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Exo-Planet Kryos II

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EXO-PLANET KRYOS II by ModularSculptr

THE STORY:

After creating a makeshift research base on Exo-Planet Kryos II from their disabled spaceship, human explorers soon discover they are unintentional invaders of an inhabited planet.  Life, it seems, evolved underground in a layer of water between the hot core and the frozen crust.  KryoSpiders, the dominant life form, eventually tunneled to the surface and built a civilization housed in cities of obsidian that absorb maximum amounts of solar radiation.  How will they react when they find not only a previously undiscovered continent, but that it is occupied by a dozen alien survivors?

THE BUILD:

A hollow spherical shell mounted to a structural core comes alive with miniature vehicles, bases and minifigures.  Both eastern and western hemispheres swing open from the core to reveal interior space.  The shell is composed of eight equatorial hinged ribs with wing-plate extensions which complete a spherical configuration with 50 stud orientations.  Inside, the miniature models and minifigures can be stored until playtime.  Outside, surface details such as transparent oceans, icy windstorms, glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, icebergs, frontier bases, native cities and even an ice moon are ready to be explored.  The model as photographed also shows an alternate ice moon having slowly drifted into the planet's surface leaving deep ravines and causing high-pressure geysers.

THE PRODUCT:

Given the exciting astronomical discoveries of numerous planets beyond our solar system, there is again global interest in space, especially among the active imaginations of youth.  Thus, Exo-Planet Kryos II is not merely a hollow shell or static statue but an interactive play-set that can stand alone in crystalline beauty or serve as the crown-jewel of any space-themed collection, LEGO or otherwise.  As shown, the model is roughly 150cm/ 6 inches/ 18 studs in diameter and is comprised of 620 elements.  However given the random nature of planetary formation, builders should be encouraged to rearrange geographical land-forms beyond the standard instructions and personalize the planet to their satisfaction.  Thus, Exo-Planet Kryos II should make for an exciting play-set for kids and adults seeking nostalgia or rare parts alike and for a moderate price.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and/or support.

Note: This is the second attempt for this project.  Thus, the minor differences between original screengrabs and more recent photography and renderings.  Please see 'Updates' for more information.