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Various Spiffcraft inspired by Calvin and Hobbes
About this creation


I have to say that this is probably my favorite Lego model that I've built. My adoration of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson goes back to my high school days. Years later, I came across Mark Sandlin's Spiffcraft quite by chance (the first Lego Spiffcraft as far as I know) and I was soon drawn in to the AFOL community.

My first Spiffcraft was red, naturally, and I built it in late fall 2000 as I was making my first Captain Ahnee story. I tried to cram in as much detail as I could. I even took some artistic liberties, such as brake lights and hatches for the Freem drive and Frap ray. Eventually, I made instructions so that others could make the same model.



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   The original Spiffcraft from the comics is red and piloted by Spaceman Spiff, an imaginary hero and sometimes alter-ego to Calvin. After making the red one I decided to try different colors. These were the colors I was able to make the model with (dark gray not shown).



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   The BMW version



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   A nice blue one, probably my next favorite.



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   The light gray version was packin' some missiles.



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   The green one didn't have 2 x 2 double convex inverted corner slopes on the underside.



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   Original red.



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   Red with the Frap ray extended. Although the weapons were often referred to in the comics, I don't think they were ever seen.



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   The yellow version doesn't look too bad either.



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   The Freem drive.



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  November 23, 2012
It's Spiff-rific!
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  January 22, 2012
I can't see the instructions though. Edit: Computer glitch. Seeable now.
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  December 17, 2011
I love Calvin and Hobbes! I have EVERY SINGLE BOOK COLLECTION ever made, including Sunday Pages 1985-1995 and all three volumes of the Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Great MOC!
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  February 11, 2011
Clavin and hobbes all the way! I like the red one with the extenbded frap blaster.
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  January 8, 2011
CALVIN AND HOBBES ARE AWESOME
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  October 18, 2010
CALVIN AND HOBBES FOREVER!!!!
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  October 5, 2010
Great little ships! It is cool building a massive cruiser, but these little guys are dangerous and amusing at the same time...like a shark in a funnny hat!
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  September 12, 2010
haha thats awsum!
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  April 25, 2010
Sweet! I love Calvin and Hobbes, too. Waterson was so right to end the series while it was still good. Awesome Spiffcraft. Nice to see something I love done in something else I love. Great work!
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  December 4, 2009
LOL! Love it! Best on here! =)
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  November 24, 2009
Quoting Benjamin Jones LOVE IT! But, Could You Show Instructions since its a small LEGO creation?
Hi Benjamin, the instructions for my basic Lego Spiffcraft are here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=144093
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  November 15, 2009
LOVE IT! But, Could You Show Instructions since its a small LEGO creation?
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  May 20, 2009
Uh, Brady... Bill Watterson ain't dead yet.
  January 16, 2009
wow, Ive loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was a little kid, awesome rendition of his ship. glad you made moc o' the day!
  January 16, 2009
amazing!!! how about coming to my group new?
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  January 16, 2009
Awesome, Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic, and when I saw this I was like, "WOAH THAT'S COOl." Thank you for making my day.
  January 16, 2009
I love the gigantic pic of the repair bay. And so many colors… I'd definitely would pick the green one. I just read my first comment on this, and boy! I still agree with it :)
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  January 16, 2009
Nice work. My favorite comic, Calvin and Hobbs.
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  January 16, 2009
WOW,great!
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  January 16, 2009
wow thats awesome! calvin and hobbes are so funny! happy MOCD dude!
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  January 16, 2009
Happy MOTD!! it looks like a vehicle of Willy wortel from Donald Duck, if you know him. Keep up the good work :)
  January 16, 2009
Wow! I really like to Calvin and Hobbes. It is my favorite book. The only thing I can possbly think that is inaccurate is that it may be slightly small. You should make more C&H legos . Over all it is a awsome!
Daniel Jassim
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Daniel Smith
  December 31, 2008
This is still cool. It inspired me to make a few of my own, too.
Daniel Jassim
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  December 7, 2008
I ebjot clavin and hobbes so much!! I was reading today, scientific progress goes boink, it rocks, Thanks for making somethins so cool!
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  November 8, 2008
Go Calvin and Hobbes! Down with Doonseberry!
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  October 12, 2008
I agree with Sam. Calvin and Hobbes rocks, and that ship's amazingly accurate.
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  September 20, 2008
Calvin and Hobbes are HILARIOUS, and the ship is fantastic.
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  August 16, 2008
RNO. he has a link to the instructions....
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  March 22, 2008
Question: can you do the tobbogan scenes? or the snowmen stips? those were awesome!
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  February 26, 2008
neat but it doesn't look like a calvin fig could sit in it but i didn't take a point off cause its awesome.
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  January 17, 2008
They're right, you should make a Calvin/Spaceman Spiff minifig. (Perhaps use Yoda's legs, because they're SO short, just like Calvin.
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  December 19, 2007
heheh, you should whip up a photoshop of the red craft plummeting to the surface of some unknown planet!! You should also make a Calvin/Spaceman Spiff minifig!!
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  October 26, 2007
very nice. i love calvin and hobbies and i tried to make a spiffcraft but it was going badly. keep up the good work! (p.s im working on the family car im calvins imagination where he drives it. heheh)
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  November 8, 2006
I gotta build me one of those.
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  August 26, 2005
These just make me happy. I wish I could build one.
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  April 25, 2005
WOW.......Even tough i'm not in to space stuff this is excellent,my favourites are the blue and white.Also love the mechanics room you've built and the little steps made with that grill plate.Once again great moc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. please checkout my site!
 
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