Lego Serenity pays tribute to Firefly

Posted by Shane McGlaun

We obviously get all giddy around here when a geek builds something truly momentous and amazing out of ordinary Lego bricks.

And I mean ordinary, because we aren't talking about buying an official Lego kit for something like a Star Wars ship and building it using canned instructions. Rather, we reserve the bulk of our excitement for DIY Lego geek enthusiasts.

We've talked about a few such examples in the past, with one of the most notable being the gigantic Lego Isengard battle scene from Lord of the Rings (LOTR).

Another supremely awesome Lego creation was the massive Star Wars Death Star built from 30,000 different Lego bricks which cost the designer a grand total of $2,300.

Today we ran across another very cool science-fiction themed DIY Lego build, and in this case, it's of Serenity, the stalware spaceship from Firefly. This Serenity Lego kit is 7 feet long and weighs 135 pounds. It took builder Adrian Drake 70,000 Lego bricks to complete the incredibly accurate sculpture, who  spent 475 hours over a 21-month period to complete the project.

Drake says he used the Serenity Blueprints Reference Pack from QMx, which he then converted to fit Lego bricks.

The ship is incredibly detailed and even features Inara's removable shuttle, along with a cargo bay and a drive that lights up. Drake also constructed custom minifigs for crewmembers, while the mess hall area is accurately reconstructed as per the specs of the short-lived Firefly.