Brixpo: The Imperial Light Cruiser Mega-MOC

Without a doubt, the highlight over the Brixpo – aka the Southern Bricks Public Show – weekend held on July 9th/10th in Adelaide, Australia was watching this minifigure-scale Imperial Light Cruiser come together.

Built by Martin Harris and Aran Monaghan over the course of the last 6 months, it was intended to be bumped in over two to three hours and admired over the course of the weekend. However, due to a transportation catastrophe, reconstruction was slightly prolonged.

Over the course of the next 24 hours of setup and expo time, we saw the model come together: it started with a bare-bones frame, gradually adding the external panels, the hangers and, ultimately, seeing the bridge lights turned on.

There was a cheer that ran through the room as the model was completed as best as could be done in the circumstances.

Measuring in at over 23 feet (7 meters) long and 12 feet (3.5 meters) wide, and over 20000 pieces, there were at least 12000 6×6 light bluish grey tiles involved in its construction, although elements from many themes found their way into the construction. At the end of the show, it was packed up in only a couple of hours.

I commend the builders for their vision and tenacity – striving to complete the build over the weekend, it gave the crowds (and exhibitors) to look forward to as it came together.

Chatting with Martin, it became apparent that their vision for the model sees it elevated 60 cm above the ground, fully lit and with a flotilla of TIE Fighters being launched from the hanger.

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