The NCS ( Neo Classic Space) Cosmic cruiser, although not the fastest starship in the federation, is a useful exploration and transportation vehicle. Its capable of low-altitude travel, and can deploy the pilot's seat as an X-5 Land speeder. As the Cosmic Cruiser is not primarily built for combat, it's equipped with only two front-tipped forward facing torpedo launchers. (I still haven't decided if the gadgets on the wing tips are weapons or antennas...) Hope you like it!
Maintenance hatch for repairs and refueling.
The federation X-5 land speeder is great for space rides, enjoying the intergalactic scenery, or traveling throughout a star outpost. The federation discovered that if the back engine was switched off, they gave off a very low heat signature. Because of this, they made their first combat appearance on the raid on Spyrius IV deploying soldiers into enemy bases. They were also good for a fast getaway. Their biggest flaw, however, is that they can only fly for a limited time before needing to be charged while attached to the Cosmic Cruiser Federation Starship.
As a kid in the mid 80's, the original Cosmic Cruiser was the only space set I had the good fortune to own. Now as a "grown up", building has become a regular habit with my daughter. We've assembled and mangled lots of great great sets, but for me, nothing comes close to that sense of amazement I felt the first time I assembled that original Cosmic Cruiser. I absolutely love your brilliant update to my favorite set of all time! Thanks for building sharing! Feeling a bit nostalgic here...