Recently I’ve taken to exploring the projects on the LEGO Ideas website. I fell in love with the Main Street U.S.A. Train station last week, and had to share. Now I’m ogling over the Spaceship Earth Lego Project proposal on the same site!
This very large sized model includes moving pieces, so that the inside pieces will actually rotate! So many details have been added to make this a magical model project, there are all the iconic scenes depicting the history of communication, rotating inside the geodesic sphere.
Here are all of the included history of communication in scenes from the attraction featured within:
- Loading area
- Cave drawings
- Young Egyptian pounding reeds flat / papyrus
- Phoenician trade and communication – boat scene
- Burning and destruction of the Library of Alexandria
- Jewish & Islamic scholars preserving recorded information
- Sleeping Monk
- Gutenberg and the first movable-type printing press
- Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
- Telephone switchboard
- Mainframe computer
- Building home computers in a garage
As you can see this project includes A LOT of mini figures too!
The exterior is made up of hexagons and pentagons, and the designer has created their own custom panels for the iconic Spaceship Earth look. Those panels were made with a Glowforge laser printer, but I personally would love to see LEGO manufacture custom pieces, if this set ever became a reality.
The bottom of the LEGO project has a hand crank on it, that actually rotates the scenes inside!
The designer is hoping to reach 10,000 supporters, and I think this project idea deserves all that support and more! To find out more about this LEGO Ideas project follow this link.
What do you think of this unique Spaceship Earth Lego Project proposal? I think it needs to happen, after all we already have LEGO Cinderella’s Castle, why not have icons from all of the Disney Parks!?