Asp Explorer - Elite Dangerous
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This is the Asp Explorer spaceship from the video game Elite: Dangerous.
Made from over 1400 parts, this model is built to 1:219 scale. It has a nice chunky tactile feel.
The iconic Asp featured in the classic 1984 space game "Elite", and lives on with style in the 2014 reboot "Elite: Dangerous" and "Elite Dangerous: Horizons".
- Retractable underside boarding ramp
- Stock "blue-with-white-stripes" paint job
- 12 thrusters
- Dual main drives at the rear
- Dual retro drives either side of the cockpit
- Quad landing gear
- Twin side heat vents, twin rear heat vents, and dorsal heat vent along the spine
- Twin dorsal fins
So what is the Asp Explorer?
Manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, this medium sized multi-crew craft is a firm favourite, particularly among galactic explorers, thanks to its ability to travel long distances. But it has also proved itself as a great general-purpose vessel for traders, bounty-hunters and pirates too. The spacecraft size is 56m/51m/19m.
Although a single commander can successfully pilot the Asp, the double-decker cockpit is optimised for a 2 person crew. The Asp is ideal for mapping star systems from space, and then landing on alien worlds to deploy a Scarab SRV for detailed surface exploration.
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This was a really fun project. It is a challenging shape to recreate, with all the awkward angles! I tried to get as much detail in as I could, and use the Lego parts in interesting ways. I ended up with fewer exposed Lego studs than I was originally intending, but I like the sleek, contoured feel that this approach gives.
Also please support my previous Elite: Dangerous themed Lego project, the Scarab SRV, thanks.