Starblazers Space Force EDF Argo Yamato space battleship.
About this creation
I recently stumbled upon the works of Daniel Jassim and it made me remember how much i liked watching Star blazers "back in the day." So I decided to build the Argo... again. I had already built a very small, very clumsily-built Argo back in the 90's, but this new one had to be better. With my newfound LEGO skills, such as SNOT construction techniques and "building around a hollow frame," i set out to build a new Argo. This model is not the largest space ship I've ever built, but it's certainly my favorite because of the way i stuck to the original design. I looked all over the internet for pictures of the Argo, and nothing. I soon found all the episodes of Star blazers on You Tube, and I used those as my reference for building this model. I don't know about you, but I'm very happy with it.
Fore 3/4 shot. Hands-down my favorite view of the ship, because this is how i remember it on Star Blazers. Here, you can see the Wave Motion Gun and a great deal of the side detail I added (not all of the things sticking out were on the original, but I added them BECAUSE I CAN). I do a lot of things because i can...
Fore 1/2 above shot of the Argo. Here we can see how much that ship looks like a boat instead of a spaceship. At any rate, I like this shot because it shows a lot of the add-ons and "doohickeys" I added on after completing the main body of the ship.
Detail on my SNOT-built side panels, and a fairly good view of the "huge thing under the ship." T make the red side panels, i used those Technic pieces with holes in the sides and used the black snap-connectors to firmly attach the side panels. As for the blue ones on the top, they were attached with those 4-stud window hinges.
Good rendering of the Argo. You should check out what was posted in Brickshelf. Type Yamato for a quick link. The level of detailing is insane! I am a little surprised by his and his model's absence in mocpages. You would almost expect him to have a page here along with other creations. Yet, yours is the more accessible of the Argo models in terms of in situ building by any mocpager (anyone who has an ample supply of bricks can build one too) and You have a Page here. Hope you could render other classic 80's cartoons.
I'm only just now getting around to reviewing this moc, but when I first saw it a few weeks ago it was my first introduction to 'Star Blazers'. Having looked up the episodes on you tube I am now a fan, though it came out some 15 years before I was born... It's all thanks to this model, though to me the ship will always be Yamato, not Argo. :) A++
It's pretty blocky, but instantly recognizable as the Argo. When I was a kid I used to watch Star Blazers every day before school, and thanks to Netflix, recently watched all of season one -- it hasn't aged well, and I laughed hysterically at the stilted dialogue and gaping plot holes, but who cares? It was all about the cool looking spaceships then, and it's all about the cool looking spaceships now. By the way, the best Lego Argo I've seen is by Brickshelf user junlego -- do yourself a favor and check it out: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=58795