Designed to land on and explore the surfaces of distant rocky worlds and moons, the Galaxy Voyager is a versatile spacecraft for exploring the outer reaches of the solar system and beyond!
About this creation
Thinking back on the major flagships of classic space from my childhood, I was inspired to make a "grand ship" in the classic tradition. This design has many sources of inspiration, chiefly: 6980 Galaxy Commander, 6929 Starfleet Voyager, and 6928 Uranium Search Vehicle. The vehicle carrier function is inspired in part by the 6927 All-Terrain Vehicle, only in reverse.
The front section release and launch mechanism.
The front section.
The rear vehicle release.
The vehicle unfolding its sensors.
The vehicle, ready for exploration.
The rear compartment.
Exploring the moon of an extrasolar "Ice Age" world.
The main ship, empty.
Coming in to retrieve the vehicle.
The surface of a moon orbiting a distant jovian world.
Thanks to everyone for your positive feedback!
The original inspiration for this MOC was to create a hybrid of the Galaxy Commander and the Starfleet Voyager, two of my all-time favorite classic ships, and this is what resulted. I actually worked out all the details in Universe Mode of LDD, and as time went on and I was trying to figure out what to do with the carrier portion, I decided to do a
I hope to be less reliant on established designs with my future MOCs, and really branch out into something new.
Thanks again for all your compliments! It means a lot to me coming from the Nostalgia Factory builders. :)
Now, I can see why you like my Bluenose so much! Really cool MOC you have there, with loads of really cool features. The detachable front part was cool enough already, but to add a detachable land vehicle to this is just awesome! I also love that Classic Space vibe you got there, very very respectful of the old sets. In short: amazing job on this MOC! Congrats!
Wow! First off, you have captured the classic feel perfectly. The overall shape is classically attractive with nice details and a unified color scheme. The modularity of this MOC puts the playablility off the chart. You have some really nice photoshop work here too. Your outdoor shots aren't bad. Usually that takes me right out of the fantasy, but you did a good job of keeping the scale of the environment ambiguous. Looking forward to more from you!
Thanks to everybody who has commented! :) @William Vandyk: Yes, I can see your point about the detachable vehicle's color scheme (maybe I could do an alternate version someday, hmmm...), but I ultimately chose to make the vehicle white/blue/tr. blue as a tribute to the color contrast of the 6927 All Terrain Vehicle, only in reverse.
Doesn't deviate from the classic space theme, roles up all the modularity that the best ships had, nice homage to the 928 with the wing engines and has lots of fold out parts so definitely a win in my book, although I would have stuck with the blue/grey colour scheme for the rover as well as the ship