This SHIP started in 2002 as an experiment to build a click-hinge based cylinder, and eventually became a composite of various SNOT and non-standard building techniques. I donít have any cool sci-fi backstory about the origin or purpose of the vessel, so Iíll just leave that ambiguous. It is definitely not minifig scale. I figure a human would stand about 2-3 plates tall at this scale. The length is 153 studs (47.6 in)(120.9 cm) and it is obnoxiously heavy.
Extremely clean and beautiful work. It reminds me of, and I'm positive that I'm dating myself, the ship from Jason of Star Command. Look up the reference but I do warn you that James Doohan couldn't help this Saturday morning, 70's dreck. The ship, however, was indeed cool, as is your creation. Kudos.
Quoting paul yperman
you were, are and always be one of my favourite builders. I love round things in Lego, and you are the absolute master of the 'no studs' builds. Congratulations
Thanks for the kind words. That means a lot coming from the "Droid Control Ship" guy. I was surprised to see all these new Solaris comments years after the original post. Never realized MOCpages had a MOTD feature.
YAY! I found the vacuum cleaner! Hey, sorry about that other guy, Gizmo, ripping you off. He's, erm, "reformed" now. Anyway, this thing is awesome! Loving the bulky feel of the engines. The only crit I have is I really just don't like the sloping transition to the circular bridge/command bit. It doesn't hit me somehow. Well, it's your SHIP, and the rest is pure win. Kudos.
A BEAUTIFUL creation! I love the all of the curves in the ships form. But what really does it for me is the balance you seem to strike between areas of detail/greebling, and the contrasting smooth surfaces elsewhere. The variation of grays and black are quite nice as well. Just fantastic!!!
This is one of those MOCs where you can#t say anything other than WOW!. everything about it is just fantastic, from the shape to the attention to detail such as the tiling. is that the sun inverted u used as a background?