Epcot’s icon attraction could earn its own miniature version: LEGO Spaceship Earth. Within, familiar scenes, depicting the evolution of communication, bring this small-scale adventure to life.
So far, this Disney inspired product idea already has just over
2,000 supporters. However, to reach the next step, it needs another 8,000 fans to give it a thumbs up. UPDATE on 6/14: Since we first shared this set on June 9th it has received another 1,100 supporters in the past 5 days! The momentum is building but will it last?
It’s designed to work in scale with the LEGO Cinderella Castle. Russ Cole’s LEGO Spaceship Earth hopes to become a retail LEGO kit. With just over 200 days left to reach its goal of 10,000 votes, the project is about a fifth of the way there.
All the best Spaceship Earth scenes
Within this amazing LEGO build, 13 memorable scenes come to life. Witness mankind’s use of communication is brilliantly depicted in brick-built form. LEGO Spaceship Earth depicts everything from the load area to a view of planet Earth from space.
Per the LEGO ideas post for Spaceship Earth, fans will find the following included within the class 2 geodesic sphere:
- Loading area
- Cave drawings
- Young Egyptian pounding reeds flat/papyrus
- Phoenician trade and communication – boat scene
- Burning and destruction of the Library of Alexandria
- Jewish & Islamic scholars preserving recorded information
- Sleeping Monk
- Gutenberg and the first movable-type printing press
- Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
- Telephone switchboard
- Mainframe computer
- Building home computers in a garage
Also, not only are all major moments masterfully made from LEGO bricks, the entire attraction spins via a hand crank! Furthermore, a Power Functions motor can easily replace the hand crank.
Of note, LEGO Ideas is a program where builders can submit their ideas for new LEGO sets. If the project gets the support of 10,000 or more users, it goes to the next step. At this point, the kit is reviewed by the LEGO Review Board for production consideration. For that reason, not every project makes the cut. Conversely, other projects advance for production. Ultimately, builders find themselves featured on the packaging and receive a royalty on sales of the item(s).
Source and images: LEGO Ideas