LEGO Desilu Stage 9 WIP

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Floor LEGO, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Myko
    Hey everyone, I'd like to share some work in progress pictures from a project a friend and myself have started. We are building the sound stages from the original Star Trek, as if it was being filmed by LEGO minifigures. So it is not the starship interior, but the soundstage interior, which means walls missing, wild sections, cameras and lighting rigs. We are aiming mostly for accuracy with season two (because the common blueprint image is from "Journey to Babel") but some liberty taken here and there.

    Now there are some difficulties when working with LEGO as a material, as far as accuracy to the source material. Painting, glueing and cutting the elements is a big no-no, so there's a huge restriction from that. But that is also where the fun and creativity begins. We will however be using some custom printed elements and stickers, for signage and control panels and the likes, as well as non-LEGO based lightning electronics. Another issue is the scale of the minifigure, which is very wide and short compared to a regular human, so the sets are squashed a bit height-wise to make everything look like it fits the figures. A good example are the overhead viewers on the bridge which will look very squashed.

    [​IMG]
    WIP Bridge

    [​IMG]
    WIP Bridge

    Colors were a big problem for the floor of the bridge, and the upper level of the bridge would look better if it was a darker shade of grey instead of black, but the elements needed to get the angles correctly are not available in dark grey, plus it needed to be darker than the floor of the lower level.

    [​IMG]
    WIP Corridor

    [​IMG]
    WIP Transporter Room

    The transporter room uses the season 3 color scheme as we figured that would add a bit of color variety.

    We will also have working LEGO pneumatics for the doors: https://flic.kr/p/WGFRyw

    Also big shoutout to Donny for his interiors thread, which is amazing, and the guys over at Continues/Ticonderoga for providing a lot of reference material and inspiration.
     
  2. Cyfa

    Cyfa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Location:
    over the Cusp
    Oh, wow! This is looking amazing! How much planning time was there before you started building it?

    (I see that the regular Starfleet crew have disposed the bodies of the dastardly Lego Space infiltrators in the room next door ;))
     
  3. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Awesome =D
     
  4. Dr. Kravaal

    Dr. Kravaal Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    publiusr
    That's a kit idea to send to them
     
    penguin44 likes this.
  5. STRenegade

    STRenegade Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Location:
    What? You rapist!
    Except Mega Bloks holds the Star Trek license. Besides that set would be expensive as shit.
     
  6. QuinnTV

    QuinnTV Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Love it! This looks like a fun project.
     
  7. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Orbiting Urectum
    Awesome work!

    So wish Lego had a Star Trek range!
     
  8. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Myko
    Thanks everyone! Glad you're liking it.

    Took a lot of fiddling and iterating to get the helm console stable and as accurate as possible, but here it is along with the captain's chair:

    [​IMG]
    Helm console

    [​IMG]
    Captain's chair
     
    Donny, gmlego and camerlengo biggles like this.
  9. STRenegade

    STRenegade Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Location:
    What? You rapist!
    Needs more cowbell...

    [​IMG]

    Don't sue me i'm not a photographer... :D
     
    Cjohnson1701 likes this.
  10. Atolm

    Atolm Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Location:
    Killingly, CT
    This is Epic!
     
  11. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    I think you mean awesome. Because everything is.
     
  12. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    You're a doctor not a photographer? ;)

    Also, need to know how to make TOS minifigures please?

    Finally, to sum up this thread:
    [​IMG]
     
    Bry_Sinclair likes this.
  13. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    This is fantastic!

    Kor
     
  14. cblmc1296

    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Location:
    NNJ
    Wow, this is simply incredible! I must admit to being a tad envious. Makes me wish I'd put a little more effort into mine.Nice work!

    Here's the one I did earlier this year:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Ontario
  16. STRenegade

    STRenegade Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Location:
    What? You rapist!
    Will you be using some of the Mega Bloks pieces or will it strictly be Lego?
     
  17. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    My jaw cannot drop hard enough.
     
  18. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Location:
    Bulawayo Military Krral
    ^Neither can mine.
     
  19. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Myko
    Thanks everyone, going to try to catch up with the thread!

    Planning is ongoing, but there wasn't much planning before starting to build prototypes. The first hurdle was figuring out how to do the corridor with the gaps between segments and floor correctly.

    Custom-printed minifigures are on the list! Hopefully they will look a little better than with the big sticker on the front, although I believe we've bought some of those stickers as well.

    We found yours while looking at inspiration and it certainly set a bar for us to beat! Great work!

    Strictly LEGO, Mega is the enemy! ;) No but seriously the Mega Star Trek sets look pretty good, but it's a bit of a boo boo in the LEGO community to mix.


    Oh, and we have a turbolift now: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25309284@N02/36225762095/in/album-72157683277741872/
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017
    DrCorby likes this.
  20. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Myko
    Ceiling sections are complete. Note that all bridge sections are wild so the camera crew is able to get in there and film.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]