Updated: Sep 18
Easily the classic space theme I've focused on the most.
Ice Planet 2002 really caught my eye as a kid, pretty sure it's the colour palette if I'm honest. White, Blue, Black and Trans Neon Orange is pretty striking after all.
This theme kick started my adult collection of dust collectors and as a result, the majority of my Lego re-colours are in the Ice Planet livery.
Classic Ice Planet Range
1711: Ice Planet Scooter
6814: Ice Tunnelator
6834: Celestial Sled
6879: Blizzard Baron
6898: Ice-Sat V
6973: Deep Freeze Defender
6983: Ice Station Odyssey
M-Tron was slightly before my time and they didn't really grab my attention as a kid, not like the neon orange of the Ice Planeters did. However as an adult, I can appreciate the M-Tron sets for what they are. However I don't really want to technically collect a whole new theme. Instead I'm aiming to recolour the whole range into the White, Blue, Black and Trans Neon Orange palette.
1478: Mobile Satellite Up-Link
6811: Pulsar Charger
6862: Secret Space Voyager
6877: Vector Detector
6956: Stellar Recon Voyager
6989: Mega Core Magnetizer
Space Police 2
The problem with Space Police 2 recolours (and the same goes for Spyrius), is that I have an interest in collecting the original range too. So I've ended up doubling up on a couple of models so far. Which it fine as I have infinite shelf space for them... I wish.
In actual fact, the Rebel Hunter below was my first attempt at a recolour. At the time I didn't realise that not all bricks came in every colour and some bricks are incredibly hard to track down. Here's looking at you blue 2463...
I'm not amazingly happy with the current version of my Ice Planet Recon Robot but I've not managed to track down the fingers (2880). Well in fairness I've not summoned the effort to look. At the moment the arms are built from what I have available in the right colours and would probably look better on a more modern looking set. For now however;
So once I had a few classic sets recoloured an ebay listing caught my eye. One faction within the Nexo Knight range includes many of the Ice Planet colours. Now I can't say all of the models in this theme will suit an Ice Planet re-do, but some of them could have been a 2016 revamp of the classic Ice Planet 2002 (not to be confused with 1993 when they were released) range.
I've also left some of the dark grey/silver parts in these newer sets. While not part of the classic colour palette, if the range had a re-release, I'm sure extra colours would be added to break up the black sections.
While this corner of my website is all about Lego, I think some of the 40k crossovers I've been working on should also feature here too. Not nearly enough of them to have their own page... yet.
It started off with some themed Cadians. Mostly the bottle neck here will be the helmets with visors. I've got a fair few but not enough for a full army.
Then we have the count as Sentinel. Inspired by the Celestial Sled.
Last off for now was the rather ambitious project of creating an Ice-Sat V in 40k, to count as my Deathstrike Launcher.
I think there was more individual component parts to this conversion than anything else I've built before. The Perspex missile covers were a particular pain in the side. Cutting them to the exact size with almost zero margin of error was stressful to say the least.
In fact I even created this rather juvenile video to celebrate the end result.
I'm aiming to complete a random selection of 40k models in a variety of Lego theme colours. Adeptus Arbites as Space Police, Leagues of Votann as Rock Raiders, maybe Tau as Spyrius and Blacktron as some Chaos renegades. If any models are painted like Lego sets, i'll be sure to add them to the relevant Lego Theme blog post like the Ice Planet Cadians above.