Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Viper Gets the LEGO Treatment

Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Viper Gets the LEGO Treatment

LEGO builder Garry King has fashioned a LEGO brick edition of the Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Viper.

Let's put it out there that neither version of Battlestar Galactica was perfect. Sure the 1978 series could be a lot of fun and the reboot benefited from the greatness that is Edward James Olmos, but they both, at times, were kind of rough. Even with of all the daggits and "final five" junk the series threw around however, both shared a common strength that any fan of space opera can appreciate: cool spaceships making eac other going boom.

Perhaps the coolest of the cool in both Battlestar Galacticas was the Colonial Viper. Immediately recognizable among sci-fi fans, it's arguably more iconic than the titular Galactica itself. And, of course, if there is an beloved spaceship, then a LEGO version must follow. Crafted by builder Garry King, the LEGO-brick Viper looks to be pretty much a spot-on recreation of the fighter as seen in the show.

King's Viper is only the latest in an ongoing series of Galactica ship projects that he's been building as a tribute to the original series. Among his works are the Galactica itself, the classic Cylon base ship and, of course, another model we shared last year based on concept art by the great Ralph McQuarrie. The Viper probably wasn't as much work to finish as those other massive projects, but it's still impressive stuff and we applaud King's commitment to his craft and fandom.

Source: MOCPages

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That one completely exposed medium-stone-grey stud on the far front side is bothering me.
Besides that, nice build, clever tactics.

Am I the only one who hates specialized pieces in lego?

ZippyDSMlee:
Am I the only one who hates specialized pieces in lego?

As in it doesn't seem very "Lego-y"? I don't know, I think it's fine. I think for me I draw the line for these kind of things when you have to start gluing things together, then it's just a model which happens to be made of Lego. I still think it looks cool regardless.

Newhouse:

ZippyDSMlee:
Am I the only one who hates specialized pieces in lego?

As in it doesn't seem very "Lego-y"? I don't know, I think it's fine. I think for me I draw the line for these kind of things when you have to start gluing things together, then it's just a model which happens to be made of Lego. I still think it looks cool regardless.

Ya it looks great and all but IMO its missing the point of lego, lego is mostly generic blocks when you get more and more specialized blocks it becomes just another building block thing. Then again I am crazy and like contrux more LOL

Is it me or has Lego become a lot more lose with franchises and specialized Lego editions ever since other companies are allowed to make blocks that can connect to regular Lego?

they need to ban this crap and go back to the old school blocks ! and no im not in any way bitter or suffering from uber envy that they didnt have this cool stuff when i was growing up

ZippyDSMlee:

Newhouse:

ZippyDSMlee:
Am I the only one who hates specialized pieces in lego?

As in it doesn't seem very "Lego-y"? I don't know, I think it's fine. I think for me I draw the line for these kind of things when you have to start gluing things together, then it's just a model which happens to be made of Lego. I still think it looks cool regardless.

Ya it looks great and all but IMO its missing the point of lego, lego is mostly generic blocks when you get more and more specialized blocks it becomes just another building block thing. Then again I am crazy and like contrux more LOL

Ya I hear your point, it's not as charming without that kinda block-y look to it. I have the old A-Wing Lego set when the Star Wars stuff first came out as a kid, and I've seen the redo version and while it defiantly looks awesome and a lot closer to the movie version, the old one has that charm of resembling the A-Wing but, being defiantly Lego. I guess it's where ever you want to draw that line between "photo-realism" and "building block charm".

 

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