|Benny is a Classic Space astronaut and Master Builder in The|
Lego Movie. He has a worn logo and cracked helmet from age.
He also floats around as if he were in space, though all the other
characters must abide by the laws of gravity.
However, since my Classic Space collection is lacking (working on it), I decided to use Blacktron II since my resources were more extensive. Blacktron II is one of my personal favorite Space themes, and I had a wide pool of pieces to use from my various sets. I dumped out my entire BTII collection: the Galactic Scout, Super Nova II, Two-Pilot Craft, Allied Avenger, Aerial Intruder, and Alpha Centauri Outpost. After two days of building on and off, I decided it was finished, naming it the "Cosmic Conqueror" in accordance with the Blacktron II name formula of a space-related adjective followed by a somewhat menacing noun. I must admit, I surprised myself with the results.
|The minifigure is provided for scale. The ship measures eighteen inches long|
and fourteen inches wide. I used the large windscreen panel to accommodate a larger cockpit.
|A front view|
|An overhead view displays the triangular shape common among classic sets.|
I departed from the spheroid-cockpit design that was characteristic of Blacktron II
because it was impractical for a ship this size.
|One of the side cockpits|
|This shot shows the impressive array of engines I managed to stick on the back. The top engine of the central triangle|
formation is suspended by robot arms, making it adjustable.
|This gives a better view of the positioning of individual engines, including the|
sideways faceted panels.
|These shots display the lights from the 9V brick that came with the Alpha Centauri Outpost. Whenever I build a|
sufficiently large Blacktron model, I can't resist incorporating the lights.
|This angle provides a good view of the many components jutting out from|
the heart of the ship.