Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lego Creation: Firefly

Adrian Drake built  this painstakingly accurate model of Firefly's Serenity over the course of 475 hours over twenty-one months.  The model is composed of over seventy thousand bricks, weighs 135 pounds, and measures seven feet in length.

Drake debuted his minifig-scale Serenity this week at Brickfair in Chantilly, Virginia. He based the design on the Quantum Mechanix blueprints, and he even managed to build most of the compartments from the set with the exception of the engine room, which was impossible to build while maintaining structural integrity of model.  

The cargo bay and drive light up, both engines rotate, the wings swing out, and Inara's shuttle detaches. It's an incredible feat of Lego engineering.  Check out the full 75-photo set on Flickr. Also, check out this gallery by Jeff Stevens from Brickfair.
"You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the world. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down. Tells you she's hurting before she keens. Makes her a home."
- Captain Mal


"I had the opportunity to rebuild my Lego Serenity, and as I did so I decided to make a time-lapse video of it. This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build."

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