Lego fans can be a dedicated bunch. Anybody can follow the directions to slap together the spaceship or pirate vessel or municipal DMV the kit suggests, but the real Lego Maniacs are the ones who just start sticking the blocks together to see what they can come up with. Case in point, one Jason Allemann, who spent a year building a six-foot 1:60 scale Lego version of the Discovery One space craft from 2001.
The ship took 3,873 bricks to complete, and his impressive dedication to detail doesn’t stop at the surface, either. Check out the gallery below, where you can see the interior of the ship, including the iconic pod bay.
Still not impressed? He also went the extra mile to build a Lego version of the Russian Leonov craft from the underrated sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. You can see more of Allemann’s creations on his Flickr page, and he even created a handy PDF instruction manual on how to build your own version of the Discovery. Of course, the real Lego Maniacs are the ones who just start sticking the blocks together to see what they can come up with…
Story via io9