LEGO Blogging: Airship

As much as I’d love to have the expendable income to splurge on every Lego set ever manufactured, the number of sets we’ve actual been able to purchase fit in your standard toolbox.  Consequently, you’re not likely to see anything of much extravagance or towering impressiveness in this new Lego blogging series of mine.  Nevertheless, I do endeavor to manipulate my son into sacrificing unique pieces to my mini dream projects.


To the left we have my attempt at an airship à la Final Fantasy.  I kinda sorta modeled it on Balthier’s ship, the Strahl, but those in the know will see it’s much less complex than the fantastical sky pirate’s craft.


I used browns and greens to give it a natural sort of look, even going so far as to use a vine piece as a base for the top triangular blocks.


So, fellow Lego builders: what’s the most memorable creation you ever constructed?

Kyle Cupp

Kyle Cupp is a freelance writer who blogs about culture, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, and religion. He is a contributor to the group Catholic blog Vox Nova. Kyle lives with his wife, son, and daughter in North Texas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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3 Responses

  1. Johnwhodoesmath says:

    Very nice, Kyle. It appears we share more than one form of nostalgia. Although, you’re managing to combine two into one, which deserves merit. Last year I started thinking about LEGOs, which lead me to ebay, which resulted in packages arriving at our home. I don’t think my wife fully understood, perhaps chalking it up to some kind of 1/3-life crisis.

    I eventually made these using miscellaneous pieces (which aren’t very costly, by the way):

    It’s funny, after that I looked around and thought, well that takes care of that. I guess I just needed to get it out of my system and it’s out (for now). I also discovered there are people out there like this:

    Had I not a family to be responsible around, I would indulge in this:

    I almost bought it back in 2002 for $200, for which I kick myself. My daughter is currently way too young to play with LEGOs, but I see it in her future. I cannot think of any reason kids shouldn’t be introduced to LEGOs, can you? I’m sure your son has been indoctrinated accordingly.