dinsdag 3 mei 2016

Classic Lego Build: 6783 Sonar Transmitting Cruiser

In today`s build report, another classic Space set from the 1986 range.

The Sonar Transmitting Cruiser, set 6783, was the largest of the Light and Sound sets Lego released that year, and came (for that time) with a whopping 329 parts, making it a "large" set to those days norms.

The set comes with two Lego spacemen, a yellow and a red one.

They are accompanied by a little brickbuild robot, based on a round brick with arms basically.



The first part of the build is the front section of the vessel, which is detachable from the main `body` of the vessel.  This begins all with a simple black 2x6 plate.

The wings are then build around this area, and black elements line out the form of this front hull.


While the round bricks at the underside are added to have the vessel capable of standing, we add the engines to this front section.


The lovely printed tile with the classic Space logo :-)

The sides are build up and the canopy is attached to the fighter like vessel.


And with some additional tubing and wingpieces for detailing, this part of the spaceship is ready.

The aft section is a sort of laboratory component, and is also the section where the Light and Sound will be placed in.

The first thing we do for this is creating the underside, so the lab can rest on the tabletop while we build up the section.


A computer panel and walkway doors are then added to this section.


The laboratory component is build around the battery holder for the L&S system.  Look at it go!



It contains the lights and everything on the roof, as well as the dish. 

We then build a sortlike second part for the laboratory, but without the whole 9v system included.



It also uses that style of walkway doors, as well as opening hatches for the roof.








Next, an engine compartment is build.  this little build goes on the back of the laboratory and can be detached from this section, to go on the front plane.





The final part of the build is a small buggy, that hangs a bit unwieldy from the back of the spaceship...


The final build in it`s seperated configuration:

And as a sleek spaceship:

This was a rather nice, and definitly "playground must-have" set 30 years ago, and I still thinks it looks great after all those years to be honest.  Aaah, good old nostalgia...




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