Classic Space Gamma I Modular Station (6SCU)


A Classic Space Station in 1979 design built with six 16x8x7 Space Container Units (SCUs) on two 32×32 base plates.

I always wanted a big station on my moon base. Like a modern space station it should have a modular design. I wanted to use no more than two 32×32 base plates, a flat one and a crater plate. I chose a design with six SCU based 16x8x7 modules with each of them accessible from one side, preferably from the front.

I had two connection nodes with a “half module” on one side and four station modules with 14x6x6 bricks of room to fill. So I designed the interior module by module with LDD. When I was satisfied with the design I placed some BL orders for used bricks and started the “real” building. This is the result.

Here you can see everything open, ready to play. There is room for four CS-Tronauts to live and work.

Top view with the six modules on two base plates.

Another top view with everything open:

  • Module #1 (bottom left): Crew Quarters
  • Module #2 (bottom center): Crew Mess with Shower Room
  • Module #3 (bottom right): Connection Node with Air Lock
  • Module #4 (middle): Command Center
  • Module #5 (top left): Connection Node with Storage Unit
  • Module #6 (top right): Science Lab

Module #1:
Crew Quarters with four bunks and a private storage with two doors for each crew member.

Module #2:
Crew Mess with up to four seats plus Shower Room with toilet. The white doors can be locked in open position for some extra space in the shower.

Module #3:
Connection Node with Air Lock

Module #4 (side view):
Command Center with custom printed screens

Module #5 (rear view):
Connection Node with Storage Unit

Module #6:
Science Lab

All six modules open

Gamma I ready for transport

So this is my Lego Classic Space Gamma I Modular Station built with six 16x8x7 Space Container Units (SCUs) on two 32×32 baseplates, the main structure of my big moon base.

I hope you like it :-))

Audi sport quattro S1 Evo2 V2.0 (4-Wide)

An update for one of my all-time favourite 4-wide Lego models, the Audi sport quattro S1 Evo2.

I absolutely love the new 8-wide SC set of this iconic Group B monster. When I helped my son to build his set (we only got one, so far), I was really inspired to take a second look on my 4-wide and improve it here and there.

I started with the front end. The new 2×2 tiles with two studs seemed to be perfect for the front wing. This way there was some space to reinforce the front section and add some extra air intakes between grill and spoiler.

Looking at photos of the original model I decided to rebuild the rear wing. I also replaced the 1×1 black plates and tiles with 1×1 round plates for the air outlets.

Then it was time to find a solution for the rear window and “C pillars”. I was never satisfied with the collection of “cheese wedges” and the small window. After trying a lot of different parts I chose a combination of 1x2x2/3 slopes and a 2×2 tile.

The most tricky part was fixing the 2×2 tile. I had to rebuild the whole 3-wide middle section to find place for a holder that wouldn’t fall apart at the first touch.

Finally I found a combination of a 1×1 “light brick”, a robot hand, a transparent holder with a stud and a “neck bracket”. It might not be a 100% “legal” connection, but it works well.

So this is V2.0 of my 4-wide Lego Audi sport quattro S1 Evo2. I hope you like it! :-))

Bonus picture #1: Brothers

Bonus picture #2: Rivals