At AltoidsDrone, I like to document just about everything I build. So, a few weeks ago, my wife set me a challenge. I’ve thought doing about this for years, but have been put off every time by the fact that there’s not a straight edge on the model. When my wife challenged me, it was time to face my fears… The challenge was:
‘Build the Serenity from Firefly’
Challenge accepted. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever built in Lego – there are so many shapes, angles, curves and contours. I loved every minute of it. The Serenity weighs 1.4Kg, is 52 cm long and I have no idea how many bricks (frankly I have no idea how people keep count – I would go insane).
Here it is…
Serenity has 2 detachable shuttles (as you’d expect) with opening wings, a stand and Wash.
The engines rotate to face vertically and the cargo bay door opens.
The top of the mid-section also lifts off to reveal the galley and the engine room.
Finally, you can see the complete set or parts here.
All-in-all, Serenity took about 4 full days to build, with improvements ongoing to make it structurally stronger and bring some of the fine details closer to Serenity as we know it.
I have been truly inspired by many other models of the Serenity, large and small. You can find these on mocpages, or the humongous, colossal, seriously did you move those on a lorry? pair of Serenity’s. Each is amazing unto itself and shows just how loved Firefly is.
What would you do differently? What’s your favourite lego model? What ship would you like to see built in Lego? Please let us know.