Back To My Space Creations
Back To My Blacktron Space Creations
I've always loved the Blacktron space series- it is by far the best of all the space subthemes. I normally don't keep actual sets assembled for very long, as the whole reason I play with Lego toys is to build personal creations. However, I recently acquired a second Invader and was inspired by Frank's LEGO Space Creations, detailing his way cool modifications to the Invader design.
My basic cockpit is slightly more of a redesign than his- it's a scratch-built design that looks similar to the Invader cockpit, but isn't supposed to pass as a real Invader. My alternate cockpit, however, is nowhere near as original as his Challenger. The cargo module is also scratch-built and, like Frank's, opens by splitting in the middle instead of hinging from one end. It's also a lot sturdier than the Invader's cargo pod. The engine pods are only very slightly modified from the original design.
For reference, the Pause guide at Lugnet has a picture of the real Invader.
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