Planet Earth 2019
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PLANET EARTH 2019 by ModularSculptr
The population of LEGO MiniFigures worldwide is projected to outnumber humans by the end of 2019. Our new overlords should and will be obeyed, especially if General Cyrus Borgnine (or Rus9 for short) and his Robot Army have anything to say about it. However, they are not alone in the pursuit of world domination. Our radio signals have led Alien Invaders right to us. Little more than tentacled heads, they feed on MiniFigure brainwaves. Shocked out of complacency, the MiniFigures build a huge Exo-Planet Colonization Ship with the hopes of finding a planet of their own and escaping their little green nemeses.
A hollow spherical shell mounted to a structural core comes alive with miniature vehicles, minifigures and even a small Moon with Astronauts. Both eastern and western hemispheres swing open from fixed longitudinal ribs to reveal interior space. The shell is composed of eight equitorial segments with hinged wedge-plate extensions completing the spherical configuration. Inside, the miniature models and minifigures can be stored until playtime. Outside, surface details such as transparent oceans, dense forests, snow-capped mountains and vast deserts are observed from a micro-scale International Space Station.
Around the industrialized world, a globe is an iconic geography reference tool in most any kid's bedroom. So, why not make it fun and interactive?
Planet Earth 2019 is not merely a hollow shell or static statue but a decptively educational play-set. As shown, the model is roughly 150cm/ 6 inches/ 18 studs in diameter and is comprised of (409 base + 212 accessories=) 621 elements. Given the random nature of planetary formation, builders should be encouraged to rearrange geographical land-forms beyond the standard instructions and personalize their planet into any oceanic exo-planet they can imagine. Thus, Planet Earth 2019 should make for an exciting and educational play-set for kids and adults seeking rare parts alike and all for a moderate price. Because, as Uncle Walt reminds us after all, it's a small world.
Thanks in advance for your consideration and/or support. Comments, critical or otherwise, are most welcome.
Note: This is the second attempt for this project. Thus, the minor differences between original screengrabs and the more recent photography and renderings. Please see 'Updates' for more information.