to Brick Commander MICRO SPACE!
2002, LEGO released the (at that time) largest set so far, the
1 meter long Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer
("ISD"), set number 10030. At a count of whooping
3104 pieces, it also came with a Corellian Corvette, thus establishing
what is now referred to as "ISD-scale". Or more precisely,
1:1600. Unfortunately the ISD remained the only model in this
product cathegory. Too bad, considering the abundance and popularity
of capital space ships in movies, tv shows, books or games.
Enter me :)
Right after putting together the ISD I felt the need to create
other starships from the Star Wars universe, from the relatively
tiny Nebulon-B frigate to the Victory Star Destroyer and eventually
the Venator from Episode III. The story could have ended there,
but it didn't.
having created several hundreds of models from BattleTech and
MechWarrior over the years (mostly in "minifigure-scale"),
I realized that my small collection of ISD-scale models should
get a home too. Until then BrickCommander was solely dedicated
to the BattleTech universe, and visitors lured in by images
of models from Star Wars I posted at www.brickshelf.com tended
to get lost. Hello, has anyone seen the Star Destroyers ..?
Well, that should be fixed now.
still needs fixing is the size of my collection. Of course I
didn't stop at collecting what I had created so far and what
other builders came up with. For the launch of this new section
of BrickCommander I made several new models as well. The "models"
page may take a while to load for some internet users, but I
thought it part of the fun to have all models (rendered at the
same scale and from the same angle) on one and the same page.
If you have always been curious about the size (relative to
each other) of space ships from Star Wars, this page is for
you. And it's not just spaceships from Star Wars. I got several
visitors from other "universes" as well, and plans
... oooh, the plans! What I do NOT have, however, is an ISD-scale
Super Star Destroyer. Hey, building a model TWELVE meters long
is still a problem.
But we'll see about that. I believe with LEGO, even 12 meters
is probably not the final frontier ... ;)