On the planet Depoona, two spacemen discover a long-forgotten remnant of the old days.
This is a build I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I don’t know why it took me so long to actually get around to it.
I know there are a couple of you who don’t have an extensive knowledge of Lego set history, so I’ll walk you through the nuances here. First, the abandoned spaceship is one of the all-time classic sets from 1979, the Galaxy Explorer. The dead spaceman:
is a Classic Space spaceman and the guys stumbling across him:
have more modern outfits. So you see? It’s like they’re discovering their own past!
The expensive pieces I bought last month were used for this, and much to the horror of certain people, I actually scuffed them up to “weather” them.
Sure, I COULD have just done some Photoshoppery, but I am a Lego purist.
I put some other little details into it, but for the most part it is what it claims to be: two spacemen discovering a forgotten Galaxy Explorer in an alien forest.
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