Saturday, September 7, 2019

Blacktron's stole my summer

Summer came and went by so fast. I hadn't even realized it had been over 3 months since my last post. Here's a micro ship by Geoff Horswood to remind you of the Blacktron.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ready for inspection

Looks like we have an invasion on some planet about to commence. Builder Dean Thorpe has assembled a few of his creations together in a nice little diorama.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Now that's a snub nose

This fighter, built by a younger brother of mine, brings to mind the phrase "Snub nosed Fighter" used in numerous Star Wars novels.

What I like most is the side by side pilots in the cockpit. they look very snug. Let's hope they are buddies.

You can check out his webcomic Randomly Assembled for the occasional Blacktron appearance!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Never done with remakes

Spacerunner strikes again, but this time with the original Blacktron. We have here his Lucky Wolf, clearly inspired by 6894 Invader

What really caught my attention was the use of the trans red panels as the rear wings. Works really well. the size is a bit deceptive at first, too. Didn't realize that it was the Benny SSS cockpit. I thought it was the smaller version. That retro robot is also adorable, if Blacktron is allowed to be.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Watch out for the thagomizer cannons.

Blacktron

Dinosaurs.

Now put the two together.

Sorry, Geoff Horswood beat you to it.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time to put the Rovers back in the Space Garage

Febrovery has moved along, and Blacktron (Especially the first generation) had quite the showing. Nothing compared to what Classic Space had, but Blacktron didn't get featured in a couple The Lego Movie 2 sets, either. So I'll take what I can get.

First up we have this cute little "Drag-Rover" by David Alexander Smith. Nice use of the pan for greebling.

Next we have this interesting rover by Walter Whiteside Jr. with some unique and one-of-a-kind rare production parts. Looks like it is based on early concept art for Blacktron.

Walter also had this "Blacktron Joy Harvester" I really have no idea what goes on in that guy's head, to create such interesting creations...

To end it off, we have this badass rover by Frost. Not going to say anything about it. Just too badass for that.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I didn't build this, I swear.

This little rover (I don't know if it's for FebRovery or not....) checks off two big things in my books. It's Blacktron, and it's got an elephant pilot.

Why didn't I think of this? Lee H. Mee, you are a genius. A nicely designed rover, too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A set that never was.

Imagine you are walking down an aisle in a toy store in the late 80s, and saw this sitting on a shelf. Walter Whiteside Jr. either has inside information, or a really good imagination, for he built this MOC that he says is based on the original Blacktron concept.

I'm quite certain if this was actually a set, it would be the strangest space set out there. It's kind of cool, but very strange at the same time.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Orbital Intruder

Had this moc sitting around for a long time now needing pictures.
This is actually a remake/upgrade of an older version of the ship. I never technically broke the original as I just "replaced" just about everything to it.

You can see more pictures here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A beautiful little base

There are some mocs that are micro versions of sets that are just fantastic. This mini 6988 Alpha Centauri Outpost is one of those micros.  
With a part usage such as the minifig visor this moc truly stands out as great build.
Flicker link It may be a older moc dating back to February of last year but deserves recognition.

It's amazing what you'll find while browsing google images. 


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Brickshelf still has the good stuff

Found this beauty on Brickshelf. Looking at it is a breath of fresh air for me as most fighters after a while seem to all feel like the same design. This however has it's own unique look that makes it stand out. I particularly like the use for the large Blacktron 1 panels for the side wings.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Amal/BlackWidow/05.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=576309

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Minifig upgrade

Best thing to come out of the Brickhead theme was the sticker sheet from the Go Brick Me set, for the simple reason that there was a Blacktron 2 logo on the sheet.

My brother recently modified a torso (The female tennis player from one of the early Collectible Minfigs) and put the sticker from the GoBrickMe set onto it.
Can't even tell it's a sticker, eh?

After he did this, I had to get one of my own. And after fiddling around a bit, I found a great torso and pants to make an upgraded look for the Blacktron

The torso is a backwards First Order Snowtrooper, I believe
I of course, won't be converting my entire collection to look like this. After all, I do have over 90 of those torsos. I could just have all them lying around unused.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Beautiful angels, eh

I've featured Spacerunner here a few times before, but I couldn't possibly resist posting his latest, titled the Angulus. It feels a bit reminiscent of 6981 Aerial Intruder, with a central section and two pods on the side and widely spaced engines.

A very unique ship, and top notch presentation. Love the use of the 10x10 dishes.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Annihilator

It's been awhile since I posted one of my own MOCs, but I am proud to show off my latest Blacktron 1 SHIP. Yes, you heard me. Blacktron ONE! I know, I know, I'm much more of a 2nd Gen Blacktron builder, but sometimes you just got to build a big ol, nasty ol, Blacktron one SHIP.

This is far and away my best Blacktron 1 MOC, maybe even my best Blacktron MOC period.

The inspiration for this ship, in case it wasn't obvious was the Renegade, and a Klingon D9 Battle cruiser. I feel the two designs really went well together in this MOC.

More pictures can be found on Flickr

Saturday, December 1, 2018

We want a lot of disintigrations

Doing a google search for Blacktron logos, and I come across this recolored and slightly modified UCS Slave 1 in Blacktron 2 colours by Reddit user Alg3braic

All I can say, is I can't believe I never thought about doing this myself.