Retro style SPACEPLANE

Last night, having sorted all the Legos, it was time to rebuild.

There are several classic sets that I want to rebuild and display, even though it means I won’t get to use some of their cool pieces in new projects.

First up, #1682, the space shuttle. Ish. A classic set definitely strongly resembling the space shuttle, although not quite right since it’s scaled down to fit one minifig in the cockpit, and also missing the crawler transporter, and the crane to lift the fuel tank isn’t a real thing. Also the launch tower looks more like the Apollo Era tower than the shuttle tower.

But hey, SPACESHIP!

While looking through the old lego instructions I found an advertisement for one of the sets I’d forgotten existed!

One of two Technic sets I really wanted as a kid. Although looking at it now it makes me want to design some kind of monster technic shuttle that’s actually even more accurate. Hmmm…

Lego my Tupperware…

It may not look like much, but it represents a substantial amount of progress! Finally, all the various bins of Legos have been sorted into flats, 1-highs, and 15 categories of “specials”.

Next up in the adventure is sub-sorting to specific sizes, and then possibly color within that, depending on how many there are, and what size of final storage solution we end up with.

Also, there’s still a whole tote full of partials that aren’t getting sorted as I’m planning on rebuilding them, these are just the remaining unused pieces.

And in the foreground, a whole new set of basic pieces in various colors, because Costco was having just too good a sale to pass up.

Never too old for Legos.