I adore the space themes of 90s LEGO sets. From Exploriens to Insectoids, I was all over intergalactic travel and battle. Not content to leave the 90s in the past, I took my ship building up a notch and built a SHIP (Seriously Huge Investment in Pieces) in 2011. The result is this piece of microspace, the Exploriens' Orion-Class starship The Exuberant:
(Yes, microspace. Minifigs would be so cramped in something like this.)
You'll notice it looks different on the other side:
This Neo Exploriens ship was inspired by the Orion of Stargate Atlantis, and boasts a length of 103-studs and about $140 in BrickLink orders as well as use of my own pieces (a SHIP has to be over 100 studs long). At BrickFair 2011 I even lit it up:
(It's just taken me three years to finally take photos, but even with these I think I'll try another shot at it at the end of the month.)
This currently resides at the LEGO Store at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia, in WAMALUG's Window to the Community display for March:
Surrounding the SHIP are more microspace 90s creations from my favorite themes, updated to account for two decade's worth of pieces. These Neo 90s MOCs pay homage to the original themes but explore building with pieces, colors, and techniques of the present. (These were build last week. Not three years ago.)
What's next? Hopefully some Neo Blacktron II and something smaller for the Exploriens.
The Exuberant will be making it's fourth appearance at BrickFair VA in August, and I see no reason why I won't tote the rest along as well for a full-on nostalgia attack.