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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Projects – Heliophysics – Part I

After I finished the Eagle, the Science Convoy and Mobile Mining Station with all their problems, my attention was moved for sometime to the SteinCHenStadt Exhibition and what to present there, the layout of the base and translating the webpage from English to German , … But unfortunately SteinCHenStadt was cancelled, so …. Well while translating the various sets from English to German, I noticed, that I actually already had a set, that was in its description similar to the StormClipper (a small set I designed and built), the Twin Starfire. So I started to think, what else could the Clipper do and started to see it as a small… Read More

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Exhibitions – SteinCHnstadt 2018

SteinCHenstadt has been cancelled! The exhibitor (MIGROS / Shopping Rosenberg) cancelled the event on short notice, which is very annoying and unfortunate. Therefore currently no new exhibition planned, maybe / hopefully Klötchenwelt 2018 will take place. ———–   Slowly the next LEGO exhibition I plan to attend, is getting closer: From 22.6.2018 – 30.6.2018 the SteinCHenStadt 2018 takes place at the Shopping Rosenberg in Winterthur. From my side I plan to display my collection of ClassicSpace sets and a few of my own creations. This time I’m also support from  a colleague from SwissLUG, who will contribute a few models and some base plates.   Currently the planning is still on-going, let’s… Read More

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Projects – Part VI

Continued from here So after I had finally all parts together, I started building the Eagle and the resp. payload modules. Overall the digital design worked quite well and almost everything worked as planned, but … First problem, which appeared was how to actually put the payload modules into the mid section. Remember it basically had to slide from bottom to top. The fixation with the technic brick holes and the pins on one side and the axle on the other didn’t work at all. It was almost impossible to get the payload section and if it worked on one side, I couldn’t really fix the axle on the other… Read More

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Mobile Messtation mit Technikern

Projects – Part V

Continued from Part IV So, the Science Convoy was derided from the a MOC design by Andrew Daemon I found via Pinterest. I liked the idea and approach, so I started working on it. My starting point was the LDraw model of the All Terrain Vehicle (Set 6927) I started adjusting the color code into the grey / green design as in Andrew’s design. However after looking and re-think, where the Convoy would fit into the narrative of classic space, I was convinced, that the color scheme of the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is the correct one. The ATV is part of the Science community of Alpha-Base and as the Convoy… Read More

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