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USS Crimsonia
Futuron Gas Collection Vessel
About this creation


Dedicated to the awesomeness of Crimso Giger. Based on the USS Cygnus from the Disney movie "the Black Hole". One of my all-time favourite spaceships, so ominous-looking, so gothic, I could build different versions of that ship for ever. I mean, look at it-- it's so EVIL!

Did you know?
There were two full models of the Cygnus built at a little over twelve feet long, with other sectional models built to a much larger scale for certain close up shots. The twelve foot miniatures weighed 170 pounds each and were constructed primarily of brass and completely made from scratch, with EMA tubes and domes used for detailing. Under this brass exoskeleton were sections of translucent plastic built in sections which housed about a hundred and fifty automotive light bulbs. The two models cost $100,000 and took a crew of 12 to 15 people approximately a year to build. One of the two models were completely destroyed filming the story's ending sequences. The other model went to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a time after filming. It's fate since then remains a mystery..

"According to an ex-Disney employee, the model was stored in a crate in the 'Boneyard', where old props and such are stored on the Disney lot.
It was rained on a great deal, and, one day, smashed to pieces by a poorly-driven forklift which accidentally backed into the crate.
Pieces of the model were taken by various folks as souveniers."











Comments

Shannon Ocean
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Pascal Schmidt
  December 30, 2010
You don't want to know how often I watched "The Black Hole" during these last few weeks. :)
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  December 30, 2010
Oh yes, 'The Black Hole'. I remember how much I was looking forward to this movie as a kid and how disturbing the end was. Maybe your beautiful MOC would have been better in black, like the original when they first encountered it and before Dr. Reinhardt activated the lights (if I remember it right ... time to watch it again). Anyway, great build.
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  December 30, 2010
Hey !! It remember me the movie !! Very very cool and original construction !!
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  December 30, 2010
Very nice! Sleek, clean and well built. Hope you are staying dry down there mate!
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  December 30, 2010
Very... sleek and clean, my favorite combo. I love the color scheme, too. Good day
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  December 30, 2010
Quoting Mike Johnson A great redo of a one of a kind ship. Now we just need another black hole for this beauty to fly into to chart the unknown. One question though, the way everyone here is saying this is a tribute to Crismo makes me ask has something happened to him? I surely hope not! He's someone I consider a friend and an inspiration.
Thanks Mike! As far as I know Crimso is busy these days with non-Lego stuff. Hopefully he is able to join us again soon, I miss his builds!
  December 30, 2010
A great redo of a one of a kind ship. Now we just need another black hole for this beauty to fly into to chart the unknown. One question though, the way everyone here is saying this is a tribute to Crismo makes me ask has something happened to him? I surely hope not! He's someone I consider a friend and an inspiration.
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  December 30, 2010
Simply beautiful!
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  December 29, 2010
I love The Black Hole and this is a great homage to that. Great design and build all around!
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  December 29, 2010
AH! Memories! Nostalgia! Thanks for sharing, mate! Lovely build!
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  December 29, 2010
It's the bass tar d love child of Crimso and Ocean! Run for your lives! Great build man and great movie prop to redo. Loved that movie! ~ Chris.
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  December 29, 2010
Nice, I like the open mid section of the craft, great job
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  December 29, 2010
Very well done, I love this!
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  December 29, 2010
Great title, but while the Crimso influence is there, it still has the Ocean retro feel to it. It sure is purty.~H
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  December 29, 2010
Very well done, Crimso would be proud! Man, that skull-like structure at the front looks soooo dang evil! Pure coolness, cheers.
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  December 29, 2010
I actually thought that it was something Crimso had built for a moment, you deceptive little...
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  December 29, 2010
very nice design!!!
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  December 29, 2010
Another beauty Shannon! I really like the shuttle pad.
 
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