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The exploration project has settled on a total of 5 outposts in space over the past 5 years: Alpha-base Beta-Base in the Kepler-47 System Mining Outpost on PSO J318.5-22 Outpost on K2-18b Spacestation at RXJ1856.5-3754 Now it has been decided to extend the strategy of establishing individual bases according to opportunity (wormholes, lucky discoveries in old observation data, etc.) to include a longer-term component: The new strategy is to send out multi-year expeditions to map a connected area and search for promising sites. The aim is to create larger clusters of outposts in order to generate synergies and possibly even to establish permanent independent sites. The far scattered and not… Read More

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Star Base – For Real

The Star Base is finished, it took some time but now it is done. And as usual, especially with such a large project, the real things looks different in some areas compared to the digital model. In case of the Star Base this was partially true due to a design error in the digital model, resulting in a missing radar disk, some issues with the final look and also sometimes due to missing or wrongly ordered parts. But enough words, here is the Star Base in all its glory: As a reminder, in case you have not seen the post of the digital model, here is the list of the… Read More

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K2-18b – The Water World

One of the targets for the deep space exploration teams from alpha-base was the K2-18 system and here especially K2-18b. In 2019 it was concluded that K2-18b might have high amount of water in the atmosphere. This knowledge got forgotten during the exploration era and only after the science team on alpha-base was looking for potential expedition targets, K2-18b came back into the picture. Thus an expedition was launched and indeed soon, it was confirmed that K2-18b is actually a water world, a single planet completely covered by an ocean. Additional research showed, that the waters but also the ocean floor was rich in minerals thus a pot. target for… Read More

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PSO J318.5-22

PSO J318.5-22 is a larger setup, which I built over several months in late 2019, early 2020 and was able to assemble and “exhibit” in April 2020. You can find more about PSO J318.5-22 on Wikipedia. The Beginning The whole story started after the SteinCHenwelt 2019, after which I was a bit lost and it was not clear in which direction I should continue building. I had enough spaceships, vehicles, bases etc. and I also ran out of ideas. So as a basic idea for a next step, I experimented with a 48×48 baseplate, on which I put a landing baseplate on stilts. I had this picture in mind for… Read More

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Star Base

After the construction of PSO and the “Waterworld” (-> This is unfortunately not yet documented, so I can’t write about it yet), I now have a plan for a bigger construction project. I will convert the LEGO Set 75159 Death Star UCS into a space base. The space base will then be used in the Gamma System (star RX J1856) to explore the exploitation potential of a neutron star. The idea is to take over the basic structure of the 75159 set and then re-do the individual rooms in ClassicSpace style, e.g. with a small hanger for a research ship, naturally many antennas and sensors, laboratories, measuring stations, research facilities,… Read More

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SteinCHenwelt 2019

The SteinCHenwelt 2019 took place in Arbon on the first October weekend, for the first time as an independent exhibition. For me this year’s SteinCHenwelt had a threefold meaning: For the first time I am exhibiting at the largest Swiss Lego exhibition, before I only took part in two small exhibitions, the Klötzchenwelt and the Chilbi Wiesendangen. My daughter Rebecca is also exhibiting together with other children, a Lego Friends facility. I had agreed to help behind the scenes and helped organize the ticketing / POS system. At this point and because it is the ClassicSpace page, it is about point 1, the other stories I tell somewhere else. The… Read More

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Comic-Stein 2019

On the last weekend of June I exhibited my Beta-Base at Comic-Stein 2019. The Comic-Stein takes place every year at the ComicCon Stuttgart and is therefore also quite a big exhibition. As far as I was concerned I was a bit nervous whether I would fit in with my quite simple self-buildings at all. The arrival takes place on Friday, I packed my big crates into the car and made my way towards Messe Stuttgart around 11.00 a.m.. Interestingly enough, I was stopped and questioned by German customs, but after I explained what it was all about, it was no problem. Arrived at the fair, one could drive with the… Read More

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Comic-Stein 2019

In 2019 I will take part in two exhibitions, one at Comic-Stein 2019 in Stuttgart and one at SteinCHenwelt 2019 in October. Comic-Stein will take place from 29.-30.6. at the Messe Stuttgart as part of Comic Con 2019 (more information about the Comic Con can be found here) and I decided to be there to exhibit the Beta-Base complex on Kepler-47 The construction of the Beta-Base has been planned, i.e. the space base will consist this time of my own designed sets, since the largest part of the ClassicSpace collection is in Toggenburg. I’ve spent the last months developing and building several new sets, and this week I had the… Read More

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Beta-Station

What is Beta-Station? While the alpha-base is now in an accelerated exploration phase, looking to prepare the exploitation phase, a local wormhole has been discovered, allowing to pass to the system formerly known as Kepler-47. After a first scouting mission to the Kepler-47 system, it was decided to set-up a permanent base called beta-station on one of the moons orbiting Kepler-47c, the gas giant. The units deployed to beta-station are mainly coming from the Unit II, but also some vehicles / space craft initially operating in alpha-system are deployed to beta-station. The beta-system (=Kepler-47) provides certain challenges but also interesting features. The initial goals for beta-station are the exploration of… Read More

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Project – Heliophysics – Part II

Around April / May I finished the concepts for the Heliophysics units and now it was time to turn them into reality. But a lot of Bricks have been missing,, also for the Spaceport … To make a long story short, what happend from April until End of August was the following: A Lego Builders corner was established in the cellar All Bricks I stored so far in Plasticbags etc moved down stairs I bought 2x5kgs of used parts to fill up my stock I had to sort all of this and settle on some sorting boxes etc I completed the SpacePort as a real build I completed the HelioPhysics… Read More

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