LEGO MOC Space 1999 Eagle - build photos

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Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

In case you didn't get the emailed PDF, there's a card in the kit with a download QR code.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Getting going for real. Starting with the service module...

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

The service module is done and then there are superstructure rods to fix around it.

Shown in the background is the PDF on my Surface Go tablet (this has a handy kickstand and is ideal for this sort of thing!)

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Another shot of the service module, in profile, showing the layout.

Note the three holes, these will have pins for fixing onto passenger module and the engine module.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Time to build four landing leg modules now! All are the same, so quick to make.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Then the 'back' of the Eagle, though note that this isn't structural at ALL. The Eagle's modules are instead 'bolted' together with the aforementioned pins.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

The completed parts so far on my makeshift work surface. (I put in raised edges to stop small pieces from getting lost!)

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Detail of one of the landing leg modules - nice little mock suspension joint, though note that the legs are fixed - there are no springs. Shame!

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Two of the leg modules connected to the service (or utility) module. These mid-front and mid-back modules are identical, by the way.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Time for the fun bits. Building the command module here out of black bricks!

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

The back of the command module shows more pins, which will hold it fast onto the utility module.

(There's no 'door' shown, though you get a sense of scale from the doors in the passenger module.)

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

The MOC kit was supposed to have a roll of white tape to wrap around the command module, as per the original TV Eagle colouring.

It was missing on mine, so I improvised with sections of old sticky labels! I used some yellow labels for the windows, typically lit up kind of like this on TV.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Building the engine module. Feel the power!

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

This module was the most fiddly, all the little parts and connections. It's also the most fragile in the finished model.

Do NOT let little kids play with your Eagle!

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Ringed here on the instructions are some decalled (computer) bricks, but they were missing from my MOC, sadly.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

So I improvised with some spare bricks from my brick bucket. I can always go back later and print my own decals, I think.

(Note the brown chairs are positioned wrongly - I noticed and fixed this shortly after!!)

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

The partially built view down the passenger module towards the front, showing storage lockers and more, plus an impressive looking sliding door (it doesn't in the model!) into the utility module.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Similarly, looking back in the passenger module towards the service module. The seats are now positioned properly, giving plenty of room for the crew to sit down and relax!

Orange here was my choice for the computer systems. Again, some decals needed, I think.

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Building the hinged passenger module roof...

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

In place and looking splendid - one completed passenger module!

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

Underneath, the original plan called for just the four booster jets, but I felt more was needed.

Figuring that a 'real' Eagle passenger module would need to be set down sometimes on its own, I put in a makeshift, combination feet/winch system. Or whatever you might imagine. Things that can be attached to the underside if needed, and this odd grey brick section seemed just the right degree of 'utilitarian'!

Eh voila. One Space 1999 Eagle. Here shown landed on an alien planet. No, really...

Build photos for Space 1999  Eagle LEGO

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