Cuusoo Showcase: Real Space
If you have looked at Cuusoo at all in the last couple of days, you have probably seen Architecture: Space Shuttle crawler transporter by Teazza
It was released to Cuusoo on Monday and has, at the point of this writing, garnered over 250 votes.
This is no surprise. It is a fantastic MOC. It is a perfect scale for display while still large enough for details. And what details!
Even the base is a work of art unto itself. It uses a combination of vertical and horizontal brick to great effect. If you look really closely you can see that the crawler is "leaving" tread marks on the road.
The only problem I have with this MOC is that the primary booster of the real shuttle is a dark orange color, not the depicted red. I know, it's a lame complaint.
What follows is a collection of the best "real space" builds found on Cuusoo that could also use your support.
As this is a showcase, it is mostly a summary of like-themed projects rather than a detailed analysis. Note that the creators with links for names have a multitude of other projects that do Cuusoo proud and I recommend you peruse them if you are inclined to such behaviours.
This is one of the oldest projects on Cuusoo by one of its most prolific and supported creators. (By the way, his Wall-E is fantastic).
It has some interesting greeble and the collapsing landing struts is a clever technique.
If the Hubble needs an introduction, then I would send you to Neil deGrasse Tyson's article "For the Love of Hubble."
This MOC is certainly a worthy send up of the beloved telescope.
Yeah, one of the weird things about Cuusoo is that some projects get duplicated. This version is much more detailed than Suzuki's, but of course, uses more parts.
If you are a serious space nut, I really suggest you take a better look at this one. It even has internals!
Lunokhod 1 by Kei_Kei
The Russians landed the first extra-planetry rover in 1970.
You might not be as familiar with this milestone as the others presented here, but it is a very accurate model.
Space Shuttle Launch Complex by Teazza
Teazza is the creator of the much more conservatively scaled crawler at the beginning of this article. Last week, they released this monster of a MOC.
I include this for two reasons: a). It's awesome and b). To bring up a point. A LOT of people complain about projects on Cuusoo having unrealistic part counts. While I wholly agree that this project has way too many parts as is to see the light of day as an official release, that is not a reason not to support it.
I have talked with LEGO staff about Cuusoo project part counts and viability of them being produced. The consistent response has been that part count does not disqualify a project. That being said, LEGO will base its final design budget on supporter feedback and market research.
So, if you WANT a Space Shuttle Launch Complex, but DON'T care for the huge part count, support the project and enter the price point you are looking for in the feedback, not the price you think the displayed MOC would cost.