This is a model based on the Eagle spacecraft from Space: 1999. I decided to build this scale model after I had built a giant version of an Eagle. Essentially I wanted to be able to hold it without fear of it coming apart. I recently displayed both models at a Lego convention, and many individuals recognized it and really wanted to talk about how I built it. I feel this is an iconic spaceship from science fiction, and so many attempts have been made to build it in Lego, with great success, however at an extremely large scale. I wanted to make it in a small enough size, well not too small, so that many people could enjoy in many ways. This model is swoosh-able with one hand and pretty sturdy.
As far as I can tell, there are many adults that would love to own a set like this since it is from a foundational science fiction TV show, like many other sci-fi shows at the time, that made science fiction a very popular genre in the mid seventies.
This vehicle in the original show was effectively modular. The current images are based on the standard Eagle configuration, but there is also a science lab, medical, and emergency transport variation of this craft which involve changing the center body portion with the appropriate module. That alone will encourage modifications which is always something fun to see people do with Lego sets.
I just want to share my joy of this iconic show and Lego with others and I hope this triggers some nostalgia and will want to encourage others to want to own this model as a set!
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55.6 cm L x 18.26 cm W x 8.9 cm H
21.88" L x 7.19" W x 3.5" H
70 studs L, 23 studs W, and 9 1/3 bricks H
Prototype piece count: 1254