As you sit at the Main Control panels, you’ll see the vast uncharted universe stretching out before you. The star field in The Space Place is the cornerstone of our project. When it comes to “grabbing your attention”, the star field takes a backseat to the control panels. However in the “ohhs and ahhs” category, […]
Creating the Star Field was the easiest AND the least expensive aspect of the Space Place project, and yet they continue to receive the most “ohhhs and ahhhs”! (Click on the photos to enlarge) Let’s turn on the work lights! Going OFF STAGE in the star field hides NO secrets The stars are created by […]
In the Star Trek fictional universe, LCARS (/ˈɛlkɑːrz/; an acronym for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) is a computer operating system. To be candid… these photos do not do our LCARS control panels justice. The color captured by the digital camera is not correct. The Space Place does not require much lighting to achieve it’s awesome effects. However, I needed to bring in some […]
Having figured out a reasonable method for the stars, I began pulling together my ideas for the control panels. Originally, I played around with the idea of installing several old computer monitors through out the room and driving the images from a main CPU. While having ‘live’ computers would have given me greater flexibility, it […]
This build contains over 3200 LEGO bricks. There’s approximately 800 feet of .50mm single strand fiber optic filament running inside. All of the holes were drilled individually using a Dremel. The lines of fiber were threaded through one by one and then glued in place.
A build by Michael Maupin AKA Helipilot 27 A phenomenal build of an iconic ship from the Star Wars saga ~ Michael takes you through the entire journey. Let’s begin with some still photos. Click on the image to view a larger version in a separate window. You might want to grab some popcorn before […]