to be inventing names for paint colours (Burnt Jockey, Pygmy's Spear etc.).
 I like it 
  May 4, 2016
Nice work David, and welcome back!
 I like it 
  May 4, 2016
The backlit hangar brings the scene to life. Well done.
 I like it 
  May 4, 2016
Things defined as "spacey", always attrack me. And, as always, nicely presented, verbal and visual wise. Glad you are back with your bricks! Oh.... and you have won alot of + points with me for dusting your wonderful table before taking photos after all these months away on your working vaction! ;)
 I like it 
  May 4, 2016
Nice work David. Welcome home!
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  May 4, 2016
Cinematic Value Achieved!
  May 4, 2016
I think the curve looks great, and top marks for the Culture reference! Very neat idea.
 
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